Vaccines save lives
Ask, don’t assume. Trust the facts.
Vaccines save millions of lives each year. The development of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines is a huge step forward in our global effort to end the pandemic and to get back to doing more of the things we enjoy with the people we love. The COVID-19 pandemic has seriously impacted the lives of children and young people, and the immunization process will be an important step towards recovery. It means getting all children back to learning in classrooms and ensuring safe and full access to vital protection and health services, including routine vaccinations.
COVID-19 vaccines offer hope, and as vaccines continue to be available, we must remember that preventive measures such as physical distancing, masks, and hand hygiene should continue after vaccination.
We spoke with healthcare workers and experts in the field to get some answers to some of the most common questions regarding vaccines.
The decisions about our health and the health of our loved ones are one of the most important we will make in our lives. The right decisions are informed and based on facts. When it comes to vaccines, for us, there is no dilemma. #VaccinesSaveLives.
Our decisions today, are more important than ever before
It is normal to have questions but delaying immunization is not the answer. Speak with your doctor and trust the facts.
Are vaccines against COVID-19 safe since they were produced in a very short period?
Although COVID-19 vaccines were developed in record time, the process has not made the systems for testing, assessing results, and approving a vaccine any less rigorous. We talked with d-r Dejan Dokic, d-r Katerina Stavric and d-r Sead Zejnel about COVID-19 vaccine safety.
Can I trust the new vaccines?
Vaccines are safe. We have in our hands one of the greatest tools in the history of human health.
Why should we continue following the protective measures after we get vaccinated?
It is going to take time for enough people to be vaccinated and to reach herd immunity. This is why it’s important to follow the measures even after we get vaccines and to continue to wear a mask, keep our distance and practice hand washing. D-r Milena Stevanovic and d-r Ivana Dohceva explain more in this video.
If I have already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get vaccinated?
Everyone should be offered the COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of whether they have already had the infection previously. D-r Katerina Stavric explains why we should get vaccinated even we have already had the infection.
Misinformation is one of the biggest challenges in fighting COVID-19. Knowing the facts is key to being properly prepared and protecting yourself and your loved ones. This is why it’s important to refer only to reliable sources when you look for information and advice.
Are you or someone from your family in the priority groups for getting a COVID-19 vaccine? Join the global UNICEF’s ✌ for #Vaccinated campaign and share what getting a vaccine means to you.
📸 Take a photo holding up a V-sign, plaster or vaccination card (without your personal details visible).
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