Why should I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to protect yourself, your family and your entire community from getting sick. The vaccine is particularly effective at preventing severe cases of COVID-19, which can be deadly.

Why did I get the vaccine?

“Because I believe in the science.”

Dr. Uma Borate

“So I can hug my grandpa.”

Dr. Megan Smetana

“So I can go to a concert again.”

Staff Nurse

The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and 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.

How the vaccine makes you a brick wall against COVID-19

Andrew Thomas, MD, explains how the vaccine protects you against infection and hospitalization from COVID-19.

Reaching out to everyone 

Hear why nurse practitioner Ida Ayensu got the vaccine and hopes to lead by example in the African American community.