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If I’m young and healthy, why do I need the COVID vaccine?

Pamela Simms-Mackey, MD explains why people who are young and healthy still need to get the COVID vaccine to prevent illness.

Black doctors, nurses and researchers dispel misinformation and provide accessible facts about the #COVID#vaccines​ in this new living library of FAQ videos to help Black people with this important decision. More videos and voices will be added as new questions arise and information becomes available.

THE CONVERSATION #BetweenUsAboutUs​ is produced by KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation), a nonprofit organization focusing on national health issues (no affiliation with Kaiser Permanente), and presented by KFF’s Greater Than COVID public information initiative and the Black Coalition Against COVID (BCAC). Rhea Boyd, MD, MPH, a pediatrician and public health advocate, and Reed Tuckson, MD, Founding Member, BCAC, co-developed the series with KFF and BCAC.

For more information go to: http://www.BetweenUsAboutUs.org​ Follow Greater Than COVID at: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WeAreGreaterT…​ Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/greaterthanCV19​ Instagram: http://instagram.com/wearegreaterthan…​ Follow BCAC at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BCAC19​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BCAgainstCOVID​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/BCAgainstCO…​ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8iC…​ Website: https://blackcoalitionagainstcovid.org/

This information is shared for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. The views expressed are those of the featured medical professional and reflect information available to that professional at time of filming (January 14 to February 5, 2021). Always consult a health care provider for any personal health decisions.

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