COVID-19 Vaccine Information Center
Vaccines are critical to the health of our community, and the upcoming COVID-19 vaccine will be an important step towards recovery. Immunization with a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine will play a big role in reducing COVID-19-related illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths. In the United States, there is currently no authorized or approved vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Several COVID-19 vaccines currently are in development. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shares these 8 things to know about vaccine planning.
Spectrum Health anticipates a vaccine being available for specific groups in the coming months. We are coordinating with federal, state and local organizations and are gathering information and resources to prepare our communities.
We promise to keep you informed. View the FAQ and resources below to learn more and check back as more information on possible vaccines become available.
Vaccines are proven to protect people from serious diseases at every age. Vaccines train the immune system to recognize dangerous viruses, like SARS-CoV-2, and other pathogens, allowing the body to fight an infection without having to get sick.
The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. Learn how federal partners are working together to ensure the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.
Stopping a pandemic requires using all the tools available. Vaccines boost your immune system so it will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed. Other steps, like masks and social distancing, help reduce your chance of being exposed to or spreading the virus. Together, COVID-19 vaccination and following CDC’s recommendations for how to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from COVID-19.