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AHA, CHA Urge Vaccination to Prevent COVID-19, Flu and RSV Infections

A new video from the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) is reminding the public how vaccines and boosters are safe, effective means for preventing pediatric illness from COVID-19, the flu and RSV. The video was fully funded through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of its effort to overcome vaccine hesitancy. The joint campaign also encourages parents to visit AHA’s Vaccine Answers page to provide information designed to help them overcome vaccine hesitancy.

Questions to consider: 

  • I’m not sure I know what is the best protection against new COVID variants? The easiest and safest way to protect yourself against the COVID-19 variants is to get vaccinated and boosted. Masks offer additional protection against all variants. The CDC continues to recommend wearing a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high community transmission, regardless of vaccination status.
  • I’m pregnant (or want to become pregnant soon). Currently, there is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccinations cause issues with pregnancy or being able to get pregnant in the future.
  • Ive already had COVID-19. Even if you have already recovered from COVID-19, it is possible that you could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 again. The vaccine can protect you from severe illness and death. We don’t know how long someone is protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19.
  • I feel like the vaccine was rushed to market. The COVID-19 vaccines were created in record time — but this doesn’t mean the process was rushed. There are several reasons why companies were able to produce the vaccines faster than normal, including a head start from previous research on other coronaviruses, decades of vaccine research, collaboration within the scientific community and expedited review.

For additional questions and resources visit the AHA vaccine page today. 

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