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Why Should I get the COVID-19 Vaccine if I can still get COVID?
That's a Great Question!

*COVID-19 vaccines add another layer of protection.

It greatly reduces your chance of getting COVID-19. The vaccines can prevent most infections, but like most  vaccines, they aren't 100% effective.

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If you do get COVID-19, it greatly reduces your chance of getting severely ill, hospitalization, and even death.

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The best way to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to prevent infection by Delta or other variants is to get Vaccinated.

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For people who are vaccinated and still get infected, there is a risk of transmission to others, so you will need to wear a mask.

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At this time, Wilson Medical Center is not registering people for the COVID-19 vaccination.

To find a COVID-19 vaccine near you go to Vaccines.gov, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.

To find out if you are a good candidate for the vaccine, please contact your primary care provider.

In December, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the emergency use authorization (EUA) for a vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute
respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in individuals 16 years of age and older. The emergency use authorization allows the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine (for 16 years old and older ) and the
Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine (for 18 years old and older) to be distributed in the U.S.

Updated Aug. 17, 2021 CDC recommends everyone 12 years and older should get a COVID-19 vaccination to help protect against COVID-19. Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic.
People who are fully vaccinated can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic. The CDC has added a recommendation for even fully vaccinated people to wear a mask in public indoor settings
in areas of substantial or high transmission. Children 12 years and older are able to get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

                              Please find information at the links below to assist you in finding up-to-date knowledge on the COVID-19 vaccination.


The Kansas Department of Health and Environment

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

COVID Vaccine prioritization and recipient descriptions


Pfizer Website - Covid-19 Vaccine Information

Pfizer COVID-19 Fact Sheet: https://www.fda.gov/media/144414/download

FDA FAQ Pfizer Vaccine: https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/mcm-legal-regulatory-andpolicy-framework/pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine-frequently-asked-questions


Moderna Website - Covid-19 Vaccine Information: https://www.modernatx.com/covid19vaccineeua/recipients/moderna-vaccine

Moderna COVID-19 Fact Sheet: https://www.fda.gov/media/144638/download

FDA FAQ Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/mcmlegal-regulatory-and-policy-framework/moderna-covid-19-vaccine-frequently-asked-questions


Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) Website - Covid-19 Vaccine Information: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/info-by-product/janssen/index.html

Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) Fact Sheet: https://www.fda.gov/media/146305/download

FDA FAQ Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine: https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/mcm-legal-regulatory-and-policy-framework/janssen-covid-19-vaccine-frequently-asked-questions