What are the benefits of getting the vaccine?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), both COVID-19 vaccines have shown to be highly effective in preventing COVID-19. Those vaccines were carefully evaluated in clinical trials and were only approved because they make it substantially less likely you’ll get COVID-19. 

There is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you. Getting a vaccine is a safer way to help your body protect you by creating an antibody response without getting sick. 

While wearing a mask and practicing social distancing help reduce your chances of being exposed or spreading it to others, these steps are not enough. Getting a vaccine and following the CDC’s recommendations will offer the best protection.

Experts believe that getting the vaccine may also help keep you from getting seriously ill if you happen to get COVID-19. 

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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?