Surprise, surprise, Covid-19 vaccine became available to home care agencies at the beginning of January,
and we at Trusted Life Care could not have been more excited! But wait, many people are still
concerned about this vaccine, some even stating that it isn’t FDA approved. How could this be? This is
such a gift, but many are too afraid to take advantage. I am here to set the record straight about the
1. Clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines are required to prove that they are safe and effective before
any vaccine can be authorized or approved for use. The known and potential benefits of a
COVID-19 vaccine must outweigh the known and potential risks of the vaccine for use under
what is known as an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).
2. COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you by creating an antibody response without having to
experience sickness. The risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 outweigh the risk of
taking an FDA approved vaccine.
3. Both natural immunity and immunity produced by a vaccine are important aspects of COVID-19
that experts are trying to learn more about, and CDC will keep the public informed as new
evidence becomes available.
One side note, taking the vaccine will lessen the spread of this horrible virus. By taking this vaccine, you
will be part of the solution, rather than the problem. Here is the link: www.longbeach.gov/vaxlb.