What are some of the long-term side effects people can experience who have had COVID-19?
Some people who have been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 can experience long-term effects from their infection, known as post-COVID conditions (PCC) or long COVID. Post-COVID conditions can include a wide range of ongoing health problems; these conditions can last weeks, months, or years. Learn More
I had the vaccine and still got COVID-19. What is the value?
COVID-19 vaccination continues to help protect adults against severe illness with COVID-19, including hospitalizations and death. During Omicron, COVID-19-associated hospitalization rates increased for all adults, regardless of vaccination status, but rates were 12 times higher among adults who were unvaccinated compared to adults who received a booster or additional doses. Learn More
Why should my child or teen get vaccinated against COVID-19?
COVID-19 can make children and teens of any age very sick and can sometimes require treatment in a hospital. Some children and teens have even died from COVID-19. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone ages 6 months and older
get vaccinated against COVID-19. Learn More
I have allergies that are non-vaccine related, should I still get a COVID-19 vaccine?
The CDC recommends that people get vaccinated even if they have a history of severe allergic reactions not related to vaccines or injectable medications—such as food, pet, venom, environmental, or latex allergies. Learn More
Can People of Color trust information about the COVID-19 Vaccine?
People of Color may have particular concerns about the vaccines’ safety and effectiveness for many reason including lack of trust of government institutions, the speed in which the vaccine was developed and questions regarding diversity in testing the COVID-19 vaccine. Finding trusted and reliable sources to gather information is important. Learn more
Why do some people feel sick after getting the vaccine?
COVID-19 vaccination helps protect people from getting severely ill with COVID-19. Some people have side effects from the vaccine, which are normal signs that their body is building protection. These side effects may affect their ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Learn More
I've already been vaccinated for COVID-19, why should I get a booster?
COVID-19 vaccine boosters can further enhance or restore protection that might have decreased over time after your primary series vaccination. People are protected best from severe COVID-19 illness when they stay up to date
with their COVID-19 vaccines, which includes getting all recommended boosters when eligible. Learn more.
It seems like COVID-19 information has frequent changes. How can I stay on top of changes?
Connect with trusted local reliable resources like health providers, public health departments and health systems. You can also connect with national expertise from the CDC
or the State of Michigan
I use social media for information. What are some reliable trusted sources to connect with for COVID-19 information?
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ABOUT THIS PROJECT
ABOUT THIS PROJECT
Michigan Community Health Workers Alliance (MiCHWA) received funding from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) in May 2021 to help increase the rate of COVID-19vaccination in Michigan, specifically among high-risk and underserved populations.
MiCHWA partnered with community health workers at 5 sites in 4 different communities across Michigan to understand vaccine hesitancy from the grassroots community perspective.
We learned that individuals had lots of fears and questions, and desired a safes pace as well as a trusted and reliable source to find information. So we designed this webpage for YOU the reader, as a space to ask questions and connect to you to answers you can trust from the Center for Disease Control& Prevention (CDC), MDHHS and other reliable resources.