January 29, 2021 / By Molina Healthcare
A safe, effective vaccine has been developed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and millions of Americans are being vaccinated across the country. Now you might be wondering about the vaccine and how it’s rolling out, which is why we put together answers to the most common questions. For details, please read on.
Is the vaccine the best protection against the coronavirus?
The CDC recommends getting the vaccine along with safe practices including wearing a mask whenever you leave the house, avoiding crowds and frequent handwashing. This combination of vaccination and being cautious is the best way to protect your health.
Who gets the vaccine first?
The CDC suggests that, before the general public, the vaccine should go to:
Do you need two doses of the vaccine for it to work?
Does the vaccine cause side effects?
Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?
Do I still have to wear a mask, social distance and limit exposure to others after I get a vaccine?
If I have a problem or bad reaction after getting a COVID-19 vaccine, how do I report it?
How much does the vaccine cost?
Nationwide vaccine distribution is in its early stages right now and it’s important to keep up with health-safe practices as even more contagious variants of the virus begin to spread around the country. At Molina Healthcare, we’re committed to keeping you informed of any updates.
Source: hhs.gov, cdc.gov, fda.gov