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What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccination

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The arrival of safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines is a major development in the coronavirus pandemic. An effective COVID-19 vaccine will help protect you from becoming sick if you are exposed to the virus. As more people are vaccinated, families and communities will be able to gradually return to a more normal routine.

It’s natural to wonder if brand new vaccines developed at unprecedented speed, are effective and safe to take. But here’s what the Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey wants you to know:

Sure, there are pros and cons to any new medical treatment. But remember there are also consequences to declining treatment. The decision to be vaccinated against COVID-19 should be an easy one.

Let us be a resource for you.

Read these informative documents to learn more and get your questions answered.

COVID-19 Vaccine Overview
How mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Work
How Viral Vector COVID-19 Vaccines Work 
Know Someone Who Doesn’t Want the COVID Vaccine?


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