Vaccines were developed using science that has been around for decades and 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.
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. They 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.
● Practice social distancing (6 feet away) and limit your participation in schools, meetings, worship services and other public gatherings.
● Implement environmental surface cleaning measures in homes, businesses, and other locations, including frequently touched surfaces and objects, i.e., tables, doorknobs, toys, desks, and computer keyboards. Use regular household cleaning spray or wipes as recommended by CDC.
● Stay at home as much as possible and avoid large crowds.
● Make sure you have access to several weeks of medications and supplies in case you need to stay home for prolonged periods of time.
● When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact (6 feet away) and wash your hands often.