COVID-19 vaccines were developed using science that has been around for decades.
COVID-19 vaccines are safe—much safer than getting COVID-19.
COVID 19-vaccines are effective at preventing severe illness from COVID-19 and limiting the spread of the virus that causes it.
Vaccines Are Widely Available for Everyone 5 Years and Older
Children ages 5–11 years can now get Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines.
Booster shots are available to everyone ages 16 years and older who is fully vaccinated.
Moderately or severely immunocompromised people ages 12 years and older who completed their Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine primary series and ages 18 years or older who completed their Moderna COVID-19 vaccine primary series should plan to get an additional primary dose at least 28 days after their second dose.
Wearing a mask is an effective way to reduce the spread of earlier forms of the virus, the Delta variant and other known variants.
People who are not fully vaccinated should take steps to protect themselves, including wearing a mask indoors in public at all levels of community transmission.
People who are fully vaccinated should wear a mask indoors in areas of substantial or high transmission.
Wearing a mask is very important if you or someone in your household has a weakened immune system, has an underlying medical condition, is an older adult, is not fully vaccinated.
COVID-19 tests can detect either SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, or antibodies that your body makes after getting COVID-19 or after getting vaccinated. Tests for SARS-CoV-2 tell you if you have an infection at the time of the test. Tests for antibodies may tell you if you have had a past infection with the virus that causes COVID-19. Your body creates antibodies after getting infected with SARS-CoV-2 or after getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
When to Quarantine for the Public: Go to the updated information on the CDC website here.
When to Quarantine for Healthcare workers: Go to CDC website here.
Covid-19 Myths and Facts can be found on the CDC website.
Reference: CDC, Centers for Disease Control website.