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The Benefits of Receiving a COVID-19 Vaccine

It is easy to understand why some people may have concerns about receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. But when you learn about the benefits, the decision to vaccinate becomes easy to make.

Based on what we know about vaccines for other diseases, experts believe that getting a COVID-19 vaccine may help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19.

The COVID-19 vaccination will help keep you from getting COVID-19.

All COVID-19 vaccines currently available have been shown to be highly effective at preventing COVID-19. They have all been carefully evaluated in clinical trials and only approved only if they make it substantially less likely you will get COVID-19.

Protect those you love and your community.

When you get vaccinated, you may also protect people around you, especially those at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. More studies continue to be conducted that report on the effect of COVID-19 vaccination on severity of illness, as well as its ability to keep people from spreading the virus.

A COVID-19 vaccination is a safer way to help build protection.

COVID-19 can have serious, life-threatening complications, and there is no way to know how it could affect you. Getting a COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you by creating an antibody (immune system) response without having to experience sickness.

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

The combination of getting vaccinated and following CDC’s recommendations to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from COVID-19. Wearing masks and social distancing help reduce your chance of being exposed to the virus or spreading it to others, but these measures are not enough. Vaccines will work with your immune system so it will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed.

 

Content Source: CDC - National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Division of Viral Diseases