ABOUT COVID-19 VACCINES
COVID-19 vaccines are effective at helping protect against severe disease and death from the virus that causes COVID-19, including known variants currently circulating (e.g., Delta variant).
The benefits of COVID-19 vaccination outweigh the known and potential risks,
which are rare.
As with other routine vaccines, side effects may occur after vaccination. These are normal and should go away within a few days.
AVAILABILITY OF VACCINES
COVID-19 vaccines are free and widely accessible in the United States. Everyone ages 5 years and older should get a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. COVID-19 vaccines are available for everyone at no cost, regardless of their immigration or health insurance status.
COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting people from COVID-19 and help keep adults and children from getting seriously sick. COVID-19 vaccines can reduce the risk of people spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.