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Questions and Answers about the COVID-19 Vaccine

This page offers both the general public and health practitioners answers to basic questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. The questions include:

  • Is there a vaccine for COVID-19?
  • When will COVID-19 vaccines be ready for distribution?
  • How likely is it that safe, effective vaccines for COVID-19 will be developed?
  • How quickly could COVID-19 vaccines stop the pandemic?
  • What types of COVID-19 vaccines are being developed? How would they work?
  • How will we know if COVID-19 vaccines are safe?
  • Will other vaccines help protect me from COVID-19?
  • Will COVID-19 vaccines provide long-term protection?

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