Mission 15

Mission Details | Boost the Holidays!

Hello + welcome to our fifteenth collective mission.

Just in time for the holidays, the booster shot is now recommended by CDC for all those 18 + older. Find answers to frequently asked questions on the booster, + take on Mission 15 as you share with loved ones shareables encouraging them to get their booster shot too.

⛑️ How to support:

  1. 👩‍🏫 Boost your knowledge. Review the information from CDC + answers to frequently asked questions on the booster shot

  2. 🚀 Boost the holidays! Encourage your communities, friends, + family members to have a safe + healthy holiday season by getting their booster

  3. 🎉 Bonus points: Tell us how you boost. To be featured in the Mission 15 status update + recap, provide your feedback + let us know how you share. Your insight + ideas help guide future efforts.


📋 PS - Mini Mission: Showcasing Our Ambassadors. We're looking for trusted messengers to tell of their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Scroll to the bottom of the page to learn more.

👩‍🏫 Boost your knowledge.

The CDC now recommends everyone 18 years old + older get their COVID-19 vaccine booster shot. Find answers to frequently asked questions on the booster shot below as well as resources you can share with those looking for more information.

Q: What is a booster + do I need to get one?

A: A booster is an extra dose of the vaccine given to someone who's already been vaccinated, but that protection has decreased over time.

Although COVID-19 vaccination remains effective in preventing severe disease, recent data suggest vaccination becomes less effective over time, especially in people aged 65 + older + at preventing infection or milder illness with symptoms.


Learn more in this 1-minute video from pharmacist Emily Shafer on Youtube.

Q: Who is eligible to get the booster?

A: Federal guidelines recommend that fully vaccinated people 18 + older get a booster shot after 6 months have passed since their initial vaccination.


Visit vaccinate.virginia.gov or call (877) VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682) to find a site near you.


Q: Which booster should I get?

A: You may choose which COVID-19 vaccine you receive as a booster shot. Some people may prefer the vaccine type that they originally received, + others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix + match dosing for booster shots.


🚀 Boost the holidays! Take on Mission 15 + encourage your communities, friends, + family members to have a safe + healthy holiday season by getting their booster with these easy-to-download shareabales.

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  • Stay safe and healthy this holiday season! #COVID19 vaccines continue to work very well at preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death. Everyone age 18+ can now get a booster to keep up their protection. Find one near you at vaccinate.virginia.gov.
    #vaccinatevirginia

  • Get boosted for a safer holiday season! Everyone 18+ can get a booster 6 months after your 2nd dose of the Pfizer or Moderna #COVID19 vaccine.
    #vaccinatevirginia

  • Celebrate all the family traditions this holiday season safely! Get vaccinated or get a booster! Learn more at vaccinate.virginia.gov.
    #vaccinatevirginia

  • As we approach the holiday season, the best way to keep everyone safe and healthy is by getting the #COVID19 vaccine. Children ages 5 and up are eligible and now everyone age 18+ can now get a booster to keep up their protection Learn more: vaccinate.virginia.gov
    #vaccinatevirginia

  • People of all ages can get very sick with #COVID19. Talk to your doctor about getting a booster before the holidays! Or find a vaccine location near you: vaccinate.virginia.gov
    #vaccinatevirginia

  • As we approach the holiday season, the best way to keep everyone safe and healthy is by getting the #COVID19 vaccine. Children ages 5 and up are eligible and now everyone age 18+ can now get a booster to keep up their protection Learn more: vaccinate.virginia.gov
    #vaccinatevirginia


🎉 Bonus points: Tell us how you boost. To be featured in the Mission 15 status update + recap, provide your feedback + let us know how you share. Your insight + ideas help guide future efforts.

📋 Mini Mission: Showcasing Our Ambassadors. The Virginia Department of Health is inviting you + other trusted messengers in the state to help provide vulnerable communities with the latest information for staying safe from COVID-19. Join us in putting a face to the hard work all of our community ambassadors are doing across Virginia. If you are interested in potentially becoming a trusted messenger + sharing your story on camera fill out this form.

MISSION STATUS UPDATE
Key facts, feedback + insight on mission success.

🗓 On December 9, 2021, Mission 15 email was delivered to 4,108 Ambassadors.
⛑️ Within the first week, Mission 15 received 3,025 views.


-- The Commonwealth thanks you for your support, Ambassadors! --