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Why Vaccinate? A Duke Pediatrician Explains With a Winning Soccer Analogy

Millions of Americans are still on the fence about getting a COVID vaccine, and some of the concerns relate to how vaccines work. Dr. Gabriela Maradiaga Panayotti uses a helpful soccer analogy to explain how vaccines work and why they are particularly important with new COVID variants appearing regularly. The video was created by The North Carolina Pediatric Society as a way of encouraging young people to get vaccinated.

A pediatrician, Panayotti encourages her clients age 5 and over to get vaccinated. Read more about her work in this story.

Learn more about the vaccine on the NC state government's COVID site.