COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Prime Healthcare recommends that you get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as
it's available to you.
The COVID-19 vaccine is helping us transition back to normal, but it does
not mark the end of the pandemic. The CDC guidelines reinforce the need
for continued physical distancing, avoiding contact with those who have
been exposed or are confirmed positive of COVID-19, wearing face masks
in public and practicing hand hygiene, after vaccination, to help slow
and stop the spread of COVID-19.
The desired level of herd immunity, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, is
to have at least 75% vaccinated by the end of May 2021. There are currently
two COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration:
the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and the Moderna vaccine.
The Pfizer vaccine is given in two shots, 21 days apart, and is authorized
for use in people 16 years of age and older. The Moderna vaccine is given
in two shots, 28 days apart, and is authorized for use in people 18 and older.
your state’s Department of Health website for updated vaccine distribution information.