What you need to know about COVID-19 vaccines.
For nearly a year, our healthcare heroes have been battling at the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic to save the lives of the people in our communities. We have never faced a catastrophe of these proportions and the current post-holiday surges in case numbers are pushing everyone to the brink. Tragically, our union alone has already lost more than two dozen healthcare workers to this disease and the California Department of Public Health reports that more than 73,000 healthcare workers have been infected across the state.
As we continue to fight for our patients’ lives and our rights as healthcare workers, one historical breakthrough has been made – pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Moderna have developed effective COVID-19 vaccines. In mid-December, the FDA authorized emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna.