COVID-19 vaccinations protect us and our communities

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Posted by Rachael Tom

Washington’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout is going well and care professionals were among the first group of people eligible to get vaccinated, along with people 65 and older.This vaccination is important to protect you and your loved ones — and others in the community who may be even more vulnerable to serious illness. And it’s proven to be safe and effective. 

"I was hesitant about getting the COVID-19 vaccine,” Caregiver Darryl J. said, “I didn’t want to be one of the first people to get it, because of the historical treatment of the Black people by the medical community. Then my wife was unexpectedly taken to the emergency room and I realized it wasn’t about me. It was about keeping my client and my family safe. Me getting the vaccine was about keeping everyone safe. We all need to take the shot.” 

For more information on the vaccine, please visit SEIU 775 Benefits Group’s website. Information is available in simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, Somali, Russian, Korean, Arabic, Amharic and Spanish.

 Vaccine and COVID-19 information is also available from these trusted sources:

If you have not gotten a COVID-19 vaccination, you can go to the Washington Department of Health page to find out where you can get a vaccine.

This vaccine took less time to develop and distribute than some vaccines have in the past. Here is an article on how they did that safely and effectively and how already-existing research and technology helped scientists develop this vaccine.

Please share this article and the additional resources provided here with anyone who still has concerns or questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. By making sure that everyone has the information they need, we can help keep each other safer.

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