Vaccine

What vaccines have received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) in the United States from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?

February 11, 2021

What vaccines have received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) in the United States from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?

The following vaccines have received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Pfizer-BioNTech Moderna Johnson & Johnson Sources and more information: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/29/covid-vaccine-comparing-jnj-pfizer-moderna-novavax.html – https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/mcm-legal-regulatory-and-policy-framework/emergency-use-authorization

Where can I find more vaccine FAQs?

January 13, 2021

Where can I find more vaccine FAQs?

https://www.afscme.org/covid-19/vaccine/faqs https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html https://www.eeoc.gov/wysk/what-you-should-know-about-covid-19-and-ada-rehabilitation-act-and-other-eeo-laws

How does the vaccine work?

January 13, 2021

How does the vaccine work?

Sources and more information: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-55041371 https://www.who.int/news-room/feature-stories/detail/how-do-vaccines-work https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/28/why-mrna-vaccines-like-covid-vaccines-are-more-flexible-to-variants.html

Should minority communities be hesitant to get vaccinated considering their race’s history with vaccines?

January 13, 2021

Should minority communities be hesitant to get vaccinated considering their race’s history with vaccines?

While the well-documented concerns about vaccines among minority communities, particular the Black community, are understandable and valid, they can be confident that the COVID-19 vaccine was tested on white, Black and Latinx...

What if an employee indicates that he or she is unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccination because of a disability or a sincerely held religious practice or belief?

January 13, 2021

What if an employee indicates that he or she is unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccination because of a disability or a sincerely held religious practice or belief?

Please see sections K.5-K.7 of the following guidance from the EEOC: https://www.eeoc.gov/wysk/what-you-should-know-about-covid-19-and-ada-rehabilitation-act-and-other-eeo-laws

What can I do now to help protect myself from getting COVID-19 since it is not yet my turn to get vaccinated?

January 13, 2021

What can I do now to help protect myself from getting COVID-19 since it is not yet my turn to get vaccinated?

You should cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others, avoid close contact with people who are sick, stay 6 feet away from others, avoid crowds, and wash your...

How much will the vaccine cost me?

January 13, 2021

How much will the vaccine cost me?

The federal government has promised that any coronavirus vaccine will be provided free of charge to the American public. That would be very unlikely to change under a Biden administration. Source and...

When can the general public begin to get vaccinated?

January 13, 2021

When can the general public begin to get vaccinated?

It is expected that the general public can begin to receive vaccinations in the spring or summer. The priorities are healthcare workers, nursing home residents and other at-risk populations. Source and more...

Who will get vaccinated first?

January 13, 2021

Who will get vaccinated first?

AFSCME members do jobs that have required them to be at front of the line working through this pandemic, so they should be at the front of the line to receive the...

What is Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 vaccination plan?

January 13, 2021

What is Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 vaccination plan?

https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/Documents/Programs/Immunizations/PA%20Interim%20Vaccine%20Plan%20V.5.pdf