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COVID-19 Vaccines for People with Underlying Medical Conditions

Posted on June 5, 2021 - Vaccination is important and recommended for people with underlying health conditions because they are at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. People shouldn’t get a specific COVID-19 vaccine if they’ve had a severe or immediate allergic reaction to any ingredients in that vaccine.

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COVID-19 vaccination will help keep you from getting COVID-19

Posted on June 5, 2021 - COVID-19 vaccination helps keep you from getting COVID-19. The vaccines currently available in the United States are effective at preventing COVID-19, and are important tools to stop the pandemic.

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Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

Posted on June 2, 2021 - While getting COVID-19 may offer some natural protection or immunity, the risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 far outweighs any benefits of natural immunity. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine will help protect you without having to be sick.

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High risk heart patients underuse hospice care options

Posted on June 1, 2021 - The American Heart Association notes that while palliative care not only improves the quality of life for heart patients, but might also lengthen life, these services are often underutilized.

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Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination

Posted on May 29, 2021 - How many people need to get a COVID-19 vaccine for population immunity? Population immunity means that enough people in a community are protected from getting a disease because they’ve already had the disease or they’ve been vaccinated. Population immunity makes it hard for the disease to spread from person to person, and it even protects those who cannot be vaccinated, like newborns. While experts don’t yet know what percentage of people would need to get vaccinated to achieve population immunity, vaccination is a safer way to build protection than getting sick with COVID-19.

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