Vaccine

Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

September 9, 2021

Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/programs/immunizations/Pages/COVID-19-Vaccine-Providers.aspx

What vaccines have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?

February 11, 2021

What vaccines have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been fully approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines have received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA. Sources and...

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 besides getting vaccinated?

January 13, 2021

What can I do now to help protect myself from getting COVID-19 besides getting 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?

Vaccines are widely accessible in the United States and are available for everyone at no cost. Source and more information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/keythingstoknow.html

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/disease/coronavirus/Vaccine/Pages/Vaccine.aspx

How will the vaccine be distributed?

January 13, 2021

How will the vaccine be distributed?

The federal government will oversee a centralized system to order, distribute and track COVID-19 vaccines. All vaccines will be ordered through CDC. Vaccine providers will receive vaccines from CDC’s centralized distributor or...