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Ask the Doctor: Why Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

With the rollout of the first COVID-19 vaccines, many people are wondering if they should get the vaccine and why. For answers, we turned to Dr. Peter Hucek, medical director at Willow Brook Christian Communities.

Dr. Hucek is a physician with Central Ohio Geriatrics, which serves our Willow Brook residents and the Delaware County community. Watch our video to learn about why Dr. Hucek thinks it’s important to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

And if you want to learn more, read below.  (Note: This information also can be found on our COVID-19 Updates page. Click on Helpful Resources).

Want to learn more about COVID-19 Vaccines? Check out these Resources:

For reading:

1. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC): Answering Your Questions about the New COVID-19 Vaccines

2. Myths vs. Facts COVID-19 Vaccine (
Educate yourself about what is a myth and what is a fact about the COVID-19 vaccines. Source: Ohio Department of Health.

For viewing:

3. Ohio Health Video: Vaccine Q & A with Dr. Joseph Gastaldo
This video is about 45 minutes and is very informative. Dr. Gastaldo is an OhioHealth physician who specializes in infectious diseases.

4. Channel 10 Interview with Dr. Joseph Gastaldo
This TV interview is 2 minutes 45 seconds. While the interview was done in November, it contains concise information to answer your questions.

5. How COVID-19 Vaccines were Developed
This six-minute video features experts who describe how the vaccines were created and tested. Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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