St. Luke’s University Health Network has released a video to the public called “Everything You Need to Know About Vaccines… But Were Afraid to Ask” as part of its Emmy Award-winning Wellness 101 web series. Wellness 101 is a practical but humorous step-by-step guide to successfully complete some of life’s most important tasks and deal with some of life’s most perplexing, and in this case one of life’s most serious, situations.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), vaccine hesitancy is one of the top 10 global health threats today. This hesitancy extends also to getting the COVID vaccine, which is understandable, say public health experts, in that the Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccines work differently than vaccines have in the past. This episode of Wellness 101 breaks down for the general public in 4 minutes, what vaccines are, how they work and how our scientists and trusted public health institutions work to keep them safe and effective.
Wellness 101 episodes are posted to St. Luke’s YouTube Channel. “Everything You Need to Know About Vaccines… But Were Afraid to Ask” can be found here:
COVID vaccines have started to roll out across the country. Who receives the vaccine and in what order is not up to any individual hospital or health care provider. Vaccine allotments are determined by each state’s Department of Health, and distribution is governed by the CDC’s recommended phased approach.
Until it’s your turn to be vaccinated, be SMART: Socially Distance, Mask Up, Avoid Crowds, Remind Others and Travel Wisely.
Wellness 101 is produced by St. Luke’s University Health Network and The Production Pocketknife, LLC.
About St. Luke’s
Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of 14,000 employees providing services at 10 hospitals and over 300 outpatient sites. With annual net revenue of $1.9 billion, the Network’s service area includes 10 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe and Schuylkill counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey. Dedicated to advancing medical education, St. Luke’s is the preeminent teaching hospital in central-eastern Pennsylvania. In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first and only regional medical school campus. It also operates the nation’s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 28 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 226 residents and fellows. St. Luke’s is the only health care system in central-eastern Pennsylvania to earn Medicare’s five-star rating (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction. St. Luke’s has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics) repeatedly – six times total and four years in a row including 2018. It has also been cited by IBM Watson Health as a 50 Top Cardiovascular Program. Utilizing the EPIC electronic medical record (EMR) system for both inpatient and outpatient services, the Network is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of the SLUHN’s information technology applications such as telehealth, online scheduling and online pricing information. St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers.