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The CDC recommends that people older than 6 months should receive a COVID-19 vaccine and booster doses are now recommended for everyone ages 5 and older. Click the links above to sign up today. For vaccine questions, call the toll free: 1-833-4-VAXLINE (1-833-482-9546). The helpline hours are 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. on weekdays, and 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on weekends. Language interpretation is available.
Frequently Asked Questions
Long-term and serious side effects of any vaccine are very rare. We also know, historically, when side effects of a vaccine are discovered, they are observed within six weeks of vaccination. The CDC and FDA continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 vaccines, and no long-term side effects have been detected. Typical short-term side effects from the COVID-19 vaccines include a sore arm, tiredness, chills, and headache. These symptoms will resolve within a few days, and many people don’t experience any side effects.
For more information, go to: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/safety-of-vaccines.html
While this is technically true, 1% of the population is still 3.2 million Americans. COVID-19 is ten times more deadly than the seasonal flu, was the third leading cause of death in the US in 2020, and accounted for an increase in the U.S. mortality rate by 16% as compared to 2019. Over 40,000 children lost parents to COVID-19.
For those who had mild or asymptomatic cases, COVID-19 has a wide range of other long-lasting symptoms. These include fatigue, brain fog, joint pain, hair loss, organ damage, and erectile dysfunction.
Vaccines provide better immune responses than natural infection. Additionally, experts do not yet know how long you are protected from catching COVID-19 after recovering from the disease. A vaccine will likely provide longer immune protection, and it doesn’t carry the risk of life-threatening side effects as getting the disease. For more information on vaccine benefits, visit cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/vaccine-benefits.html
The risk of getting COVID-19 far outweighs the risk of getting a COVID-19 vaccine—so why wait? While the current variants of the virus are more contagious, all three of the US-authorized COVID-19 vaccines are effective against contracting these mutations.
Additionally, the best way to prevent the virus from mutating is to prevent the virus from spreading—and getting a COVID-19 vaccine is the most effective prevention tool in transmission and contraction of the COVID-19 disease. For more information about COVID-19 variants, visit cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/transmission/variant.html
No. Messenger RNA is active in a cell’s cytoplasm and never enters the nucleus of a cell, which is where our DNA is kept. The mRNA quickly disintegrates after it enters the cell, and no part of the vaccine remains in the body.
There is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility.