The vaccines can protect you from getting severe COVID-19
Getting vaccinated is the best way to keep yourself, your loved ones, and your community healthy.
Vax and Relax.
COVID-19 can have serious, life-threatening complications. If you get sick, you might spread the disease to friends, family, coworkers, and everyone around you.
If you’ve had the virus, you may have some natural protection, known as immunity, but we don’t know how long this protection lasts. The COVID-19 vaccinations will help protect you by creating an antibody response without having to experience sickness.
Wearing masks and social distancing will reduce your chance of being exposed to the virus or spreading it to others, but these measures are not enough. Vaccines will work with your immune system so it will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed.
We are committed to equity.
CCDPH is committed to an equitable distribution of vaccine, with an emphasis on communities that have been most dramatically impacted by COVID such as senior citizens and traditionally underserved populations. Click here to see CCDPH’s White Paper on our commitment to vaccine equity
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COVID Vaccine FAQs
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Can health care workers, school personnel, higher education personnel, and higher education students choose to be tested rather than be vaccinated, even if they do not meet the requirements for a medical or religious exemption?
Yes. If you are required to get vaccinated (because you work in healthcare, at a school, college/university or state-owned or operated church or place of worship), you do have the option to be tested weekly instead. However, your employer may have stricter requirements.
Yes, health care workers, school personnel, higher education personnel and students, and state employees and contractors who work at state-owned or operated congregate facilities are required to be fully vaccinated or undergo weekly testing and can provide confirmation of a negative test result on a weekly basis.
If a person has been exposed to a person with covid but is fully vaccinated, do they need to quarantine?
If you are vaccinated and were exposed to someone with COVID-19, you don’t need to quarantine. You should monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days after exposure and get tested 3-5 days after exposure. If you are not fully vaccinated, you should get tested right away. If your first test is negative, get tested again 5-7 days after you were exposed. Quarantine yourself for at least 7 days from exposure and make sure you have a negative test before leaving quarantine. To be extra safe, stay in quarantine for 14 days and monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days after exposure.
Updated November 29, 2021, 1:07 PM