Are the COVID-19 vaccines really safe?

The FDA has reviewed all safety data from the vaccine trials and has set an Emergency Use Authorization for the COVID-19 vaccine.

The COVID-19 vaccines were tested to make sure they meet safety standards. Many people volunteered in trials to see how the vaccines would work with people of different ages, races, and ethnicities. The trials also tested people with different medical conditions.

The FDA and CDC will continue to monitor the safety of the vaccine, to make sure even long-term side effects are documented. If there are safety concerns, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will work to solve any issues.

Because COVID-19 is so new, the possibility for long-term health issues is unknown at this point.

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1. How do I get on the list for the COVID-19 vaccine?
2. Who should get the vaccine?
3. Who should NOT get the vaccine?
4. Are the COVID-19 vaccines really safe?
5. How many vaccinations will I need?
6. Does the immunity from the disease last longer than the vaccine?
7. Do I need to get the vaccine if I've had COVID-19?
8. What information should I provide when I do get my vaccination?
9. What are the known side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine?
10. Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?
11. Will getting the vaccine cause me to test positive on a COVID-19 test?
12. Will I be contagious to others if I get the vaccine?
13. Can I stop wearing a mask after I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
14. Will I have to pay for the COVID-19 vaccine?
15. Will there be enough vaccine for everyone?