You've not received any COVID vaccine or booster from Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J.
Up Next: Get Vaccinated!
Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and others. If you have questions or concerns, please talk to your healthcare provider.
Also referred to as Partially Vaccinated or Not Up-To-Date - you've received 2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 5 months ago and are not boosted OR received a J&J dose over 2 months ago and are not boosted.
Up Next: Get Boosted!
If you have questions or concerns, please talk to your healthcare provider.
You've been boosted OR received 2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 5 months OR received a dose of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months.
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Pfizer Vaccine Consent Forms:
Studies show that COVID-19 vaccines are effective at keeping you from getting COVID-19. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine will also help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19. Currently, three vaccines are authorized and recommended to prevent COVID-19: the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen. You can read about them in detail here.
STAFF: Once a staff member is up to date with their vaccine, they should upload documentation to TalentEd. The District strongly encourages all employees to receive a vaccination and there is currently an incentive program to help increase the vaccination rate amongst staff, though it is not mandated.
STUDENTS: District school nurses have access to the MIIS (Massachusetts Immunization Information System) which is updated with all immunizations, including COVID Vaccination information.
The MIIS, is a confidential, web-based system that collects and tracks vaccination records for Massachusetts residents of all ages. This system shares data with medical practices, schools, and other delivery sites. MIIS is integrated with SNAP, our student electronic health record. We run weekly reports from SNAP to cull the COVID vaccine data of our students. This is the data that is on our COVID dashboard.
BENEFITS OF VACCINATION: Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the benefits of getting vaccinated are as follows:
COVID 19-vaccines can reduce the risk of getting and spreading COVID-19.
COVID-19 vaccines also help children and adults from getting seriously ill even if they do get COVID-19.
There are approximately 28 million children between the ages of 5 and 11 years old in the United States, and there have been nearly 2 million cases of COVID-19 within this age group during the pandemic. COVID-19 can make children very sick, require hospitalization, and some children have even died. Children with underlying medical conditions are more at risk for severe illness compared to children without underlying medical conditions.
Getting children ages 5 years and older vaccinated can help protect them from serious short- and long-term complications.
Getting everyone ages 5 years and older vaccinated can protect families and communities, including friends and family who are not eligible for vaccination and people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
SIDE EFFECTS: Some people experience vaccine side effects such as tiredness, headache, muscle pain, pain at the injection site or temperature less than 100.0°. These symptoms are normal signs that your body is building protection against the virus. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.
Please remember it is possible to get COVID-19 even after you are vaccinated.
If you have any other symptoms in addition to those listed above, such as runny nose, sore throat, cough, or loss of sense of smell or taste, stay home from work, avoid close contact with others, get PCR tested, and contact your healthcare provider. You can find frequently asked questions about COVID vaccine side effects on the Mass.gov website.
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