COVID-19 Vaccine Safety

Studies show that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective

Now that everyone who is six months old or over is eligible to get the vaccine, it is vital that you do. The vaccine will work with your immune system to help protect you from COVID-19. Getting vaccinated can also help protect your family and others around you. 

All COVID-19 vaccines have been fully tested on thousands of people to make sure they are as safe as possible. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continue to study how people react to the vaccines. 

You cannot get sick with COVID-19 from any of the vaccines. In fact, the vaccine may help keep you from getting seriously ill if you get sick with COVID-19. If you have any questions about the vaccine or side effects, call your primary care provider (PCP) or HPSM’s Nurse Advice Line

Vaccine safety information for children

The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines for children six months of age and older have met the FDA’s standards for emergency use. Children get a smaller dose of COVID-19 vaccine than teens and adults that is the right amount for their age group. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccination for children.

Facts about COVID-19 vaccine safety

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