Are you looking to get informed about the COVID-19 vaccine?
The following page has information from trusted resources like the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization. These sites are led by world-leading public experts using science, data, demographics, and much more to educate and inform the public about health safety.
When and who should get a booster shot?
The CDC recommends that individuals five years and older get their 1st booster shot five months after receiving their initial dose.
Adults ages 50 years and older are recommended to get the 2nd booster at least four months after their 1st booster.
Some people ages 12 years and older who are moderately and severely immunocompromised are also recommended to get the vaccine.
Click here to learn more about how the vaccine works and which vaccine you should get.
How do I know the vaccine is safe? The vaccine was made too fast.
The COVID-19 vaccines were developed quickly because research and development on vaccines like these have been underway for decades. The vaccine went through clinical trials, was authorized and approved by the FDA and continues to be monitored. To learn more about vaccine safety and frequently asked questions, visit here.
A study of 11 million people found no increased risk of death among COVID-19 vaccine receivers. Read more about that study here.
Is it true unvaccinated individuals are more likely to get sick?
When the Omicron virus emerged, a study found that unvaccinated adults had a 5x higher risk of infection than fully vaccinated individuals. Read more about the topic here.
How do I know the information I’m receiving is false?
If you have heard information that you are unsure about, click here to see some common myths that have been going around about the vaccine. For example, the vaccine inserts a microchip in your body, or the vaccine causes infertility. Read how this information is false and why.
More information can also be found by calling the COVID-19 Hotline at (956) 394-0012.