COVID-19 Vaccine Safety: How to Answer Questions From Family and Friends
As broader groups of people become eligible to receive inoculation against COVID-19, some are reluctant to get the vaccine because of uncertainty about its safety or cultural or religious concerns. Others are eager to get their shots and want to encourage others who may be hesitating.
To answer concerns some people have about the vaccines, Einstein Perspectives spoke with two experts:
- Steven L. Sivak, MD, President of Einstein Physicians Philadelphia and Chair of the Vaccine Task Force of Einstein Healthcare Network
- Eric Sachinwalla, MD, Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control for Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia.
Below, they offer facts about safety of currently available vaccines against the virus that causes COVID-19, and suggestions about how to respond to questions and concerns that your friends or family members may have.
Einstein Healthcare Network has started providing the COVID-19 vaccine to the community.
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