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There's a lot to consider
Helping You Decide if the Vaccine is Right for You
As with any health decision, it's important to think about both the benefits and potential risks. If you are not sure if the vaccine is right for you, these articles may help. Be sure to discuss your personal health situation with your doctor.
My Vaccine Story:
Dr. LaDonna Butler
COVID-19 has affected each of us and our families in different ways. But what we do share is the common desire to get back to “normal” again (whatever that is) and be able to hug our families and friends, travel, and simply feel safe doing the things we used to do. Hearing community “vaccine stories” gives you the chance to learn from others’ experiences and use their wisdom as a guide to move forward when thinking about taking the COVID-19 vaccine.
Moving Forward Together, Preserving Our Legacy
Our goal is to have at least 3 out of 4 Black and Brown people in the county vaccinated by the end of the year. Although the percentage needed to reach “herd immunity” for COVID-19 is not yet known, we do know that the more people who get the vaccine, the more quickly all of us will be able to safely live our lives again. Getting the shot is especially important for communities of color. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) people who are Black have nearly 3x the hospitalization rate of people who are white due to COVID-19, and about 2x as many die. This rate is even higher for our Latinx neighbors.