COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Patient Handout
Learn more about COVID-19 vaccine safety. Practicing clinicians are invited to log into FibonacciMD.app and download the PDF and share with their patients.
Written by Kruti Vora, Stuart M. Caplen, and Rich Strongwater
The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the world over the last 1.5 years, infecting at least 183 million people and claiming 4 million lives.
As of June 5, over 897 million people worldwide have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, with corresponding decreases in COVID cases seen. However, despite having the option to be protected from COVID-19, as of March 2021 one in four United States residents have refused to take the COVID-19 vaccine, for reasons that include: trusting their own immune system to protect them, prior COVID-19 infection, perception that they are at lower risk of contracting a serious COVID-19 infection, and fear of long-term side effects from the vaccine. In this handout, we hope to address these concerns, emphasizing why COVID-19 vaccines are safe and necessary for everyone, offering major benefits to ensure patients’ health with minimal risk of side effects.
Other Questions and Answers in the Handout:
What are the COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States?
How do these vaccines work?
When did the COVID-19 vaccines start getting developed?
What safety checks did the vaccines undergo during development?
Why should I get a COVID-19 vaccine?
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COVID-19 Vaccine Safety- FibonacciMD- June 17, 2021 Updated: July 1, 2021
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kruti Vora, M.D.
Dr. Vora attended Harvard Medical School and has started her internship in the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Her interests are in medical oncology, advocating for health equity, mentorship, and medical education.
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