Since the introduction of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, there has been a significant amount of misinformation coming from social media and other sources. With the lives of long term care staff and residents on the line, it’s important that you have the facts you need to make informed decisions around vaccinations.
Medical professionals from across the country have been outspoken on the safety and importance of COVID-19 vaccines.
A lot of the side effects that people feel after the first dose, are similar to what you feel when you get a flu shot each year. This indicates that everything is going correctly. You are eliciting a good immune response to the vaccine.— Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett – Immunologist, National Institutes of Health
These are the two or three reasons why you really need to get vaccinated, for your own health, for the health of your community and literally for the health of the entire nation.— Dr. Anthony Fauci – Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
There has been no evidence whatsoever that fertility problems are a result of the vaccine. If you understand how the vaccine works, there’s no way there could be fertility problems.— Dr. Ashish Jha – Dean, Brown University School of Public Health
Any vaccines that we have that can help in our toolbox to help prevent coronavirus are very important, and we need to do everything that we can to try and get shots in arms for people to give them protection.— Dr. Krutika Kuppalli – Infectious Disease Physician, Medical University of South Carolina
If it is available to you, you’re not doing yourself a good service by restricting your turn from getting access to a genetically-engineered, perfect vaccine.— Dr. Valerie Fitzhugh – Clinical Pathologist, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
There have been tens of millions of people vaccinated in the United States and we have not seen any drug interactions that have occurred with the vaccine.— Dr. Amesh Adalja – Associate, Johns Hopkins Center for Biosecurity