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.

Stay Safer Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccine

Stay Safer Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccine
Updated Apr. 21, 2021

Get Ready for Your COVID-19 Vaccine

Ask your doctor if you should get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Ask your doctor about the medicine you take.

Ask if you should take medicine on the day of your COVID-19 vaccine.

Your doctor may tell you to change your medicine on the day of your COVID-19 vaccine.


Stay Safer Getting Your Vaccine

You must feel well to get your COVID-19 vaccine.

Wear a mask when you get your COVID-19 vaccine.

The mask will protect you.

The mask will protect others.

The mask must cover your nose.

The mask must cover your mouth.

The mask must fit under your chin.

The mask must be snug on your face.

You may have to wait in line to get your COVID-19 vaccine.

Stay 6 feet away from other people while you wait in line.


You Must Wait After You Get a COVID-19 Vaccine

People will show you where to wait after your vaccine.

People will show you where to sit after your vaccine.

Sit 6 feet away from other people while you wait.

People will watch to make sure you are safe.

People will watch you for 15 minutes or more.

People will ask you how you feel.

People will tell you when it is safe to leave.


Get the Information You Need

You will get a card.

The card tells what COVID-19 vaccine you got.

Ask if you need help reading the card.

Keep your card in case you need it later.

 

You may get a fact sheet.

The fact sheet tells about the COVID-19 vaccine you got.

The fact sheet may be on paper.

The fact sheet may be online.

Ask how you can get a fact sheet.

Ask if you need help reading the fact sheet.

 

Ask about the COVID-19 vaccine you got.

Ask how many doses you need.

Ask when you will get your doses.

Ask when you will be protected from COVID-19.

Original Guidance: Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccine | CDC

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