Getting the vaccine will help slow the spread of COVID-19 and make it safer for you to be in your community. Most people can safely get the vaccine as soon as it is available to them. It is OK to have a lot of questions about the vaccine and there is still a lot we do not know, but these resources are designed to give you the most current information available. BPDD is working with the Department of Health Services to make sure these resources are constantly updated with the latest information.
Children as young as 5 years old can now get vaccinated against COVID. This protects them and their families from getting seriously ill with COVID and it variants. BPDD collaborated with the Waisman Center to develop resources for families around the vaccine. Read our vaccine fact sheet for children 5-11. It’s also available in Spanish, Hmong, and Somali.
BPDD has also created resources for guardians or people who are under guardianship. These resources talk about what role guardians can play in deciding who should be vaccinated and answers questions around the statutes and legal issues that have to do with guardians and medical decisions.
The Living Well Project is doing a monthly Living Well Wednesday focused on updates about the vaccine and the distribution plan. The Living Well team is joined by two members of the State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee (SDMAC), Mitch Hagopian and Marcia Stickel. You can watch the latest update here: