The development of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines is a huge accomplishment. Getting those shots into arms continues to be a pressing public health challenge.
APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin: "We know that the vaccine for COVID-19 is very safe, and it really works."
What You Need to Know
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How to Help
- Join the COVID-19 Community Corps. Led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the effort offers timely, accurate information to share in your community.
- Share the Rockefeller Foundation's Vaccine Confidence Message Brief, which explores what motivates high-priority groups to get the COVID-19 vaccine and includes message recommendations such as "Frame vaccines as an empowering tool, not an ultimatum."
- Get vaccinated. Help others get vaccinated.
- If you're a health care provider, CDC offers answers to some frequently asked vaccine/vaccination questions.
- Keep following key public health advice (wash your hands, wear a mask, keep your distance) and encourage others to do the same.
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