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Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccines are safe

  • COVID-19 vaccines were developed using science that has been around for decades.

  • COVID-19 vaccines are not experimental. They went through all the required stages of clinical trials. Extensive testing and monitoring have shown that these vaccines are safe and effective.

  • COVID-19 vaccines have received and continue to undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. Learn more about how federal partners are ensuring COVID-19 vaccines work.

COVID-19 vaccines are effective

Delta Variant

The Delta variant causes more infections and spreads faster than earlier forms of the virus that causes COVID-19. It might cause more severe illness than previous strains in unvaccinated people.

  • Vaccines continue to reduce a person’s risk of contracting the virus that cause COVID-19, including this variant.

  • Vaccines continue to be highly effective at preventing hospitalization and death, including against this variant.

  • Fully vaccinated people with breakthrough infections from this variant appear to be infectious for a shorter period.

  • Get vaccinated and wear masks indoors in public spaces to reduce the spread of this variant.

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