There are many questions and rumors circulating regarding the novel Coronavirus Vaccine. Our aunties and cousins say one thing and political figures and health officials say another, but here are 8 things you should know about the COVID-19 Vaccine, particularly since Black Americans aren’t getting vaccinated at a high rate.
The safety of Coronavirus vaccines is a top priority.
The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. Learn how federal partners are working together to ensure the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.
CDC has developed a new tool, v-safe, as an additional layer of safety monitoring to increase our ability to rapidly detect any safety issues with COVID-19 vaccines. V-safe is a new smartphone-based, after-vaccination health checker for people who receive COVID-19 vaccines.
Coronavirus vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. Two doses are needed.
Depending on the specific vaccine you get, a second shot 3-4 weeks after your first shot is needed to get the most protection the vaccine has to offer against this serious disease.
CDC is making recommendations for who should be offered Coronavirus vaccine first when supplies are limited.
To help guide decisions about how to distribute limited initial supplies of the COVID-19 vaccine, CDC and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices have