Jackson County Public Health started answering some common questions and misconceptions about the vaccine on social media. This includes questions like “Does it contain microchips” or explaining how a mRNA vaccine actually works.
As the county tackles barriers like misinformation and accessibility, some people are still declining the vaccine, believing they are low risk and will be okay even if they get Covid-19.
But public health says if you live in a community, your decision will have consequences.
“If you make that decision, it will effect others. You may be low risk, but the people you have contact may not be,” said Dr. Jim Shames with Jackson County Public Health. Dr. Shames says getting vaccinated and staying masked up around others will limit spread, and protect others in your life.
Jackson County still needs just over 32,000 people to get fully vaccinated to reach an 80% vaccinated population; that’s the largest amount remaining for a county to reach that goal in the entire state.