NFL ALUMNI HEALTH PARTNERS WITH CDC TO TACKLE COVID-19 VACCINATION HESITANCY
National education campaign featuring NFL players will encourage Americans to get vaccinated
August 2, 2021 – NFL Alumni Health announced today that, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it will kick off an outreach and education initiative to help build COVID-19 vaccination confidence. Rolling out nationally and in 20 NFL Alumni chapter cities and regions, the campaign will feature more than 40 current and retired NFL players who will encourage the public to make the decision to protect themselves, their families and their communities by getting vaccinated.
Listen to NFL Alumni Health Fireside Chat with CDC Director
Hundreds of National Football League Alumni (NFLA) members joined NFL Alumni Health on Feb 10 for a special webinar featuring new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director, Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, who engaged in a “fireside chat” with NFL Alumni CEO Beasley Reece, to talk about and answer NFLA member questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?
COVID-19 vaccines are safe. Before being authorized for use, the vaccines were evaluated in tens of thousands of diverse participants in clinical trials and all met the Food and Drug Administration’s rigorous scientific standards for safety, effectiveness and manufacturing quality.
The COVID-19 vaccine was developed so quickly. Can I trust it?
COVID-19 vaccines were authorized based on clinical trials. Medical experts and doctors wanted to make sure the vaccines work safely and effectively for as many people as possible, so researchers collaborated with faith leaders, community organizations, and health clinics to reach volunteers from diverse populations. The vaccine clinical trials included adults and children of diverse backgrounds, races, ethnicities, and geographic areas.
Why is it so important to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Getting yourself vaccinated doesn’t just help protect you – it helps protect others, such as children who are too young to get vaccinated and those who are at increased risk of developing severe COVID-19, like older adults and people with lung or heart disease, diabetes, or conditions that affect their immune systems.
Getting vaccinated is one step toward bringing our communities – our neighborhoods, churches, and schools – back to life. As more people are vaccinated, we can begin to return to the moments we’ve missed with the people we care about.