Why get vaccinated?
Do it for yourself, your family, and your community. When you’re vaccinated against COVID-19, you protect yourself from a deadly disease. Vaccinate to stop the spread to your friends, your family, your elders, and the people who work hard to keep our communities safe and open.
Protection from COVID-19 is within reach for even more of our loved ones. Young people aged 12 to 15 years old are eligible to receive the vaccine. By getting our 12–to-15-year-olds vaccinated, families can feel even safer as we venture out more, visit grandma and grandpa, go on summer vacations, and get back to doing the things we love. Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine has been authorized for those 12 and older, following clinical trials as well as FDA and CDC review. This is the same vaccine already safely administered to millions of California adults.
Families looking to make vaccination appointments for their 12+ children can visit MyTurn.ca.gov, call the COVID-19 Hotline at (833) 422-4255, or talk to your family’s pediatrician or healthcare provider.
Vaccination helps us get to community-wide protection (sometimes called herd immunity) much more quickly, saving millions of lives. When enough individuals become vaccinated, it adds up to protection for everyone.
Vaccination is one of the most important steps in ending the pandemic.
Each person that gets vaccinated brings us closer to a post-pandemic world.
More benefits of vaccination
- Your chances of being hospitalized with COVID-19 become almost zero
- COVID-19 cases will drop, and schools and businesses will safely reopen
- We can all get back to the things we love
From nurses, teachers, and farmworkers to many more people in our communities, hear why Californians have gotten vaccinated.
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