People age 18 years and older who received Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may now get a booster.
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"The vaccine will give me COVID-19."
None of the vaccines contain the live virus that causes COVID-19, so a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19.
"The vaccine includes a microchip and will make my arm magnetic."
Rumors and Internet memes saying the vaccine can track you, gather information, or magnetize you are false.
"An mRNA vaccine alters my DNA."
Messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines teach the body how to protect against infectious disease and do not interact with your DNA or genetic material in any way.
"The vaccine was developed too quickly and can't be safe."
The vaccines were developed, tested, and authorized using the same rigorous process used for other successful vaccines, and the Pfizer vaccine received FDA approval 8/23/21.
"The side effects of the vaccine are severe and risky."
The vaccine may cause a short-term reaction as your immune system kicks into action, but some people have no side effects at all.
"There's no way to tell what's true about the vaccine."
Good information is out there. Talk to trusted sources like your physician and look for information from official public health and safety authorities.
"I already had COVID–I don't need a vaccine."
Scientists cannot yet tell how long natural immunity lasts, so a COVID vaccine is recommended for anyone who has had COVID-19 more than 30 days ago.
"The vaccine causes fertility issues."
There is no evidence that vaccination causes problems with pregnancy, development of the placenta, or sperm counts.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for everyone. Every day there's new information, and it can be difficult to stay up-to-date on the latest science, mandates, and recommendations. Select from the topics below to get the information you need for yourself, your family, and your community.
Free vaccination clinics are held daily throughout the valley. No appointment necessary!
Visit the following links for information on local and statewide COVID-19 information.