From the AIDS epidemic to the COVID-19 pandemic, those of the African diaspora have been disproportionately impacted by an array of health crisis in the United States and abroad. Join us for a virtual lunch discussion on how you can protect you and your family.
There are three COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized and recommended for use in the United States. To learn more about the different vaccines for COVID-19 and how vaccines work,
COVID-19 mRNA vaccines teach our cells how to make a piece of a protein to trigger an immune response and build immunity to the virus that causes COVID-19. mRNA does not affect or interact with a person’s DNA, and the cell breaks down and gets rid of the mRNA as soon as it is finished using these instructions. Learn about mRNA vaccines and how they work:
None of the COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized for use in the United States uses the live virus that causes COVID-19. You may have symptoms like a fever after you get a vaccine. This is normal and a sign that your immune system is learning how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Learn more about the facts behind COVID-19 vaccines: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/facts.html