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Leading Healthcare Providers Recommend COVID-19 Vaccine

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Leading Healthcare Providers Recommend COVID-19 Vaccine

On June 23, 2021, the following healthcare organizations collaboratively released a statement encouraging everyone age 12 and older to receive the COVID-19 vaccine:

  • American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • American Heart Association
  • American Hospital Association (AHA)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American Nurses Association (ANA)
  • American Pharmacists Association (AphA)
  • American Public Health Association (APHA)
  • Association of Public Health Laboratories
  • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
  • Big Cities Health Coalition, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

Find the full release at this website:

Some data to consider:

  • Currently, 64.1% of Shelby County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19, most are fully vaccinated.
  • 59.7% of all COVID-19 vaccine age-eligible Shelby County residents (12 and older) have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • As of July 15th, 99% of those hospitalized for treatment of COVID-19 are unvaccinated individuals as reported by the Director of the National Institutes of Health.

Myrtue Medical Center joins the list of healthcare leader organizations above in recommending that everyone who has not yet become vaccinated to strongly consider it. The vaccine has shown to be both safe and effective at preventing COVID-19. If you have questions about the vaccine, please talk to your healthcare provider.