COVID Update: Visitation restrictions lifted, masks still required at all St. Joseph's/Candler facilities. Learn More
The arrival of the first COVID-19 vaccines is a major step in ending the coronavirus pandemic. Effective vaccines will reduce your chances of becoming sick in the first place and also make symptoms milder if you get the virus after receiving the vaccine. The more people we can get vaccinated, the more lives we can save, and we can get back to doing what we love - spending time with family and friends, going to Sunday service, celebrating birthdays, graduations and simply enjoying life.
This webpage has been developed as part of an education initiative by St. Joseph's/Candler and local faith leaders in our community to explain vaccine options and to address the most common questions, concerns and myths about the COVID-19 vaccine, particularly from the African-American and Latino communities. In addition, with the Department of Public Health, we will be working together in coming months to ensure that underserved neighborhoods have access to the vaccine in a trusted, convenient location.
We hope that you will choose to get vaccinated! But if you are unsure, please make sure you have ALL of the information you need to make the best decision for you.
We hope you will find it helpful. Spread the facts, not the virus!
Apr 20, 2021
Infectious disease physician Dr. Ana María Concepción offers some scenarios to help you understand what protocols to follow after you've received the COVID-19 vaccine. Continue Reading
Apr 1, 2021
There is a lot of inaccurate information on websites, social media and through word of mouth about the COVID-19 vaccine. Let's see how the myths stand up to the facts. Continue Reading
Mar 30, 2021
All of the approved vaccines are safe and highly effective in protecting people from getting severely ill with or dying from COVID-19. Here's a look at what's currently available. Continue Reading
Mar 19, 2021
Yes, COVID-19 vaccines were developed quickly, but these vaccines passed the same rigorous safety and effectiveness standards as other drugs. Continue Reading
Mar 19, 2021
Here’s what you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine: It’s safe and proven effective. You may also want to know: Yes, you may experience short-term side effects following your shot. Continue Reading
Mar 19, 2021
Have diabetes? Have high blood pressure? If you have a pre-existing condition and you haven’t done so yet, you need to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Continue Reading