FAQ's

Below are a list of resources we compiled to help navigate this important topic. Many questions have emerged from our students, parents, and community members. Below are a list of some of the questions we have received along with links to help provide further info!

How Can I Learn More?

Visit the COVID Collaborative Campaign where major brands, media companies, community-based organizations, faith leaders and other trusted messengers unite to spread awareness about the COVID-19 vaccine with a focus on communities that have been hit hardest by the pandemic.

https://www.covidcollaborative.us/vaccine-education#campaign-launch-press-release

When Can Children Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

https://healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/when-can-children-get-the-COVID-19-vaccine.aspx

What Do We Know Today About How the Vaccines Work?

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/effectiveness/work.html

What Are the Risks Associated with taking the Vaccine?

Did you know that the risk of getting hit by lightning is 1 in 15,300? The risk of getting into a car accident is 1 in 366 for every 1,000 miles driven. The risk of getting an adverse effect from the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccination is 1 in 318,000. There were 44 cases out of more than 14 million doses. Read more below.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/adverse-events.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/safety-of-vaccines.html

What Does the Catholic Church say?

Pope Francis and six cardinals and archbishops from the US and Latin America have come together for a message of unity in support of COVID-19 vaccines and access for all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0HD1Yr9HZg

Read the statement from the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

https://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20201221_nota-vaccini-anticovid_en.html#_ftn1

Read the National Catholic Bioethics Center Statement

https://www.ncbcenter.org/ncbc-news/vaccinestatementupdated

Vaccination is a Life Issue. Listen to an expert panel from around the world discuss the COVID-19 vaccine from a Catholic perspective, moderated by New York Times best-selling author and Catholic speaker Jeannie Gaffigan.

https://fb.watch/7LVUBMhwe7/

How Does the Vaccine Affect Student-Athletes?

Check out COVID Safe Zones for Student-Athletes

https://www.covidcollaborative.us/covidsafezones-sports#statement-covidsafezones-sports

How Can We Keep Schools Open this Year?

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5f85f5a156091e113f96e4d3/t/6088352ca985de7585b38684/1619539244698/Scientific+Consensus+Statement+Schools+4.26.21.pdf

Who in the US Intends to Get Vaccinated?

https://www.covidcollaborative.us/vaccine-hesitancy-visualization

Who in the World has Access to the Vaccine?

https://www.covidcollaborative.us/global-vaccine-inequity

How can I Learn More about the Pro-Life Stances on the Vaccine?

Review a few resources about the use of fetal cell lines in the vaccine. 

https://lozierinstitute.org/a-visual-aid-to-viral-infection-and-vaccine-production/

https://lozierinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/09.17.20-Fetal-Cell-Line-Fact-Sheet.pdf

Use this chart listing the use of fetal cell lines in the design & development, production, and testing of the COVID-19 Vaccines

https://s27589.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/06.02.21-warp-speed-vaccines-June.pdf