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COVID-19 Vaccine Information at RTC

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Getting Vaccinated in King County

 

About COVID-19 Vaccines

Key Things to Know About the COVID Vaccines

from Between Us, About Us 

  • COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.
  • Side effects are normal signs your body is building protection and usually go away in a few days.  
  • Available to every person 12 and older.
  • Free of charge, whether you have health insurance or not.
  • Available regardless of immigration status. Getting vaccinated will not affect your or your family’s current or future immigration status.

 

Quick facts about COVID-19:

 

More information about COVID-19 Vaccines

This video describes the approval process for vaccinations, how vaccinations work, and what it means to experience side effects after getting the shots.

What are the TOP 5 Reasons to Get Vaccinated? 

from Dear Pandemic

  1. The COVID-19 vaccine protects you from getting sick and hospitalized with COVID-19. Remarkably well, in fact! Getting a COVID-19 vaccine means you will also be less likely to pass COVID-19 to others. Hooray for fully vaxxed hugs!!!
  2. The more people who are vaccinated, the lower the chances are that those who can’t get the vaccine yet, or aren’t as well protected from vaccines, will be exposed to SARS-CoV-2.
  3. While any side effects from the vaccine pass quickly, complications from COVID-19 can last a long time. A worthwhile tradeoff!
  4. High rates of vaccination in our communities, helps keep schools operating, businesses open, and gathering together safe.

Want to talk with friends or family about getting vaccinated?

Search for Current News on COVID-19 and Vaccines

To use Google to find the very latest news on COVID-19 vaccines, enter search terms and click on the Enter key. Use the tools button on the right side of the menu bar. Another set of options will appear on the right. Us Any Time on the left side of this bar to select a time period. 

 

 

What to Do If You Lose Your Vaccine Card

Other ways of getting proof include:

  • Contact your medical provider and ask for a verified electronic medical record printout.
  • Contact the Washington State Immunization Information System and ask for a printout of your record.
  • Get a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 vaccination card.  One way to get this is to sign up with MyIRMobile.com, which will soon be offering scannable QR codes

 

For more information, please see this page, Access Your Family's Immunization Information,  from the Washington State Department of Health.

RTC Information

Watch this video from the RTC Library on Vaccines and Misinformation and check out the Fake News video series playlist on YouTube for more about digital disinformation. 

What is the community saying?

KVRU's COVID-19 Forum Series

Thursdays, July 8, 15 & 22, 5-7pm

KVRU is collaborating with BIPOC leaders, medical educators, and caretakers from the south end of Seattle to facilitate critical conversations around the health implications of the COVID-19 vaccine. Each part of the series will focus on a specific community and will feature leaders from that community – Black & African communities (July 8), Indigenous and Native American communities (July 15), and immigrant and refugee communities (July 22).

July 8 - Black and African-American communities

July 15 - Indigenous People: Native American & Pacific Islander

July 22 - Immigrant and Refugees

Noha Aboelata, MD explains how scientists were able to develop the COVID vaccines so quickly.

Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD explains the COVID vaccine research process and how communities of color were included.