Mohawk is here to support you.
Mohawk is committed to the health and overall well-being of our employees and their families. Now that the COVID-19 vaccine is widely available we know many of you may have questions and concerns. We are partnering with Cigna, our health plan provider, the CDC and others to provide resources and information about the COVID-19 vaccine.
The vaccine is the best tool to help build immunity in our communities, maintain business continuity and returning to the way we lived and worked before the pandemic. While we are not requiring the vaccine at this time, we strongly encourage it.
FAQs (source: Center for Disease Control)
Is it safe for my child to get a COVID-19 vaccine?
Yes. Studies show that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Like adults, children may have some side effects after COVID-19 vaccination. These side effects may affect their ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Children 12 years and older are now eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines have been used under the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history, including studies in children 12 years and older. Your child cannot get COVID-19 from any COVID-19 vaccine.
Why should my child get vaccinated against COVID-19?
COVID-19 vaccination can help protect your child from getting COVID-19. Although fewer children have been sick with COVID-19 compared to adults, children can be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, can get sick from COVID-19, and can spread the virus that causes COVID-19 to others. Getting your child vaccinated helps to protect your child and your family. Vaccination is now recommended for everyone 12 years and older. Currently, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is the only one available to children 12 years and older.
How do I get vaccinated?
What is the update on the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine?
CDC and FDA have recommended that use of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen (J&J/Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine resume in the United States, effective April 23, 2021. However, women younger than 50 years old especially should be aware of the rare risk of blood clots with low platelets after vaccination, and that other COVID-19 vaccines are available where this risk has not been seen.
Can I choose which COVID-19 vaccine I get?
Yes. All currently authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and CDC does not recommend one vaccine over another. The most important decision is to get a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic.
What are the most common side effects after getting a COVID-19 vaccine?
After getting vaccinated, you might have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. Common side effects are pain, redness, and swelling in the arm where you received the shot, as well as tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever, and nausea throughout the rest of the body. These side effects could affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days
If I am pregnant, can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?
Yes, if you are pregnant, you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
How long does protection from a COIVD-19 vaccine last?
We don’t know how long protection lasts for those who are vaccinated. What we do know is that COVID-19 has caused very serious illness and death for a lot of people. If you get COVID-19, you also risk giving it to loved ones who may get very sick. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a safer choice.
How many doses of COVID-19 vaccine will I need to get?
The number of doses needed depends on which vaccine you receive. To get the most protection:
If you receive a vaccine that requires two doses, you should get your second shot as close to the recommended interval as possible. However, your second dose may be given up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose, if necessary.. You should not get the second dose earlier than the recommended interval.
Can I get vaccinated against COVID-19 while I am currently sick with COVID-19?
No. People with COVID-19 who have symptoms should wait to be vaccinated until they have recovered from their illness and have met the criteria for discontinuing isolation; those without symptoms should also wait until they meet the criteria before getting vaccinated. This guidance also applies to people who get COVID-19 before getting their second dose of vaccine.
The factual information on each approved Vaccine
Looking for a COVD-19 vaccine?
Many pharmacies as well as local health departments continue to offer the COVID-19 vaccine. Click on one of the links below to see if a major retail pharmacy in your area is a provider. Remember, you can visit vaccines.gov to find locations in your area.
Vaccine Misconceptions: COVID-19 Vaccine Update with Dr. Steve Miller
Richard Petty gets his COVID-19 Vaccine
COVID-19 Vaccine And The Black Community: A Tyler Perry Special
COVID-19 Vaccines: Dr. Juanita Mora