COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION
In the United States, there is not yet an authorized or approved vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The federal government, through Operation Warp Speed, has been working since the pandemic started to make one or more COVID-19 vaccines available as soon as possible. (CDC, 2019 )
With the possibility of one or more COVID-19 vaccines becoming available before the end of 2020, here are some benefits and facts from the CDC about COVID-19 vaccines.
- COVID-19 vaccination will help keep you from getting COVID-19
- COVID-19 vaccination will be a safer way to help build protection
- COVID-19 vaccination will be an important tool to help stop the pandemic
- COVID-19 vaccines will not give you COVID-19
- COVID-19 vaccines will not cause you to test positive on COVID-19 viral tests
- People who have gotten sick with COVID-19 may still benefit from getting vaccinated
- Getting vaccinated can help prevent getting sick with COVID-19
- Receiving an mRNA vaccine will not alter your DNA
- The safety of COVID-19 vaccines is a top priority.
- Many vaccines are being developed and tested, but some might be ready before others—CDC is planning for many possibilities.
- At least at first, COVID-19 vaccines might be used under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
- There will be a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines in December 2020, but supply will continually increase in the weeks and months that follow.
- Because of limited supply, some groups will be recommended to get a COVID-19 vaccine first.
- At first, COVID-19 vaccines may not be recommended for children.
- Cost will not be an obstacle to getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
- COVID-19 vaccine planning is being updated as new information becomes available. (Check CDC website for new information)