Benefits of 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.
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
- COVID 19-vaccines are effective. They can keep you from getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. Learn more about the different COVID-19 vaccines.
- COVID-19 vaccines also help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19.
- Getting vaccinated yourself may also protect people around you, particularly people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
Vaccinated persons in Carroll, Gallatin, Owen & Pendleton counties.
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.