Why should I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
The COVID-19 vaccine is an important, safe and effective tool in the fight against the COVID-19 virus. Remember – COVID-19 is very serious, and can cause severe medical complications that lead to death in some people. The best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 is by getting the vaccine as soon as possible and taking other precautions, including practicing social distancing, continuing to wear a mask and washing your hands often and thoroughly.
How does the vaccine work?
The COVID-19 vaccine is delivered in two doses over the course of three to four weeks. The vaccine helps protect you by strengthening your immune system and helping it to recognize and fight the virus.
Can a COVID-19 vaccine give you COVID-19?
No. The COVID-19 vaccines being used in the U.S. don't use the live virus that causes COVID-19.