COVID-19 Vaccine Information


As the COVID-19 vaccines become available, we understand, getting vaccinated is a personal choice. Throughout history, vaccines have been proven to help stop the spread of diseases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) routine processes and procedures remain in place to ensure the safety of any vaccine that is authorized or approved for use. Safety is a top priority, and there are many reasons to be vaccinated. None of the COVID-19 vaccines contain the live virus that causes COVID-19, so a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19.


The COVID-19 vaccination will help keep you from getting COVID-19.

The COVID-19 vaccination is a safer way to help build protection. 

  • COVID-19 can have serious, life-threatening complications, and there is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you.
  • The known and potential benefits of a COVID-19 vaccine must outweigh the known and potential risks of the vaccine for use under what is known as an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). Learn more about EUA.
  • Getting COVID-19 may offer some natural protection, known as immunity. The vaccination will help protect you by creating an antibody response without having to experience sickness.
  • Both natural immunity and immunity produced by a vaccine are essential aspects of COVID-19 that experts learn more about every day.

The COVID-19 vaccination is an important tool to help stop the pandemic.

  • Wearing masks and social distancing help reduce your chance of being exposed to the virus, but these measures are not enough. Vaccines work with your immune system so it will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed.
  • The combination of being vaccinated and following the CDC’s recommendations to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from COVID-19.

As a reminder, associates who voluntarily receive the COVID-19 vaccination are authorized up to four (4) hours of administrative leave per vaccination appointment if vaccinated during scheduled work time.  


Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines

Visit your local health department’s website for vaccine locations.


Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)