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Get the COVID-19 Vaccine: Keep Your Family and Community Safe.

It’s safe, effective, and free.  

For yourself. For your family. For all of us.

For yourself. For your family. For all of us.

She’s been fighting for our community all her life, and she’s not stopping anytime soon. Ninety-one-year-old activist Dolores Huerta got her vaccine. Don't let anything stop you. Si, se puede.

Why our community leaders support the COVID-19 vaccine

Why our community leaders support the COVID-19 vaccine

Watch Dr. Marilyn Flores, Interim President of Santa Ana College, share her story about fighting against vaccine misinformation and encouraging her mother to get the vaccine.

Tus abuelos are relying on you

Let’s be honest, your family is looking to you for information on the COVID-19 vaccine. Keep them safe with the facts. The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and free. Talk to your loved ones about the importance of getting vaccinated.

A step closer to normal

Don’t let rumors and misinformation keep you and your family from getting the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been shown to be safe and effective at preventing COVID-19. Get your questions answered below.

Have family gatherings again. 

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine not only keeps your family and loved ones safe, it also means we’re one step closer to family gatherings, birthday and graduation parties, thriving small businesses, date nights, los bailes, and live entertainment and sports! 

The COVID-19 Vaccine is Safe, Effective, and Free

SAFE: The approved COVID-19 vaccines have been rigorously tested on tens of thousands of volunteers from various age and race/ethnic backgrounds. The three-phased testing process was the same as every other vaccine approved prior to COVID-19. A safety board approved every study, and the FDA carefully reviewed the data from every phase of every vaccine trial. Vaccine developers have ensured that clinical trials reflect the nation’s diversity.

EFFECTIVE: The vaccine is 95% effective at preventing COVID-19 and prevents severe cases of the virus. It also helps fight against the new variant coronavirus strains.

FREE: Congress passed legislation to ensure that the vaccine is completely free. To make sure there are no hidden fees, get your vaccine at a health department vaccination site.

COVID-19 vaccinations are FREE and available to everyone, regardless of immigration status or insurance.

Get Answers to Your Questions

There’s a lot of false information out there. Get the facts about the COVID-19 vaccine! If your question isn’t answered below, try this frequently updated New York Times website

Why not take my chances with COVID-19 rather than get the vaccine?

COVID-19 is by far the more dangerous option. COVID vaccines carry little known risk. But the perils of COVID-19 have been well documented. About 20 percent of people who come down with COVID-19 symptoms develop serious, potentially life-threatening illness. Although people who are older, obese or have other health problems are at highest risk for complications from COVID-19, younger people can become severely ill, too. In a study of more than 3,000 people ages 18 to 34 who were hospitalized for COVID, 20 percent required intensive care and 3 percent died.

The long-term health complications associated with COVID-19 are a serious concern. As many as one in three people who recover from COVID have chronic complaints for months afterward, including exhaustion, a racing heart, blood clots and loss of sense of smell or taste.

Taken directly from NY Times website. More info can also be found here

Should I get the vaccine if I’ve already had COVID-19?

Yes. While people who have contracted the virus are believed to have some immunity, it’s unclear how long that immunity lasts. It’s advised to wait about 90 days after infection before getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Will I be 100% immune to COVID-19 if I get the vaccine?

No vaccination is 100% effective, however, all of the COVID-19 vaccines available in the US  today have been shown to be about 95% effective at blocking COVID-19 and helping to decrease severe cases.

How bad are the side effects?

Short term side effects occur in 25-33% of people with the most common being fatigue and a sore arm. The second dose has generally caused more intense reactions that can include a fever, headache, or “brain fog”. For most, the symptoms last a day, while others may need a few days to recover.

While these experiences aren’t pleasant, they are a good sign that your immune system is responding to the vaccine and will provide long-lasting immunity.

Does the COVID-19 vaccine make you sterile?

No. COVID-19 vaccines don’t make you sterile or affect your fertility in any way.  ​Some people have made false claims about the COVID-19 vaccine and infertility. But research shows there is no evidence that a person will have problems getting pregnant after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. In fact, during the vaccine trials, about the same number of people became pregnant in both the placebo group and the vaccine group.

What if I’m undocumented or don’t have insurance?

The Department of Health Services (DHS) encourages all individuals, regardless of immigration status, to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. DHS and its Federal government partners fully support equal access to the COVID-19 vaccines and believe it is a public health imperative to ensure that all individuals residing in the United States have access to the vaccine. DHS Learn more

​​Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes. If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, and eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, you can get the vaccine if you want it.

The CDC recently released information based on COVID vaccinations provided to over 30,000 people during pregnancy. No unexpected pregnancy or infant outcomes have been observed related to COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy. Recent studies actually show that antibodies from vaccinated moms cross the placenta to help protect newborns against COVID-19.

Pregnant people are more likely to die or get very sick from COVID-19 than people who aren’t pregnant. And pregnant people who have COVID-19 may have a higher risk of pregnancy complications, like early birth. So if you’re pregnant, it’s important to do what you can to avoid getting COVID-19 — wear a mask and maintain social distancing — whether or not you get the COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more.