GLOUCESTER — Public Health Director Karin Carroll is pleased to share a video mini-lesson on the science behind the COVID-19 vaccines.
The video features Gloucester High School Science Program Leader and Teacher Carol Cafasso, who gives a brief overview of how vaccines work, what an mRNA vaccine is and what a viral vector vaccine is.
“It’s been a long time since many of us were learning about biology. Coupled with the amount of misinformation being spread about the vaccines, it’s helpful to hear from a local, familiar source in a digestible format how the vaccines actually teach our immune systems to fight off COVID-19,” Public Health Director Carroll said. “We hope the video is a helpful resource, and encourage those with additional questions to seek out information from reliable sources, or contact their primary-care physician.”
The Gloucester Health Department also wishes to thank Cafasso for taking part in the video.
Local and regional vaccination opportunities and resources can be found through the following channels:
- Visit vaxfinder.mass.gov to view area vaccination locations and availability.
- Visit capeannclinic.com to view lists of vaccination opportunities local to the Cape Ann region. Clinics will be offered regularly in Rockport, Topsfield and Ipswich through the Greater Cape Ann Community Collaborative (GCACC).
- Call 978-515-5255 to speak with a Medical Reserve Corps volunteer to find access to transportation to or from an appointment and assist those without internet access with appointments. The line is dedicated to supporting Gloucester residents.
- Residents are encouraged to contact their primary-care physicians and local pharmacies to inquire about vaccination opportunities.
- Children 12 and older became eligible for the Pfizer vaccine recently. Parents and guardians are encouraged to talk to their child’s primary-care provider about the vaccination and seek out vaccination opportunities.