Hesitant about getting vaccinated? We understand you may have some concerns. Please consider these facts and discuss any questions you may have with your doctor.
- You cannot get COVID-19 from the vaccines.
- COVID-19 vaccines are not made from the virus.
- Pfizer and Moderna vaccines use messenger RNA (mRNA) to produce antibodies that fight COVID-19.
- The vaccines do not contain microchips.
- The vaccines were developed by top medical experts.
- No steps were skipped in developing the vaccines.
- COVID-19 vaccines passed all human clinical trials.
- Minorities were represented in both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine trials.
- The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the Food and Drug Administration.
- Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are given in two doses. The same brand is used for both doses.
- Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are nearly 95% effective after the second dose.
- COVID-19 vaccines are approved for people age 16+ (Pfizer) and 18+ (Moderna).
- Pregnant or nursing women can safely get the vaccine.
- Common vaccine reactions: fatigue, muscle aches and sore arm.
- Those at high risk for COVID-19 who are not vaccinated also are at higher risk for severe illness or death from COVID-19.
- Even if you had COVID-19, you should be vaccinated to prevent reinfection.
- Herd immunity is reached if roughly 75% of the population is vaccinated; this helps protect the most vulnerable.
- After the vaccine, it’s possible to spread COVID-19 without developing symptoms. Keep following recommended precautions.
- The vaccine is FREE.
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