As Americans get vaccinated over the coming months, it is important to keep following public health safety measures to protect yourself, your family and your community. The Centers for Diseases Control (CDC) continues to emphasize the following:
In general, the more closely you interact with others and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread.
If you decide to engage in public activities, continue to protect yourself by practicing everyday preventive actions like wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet apart and avoiding crowds.
Keep these items on hand when venturing out: a face mask, tissues, and a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, if possible.
If you have questions about COVID-19 vaccination, read the following information we gathered from several trustworthy sources to help answer your questions and provide additional information. If you are a family caregiver and need help while caring for a loved one, reach out to your local FirstLight office to discuss your needs and in-home support options.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC compiled answers to some commonly asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination, including what to know about the vaccines and what to expect if you get vaccinated.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)
HHS recommends you contact your state or local health department to find out how to get vaccinated, and they also provide general vaccine information for you and your family.
World Health Organization
This article is part one in a series of explainers on vaccine development and distribution. This first piece focuses on how vaccines work to protect our bodies from disease-carrying germs.
AARP offers the latest updates on Coronavirus vaccines, including what vaccines are available now, how they are being distributed, how much they cost and other information.
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