COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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Vaccines now available for:

Healthcare workers, long-term care facility staff and residents, first responders, and K-12 teachers and school staff.

Contact your local health department or school district to schedule your vaccination. All local health departments are experiencing a high volume of calls and website traffic as demand for the COVID-19 vaccine is high. Please understand we can only distribute as many vaccines as we receive each week, and that appointments are filling up quickly. Everyone who wants the vaccine will get it over time. Thanks for your patience as it may take a few tries to get an appointment.

Are COVID-19 vaccines safe?

COVID-19 vaccines are safe. Data from clinical trials showed the COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. The benefits of getting vaccinated far outweigh the risks of getting COVID-19. No steps are being skipped during the clinical trial and data review process for COVID-19 vaccines. Safety is a top priority. No matter how quickly COVID-19 vaccines are developed, they are being held to the same standards as other vaccines to make sure they are safe.

  • Clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines must first show they are safe and effective before any vaccine can be authorized or approved for use in the United States.
  • The known and potential benefits of a COVID-19 vaccine must outweigh the known and potential risks of the vaccine for use under what is known as an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).
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