COVID-19 Vaccine Basics
Should I Get the Vaccine?
- Vaccines are shots that help protect people from getting sick – like a flu shot.
- The COVID vaccine is free – you do not need insurance to get it.
- COVID-19 vaccines are for people over age 5 years old.
- EVEN IF YOU HAVE HAD THE COVID-19 VACCINE! You must keep wearing a mask, washing your hands, and staying at least 6 feet away from people who do not live with you
- Boosters are recommended for ages 16 and older.
- Talk to your doctor and any specialists you may have and ask them (click below)
- If the vaccine is for someone other than yourself, ask that person how they feel about being vaccinated and what questions they have. Help them get those answers.
- Consider a person’s ability to wear a mask, do social distancing and wash their hands frequently.
- Many doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, hospitals, and clinics offer COVID-19 vaccinations. Visit vaccines.gov to find locations that are offering vaccines. Source: CDC
- Ask your doctor what COVID-19 safety measures you will still need to take after getting your vaccine(s) and for how long
- Follow CDC guidelines to determine if you should get a booster shot.
Not Getting Vaccinated
Make sure you are still taking safety precautions against the transmission of COVID. Know what you can do to stay healthy.
Wear a mask
Stay 6 feet apart
Wash your hands
Remember you can change your mind and decide to get vaccinated at a later date. If you do decide you do want the vaccine, contact your doctor about what to do next. The choice of whether or not to vaccinate belongs to you. Ask questions, learn, and then make the best choice you can!
COVID-19 vaccination rates in Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas counties:
An interactive dashboard from Tri-County Health Department shows vaccination rates, case counts, and other data points for these three counties.