Worth A Shot

A community effort to raise awareness about the COVID-19 vaccine, answer questions, and help build herd immunity.

The COVID-19 vaccine is here and many people have fears, questions, or concerns. Worth A Shot is an effort to provide answers to the most commonly asked questions as the vaccine gets distributed to the wider public.

Commonly asked questions and answers on the COVID-19 vaccine (in English).


To see this material translated into other languages, scroll down below:

community partners:


Worth a Shot is a community effort to raise awareness about the COVID-19 vaccine, answer questions, and help build herd immunity.


Along with our community partners, we are distributing resources in multiple languages, presenting at schools and community centers, and speaking to experts on the COVID-19 vaccine.

Answers for the fully vaccinated confused by new CDC COVID guidance

Dr. Seth Cohen, medical director for infection prevention at UW Medical Center, offers feedback to those confused about the new CDC guidance on what you can do if you have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.


Amharic አማርኛ

Chinese, Simplified 简体中文

Chinese, Traditional 繁體中文

French Français

Khmer ភាសាខ្មែរ

Korean 한국어

Marshallese Kajin M̧ajeļ

Oromo Afaan Oromoo

Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ

Russian Русский

Samoan Gagana Sāmoa

Spanish Español

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Ukranian Українська

Vietnamese Tiếng Việt

worth a shot community webinar:

covid-19 vaccine presentation:

(Acknowledgments: Dr. Lukena Karkhanis, Allergy Asthma and Immunology of Assosciates of South Texas)

Worth A Shot.pptx

conversations with experts:

Very informative conversation with Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer, King County Public Health. Dr. Duchin gives amazing insight into the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, COVID-19 variants, and school reopening.

Lukena Karkhanis, MD is an allergy and immunology specialist at Allergy SA in Texas. Dr. Karkhanis explains how mRNA vaccines, how the COVID-19 vaccines work, and the common side effects.

Dr. Monica Gandhi is Professor of Medicine and Associate Division Chief of the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine at UCSF/ San Francisco General Hospital. She also serves as the Director of the UCSF Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and the Medical director of the HIV Clinic. Dr. Gandhi talks about the new COVID-19 strains and their implications on the community and vaccine development. She also discusses nonpharmaceutical interventions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

(Courtesy WA ACP, Dr. Seth Cohen, Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control, UW Medical Center )

Dr. Krishna, infectious disease and hospital epidemiology at Northern Lights AR Gould hospital in Maine. He talks about the different kinds of COVID vaccines, their side effects, and answers community questions regarding vaccine hesitancy.

community resources:

(From Washington State Department of Health)

worth a shot community vaccination effort w/ uw medicine

Worth A Shot is collaborating with UW Medicine Shoreline for their COVID vaccine pop-up clinic especially geared towards teachers and childcare workers. On March 13th/14th, we were able to get hundreds of people in for vaccine appointments. We could feel the optimism and hope in the air!


Patient gratitude:

"I wanted to express my gratitude to Worth A Shot for the opportunity to get vaccinated. From the first moment me and my husband entered the building, everybody was very helpful, everything was well organized and everyone from the staff members showed extreme respect and care to all people. I am looking for my second shot in 4 weeks and to feel the relief a bit.

Nobody wanted the virus out. Now it is up to us. It is OUR responsibility to protect life. Ours and other people’s."

covid conversations

We're excited to launch our new series, COVID conversations, featuring 3-4 minute videos covering the vaccine, social distancing, mask-wearing, and the pandemic in general.

The COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Need To Know



COVID-19 variants

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Twitter: @WorthAShot7

Facebook: @worthashot01