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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

On Behalf of | Aug 24, 2022 | Covid- 19

Annually observed by the Centers for Disease Control, August is National Immunization Awareness Month.  You can find more information about National Immunization Awareness Month here(https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niam/index.html.).

To date just over 70% of people in this country are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including children over five.  Almost 50% of the population has had at least one booster following the two dose  vaccine.  Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a safer way to build immunity from COVID-19 than contracting the disease and counting on ”natural immunity” to protect you from future exposure.  Currently everyone 6 months and older can get a COVID-19 vaccine.  Talk to your doctor if you are allergic to certain types of vaccines or injectable medicines for other diseases.

The COVID-19 is free for all people living in the U.S. regardless of health insurance or immigration status.  Once  you receive a vaccine, you will receive a COVID-19 vaccination card which you should keep with you in your wallet.  ALso, consider taking a photo of it with your smart phone.

You can receive vaccines from your healthcare provider.  You can also find a vaccine location at vaccines.gov, text your zip code to 438829 or call 1 800 232 0233.  If you are homebound, you can dial 211 to connect to essential community services.

Here is an informational video about the vaccine.