COVID-19 is a contagious infectious disease, passing from one person to another, entering the body, multiplying, and causing illness. Its effects on you may feel mild—but there’s no telling how seriously it will impact the next person you pass it on to. Older people are especially at risk of complications from the COVID-19 virus, but staying up on your vaccines can offer you protection.
Separating Fact from Fiction Regarding the COVID Vaccine
Stay close to those who matter most. If you’ve only received one COVID-19 vaccination, it’s especially important to make sure you schedule an updated dose as soon as you can. For us all to stay healthy and protected from a constantly-evolving COVID-19 virus, it’s important to stay up-to-date with our vaccines. Each vaccine provides new protections for COVID-19 variants. That means the shots you received months or years ago may not be providing enough protection today.
Over the last two years, we’ve made tremendous progress in our ability to manage COVID-19 so that it no longer meaningfully disrupts the way we live our lives. Learn more about the actions taken by the Biden-Harris Administration to ensure continued COVID-19 protections and surge preparedness.
The resources below contain a wealth of helpful information that will help you better understand the COVID-19 vaccine and feel confident in your decision to boost your protection.