COVID-19 separated us.
Vaccines are bringing us together.
Frequently Asked Questions
You have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines – we have answers from medical professionals.
Getting vaccinated will help you keep long term care residents, your family members and coworkers safe and keep you from getting sick or seriously ill from COVID-19. Ultimately, it will help end the pandemic, allow kids return to school, adults return to work and families to reunite.
According to the CDC, the COVID-19 vaccines approved for use demonstrate “that the known and potential benefits of this vaccine outweigh the known and potential harms of becoming infected with the coronavirus disease.” The vaccines were thoroughly tested in tens of thousands of people and the trial data was rigorously examined. The vaccines have now been administered to millions, and very few severe reactions have been reported. Read more
The COVID-19 vaccine provides immunity to the virus, making it a critical tool in putting an end to the pandemic. Getting vaccinated doesn’t just protect you: it helps keep the people around you – family, seniors, coworkers – safe, too. The CDC recommends you receive the vaccine as soon as you are eligible.
It’s time to roll up our sleeves.
COVID-19 has been hard on everyone, but especially for those who live and work in long term care. The adoption of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines is a lifesaving turning point in the fight against this virus. It’s important that everyone get vaccinated, so we can protect our nation’s seniors, our loved ones, our colleagues, and ourselves.
I got the vaccination because I’m a grandmother and I want to be around for my family. I’m also around my mom a lot (who is also a nurse) and we both knew it was just the right thing to do. I had hesitations about it initially, but I just got smart and didn’t think twice about it.— Sonya, Certified Nursing Assistant
I wanted to get it because I want people to be reunited, I want people to hug again…— Jacob, Personal Care Assistant
I wanted to be part of the solution to help end the pandemic. I want to protect our residents and our health care workers, the older population, and the most vulnerable.— Emaury, Activity Director
We have developed resources to help you combat misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines among your family members, friends and coworkers.
The #GetVaccinated campaign was funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living.