Know the facts about COVID-19 vaccines.

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Know the facts about COVID-19 vaccines


Everything we do — whether it’s driving down the street or what we eat and drink  requires weighing risks and benefits, so we can protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our community.  

We know car crashes happen all the time, yet we still get behind the wheel. But that’s why we buckle up and put our kids in car seats, so we can minimize the risks.  

When it comes to COVID-19, wearing masks, washing our hands, and getting the vaccine are just like wearing a seat belt or using a car seat for kids: they are all actions we can take to protect ourselves. It’s all about considering risks, benefits — and ultimately taking action. 

If you’re looking for a safe, effective way to protect yourself and your loved ones from the dangerous effects of COVID-19, getting vaccinated is the answer. To get your COVID-19 vaccine, make an appointment or attend a pop-up or mobile vaccination event in your community

It’s ok to have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Whether it’s for you or a loved one, here’s some information about the vaccines: 

  • COVID-19 vaccines are safe and nearly 100% effective at preventing death or hospitalization from COVID-19. (On the other hand — getting COVID-19 can cause serious illness or death. Almost 600,000 Americans have passed from COVID-19, and an estimated 3.3 million Americans will have long term effects from it.) 
  • Millions of people have received COVID-19 vaccines under the most intense safety monitoring in U.S. history. And more than 100,000 people from different backgrounds and ethnicities participated in the vaccine trials. 
  • Although the COVID-19 vaccines themselves are new, scientists have been working on the technology used in these COVID-19 vaccines for two decades. So the COVID-19 vaccines are new, since COVID-19 is a novel virus never seen in the world before — but anyone who has ever worked on a long term problem at work can raise a glass to the scientists who helped get us here. 

Vaccine Facts

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