Episode 6

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9th Mar 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Information for Educators

This episode is all about COVID-19 vaccines as Georgia added all preschool to secondary educators to the eligibility list on Monday, March 8. Most districts have worked with their area health departments and providers to distribute the vaccine as efficiently as possible to those educators who want it. According to a recent PAGE survey, overall about 66 percent of educators want to take the vaccine with those living in highly populated areas  more likely to be vaccinated compared to educators in rural Georgia. The decision to be vaccinated – or not – is very personal. Our intended purpose in this podcast is to help educators make an informed choice.

Host Craig Harper, PAGE Executive Director, is joined by Dr. Georgina Peacock, the chief medical officer for the Department of Public Health and a physician with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Peacock shares the latest information on the three vaccines now available for use.

Topics Discussed

  • What are the vaccines are intended to accomplish?
  • Are the vaccines safe?
  • How is the Johnson & Johnson vaccine different than Moderna and Pfizer?
  • Does the vaccine have side effects?
  • Do vaccinated people still have to follow mitigation strategies?
  • Should younger, healthy people still consider getting vaccinated?
  • When will school-age children be approved for vaccination?

Visit the PAGE website for COVID-19 information for educators and our advocacy for educators.

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"Inspirational Outlook" by scottholmesmusic.com

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About the Podcast

PAGE Talks
Professional Association of Georgia Educators talks about issues that matter for educators and K-12 education.
PAGE Talks shares conversations between leaders with the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and those who support educators, K-12 education and learning.

PAGE is a 95,000-member association for Georgia educators. PAGE serves as a leading advocate for public education, as well as a valuable resource for member needs with legal representation, legislative services and professional learning.