We understand that some people may be nervous about the COVID vaccines – this is totally

reasonable. Fortunately, researchers have been working on vaccines for the coronavirus

family for years, so they did not have to start from scratch. 

How does the COVID vaccine work? 

Messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines are a type of vaccine to protect against infectious diseases. To

trigger an immune response, many vaccines put a weakened or inactivated germ into our bodies. mRNA

vaccines teach our cells how to make a protein-or even a piece of a protein that triggers an immune

response inside our bodies. That immune response, which produces antibodies, protects us from

getting infected if the real virus enters our bodies. 

Why should I get vaccinated? 

Vaccines have been described as PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) on a molecular level. This

is the next phase in pandemic response. Vaccines show high efficacy – anywhere from 94-95% – and

are how we will get back to as close to normal life as possible. Stay informed on critical vaccine

developments and, when they become eligible, determine whether the COVID vaccine is right for

you, your family, and your loved ones. 

What are the common side effects of the vaccine? Common side effects are pain and swelling on

the arm where you got the shot, fever, chills, tiredness, and headache. These minor side effects are

simply your immune system responding to the vaccine. If you have had a severe reaction to previous

vaccines, you are encouraged to discuss it further with your healthcare provider. 

Common COVID vaccine myths debunked visit: 

Everyone has sacrificed so much this year to keep our loved ones and community safe. While we

know getting vaccinated isn’t always comfortable, you can play a big role to support your

community by keeping yourself and your family up-to-date on all vaccinations. 

Why is it important to still wear a mask and social distance even if I have received the vaccine? 

Stopping a pandemic requires using all the tools available. Vaccines work with your immune system,

so your body will be ready to fight the virus if you are 

exposed. Like masks and social distancing, other steps help reduce your chance of being exposed to

the virus or spreading it to others. Together, COVID vaccination and following 

recommendations to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from COVID. 

If you’ve had COVID… 

You are still encouraged to get the vaccine once you no longer have symptoms and achieve recovery

status. It is estimated you have a 90-day natural immunity after infection, so you could delay getting

the vaccine within this timeframe if you so choose. 



Registration is 

now available 

for people 18 

and older. 

Current Target 

75 and older 

Sign up or help your family and neighbors sign up today!