How many doses are needed?

Generally, two doses are needed to provide the best protection against COVID-19. The first dose “primes” the immune system, helping the body recognized the virus, and the second dose strengthens the immune response.

According to a document Moderna submitted to the FDA, it’s vaccine can provide 80.2% protection after one dose, compared to 95.6% after the second (in people aged 18 to 65 – it’s 86.4% in those over 65).

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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?