If unanswered questions or claims you’re seeing on social media are keeping you from getting vaccinated against COVID-19, our Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube accounts have a new feature to help: #VaxFacts.
These video Q&As address subjects such as:
- whether getting vaccinated can affect your fertility (answer: no);
- why it’s incorrect to describe the approved vaccines as experimental;
- why it’s a good idea to vaccinate eligible children even though they aren’t prone to severe outcomes from COVID-19; and
- why you should still get vaccinated even if you’re had COVID-19.
In addition, our latest public service announcement airing on broadcast and social media explains breakthrough COVID-19 cases among those who are fully vaccinated and how in those rare cases the vaccine still offers strong protection against hospitalization and death.
I understand why many still have questions about COVID-19 vaccines. And I understand how eager those who have been vaccinated are to see Arizona keep moving toward community immunity and returning to normal life. I hope these new resources will help both groups.
#VaxFacts can be a starting point for getting your questions answered, or moving those you care about toward getting their questions answered. If you remain on the fence, I strongly also encourage you to reach out to trusted friends who have been vaccinated, to your doctor, and to trusted sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to separate facts from unfounded claims.
COVID-19 vaccines are safe, free, and available to those 12 and older at hundreds of locations around Arizona. Most importantly, the vaccines work. Nearly all COVID-19 cases and virtually all hospitalizations and deaths occurring right now are among those who aren’t fully vaccinated.
Please, get your #VaxFacts today and get vaccinated as soon as you can.