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COVID-19 Vaccine Resources for Union Caregivers

Frontline caregivers have risked our lives during the pandemic. For the past year, we’ve fallen ill, struggled financially during quarantine, watched those we care for die in unacceptable numbers, and feared for our families’ health. 

The COVID vaccine is a critical tool to protect our families, ourselves, and our communities as we fight to put an end to this deadly virus. Our union is committed to keeping us informed throughout the vaccine rollout process and ensuring caregivers have a voice wherever decisions are being made.

COVID-19 VACCINE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Frontline caregivers are first in line to receive their vaccine. While vaccines are a proven technology to prevent the spread of disease, many of us still have questions we need answered before we decide to get vaccinated. What’s in the vaccine and how does it work? Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine? What are the side effects? — are all important questions. See below to get answers to these questions and more from doctors and other medical professionals.

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VACCINE STORIES FROM THE FRONTLINES OF CARE

Nurses and other frontline healthcare workers across Pennsylvania have already received their vaccines and they’re sharing their experiences with fellow union caregivers. Are you a member of SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania who received your COVID-19 vaccine? Share your experience with us!

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OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COVID-19 VACCINE

One of our union’s principles on the COVID-19 vaccination process is that vaccine distribution plans must include education and outreach activities that involve frontline caregivers. Below are upcoming opportunities for you to hear from other healthcare workers and ask questions you still have about the vaccine.

COVID-19 Vaccine Q+A with Twin Sister Docs
These information sessions are brought to you in partnership by 1199C, SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania and the Training & Education Fund. Caregivers will have the opportunity to ask questions and hear answers from Philadelphia’s Twin Sister Doctors. 
Wednesday, March 10 at 7:00pm ET  |  Register in advance and submit your question
Wednesday, March 24 at 7:00pm ET  |  Register in advance and submit your question

CAREGIVERS ARE LEADING THE FIGHT TO BEAT COVID-19

While the vaccine is an important step in getting COVID-19 under control, this pandemic will not end until caregivers have what we need to keep ourselves and those we care for safe. Our broken healthcare system got us here — and we can never end up here again. That’s why our members are fighting for policy changes like investment in our public healthcare system, safe staffing ratios in hospitals and nursing homes, and investment in our direct care workforce. Find your team below to learn more and get involved.

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MORE RESOURCES FOR CAREGIVERS

DOH Order for Hospitals

DOH Order for Nursing Homes

ACIP Letter from Mary Kay

SEIU Principles on COVID-19 Vaccination (English)

SEIU Principles on COVID-19 Vaccination (Spanish)

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