Many myths and misinformation surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines prevent people from being vaccinated.
Find below the answer to three of the most frequent questions people have regarding the COVID-19 vaccine: *
Concern: The vaccine was rushed to market and hasn’t been adequately tested for safety.
Fact: COVID-19 vaccines have been evaluated extensively in large-scale clinical trials. FDA will authorize their use only after reviewing this data.
Concern: The vaccine only reduces symptoms but does not prevent getting or spreading COVID.
Fact: The trials showed that the vaccine prevents COVID-19 illness but did not evaluate whether they prevent infection or transmission. We do not yet know whether they prevent infection or transmission.
Concern: The side effects of the vaccine are worse than the side effects of getting COVID.
Fact: The COVID-19 vaccine can cause pain at the injection site, headache, and muscle aches. These side effects appear to be more severe than most vaccines but resolve in a day or two. While COVID-19 can be mild, it can also be very severe or even fatal.
At Residential Plaza, we are working hand in hand with our staff, residents, and family members to educate them to encourage them to get vaccinated.
COVID-19 vaccines are an essential tool to help stop the pandemic.
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*Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division (OHA 3526 (12/22/2020).