Tested, safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines will help us get back in control of our lives and back to the people and places we love. We understand some people may be concerned about getting vaccinated. While these vaccines have been developed as quickly as possible, routine processes and procedures remain in place to ensure the safety of any vaccine that is authorized or approved for use.

Booster Shots

Advisors to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommend boostera for individuals who have been fully vaccinated for at least six months and are:

  • 65 years and older; 
  • At high risk of severe COVID-19; and, 
  • At high risk of occupational exposure. 
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What’s holding you back?

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Types of COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines help our bodies develop immunity to the virus that causes COVID-19 without us having to get the virus. You cannot get COVID-19 from the vaccines. There is no live COVID-19 virus in the vaccine, and none of the vaccines can change your DNA.

Pfizer-BioNTech

Moderna

Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen

Why Should I Get Vaccinated?

Everyone in North Carolina age 16 and older is eligible to get a safe vaccine that will protect you and others from getting COVID-19. It is free of charge. Here’s what you need to know:

• Studies show that all COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States are highly effective at preventing you from getting COVID-19.

• Getting a COVID-19 vaccine will help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19.

• Getting vaccinated yourself may also protect people around you, particularly people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

• All COVID-19 vaccines that are in development are being carefully evaluated in clinical trials and will be authorized or approved only if they make it substantially less likely you’ll get COVID-19.

• COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you by creating an antibody response without having to experience sickness. Even if you have contracted COVID-19, experts don’t know how long the natural immunity lasts.

• COVID-19 vaccination is an important tool to help stop the pandemic.

• Vaccines will work with your immune system so it will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed.

• Your privacy is protected at all times. No personal information will be sent to the CDC or ICE.

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