PRACTICE ALERT: COVID-19 Vaccines FAQ
In December 2020, two COVID-19 vaccines were approved for emergency use in the United States. NASW strongly recommends that all adults receive a vaccine when they are eligible to access it, unless their medical providers advise against receiving the vaccine due to certain underlying medical conditions or a history of severe allergic reactions. Based on substantial evidence from clinical trials, the FDA has determined that the vaccines are safe and effective. Tragically, over 400,000 people in the United States have died from the life-threatening complications of COVID-19. The health risks of having COVID-19 greatly outweigh the risks of vaccination, and being vaccinated helps to protect you, your clients, your family members, and
NASW continues to monitor evolving developments in federal and state level vaccination plans and advocate for vaccine access for social workers as well as high-risk individuals and communities.