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Pit Stop: COVID-19 Vaccine Fast Facts


Vaccines are free and widely available

  • Everyone in the United States ages 12 and older is eligible to receive free COVID-19 vaccines, and you don’t need health insurance to get vaccinated.

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and they work

  • Vaccines teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19 without having to get sick or put yourself and others at risk of severe illness and death.
  • You may have some side effects after getting vaccinated. That’s a normal sign that your body is building protection—and they should go away within a few days. Your arm may be sore or swollen. You may also feel tired, have a headache, fever, or chills. This does not mean you have COVID-19—in fact, it’s not possible to get COVID-19 from vaccines.

It's normal to have questions

  • Getting informed about COVID-19 vaccines is an important step to help us stop this pandemic.
  • For answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines, visit

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