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Help SLO County Get to the Finish Line
California has officially retired its Blueprint for a Safer Economy and is reopening. Fully vaccinated people are no longer required to wear face coverings or social distance in most settings. We're so close to putting this pandemic behind us for good, but we need your help to get there!

Did you know 37% of eligible SLO County residents have not yet received COVID-19 vaccine? Make it a goal to talk to one person this week about why you chose to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Sharing your "why" is one of the most powerful things you can do as a vaccine champion and advocate.

As you continue to advocate for COVID-19 vaccination, here are some key resources to have in your back pocket: 
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Building Immunity in Your Community 
Spending time with loved ones who have yet to be vaccinated can present an opportunity to gauge some of their concerns, and share some information, in a safe and loving space. Here are a few tips for conversations with friends and family who have not been vaccinated yet. 
  1. Listen to questions with empathy. COVID-19 vaccines are new, and it’s normal to have questions about them. You can help by listening without judgement and identifying the root of the concerns.
  2. Ask open-ended questions to explore concerns. Asking open-ended questions can help you understand what your friend or family member is worried about, where they heard any troubling messages, and what they have done to get answers to their questions.
  3. Ask permission to share information and resources. If your friend or family member agrees, you can find answers to common questions from reputable sources, including CDC.gov and RecoverSLO.org. You can also recommend other trusted sources such as their doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
  4. Help them find their own reason to get vaccinated. Remember this may be different from your own "why." Each of us is motivated by reasons that are most compelling to us personally.
  5. Help make vaccination happen. Offer to help your family member or friend make a vaccination appointment and, if they'd like, go with them to the appointment.
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 Summertime & the Vax is Easy 🌞 
Now that our large-scale community vaccines clinics are closed, we're administering vaccine through brick-and-mortar Public Health clinics and pop-up/mobile clinics across the county! Visit RecoverSLO.org to find COVID-19 vaccines near you, and be sure to tell a friend that it's never been easier to #GettheVax.
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Meet Your Local Vaccine Champions
Whether you're showing off your favorite outfit at the vaccine clinic, getting certified to administer vaccines in SLO County, or volunteering in your time off, you're making a huge difference for our community. See how your neighbors are stepping up to the plate to champion the COVID-19 vaccines!
Dressed for Success 👗✨ 
Champion @morgan1st shared her vax experience on Instagram:
Vaccine Dose #2!! I highly recommend wearing a fun sparkly outfit! It makes everyone smile and they clap for you and you get to clap back and thank everyone there for volunteering or getting vaccinated! Fun things are in all of our futures ✨🌈✨ Feeling very grateful and thankful to everyone helping the US get vaccinated so quickly ✨ #vaccinechampion
 
Bravo to Bravo Pediatrics! 👏
Shoutout to Dr. Bravo and his team for being the first private pediatric office in SLO County to offer COVID-19 vaccination! As a long-time pediatrician in SLO County, Dr. Bravo has been involved with our local COVID-19 response for months. It's only fitting that he would lead the charge in protecting our kids! 
Full-Time Superhero 🦸‍♂️
Somehow, Dr. Steve Van Scoy found the time amidst his busy schedule as a practicing full-time physician to volunteer at our vaccine clinics with the SLO Medical Reserve Corps. He shared, "During my time at the clinics, I was able to give vaccines to the Greatest Generation, and members of all generations to follow. I had a wonderful time and found a great way to give back directly to the community I love, one person at a time."
Get the Facts about the Vax
Myths and misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines are persistent. Equip yourself with the facts about the vax so that you can be informed when friends and family have questions. These videos tackle two frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines. 
Do COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility?
Dr. Paul Offit of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia sheds light on the rumor that COVID-19 vaccines affect fertility.
What should I know about COVID-19 vaccine and myocarditis in teens?
Dr. Offit reviews data regarding myocarditis (heart inflammation) and COVID-19 vaccination.
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