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Vaccine Info

The American Academy of Pediatrics addresses frequently asked questions about the COVID vaccine, with special focus on  vaccine safety information. 

Factual information about the vaccine from The Centers for Disease Control

COVID-19 Accessible Resources for People with Disabilities from Georgia Tech’s Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation

If you’d like to learn more about vaccinating your children who are now eligible for the vaccine, check out the following articles:

If you’re looking for podcasts on the science of the COVID-19 vaccine to listen to instead articles, check these out:

A 12-minute podcast on how vaccines are developed

A 34-minute podcast  with virologist and Pfizer trial participant explaining science behind mRNA COVID vaccine

If you still have some hesitancy, check out these resources:

NPR podcast/interview on talking to people who are hesitant towards getting the COVID vaccine

Discusses medical institution’s violation of trust in Black and Brown communities and addresses misconceptions and myths regarding the COVID-19 vaccines

 Check out a recent episode of The Brown Girls Guide to Politics discussing the COVID vaccine and health equity with Adolescent Medicine doctor Krishna Upadhya

What can I do once I’ve been vaccinated?

What has changed, what hasn’t changed, and what we still don’t know about once people have been vaccinated

Wondering about the Janssen Johnson & Johnson vaccine? 

As of April 13, 2021 a pause has been placed on the administration of the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Information covering how viral vector vaccines work, vaccine schedule, administration

Discusses how this vaccine differs from Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccines, its effectiveness, and how long it takes for the vaccine to kick in

The science behind the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

How it works, how well it works, vaccine safety, number of doses, and the importance of getting any vaccine available to you

Discusses how the J&J vaccine is just as good at preventing COVID-19 related deaths as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and differences between the vaccines

Explains what efficacy really means and the differences between clinical trials of the three vaccines

Addressing medical racism: Is the vaccine safe for Black and Brown communities?

COVID-19 has disproportionately affected Black and Brown Americans. Because of a long history of racism in medicine and medical research, minority communities are understandably hesitant to get the vaccine. It is always a good idea to talk to a trusted, supportive medical provider or other adult to make the best decision for you. If you are interested in learning more about COVID vaccine hesitancy in communities of color, you can explore the following articles:

Resources include the webinar recording (1 hour), slides, and full report for parents and other community stakeholders

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