Pages Tagged With: "COVID-19 Vaccine"

What percentage of the population would need to receive the vaccine for wide-spread herd immunity to take place?

It is still unknown at this time, how long that would take, but the more people who choose to get the vaccine, the greater chance of reaching herd immunity there […]

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Will a COVID-19 vaccine eliminate the disease?

It is too soon to tell. In general, vaccines prevent or reduce the seriousness of various diseases.  Vaccines have been used successfully for decades to control and contain diseases such […]

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Do any of the available vaccines contain the live coronavirus?

No. Information about the studies and the candidates can be found on the following website https://coronaviruspreventionnetwork.org/understanding-clinical-studies/ or by visiting the manufactures websites. Johnson and Johnson: Genetically engineered. Does not contain […]

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The COVID Vaccine was developed quickly. How do I know it’s safe?

The vaccine was developed in a much shorter period of time, due to the obvious need to address the public health threat the pandemic posed to the nation. A shorter […]

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Are there known side effects for the vaccines?

The side effects have been minimal for both vaccines and generally go away within 24 hours. To report side effects, call 1-800-822-7967 or vaers.hhs.gov/reportevent Pfizer-BioNTech Side Effects: Injection site pain, […]

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What is being done to ensure equitable distribution of the vaccine in Delaware?

DPH, with recommendations from the Delaware Public Health Medical Ethics Advisory Group (Ethics Group) review the CDC list of prioritized population groups and determine allocation and distribution of vaccine(s). The […]

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Was the vaccine tested among minority populations?

Yes. Recognizing the importance of testing within minority populations, vaccine developers worked with community engagement partners to enroll a diverse pool of volunteers in the clinical trials. Thirty-seven percent of volunteers […]

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How are vaccines developed and approved?

There is a five-step process for vaccine approval in the U.S.: 1) Clinical trials 2) FDA Review and approval or Emergency Use Authorization 3) Manufacturing 4) Distribution and 5) Post […]

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Will I still need to wear a mask after I have received the vaccine?

Yes. According to the CDC, experts are still learning how a vaccine will provide protection under real-life conditions. For that reason, everyone will need to continue following CDC guidelines such […]

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How effective is the vaccine?

All three vaccines, Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson&Johnson are 100% effective at preventing COVID-19 related death and hospitalization. Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are 95% effective against all forms of COVID infections, and […]

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