Northern Virginia Family Service COVID-19 Vaccination Messaging
In coordination with the Project for Public Good
Northern Virginia Family Service is excited to host a town hall *entirely in Spanish* this Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm on Zoom and Facebook Live.
We will be chatting with Dr. Fabian Sandoval about vaccine safety for your family members between the ages of 12 and 25.
Also, hear from our NVFS counseling program experts on protecting mental health for young people 12 to 25 during the pandemic.
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Coronavirus in the news
COVID-19 Vaccination and Parental Consent | KFF
Auditing E-Commerce Platforms for Algorithmically Curated Vaccine Misinformation | Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (acm.org)
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The discomfort from the COVID-19 vaccine is mild compared to the effects of catching the virus. Protect yourself and get vaccinated.
If you get access to the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, it is imperative for you to receive your second dose. Secure your immune system with two shots!
The video attached to this email informs viewers about how they can get vaccinated and a reminder that it is free for everyone.
COVID-19 case numbers are no longer decreasing
Despite recent progress, unvaccinated people are still at risk from COVID-19.
As many cities and states reopen and loosen COVID-19 restrictions, people who are not fully vaccinated are at increased risk from the virus.
One analysis found that cases are rising in areas with low vaccination rates.
Groups at risk include Black and Latino communities with vaccination rates below the national average, children under 12 who aren’t eligible for vaccination, and people who haven’t received the second shot of a two-dose vaccine.
COVID-19 case numbers are no longer decreasing, largely due to areas of low vaccination and the rapidly spreading delta variant.
After months of lower case numbers, the decline in COVID-19 infections has stalled in the U.S., partially due to the highly contagious delta variant of SARS-CoV-2.
Dr. Anthony Fauci warned that the Delta variant may be associated with more severe disease and a higher risk of hospitalization.
This variant now makes up more than 10 percent of all cases in the U.S. and affects the unvaccinated or partially vaccinated at higher rates than vaccinated people. According to officials, the number of Delta cases is doubling roughly every two weeks.
The U.S. has often followed trends in Europe in previous COVID surges. The delta variant has recently become the dominant strain in the U.K., spreading rapidly and causing surges of COVID-19 infections in parts of England.
The COVID-19 vaccines work and are the best way to protect yourself and your community by slowing the spread of the virus.
The vaccines provide strong protection against the delta variant.
Vaccinated people are at lower risk of infection, serious illness, hospitalization, and death.
Be sure to get both doses of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. Full vaccination (which occurs about two weeks after receiving both shots), provides better protection than if you receive just one of these vaccines. The majority of the people who were hospitalized from the delta variant were unvaccinated or only partially vaccinated.
New variants develop as the virus spreads and mutates. Slowing the spread of COVID-19 may help prevent new variants from emerging, including those that may compromise the protection from existing vaccines.
Project Coordinator, COVID Outreach Campaign
Northern Virginia Family Services