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Why get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Vaccines work with your immune system so it will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed. The vaccine may be the safest and most effective way to stop the virus. Some people are hesitant to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but both the data as well as people’s real-world experience with this vaccine are incredibly positive and reassuring. Eligible teens and adults can feel safe to roll up their sleeves. If you’re still on the fence about getting the vaccine, here’s what you need to know.

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The truth about vaccines

Studies have confirmed again and again that today’s vaccines are very safe. In fact, the greatest risks come when children are not immunized. If you have questions about vaccines, how they work, and their safety, get the facts without the hype. Start here.

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Now let’s go to the park!

Lots of kids fear shots. But the anxiety is usually much worse than the pain from the shot. Some things you can do to ease your child’s worry are to act calm and confident at the doctor’s office, use distraction tactics like reading books, and talk about fun activities you will do after the shot. Here are some more surprisingly simple tips to make shots as painless as possible for your child.

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What parents and caregivers need to know about vaccines

As a parent, you want to keep your kids healthy and safe. Are vaccines really needed? Is it okay to get more than one vaccine at a time? You may want to know more about the role vaccines play in keeping kids healthy, and what to expect after babies and kids get shots. If you’re looking for information about immunizations, this guide can help you sort out fact from fiction. Here’s a list of questions you may have about immunizations and the answers you need to make the right choice for your child.

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  • If you’re still on the fence about getting the vaccine, here’s what you need to know.
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  • If you have questions about vaccines and their safety, get the facts without the hype. Start here.
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  • Is your child scared of shots? Here’s a helpful guide of things you can do to ease shot anxiety.
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  • Don’t let myths about vaccinations put your child at risk. Get the answers to your questions here.
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