Now that vaccinating teens for COVID-19 is all the rage, state health officials are promoting a new public relations campaign geared toward teens that’s meant to make the shots more appealing to 12 to 19- year-olds across the state.
As part of that effort, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) has launched “TeenVaxFacts.com” – a website targeted toward that age group. The site provides information, tools and resources in a language and tone meant to educate teens about the reasons to get the COVID-19 vaccines, and, in turn, to help them educate their friends and family about it.
The TeenVaxFacts initiative went live in late August after state health officials realized that teens eligible for getting vaccinated might more likely be swayed by reasons other than the reasons state health officials have been giving adults ever since the vaccines became available.
According to health officials, “TeenVaxFacts.com sends a clear, fact-based message to teens and parents: Don’t wait to vaccinate.”
In one section of the teen-friendly site, there’s a back-and-forth series of messages presented in a style that looks like two people are texting– no doubt because, well, for the most part, teens do pay attention to texts more than anything else in the world.
Here’s just one typical exchange: One devil’s advocate-like text states, “Well, you’re young and healthy. Even if you get COVID-19, you’ll be fine.”
The responding texter replies: “Even if I have a mild case of COVID-19, I don’t know how sick I’ll get. I may struggle with long-term effects like shortness of breath, chest pain—and brain fog. And I don’t want to get you sick, either!”
The texts conversations are accompanied by appropriate emojis.
Whereas the state’s general public campaign for adults has been, basically, “Get the vaccine to stay alive,” the message to teens is that they should do so largely for the sake of others.
Here’s one message the state wants to get across: “Young people are getting the virus, just like everyone else. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself, stop the spread of COVID-19, protect your family, and safely hang out with your friend.”
Information on the teen-friendly COVID-19 website states that millions of teens have already been vaccinated and serious side effects from those vaccines have been extremely rare.
The page is also duplicated in Spanish for those who speak Spanish as a first or only language.
As with the advertising campaign geared toward adults, the NCDHHS stresses that the COVID-19 vaccines “have been thoroughly tested and found to be safe and effective.”
Right now, teens ages 12 to 17 can get the Pfizer vaccine, so the site shows them how to find the vaccinations sites providing the Pfizer vaccine at MySpot.nc.gov. (Anyone 18 and older can get the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson and Johnson vaccine.)
The message they should be spreading is don’t put anything in your body for the sake of anyone else. It’s your body, if you’re not comfortable with something there’s a reason. Trust your God given instincts! If the hair on the back of your neck stands on end, there’s a reason. Tested & shown to be safe? No real vaccine has ever been developed so fast and there’s not been time to fully test any of them. When the real side effects kick in in about 15 years or so, we’ll all be back at the Rhino wondering what the hell happened? Millions of people are screwed, but there’s no legal recourse. Good luck MFrs.
The Bible is a faith-based book. You cannot use it as proof.
In the 50s, would you have had your child vaccinated to protect them from polio?
That’s still debatable to this day. There’s also very strong evidence herd ammunity was achieved through those who got polio. Not the vaccine. 6 months ago professionals in the field of virology who were saying people would have to have boosters, were called “conspiracy theorist”, and putting out “disinformation”. How is it everyone has forgotten the number of Aids patients Fauci killed with AZT back in the 80’s? Yeah, keeping trusting him and the government, and now; The Taliban.
I’ve heard that the covid vaccine will cause your babies to be born nekked.
“Even if I have a mild case of COVID-19, I don’t know how sick I’ll get. I may struggle with long-term effects like shortness of breath, chest pain—and brain fog.
hmm.. as opposed to Myocarditis
I’m ass-uming that the “facts” They present are just talking points to get an emotional response from uninformed teens. I’ll also ass-ume that our tax dollars are being used to influence our children to do something that many of us as parents believe is a high risk choice. That is NOT a legitimate government function.
So teens have 99.999(add a #) of surviving Covid if they have no co-morbidities. Do they state those facts. What about the long term studies on teens who have taken the vaccine. What are those “facts”? Oh and BTW. The vaccines don’t prevent you from getting Covid, nor do they prevent one from spreading Covid, nor do they last. Vaccines will help variants evolve…. thats what happens, just like overuse of antibiotics. Of course, Dr. Malone; the developer of the MRNA platform. Is considered a “quack” now, due to the fact that he’s not part of the Fauci 5 billion dollar government machine, or preaching their “Nobel” narrative.