Are vaccines safe?

The U.S. vaccine safety process assures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. Clinical trials are conducted with thousands of participants for each approved vaccine and are continuously monitored for safety.

Vaccines have been a successful public health tool for many years in preventing the spread of infectious diseases like measles, polio, and tetanus. COVID-19 is a new and contagious disease that can be very serious. Along with wearing a face covering, socially distancing, and washing your hands, COVID-19 vaccines will be an important tool in controlling this pandemic. Stopping a pandemic requires using all the tools we have available.

We encourage you to keep up to date with vaccinations to stay healthy and prevent the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine below.

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1. Are vaccines safe?
2. Why should you get vaccinated?
3. How do I get a COVID-19 Vaccine?
4. How many shots of COVID-19 vaccine will be needed?
5. What are the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?
6. Are vaccines required?
7. What should I do after being vaccinated?
8. Where can I find more information on the COVID-19 Vaccines?