– Vaccines are safe and effective in preventing serious illness caused by COVID-19.
– Everyone 5 and up can now get their free COVID-19 vaccine.
– Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is fully approved by the FDA for age 16+. Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) has been granted for ages 5 to 15. Two doses are required for full vaccination.
– Two doses of Moderna and a single dose of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccines are available under EUAs for age 18+.
– Once you’re fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did before the pandemic.
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Researchers have been studying and working with mRNA vaccines for decades. While they have been newly made available to the public, the mRNA vaccines have been studied before for flu, Zika, rabies, and cytomegalovirus (CMV).
Millions of people have received COVID-19 vaccines, and no long-term side effects have been detected.
Serious side effects that could cause a long-term health problem are extremely unlikely following any vaccination, including COVID-19 vaccination.
There is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines cause fertility problems. Get the facts on COVID-19 Vaccines for people who would like to have a baby.
COVID-19 vaccines did not and do not create or cause variants of the virus. The new variants occur because the virus that causes COVID-19 is constantly changing and mutating due to its natural process.
COVID-19 vaccines do not contain microchips. Vaccines work to produce antibodies so you develop immunity to that disease without having to get it first. Vaccines were created to fight disease, not track your movements.
COVID-19 vaccines will not make you magnetic. They are free from metals and do not produce an electromagnetic field at the site of your injection.
COVID-19 vaccines do not change or alter your DNA in any way. The vaccines deliver material to our cells to start building protection against the virus, but that material never enters the nucleus of the cell, where DNA is kept.
COVID-19 vaccine will not make you sick with COVID-19. The vaccines do not contain the live virus; thus cannot make you sick with COVID-19.
Serious side effects are very unlikely following any vaccination.
No Long-Term Side Effects Have Been Detected.
No Evidence That COVID-19 Vaccine Causes Fertility Problems.
COVID-19 Vaccine Does Not Alter Your DNA.
COVID-19 vaccines do not create other variants.
The mRNA vaccines do not contain a live virus.
Getting a COVID-19 Vaccination is a more dependable way to build immunity to COVID-19.
Getting a COVID-19 Vaccination is safer than getting sick with COVID-19.
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Booster shots can help provide continued, long-lasting protection against severe complications, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19 for select individuals.
You can choose which booster you receive, as the CDC’s guidelines now allow you to mix and match dosing for booster shots.
The CDC recommends boosters to individuals over 18 years old who (if received Pfizer or Moderna):
– live in long-term care settings
– have underlying medical conditions
– work or live in high-risk settings
– At least 6 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series (Pfizer and Moderna)
Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been shown to be about 91% effective in children ages 5 to 11 and the CDC has recommended its use.
Trials showed the vaccine was safe, well-tolerated, and produced a robust antibody response.
COVID-19 tends to cause milder symptoms in children compared with adults, BUT it can make children very sick and cause hospitalization. In some, the complications from COVID-19 can lead to death.
Vaccinating children can help protect family members, including those not eligible for vaccination and those who may be at increased risk of getting very sick if they are infected.