About the Vaccine
Studies show that COVID-19 vaccines are effective at keeping you from getting COVID-19. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine will also help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19.
COVID-19 vaccination is an important tool to help us get back to normal. Learn more about the benefits of getting vaccinated.
COVID-19 vaccines teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. It typically takes two weeks after vaccination for the body to build protection (immunity) against the virus that causes COVID-19. That means it is possible a person could still get COVID-19 before or just after vaccination and then get sick because the vaccine did not have enough time to provide protection. People are considered fully protected two weeks after their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, or two weeks after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.
You should keep using all the tools available to protect yourself and others until you are fully vaccinated. After you are fully vaccinated, you may be able to start doing some things you had stopped doing because of the pandemic. Learn more about what you can do when you have been fully vaccinated.
For more information about the vaccine, please visit the CDC website: Key Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines (cdc.gov)
Availability of Vaccinations for Minors
For minors, it is required that you, The Legal Representative:
- Agree to this form on behalf of the minor, which authorizes administration of the vaccine to the minor and also use of the minor’s personal and health information as described in this Authorization Form;
- Accompany the minor to the testing facility;
- Support administration of the vaccine to the minor as described in this form or requested at the time of vaccination; and
Provide any reasonably necessary support before or after vaccination.
We want to assure availability of vaccination to minors. These requirements will help keep minors safe and protect their legal rights. Vaccinations for minors will therefore only be provided when all of these requirements are met.