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Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness Research

Effectiveness of Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA Vaccination Against COVID-19 Hospitalization Among Persons Aged 12–18 Years: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7042e1.htm

Among hospitalized U.S. patients aged 12–18 years, vaccine effectiveness of 2 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19 hospitalization during June–September 2021, was 93%. This study demonstrates that 2 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is effective in preventing COVID-19 hospitalizations.


COVID Vaccines for children and teens INFO: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/children-teens.html

  • Vaccinating children can help protect family members, including siblings who are not eligible for vaccination and family members who may be at increased risk of getting very sick if they are infected.
  • Vaccination can also help keep children from getting seriously sick even if they do get COVID-19.
  • Vaccinating children ages 5 years and older can help keep them in school and help them safely participate in sports, playdates, and other group activities.

Safety of COVID-19 vaccines: ​​https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/safety-of-vaccines.html

Over 452 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in the United States from December 14, 2020, through November 22, 2021. This article lists possible side effects of the vaccine.


Myths and Facts about COVID-19 : https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/facts.html

This article busts/confirms myths and facts about the COVID-19 vaccine.


Harris County Public Health Vaccination Resources: https://publichealth.harriscountytx.gov/

Up to date information regarding the newly released vaccine regulations, and sites to get vaccinated in Houston.


Houston Vaccine Resources

Sites to schedule vaccines


Masks

  • Face masks effectively limit the probability of SARS-CoV-2 transmission:
    • https://www.science.org/doi/full/10.1126/science.abg6296
    • A large proportion of the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) appears to be occurring through airborne transmission of aerosols produced by asymptomatic individuals during breathing and speaking https://www.science.org/doi/full/10.1126/science.abc6197