Important Information About COVID-19 Vaccines

This article offers information from the CDC about the Covid-19 vaccines currently being distributed.

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

Depending on the specific vaccine you get, a second shot 3-4 weeks after your first shot is needed to get the most protection the vaccine has to offer against this serious disease.

To help guide decisions about how to distribute the limited initial supplies of the vaccine, the CDC and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices have published recommendations for which groups should be vaccinated first. Illinois follows those guidelines.

The goal is for everyone to be able to easily get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as large enough quantities are available. Once the vaccine is widely available, the plan is to have several thousand vaccination providers offering COVID-19 vaccines in doctor’s offices, retail pharmacies, hospitals, and other locations.

After you receive the COVID-19 vaccination, you may experience some side effects.

This is a normal sign that your body is building protection. The side effects may feel like the flu and could even affect your ability to perform daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. None of the COVID-19 vaccines contain the live virus that causes COVID-19, so a vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccines are one of many important tools to help us stop this pandemic.

It’s important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic as we learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions.

Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others, maintain social distancing by staying at least 6 feet away from others, avoid crowds, and wash your hands often.

For more information about COVID-19 vaccines, visit the CDC or IDPH websites, or call the Bureau, Putnam, and Marshall County Health Department at 815-872-5091.

Bureau, Putnam & Marshall County Health Departments

526 Bureau Valley Parkway

Princeton, IL 61356