COVID can be complicated.
What YOU need to know is NOT.
Whether you feel personally at risk or not, getting vaccinated helps limit spread and new mutations of the virus. This is critical to stopping its impact on all of us.
- Use tools (on the right )) to Find your closest vaccination location
- Need vaccination transportation? Contact your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA
- View COVID statistics for Idaho
- Get the Idaho_COVID-Fact-Sheet
- Find where it’s safe to travel
- Domestic Travel During COVID (CDC)T
- COVID Travel recommendations (Mayo Clinic)
Whether vaccinated or not, be smart and if in conditions that aren’t safe like enclosed spaces or larger groups with people you don’t know, continue to mask up, stay 6 feet apart, and practice good hand hygiene. That is always the best way to prevent airborne illnesses including cold and flu.
Other facts to know…
THERE IS NEVER A COST TO GET YOUR COVID-19 VACCINATION
The vaccine is available to everyone who wants it at no cost to you. If you have insurance, you will be asked to provide your insurance card. The organization giving the actual shot will bill your insurance a small fee for their service. There is no co-pay or deductible. There is never a cost to you. If you do not have insurance, the provider will bill the federal government for that fee, which is paid through the Provider Relief Fund. Whether you have insurance or not, you should never pay anything to get your COVID immunization.
COVID-19 VACCINES ARE SAFE AND EFFECTIVE
The safety of COVID-19 vaccines is a top priority. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has rigorous scientific standards vaccine developers must meet for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality. COVID-19 vaccines were evaluated in clinical trials among tens of thousands of participants.
The vaccines will continue to be monitored for safety by multiple agencies including the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Your body’s response as it begins building immunity to COVID may cause mild to moderate symptoms. They usually last about one day.
These reactions may include pain or swelling at the injection site, muscle pain, headaches, and mild to moderate fever. These are normal signs the body is producing an immune response. COVID-19 vaccines with a two-dose series are more effective after the second dose, and even more so after a booster dose, so some of these symptoms may be more pronounced with each successive dose.
You can use over-the-counter medicine like acetaminophen or ibuprofen to minimize side effects. If you can, plan to rest and take it easy following vaccination.
Get more information at coronavirus.idaho.gov