Why should I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

You're ready to get back to the things you love. Dinners with friends. Concerts with strangers. Birthday parties. Hugs! But you're also concerned. Is the vaccine safe? Does it work? Do you really need it?

Why did I get the vaccine?

“Because I believe in the science.”

Dr. Uma Borate
Oncologist

“So I can hug my grandpa.”

Dr. Megan Smetena
Pharmacist

“So I can go to a concert again.”

Rachel
Staff Nurse

The vaccine is safe, effective

While your personal decision may feel complicated, the science is clear and simple. Health experts around the world agree that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and critical to protecting you and your loved ones.

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

Have more questions? We have more answers. Read all COVID-19 vaccine frequently asked questions.