As we continue to see increased access to the COVID-19 vaccine, it is our hope that at least 70% of people in our community will become vaccinated. Employers and community organizations play a vital role in vaccine outreach. In an effort to answer frequently asked questions, provide education, and address any hesitation individuals might have, we have created a COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit with resources for employers and community organizations.
On August 23, 2021 the FDA granted full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine received full approval on January 31, 2022.
The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine has been issued Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This means the clinical evidence for the vaccine has met the agency's rigorous scientific standards and is considered to be safe and effective.
COVID-19 vaccines have undergone the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history and millions of people in the United States have now been vaccinated.
Vaccines teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19 without getting sick or putting ourselves and others at risk of severe illness and death.
Getting vaccinated is a much safer way to build immune protection over getting the disease. COVID-19 can have serious, long-term or life-threatening complications, and there is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you.
You may have some side effects after getting vaccinated. That’s a sign that your body is building protection and they should go away within a few days. Your arm may be sore or swollen. You may also feel tired, have a headache, fever, or chills. This does not mean you have COVID-19—it is not possible to get COVID-19 from vaccines.