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There are Different COVID-19 Vaccines

There are Different COVID-19 Vaccines

Some COVID-19 vaccines need 1 dose.

Some COVID-19 vaccines need 2 doses.

Some COVID-19 vaccines are for people ages 16 and older.

Some COVID-19 vaccines are for people ages 18 and older.


All COVID-19 vaccines teach your body to fight COVID-19.

All COVID-19 vaccines need 14 days to teach your body.

Stay safe between COVID-19 vaccine doses.

Stay safe while you wait 14 days after your last dose.


Ask about the COVID-19 vaccine you get.

Ask how many doses you need.

Ask when you will get your doses.

Ask when you will be protected from COVID-19.


Original Guidance: Key Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines 

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