Please know the facts about COVID-19 by being Informed!
Myth -“The vaccine was rushed to be made, so it cannot be safe.”
Fact-The vaccine is backed by extensive research and a diverse group of people were included in clinical trials to test the vaccine.
Myth – “I’ve already had COVID-19, so I don’t need the vaccine.”
Fact- Not enough info on how long immunity lasts and there is still chance of reinfection.
Myth – “There are trackers in the vaccine.”
Fact – This started with Bill Gates suggesting to create a digital certificate of vaccine records, not placing trackers in the syringe.
Myth – “You need to have insurance to have the vaccine.”
Fact – The government will cover it and you will not have to pay for the vaccine out of pocket.
Myth – “The vaccine will cause an allergic reaction.”
Fact – The vaccine is not an egg-based product, so an allergic reaction is unlikely.
Myth – ” I have to be a resident of Guilford County to receive the vaccine.”
Fact – Anyone can receive the vaccine regardless of residency.
Myth – “The vaccine will give me COVID-19.
Fact – The vaccine doesn’t contain the virus so you cannot contract COVID from it, it just helps your body recognize and fight it.
Myth – “It’s not safe for me to get the vaccine if I want to have a baby one day.”
Fact – There is no evidence that the vaccine causes problems with fertility pregnancy, or placenta development.
Myth – “Since pregnant and lactating women can’t be vaccinated, there must be something wrong with the vaccine.”
Fact – Pregnant and lactating women were not included in the clinical trials, which is the normal practice for any drug trial in the initial stage; however, the Center for Disease Control recommends they do consider receiving the vaccine after discussions with their Obstetrician.
- Minority populations and those with comorbidities such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity are at a higher risk of adverse effects from COVID-19.
- Guilford County is leading the state in vaccinating minorities and is setting aside 35-50% of doses for this population.
What Do I Do Now? Everyone is eligible now for the vaccine. Schedule your vaccine today via phone all or through Guilford County’s website.
Guilford County Division of Public Health www.healthyguilford.com Phone: 336-641-7944
State Website: yourspotyourshot.nc.gov Four Seasons Town Center site: 888-675-4567
NC Department of Health and Human Services
African American Initiative of the United Way of Greater High Point Town Hall Meeting
Panelists: Dr. Wayne Beauford, Dr. Linda Taylor, Dr. Iulia Vann Dr. Veita Bland