Frequently Asked Questions

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?
It has been well-documented and reported that COVID-19 vaccines are effective. COVID-19 vaccines reduce the risk of you getting infected with the virus and can prevent hospitalizations and death. Getting a vaccine can also make you less likely to pass the virus on to others, including to those most vulnerable.

COVID-19 vaccines are safe. Before being authorized for use, the vaccines were evaluated in tens of thousands of diverse participants in clinical trials and all met the Food and Drug Administration’s rigorous scientific standards for safety, effectiveness and manufacturing quality.

The COVID-19 vaccine was developed so quickly. Can I trust it?
COVID-19 vaccines were developed quickly, but with great care. The scientists did not skip steps. They used processes that have been developed and tested for many years for circumstances like this – when there is an urgent need to create and test vaccines quickly.

COVID-19 vaccines were authorized based on clinical trials. Medical experts and doctors wanted to make sure the vaccines work safely and effectively for as many people as possible, so researchers collaborated with faith leaders, community organizations, and health clinics to reach volunteers from diverse populations. The vaccine clinical trials included adults and children of diverse backgrounds, races, ethnicities, and geographic areas.

Why is it so important to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is a way to take charge of your health.

Getting yourself vaccinated doesn’t just help protect you – it helps protect others, such as children who are too young to get vaccinated and those who are at increased risk of developing severe COVID-19, like older adults and people with lung or heart disease, diabetes, or conditions that affect their immune systems.

Getting vaccinated is one step toward bringing our communities – our neighborhoods, churches, and schools – back to life. As more people are vaccinated, we can begin to return to the moments we’ve missed with the people we care about.

How much do COVID-19 vaccines cost?
COVID-19 vaccines are free of charge to all people ages 12 and older.
Who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine?
COVID-19 vaccines are available to anyone aged 12 and older, regardless of immigration or health insurance status.