As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and the vaccine is becoming more readily available; it is essential that if you are eligible you should take up on this great opportunity to get vaccinated for FREE. We urge you to act now and set up an appointment as soon as possible.
Being vaccinated not only protects you and your family, but it helps protect the entire KHCC community.
There is a good amount of hesitancy in our community to get the vaccine, but that may be caused from misinformation spread around the internet.
Please see a list of common myths below:
MYTH: Researchers rushed the development of the COVID-19 vaccine, so its effectiveness and safety cannot be trusted.
FACT: Studies found that the two initial vaccines are both about 95% effective — and reported no serious or life-threatening side effects. There are many reasons why the COVID-19 vaccines could be developed so quickly
MYTH: Getting the COVID-19 vaccine gives you COVID-19.
FACT: The vaccine for COVID-19 cannot and will not give you COVID-19. The two authorized vaccines instruct your cells to reproduce a protein that is part of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which helps your body recognize and fight the virus, if it comes along. The COVID-19 vaccine does not contain the SARS-Co-2 virus, so you cannot get COVID-19 from the vaccine. The protein that helps your immune system recognize and fight the virus does not cause infection of any sort.
MYTH: The side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine are dangerous.
FACT: The COVID-19 vaccine can have side effects, but the vast majority are very short term —not serious or dangerous. The vaccine developers report that some people experience pain where they were injected; body aches; headaches or fever, lasting for a day or two. These are signs that the vaccine is working to stimulate your immune system. If symptoms persist beyond two days, you should call your doctor.
If you have allergies — especially severe ones that require you to carry an EpiPen — discuss the COVID-19 vaccine with your doctor, who can assess your risk and provide more information about if and how you can get vaccinated safely.
Please see the list of many resources to help schedule your Covid-19 vaccine:
- https://www.somosvaccinations.com or 1.833.SOMOSNY
- https://vax4nyc.nyc.gov/patient/s/vaccination-schedule 1-877-VAX4NYC.
- Helping NYC get Vaccinated (Covid-19)
- Helping Westchester County (NY) Get Vaccinated (COVID-19)
- www.josephspharmacy.com or 212.875.1718
- https://www.wellnesspharmacy72.com or 212.439.4718
- https://acacianetwork.org/covidvaccine/ or 718.684.9422/ 718.842.1412
- www.nmic.org or 646.838.0319 (65 and older)
Keep in mind other populations have become eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations on February 15, 2021. This has lead to greater demand for vaccination appointments. Please take action to secure your appointment ASAP.
Please reach out if you have additional questions.