IF YOU ARE FULLY VACCINATED
CDC has updated its guidance for people who are fully vaccinated. See Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People.
IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR SCHOOLS
CDC recommends schools continue to use the current COVID-19 prevention strategies for the 2020-2021 school year. Learn more
Important update: Healthcare facilities
CDC has updated select ways to operate healthcare systems effectively in response to COVID-19 vaccination. Learn more
UPDATE
Getting vaccinated prevents severe illness, hospitalizations, and death. Unvaccinated people should get vaccinated and continue masking until they are fully vaccinated. With the Delta variant, this is more urgent than ever. CDC has updated guidance for fully vaccinated people based on new evidence on the Delta variant.
UPDATE
Given new evidence on the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant, CDC has updated the guidance for fully vaccinated people. CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. Children should return to full-time in-person learning in the fall with layered prevention strategies in place.

COVID-19 Vaccines are Important

COVID-19 Vaccines are Important
Updated Apr. 30, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines are Important

Some people with COVID-19 feel fine.
Some people with COVID-19 feel bad.
Some people with COVID-19 get very sick.

COVID-19 vaccines help keep you from getting COVID-19.
COVID-19 vaccines help keep you from getting very sick from COVID-19.

You can get a COVID-19 vaccine if you had COVID-19.
You can get a COVID-19 vaccine if you are pregnant.
You can get a COVID-19 vaccine if you have allergies.
You can get a COVID-19 vaccine if you have health problems.
Ask your doctor if you should get a COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccines are free for you.
People can get a COVID-19 vaccine in many places.
Soon COVID-19 vaccines will be in more places.
Ask your doctor where to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Ask the health department where to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Original Guidance: Key Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines
Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination


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