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Vaccine Awareness 

Less Worry, More...

Our Vaccine Education Program aims to enhance confidence in Covid-19 vaccinations within our designated areas of focus: the Hough and University Circle neighborhoods. This endeavor is supported by funding from the Centers for Disease Control Foundation, facilitated through the Partnering for Vaccine Education (P4VE) Program, as well as contributions from the Centers for Dialysis Care Foundation. With these resources, we've recruited community educators to engage with residents at local events, facilitate vaccine clinics and workshops, and disseminate targeted messaging on Covid-19 and influenza throughout the Greater Cleveland Community. Additionally, our efforts include public service announcements aired on Channel 5 and the production of the "Let's Talk about Vaccines" podcast.

For more information on vaccinations visit www.vaccine

View Campaign (2022-2023) 

View our Less Worry More Art Contest Participants

Listen to our Let's Talk About Vaccines Podcast 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Does the Vaccine Work?

To understand how COVID-19 vaccines work, it helps to first look at how our bodies fight illness. When germs, such as the virus that causes COVID-19, invade our bodies, they attack and multiply. This invasion, called an infection, is what causes illness. Blood contains red cells, which carry oxygen to tissues and organs, and white or immune cells, which fight infection. With all
types of vaccines, the body is left with a supply of “memory” white blood cells that will remember how to fight that virus in the future.

Which Vaccine is the Best?

All currently authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and CDC does not recommend one vaccine over another. The most important decision is to get a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic.

As of August 23, 2021, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

“As the first FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine, the public can be very confident that this vaccine meets the high standards for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality the FDA requires of an approved product,” said Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock, M.D.

Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?

The COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Sometimes this process can cause symptoms, such as fever. These symptoms are normal and are signs that the body is building protection against the virus that causes COVID-19.

If I have an underlying medical condition, should I get the vaccine?

Vaccination is an important consideration for adults of any age with certain underlying medical conditions because they are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

People with underlying medical conditions can receive a COVID-19 vaccine as long as they have not had an immediate or severe allergic reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine or to any of the ingredients in the vaccine. Learn more about vaccination considerations for people with underlying medical conditions.

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