At this moment in the COVID-19 pandemic, your choice to be vaccinated impacts not only your own health, but the health and safety of your friends, family, community, and even the nation. That’s why it’s so important that you get immunized as soon as you possibly can.
While we should celebrate the progress we’ve made toward ending the pandemic, we can’t relax just yet. Every day we still see concerning rates of new COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths. And although increasing numbers of people are getting immunized, we’re not where we need to be, and we’re still at risk of prolonging the pandemic or even seeing it worsen again. The answer? Everyone who can be immunized should do it now, and that means you.
There’s no reason not to get vaccinated – it’s safe, effective, available, and free. If you’ve already had COVID-19 and think you’re protected from it, you’re not. You can become re-infected and suffer more serious symptoms, or pass the virus along to someone more vulnerable, including friends or family members.
It’s also important to receive all required vaccine doses. Being partially immunized isn’t enough. And, after receiving all doses, remember to wait the required time afterward for the vaccine to provide full protection.
We should be proud of all the progress we’ve made as a community, but we still have a long way to go if we’re going to end this pandemic for good. If you’re not immunized, you’re not fully protected against COVID-19. It’s time to get vaccinated.
ACPNY is here to answer your questions and also recommends visiting the NY State or NYC websites, or consulting the CDC’s comprehensive vaccine finder. And remember – if you are vaccinated, it may be time for your booster, which is an important part of remaining fully protected.
Since the creation of these resources, some updates have occurred. For the most recent information on COVID-19 and the vaccines, please visit the CDC website or speak with your Primary Care Provider.