COVID-19 Vaccine Information
The FDA has approved one vaccine and several others are very close to being approved for COVID-19. There is hope and hopefully an end to this awful pandemic. To help our residents and others understand information about this first vaccine, please read the following information.
The Virginia Department of Health has provided information on how the COVID-19 vaccine was created and approved. This document has also been provided in Spanish. After reading the document, I hope you will agree to get the vaccine. A vaccine only gets FDA approval if it tests both SAFE and EFFECTIVE.
Once the vaccine is distributed to the public, monitoring doesn't stop there. All vaccines in the United Sates are continually monitored for safety and effectiveness through a variety of agencies and organizations. You can read more about it here. Safety monitoring in Spanish can be read here. If you have more questions about the FDA's guidelines, you can read them here.
Information from Trusted Resources:
CDC: Ensuring the Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines
FDA: COVID-19 Vaccines Authorized for Emergency Use
VDH: Virginia Department of Health
VDH about the Vaccine
VDH Frequently Asked Questions about the Vaccine
1-6-21 Vaccination Plan from Governor Northam
NOVANT UVA Prince William FAQs about the Vaccines
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