Explaining Johnson & Johnson’s, AstraZeneca’s new COVID-19 vaccines
COVID-19 vaccine candidates from Johnson & Johnson and Oxford/AstraZeneca use a viral vector vaccine technology that's been studied since the 1970s.
You're ready to get back to the things you love. Dinners with friends. Concerts with strangers. Birthday parties. Hugs! But you're also concerned. Is the vaccine safe? Does it work? Do you really need it?
Dr. Uma Borate
Dr. Megan Smetena
While your personal decision may feel complicated, the science is clear and simple. Health experts around the world agree that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and critical to protecting you and your loved ones. At the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, our doctors, nurses and medical professionals have their individual reasons for getting the vaccine, but they share a common goal: getting through this together.
Darrell Gray, II, MD, MPH, explains why getting the vaccine is a critical step toward closing the gap in a long legacy of health care disparities.
Hear why nurse practitioner Ida Ayensu got the vaccine and hopes to lead by example in the African American community.
Dr. Gray sees the vaccine as one step toward addressing health care disparities among minority communities.
COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted people of color. Various black physicians in Columbus share why the vaccine can be trusted and the importance of everyone getting vaccinated.
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