Health Department Asks Community To Get Families Vaccinated

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BRANFORD, CT — The East Shore District Health Department is asking families to get vaccinated.

And provides "10 good reasons" why.

1. The Vaccine is Safe and Effective - COVID-19 vaccines are being monitored for safety with the most comprehensive and intense safety monitoring program in U.S. history. CDC monitors the safety of all COVID-19 vaccines after the vaccines are authorized or approved for use. More than 78,000 children ages 5-11 have been fully vaccinated in our state.

2. The Vaccine will protect your entire family from contracting Covid-19.

3. The Vaccine will protect your family from getting a serious illness if they do contract
Covid-19. You have a 7 times greater chance of being hospitalized with Covid-19 if you
are not vaccinated.

4. The Vaccine will help keep your children in school - No more quarantine when you have
been in contact with someone who tests positive for Covid-19

5. The Vaccine will help schools remain open.

6. Your Vaccinated children can play more sports uninterrupted.

7. Your Vaccinated family will be able to travel to vacation spots and events without
worrying about changes in availability based on your vaccination status – Example:
Hawaii is requiring all visitors to be vaccinated and boosted. Events such as UConn
college basketball attendance requires a Covid-19 vaccination card.

8. Your Vaccinated children will be able to enter college and other higher learning
institutions that require vaccinations.

9. Your efforts will be moving our community closer to lower numbers of cases,
hospitalizations, and deaths. And there will be less of a chance of other variants of the
virus plaguing our community if more people are vaccinated.

10. Boosters increase your immunity by 10-fold to the omicron variant.

If you are looking to vaccinate your children, there are many available options. The ESDHD
website lists the local vaccination clinics here - . The
national vaccine finder website: . This website has a search
that includes pharmacies and local providers.

This article originally appeared on the Branford Patch

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