The COVID-19 vaccine is now available and is being rolled out across the country in phases based on determinations from state and local health departments.
The vaccines are safe and effective. Once eligible, you should contact your health care provider to decide the best location to get your shot. However, even after you get vaccinated, you should still plan to wear a protective mask when in public and socially distance from others except in circumstances recommended by public health officials.
Vaccination is a critically necessary step in ensuring we, as a society, can help to reduce the spread of the virus, end the pandemic, and return to our usual way of life.