Why the urgency around the COVID vaccines?

Health care workers answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.

 

Sheryl Heron, MD, MPH explains the urgency around the COVID vaccines will help us arm ourselves appropriately against COVID.

 

From this virus, we see what it has done to families. Children can’t go to school. People can’t congregate. We see the elevation in mental health and mental distress, that’s occurring in our neighborhoods and with our families and in our workplace.

And, and for me that that’s not just sustainable, it’s over a year now that we’ve been living with COVID, it’s no longer a, oh my goodness. It’s Oh my goodness. And so what we need to do is, you know, arm ourselves appropriately, with the knowledge with the education, listen to the science, listen to the data.

This information is shared for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. The views expressed are those of the featured medical professional and reflect information available to that professional at time of filming. Always consult a health care provider for any personal health decisions. Click here for vaccine FAQs from the CDC.

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