Whether it's going to church again, or spending time with family and friends, Letitia Clark knows that getting the COVID-19 vaccine will get you back to the things YOU love safely. Be part of the solution. Get vaccinated.
Why Our Community Leaders Support the COVID-19 Vaccine
Raised and currently residing in Anaheim, Congressman Lou Correa understands the importance of community. He knows that the only way we can fight this pandemic, is to work together. Do the right thing. Get vaccinated.
Dr. Ruiz has been caring for our community for 30 years, and knows the COVID-19 vaccine is the only way out of this pandemic. By getting vaccinated, you'll keep yourself, your family, and our community safe.
Eric Mooney, Director of Secondary Education at Colton Joint Unified School District, decided not to wait and see. He took his shot and chose to get vaccinated against COVID-19 so he could get back to a sense of normalcy.
Monica Ochoa Palomera, Acting Counsel of the Consulate of Mexico in Santa Ana, says getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is the only way to ensure the safety of our community and get back to normal again.
In talking with patients about getting the COVID-19 vaccine, Roxy kept hearing the same question: "Will the vaccine cause infertility?" She is able to address this concern with the facts: There is no scientific evidence that getting vaccinated will have an effect on a person's ability to become pregnant in the future.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
As of May 10, 2021, every Californian age 12 and older is eligible for COVID-19 vaccines.