COVID-19 Vaccine

Benefits of COVID-19 vaccine

  • Vaccination is a safer way to build up protection against the virus.
  • COVID-19 infection can cause some to become severely ill, which could result in hospitalization.
  • Some with COVID-19 develop long-term symptoms preventing them from returning to work and life as they knew it prior to infection.
  • You cannot get COVID-19 from the vaccine.
  • if you are infected with the virus, your symptoms are likely to be much milder than they would be if you hadn’t been vaccinated.
  • More vaccinations mean less virus circulating in our communities and a faster return to normalcy.
COVID-19 vaccine campaign

Safety of vaccine

  • COVID-19 vaccines were developed using science that has been around for decades.
  • COVID-19 vaccines are not experimental. They went through all the required stages of clinical trials. Extensive testing and monitoring have shown that these vaccines are safe and effective.
  • COVID-19 vaccines have received and continue to undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. Learn more about how federal partners are ensuring COVID-19 vaccines work.

Effectivenss of vaccine

Vaccinated persons in Carroll, Gallatin, Owen & Pendleton counties.

Infected 10.6%

Virus Free 89.4%

(Given seasonal flu changes each year and the limitations on predicting what strains will be circulating, the influenza vaccine generally has an efficacy of 40-60% at preventing illness.) 

Side-effects of vaccine

You may have symptoms like a fever, chills or a headache after you get the vaccine. This is normal and a sign that your immune system is learning how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. 

If you are concerned about side-effects or whether you should get the vaccine, contact your healthcare professional.


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