If I get the vaccine, am I immune to COVID-19?

Not quite. Getting your vaccine will build your immunity, which can lower your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. Your vaccine will also greatly reduce your risk of developing serious illness or death related to COVID-19.

Your greatest level of immunity will be once you are considered fully vaccinated, which is 14 days after receiving your second dose of either the Pfizer (Comirnaty), Moderna (Spikevax), or Novavax vaccine, or 14 days after receiving the single dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

To keep your immunity level high, stay up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.  You are eligible for an updated bivalent COVID-19 booster 2 months after your last COVID-19 vaccine or any previous booster.

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1. Where can I get a vaccine?
2. Can children receive the vaccine?
3. Where can I get more information about COVID-19 vaccines?
4. Why should I get the vaccine?
5. What are the side effects from the vaccine?
6. How do I know the vaccine is safe?
7. Will the vaccine give me COVID-19? Or make me sick?
8. If I get the vaccine, am I immune to COVID-19?
9. What will the vaccine cost?
10. If I’ve been diagnosed with COVID-19, can I still get the vaccine?
11. Can I get the vaccine if I have COVID or have had another vaccine recently?
12. What is a booster dose?
13. Do I need to have an appointment to get a vaccine?