Vaccination Concerns and Beating COVID-19
In addition to protecting your own health, COVID-19 vaccination helps stop this deadly virus from spreading. Along with its health benefits, vaccination could be your access to many indoor activities. As COVID-19 cases surge again, venues are beginning to require proof of vaccination.
The slice of normal we’ve been experiencing is quickly disappearing due to covid outbreaks, especially in unvaccinated areas. Variants like the Delta are a force to overcome. Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation helps ease your worries …
Throughout the pandemic, misinformation and conflicting news stories have been an issue. Knowledge is gained daily as this new virus evolves and affects diverse individuals. Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation (PAHWF) continues to share updated, trustworthy information with our community. This includes one fact that has been consistently proven:
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.
In rolling out the guidance surrounding booster shots, the CDC added mood disorders, including depression and schizophrenia, to the list of conditions that put people at high risk for severe COVID-19. This significantly expands the number of people eligible for boosters now and in the coming months, and emphasizes the need for people with mood disorders to get vaccinated.
More information on the decision and its impact via the Washington Post:
As vaccine eligibility expanded to include children 12 years and older, new fears arose about potential dangers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) can help you cope with these reassuring facts about vaccinating kids and teens.
Fertility concerns also became more prominent as young, healthy populations became eligible for the shot. If fertility has you hesitant, consider these facts:
- Women have become pregnant after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
- It does not cause infertility.
- Research done in over 35,000 pregnant individuals who received the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine showed no harm to baby or pregnancy.
- More than 100,000 pregnant people in the United States already have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
- Trust the trustworthy: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine both recommend pregnant individuals have access to the COVID-19 vaccine.
Local experts from the Pottstown School District, Community Health and Dental Care, and the YWCA TriCounty recently came together for a town hall on a healthy return to school, answering Pottstown area residents’ questions and concerns about vaccination.
Soon, schools are open for on-site learning and cold and flu season is upon us. In many locations, masks are optional. These factors alone make us vulnerable to more strict protocols, perhaps even another round of lockdowns. Start taking preventative steps today with a COVID-19 vaccine.