Information on the COVID-19 Vaccine
With the vaccines becoming more and more available to the public, we would like to inform you more about how to help slow the spread of COVID-19 after receiving the vaccine, what to expect before getting the vaccine, and provide more information about the vaccine itself.
People should still be taking the precautions that we all had to take before the getting the vaccine. Even if you are going to get or have received the vaccine, you should still limit gatherings with others, practice social distancing, wash your hands frequently, and wear a mask when in public. This will all help to slow the spread of COVID-19.
What to expect before getting your vaccine? You must schedule your vaccine ahead of time. On that day, you will receive your first round.
You need two doses of the vaccine for it to be effective so make sure that you schedule your second dose. Medicare covers the COVID-19 vaccine, so if you are on Medicare, it will be no cost to you. State governments are handling the distribution of the vaccine, and they should be updating you, the public, and local officials with the available doses and when you are able to get your doses.
Finally, there's some additional helpful information we'd like to share. None of the authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines, whether it was developed in the US or not, contain the live virus that causes the illness. This vaccine is designed to teach your immune system how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. It typically takes a few weeks for the body to build an immunity after vaccination.