Getting a COVID-19 vaccination is a personal decision. We all weight the benefits against the risk, and then decide.
But we also see—have seen, for more than a year now—the devastation COVID-19 has brought to our communities, our state, our nation: to the world. The danger is not incidental, the suffering and loss of life is real.
York County Community Action Corporation strongly encourages everyone eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Nasson Health Care, located at 15 Oak Street in Springvale, offers walk-in and scheduled vaccinations whenever the health center is open. Most local pharmacies (Hannaford, Walgreen, CVS) also offer walk-in and scheduled COVID-19 vaccinations. For those who are homebound, Northern Light Health and Maine’s area Agency on Aging can help bring the COVID vaccine to you. Call 888-445-4111 or click here to see if you can get a vaccine delivered to you and administered by a licensed professional.
Receiving a vaccination for COVID-19 is beneficial for you and your family, community, and co-workers:
Receiving a COVID-19 vaccine is considered a safe way to build protection against the disease. COVID-19 can have serious, life-threatening complications, and there is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you. COVID-19 vaccinations can help protect you by teaching your body to fight the virus without having to experience sickness or putting yourself at risk of severe illness and death.
Your family may be at risk of serious lifelong complications from a COVID-19 infection. Vaccination can prevent fear that someone you love will die from COVID-19.
Getting back the moments we miss – being able to visit family and friends, gathering indoors at a favorite restaurant, celebrating birthdays and holidays, traveling, returning children to school. We can have these moments again, in the near future, if we take simple actions, including getting vaccinated, to keep ourselves, family, and community safe.
Vaccines are one extra tool we have to fight the pandemic. We still need to practice physical distancing, avoid gatherings, wear a face covering in appropriate settings, and wash our hands frequently.
Stay safe. For yourself, for your family, for those you love and who love you—get vaccinated against COVID-19.