Is the vaccine safe?

Yes. Vaccines are the safest medicines used in the United States. 

COVID-19 vaccines were tested in large clinical trials to make sure they meet safety standards. Many people were recruited to participate in these trials to see how the vaccines offers protection to people of different ages, races, and ethnicities, as well as those with different medical conditions. 

  • The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) carefully reviews all safety data from clinical trials and an authorizes emergency vaccine use only when the expected benefits outweigh potential risks.
  • The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) reviews all safety data before recommending any COVID-19 vaccine for use. Learn how ACIP makes vaccine recommendations.
  • FDA and CDC will continue to monitor the safety of COVID-19 vaccines, to make sure even very rare side effects are identified.

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1. How do I sign up to get the vaccine?
2. How will I be notified when it’s time to get the vaccine?
3. What are the priority groups for Riley County?
4. I have underlying health conditions, can I be vaccinated early?
5. Can children be vaccinated for COVID-19?
6. How many doses are needed?
7. How do I get scheduled for my second dose/ "booster"?
8. What are the side effects of the vaccine?
9. Is the vaccine safe?
10. What are the benefits of getting the vaccine?
11. When will vaccines be available for the general public?
12. Do I need to make an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
13. Where will the shots be administered?
14. I don't have a car, how can I get to the vaccine clinic?
15. Do people who get the vaccine still have to wear masks?
16. Why did you say you received vaccines, but I can’t have one yet?
17. What are the differences between the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines?