On every Saturday in June the Department of Public Health is offering $100 for every new 1st dose of COVID vaccine to people who get vaccinated at their clinic at Pope John XXIII High School in Everett. Additionally, people who get a second dose or a booster will receive a… Read More »$100 Gift Cards for New COVID Vaccine 1st Doses
Good news! Cases are down and metrics are heading enough in the right direction that the Mayor’s office has announced that it is ending the indoor mask mandate tomorrow, March 5th. This means gyms, restaurants, clubs, shopping centers, etc. will no longer be required to enforce masking. HOWEVER, businesses may… Read More »VEAP Tip of the Week #16- Boston Mask Mandate Ending Tomorrow, March 5th!
Another bit of advice on side effects this week! We know for a fact that the Moderna and Pfizer COVID vaccines won’t have long term side effects because the mRNA used in those vaccines is broken down and cycled out of the body within a few weeks of vaccination. The… Read More »Why the COVID Vaccines Don’t Have Long Term Side Effects
Today’s tip is about talking to people about the “side effects” of the COVID vaccines. The first step is to stop saying “side effects” and instead say “expected effects”. We know that many people will experience fever, soreness, and fatigue after getting vaccinated, and that is ok and expected! If… Read More »Talking about COVID Vaccine Side Effects – Click Me!
A recent CDC study compared COVID death statistics by vaccination status, and this is what they found: From October to November 2021, they recorded: 16, 527 Unvaccinated COVID Deaths 5,493 Fully Vaccinated COVID Deaths (No Booster) 285 Fully Vaccinated + Booster COVID Deaths Source: CDC Study- Page 4 https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/71/wr/pdfs/mm7104e2-H.pdf
When you compare case rates by vaccination status, it looks like this… (click me for breakdown- hint: the vaccines work very well!)
Fully vaccinated & boosted: 21 per 100,000Fully vaccinated, no booster: 145 per 100,000Unvaccinated: 640 per 100,000 So cases are 30x higher in unvaccinated folks than boosted folks. The third shot is crucial! Source: Massachusetts DPH via WPRI: https://www.wpri.com/target-12/report-unvaccinated-in-mass-have-30x-more-covid-cases-than-boosted-residents/