Health care workers answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.
Gina Gregory-Burns, MD explains why it’s especially important for older people to get the COVID vaccines.
No, they’re not at any additional risk for getting the vaccine. And, actually, I encourage all my older patients to get the vaccine to protect them because they are more vulnerable and certainly their immune systems are lower.
They may be in contact with other people, either providing direct care service or family members, grandchildren, et cetera, who may unknowingly come and infect them. So yes, it’s very important for them to get vaccinated.