COVID-19 & You
In December 2020, the United States entered a critical new stage in the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued its first emergency use authorization for a vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19.
This authorization for use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was followed by authorizations for use of vaccines made by Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. These vaccines brought relief and hope to millions of people across the U.S. But they also led to a new wave of questions and concerns.
The information on this website is intended to provide clear, timely and accurate information about COVID-19, its related safety protocols and vaccines. The information provided here is for educational purposes only. Please consult with your personal health care provider if you have any health concerns regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Answers to your questions:
Is it safe for my child to go to summer camp this year?
Will the COVID-19 vaccine protect me if I am immunocompromised?
Update to: "There are many of us who cannot take or do not want to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Are there therapeutics available to treat people who become infected with COVID-19?"
- Update to: "I keep hearing about COVID-19 variants posing a new threat. What are these variants, and will a vaccine help me avoid them?"
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- June 10, 2021Source: STAT
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- June 05, 2021Source: ABC News
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- June 04, 2021Source: The Hill
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- June 04, 2021Source: Advisory Board
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