Will the COVID-19 vaccine stop the pandemic?

Stopping a pandemic requires using all the tools we have available. Wearing masks and social distancing help reduce your chance of being exposed to the virus or spreading it to others, but these measures are not enough. Vaccines will work with your immune system so it will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed. Vaccination will help you from getting COVID-19, and is a safer way to build protection than becoming sick with COVID-19. However, the combination of getting vaccinated and following recommendations to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from COVID-19.

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1. Will the vaccine give me COVID-19 or make me sick?
2. How can I get notified about COVID-19 vaccine status updates?
3. If I already had COVID-19 should I still get the vaccine?
4. I’m a healthy adult, why should I get a vaccine?
5. I went all year without getting COVID-19, why should I get a vaccine now?
6. If I can build immunity to COVID-19 naturally, why should I get a vaccine?
7. Is the vaccine effective against new COVID-19 variants?
8. What are mRNA vaccines and how do they work?
9. Can I still test positive for COVID-19 after getting the vaccine?
10. Does immunity after getting COVID-19 last longer than protection from COVID-19 vaccines?
11. How long will immunity from the COVID-19 vaccine last?
12. Will the COVID-19 vaccine stop the pandemic?
13. What percentage of the population needs to be vaccinated to have herd immunity to COVID-19?
14. When can children get the COVID-19 vaccine?
15. Why should I get a vaccine if my children can’t get a vaccine yet? I’m still exposed to them.