5 Things to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Feb 16, 2022


Unsure about the COVID-19 vaccines? 5 things you should know

If you haven’t been vaccinated for COVID-19, it’s not too late. Here is why experts recommend vaccination:

Thoroughly Tested

The vaccines authorized for use in the U.S. were thoroughly tested to ensure they are safe and effective at fighting the virus that causes COVID-19.

Temporary Side Effects

Vaccine side effects are temporary — and the vaccines can’t get you sick with COVID-19 because they do not contain a live virus.

Protection From Most Variants

When you’re fully vaccinated, you are protected from most variants.

COVID Antibodies

Even if you’ve already had COVID-19, the vaccines offer extra protection.

Free Vaccination

It’s free to get vaccinated!

If you’re fully vaccinated, and especially if you have a compromised immune system, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a booster dose.

Make an appointment

Ready to get vaccinated? Need a booster dose? Visit MyTurn.CA.gov to schedule your free shot.