Published February 2021 – YMCA OF THE USA
Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, the Y has worked diligently to meet the most pressing needs of the 10,000 communities we serve across the United States, especially those that have been hit hardest by the pandemic. By providing child care to essential workers and first responders, feeding families facing food insecurity, connecting with seniors who are isolated, housing people who are homeless and supporting children learning virtually, the Y has worked to make sure everyone in our communities has access to the resources they need.
As the COVID-19 vaccines begin reaching the broader population, now the Y is working to ensure that everyone has equitable access to accurate information about the vaccines and to the vaccines themselves, especially Black and Brown communities, which have been disproportionately affected by the health and economic impacts of the virus.
Ys across the country are committed to providing vaccine education, and many have offered to serve as vaccine distribution sites. YMCA of the USA is supporting these efforts and joining several national health and community-serving organizations in distributing accurate information to our communities and calling for equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines.
ADDITIONAL VACCINE INFORMATION & RESOURCES
Free Online Event
COVID-19 Vaccine Myth-busting | Co-hosted by First Coast YMCA
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Join Baptist Health’s Executive Vice President and Chief Physician Executive Elizabeth Ransom, MD, FACS to distinguish fact from fiction when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Ransom will cover:
• Pfizer vs. Moderna
• How does the vaccine work?
• Common side effects
• Vaccine safety
• COVID-19 vaccines and pregnancy
• COVID-19 variants and the vaccine