Essential Information on COVID-19 Vaccines
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- All available COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death due to COVID-19.
- The COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States meet the FDA’s rigorous standards for safety and effectiveness.
- After getting vaccinated, it’s possible you might have pain and swelling in the arm where you received the shot. Other side effects include headache, fever, feeling tired, and muscle pain. These are usually mild and should last at most a few days.
- To maximize protection from highly contagious variants and prevent possibly spreading COVID to others, both vaccinated and unvaccinated people should wear a well-fitting mask over your nose and mouth inside public places when the COVID risk to your community is high.
- If you meet the criteria for having a compromised immune system, you should get a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine. See the latest guidance.
- All vaccinated people 5 and older should get booster shots as soon as you’re eligible to keep up your protection against COVID-19. See the latest guidance on boosters.
- The COVID-19 vaccine is free of charge to all people living in the United States, regardless of your immigration or health insurance status.
- Agriculture workers are considered essential workers. Get your COVID-19 vaccine today. You have three ways to find vaccines near you
- Go to vaccines.gov
- Text your ZIP code to 438829
- Call 1-800-232-0233