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COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, free, and widely available. Everyone 5 and older can be vaccinated against COVID-19. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and others around you, particularly people at increased risk for serious illness from COVID-19.

We know you may have questions about the vaccine, and that’s okay. We’re here to help provide answers, with information and resources for you and your family. Prefer to talk to someone? Our friendly, trained CARES Team staff is available to speak with you weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by calling 602-506-6767.

A small shot can do a lot.

4 Reasons to Get Vaccinated

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    Reduces your risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 

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    Makes it less likely you will spread it to others

  1. 2Less time missed from work, school, and other activities due to being sick or having to quarantine if exposed, compared to unvaccinated people

  2. 2Adds to the number of people in the community who are protected from COVID-19 — making it harder for the disease to spread and helps prevent new variants from emerging

Did you know? You can get a COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines, including flu, at the same visit. Check for providers using our vaccine map.

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Vaccination is especially important for people who have an increased risk of developing severe illness from COVID-19, such as older adults and people of any age with certain medical conditions, including pregnancy.

Older adults     
People with underlying health conditions       
Pregnant individuals

Do You Need a Third Dose or Booster Shot?

Booster shots are currently recommended for people considered high risk for severe illness if infected with COVID-19 or who have a high risk of exposure to the virus. The purpose of a booster shot is to extend the protection of the COVID-19 vaccine and increase the body’s immune response. Learn more about eligibility and when to get vaccinated.

A third dose of mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) is recommended for people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems who may not build the same level of immunity to the two-dose vaccine series compared to people who are not immunocompromised. This additional dose is intended to complete their initial vaccine series. Learn more about eligibility and when to get vaccinated.

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Vaccines are Safe and Effective

Many people don’t experience side effects after being vaccinated, but if you do it’s a normal reaction. Mild symptoms like a sore arm where you received the injection, tiredness, headache, and muscle pain are all signs that your body is building immune protection. Side effects typically resolve in a few days and allergic reactions are extremely rare.

COVID-19 Vaccines

SickMake you sick with the virus
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PregnancyCause fertility problems in men or women
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All medicines, including vaccines, are tested for safety and effectiveness by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before they’re allowed to be used. Their safety continues to be checked while in use by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and FDA. Watch these videos below to learn more.
Read more on vaccine safety and view FAQs here.  

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Access the latest COVID-19 statistics and data, including COVID-19 transmission rates and vaccination distribution rates in Maricopa County.

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About thIS Campaign

Maricopa County’s “Get the Facts, Then Get the Shot” vaccination campaign, supported through federal funds, includes television and radio ads, billboards, and social media promotions in English and Spanish. Viewers may recognize some of the people shown in the campaign: many ads feature a real Maricopa County resident who got vaccinated against COVID-19, and many of the photos are from actual vaccine events organized by Maricopa County. Learn more about it here.

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