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.
Access the full toolkit here.
There are currently three COVID-19 vaccines that have been issued Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This means the clinical evidence for the vaccines have met the agency's rigorous scientific standards and are 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.
The vaccines are incredibly effective. Data from clinical trials indicate:
- 95% efficacy rate for Pfizer’s vaccine
- 94.5% efficacy rate for Moderna’s vaccine
- 85% efficacy rate (for preventing severe disease) for Johnson & Johnson's vaccine
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.
COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit
- Vaccines are Safe and They Work
- Vaccine Myths
- mRNA Vaccine Fact Sheet
- FDA Vaccine Facts
- Vaccine Hesitancy and What to Do About It
- Vaccine Fact Sheets
- How to Schedule a Vaccine Appointment
- Employer Option: Offsite Clinic
- Employer Option: On-Site Clinic
- Templates for Vaccine Outreach
- Guidance for Vaccinated Individuals
- Road to Recovery
- COVID-19 Testing Opportunities
- Quarantine Guidance
- Vaccine FAQ