Since March 2020, there have been more than 20 million cases and 350,000 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the U.S. leaving a gaping hole in many of our lives.
As we continue to work to contain the pandemic and make our way towards recovery, an important tool in the public health toolbox has been authorized and is now available – vaccines against COVID-19 have been authorized for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration.
Vaccination is considered one of the most successful public health advancements for improving health — allowing people to grow, thrive and contribute to their communities. Vaccines are estimated to prevent millions of deaths annually across the globe, which can translate to reduced health care costs and improved economic stability. In the case of the COVID-19 vaccines, getting immunized is key to returning to activities we hold dear—social engagement, family time and being with our friends.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), stopping a pandemic requires using all the tools we have available, including vaccines. The vaccines that have received emergency use authorization to help prevent COVID-19 have been tested in tens of thousands of clinical trial participants and undergone strict regulatory review.
That’s why ACPM is proud to join Pfizer, BioNTech, The American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Nurses Association, The National Black Nurses Association, and the American Pharmacists Association to encourage access to credible and reliable information on the COVID-19 vaccine.
While science has given us another tool to help combat the pandemic, it’s up to you to make it work. When the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available to you, we hope you understand how important getting vaccinated is to public health.
Learn more about our efforts and find trusted resources for vaccine information at SciencePossible.com
CDC Vaccine Information
WHO Vaccine Information
NIH Vaccine Information