We’re Here To Help!
For nearly two years, COVID-19 has disrupted all aspects of our lives. Indiana has seen an unprecedented 700,000 cases, with over 18,000 of those occurring in La Porte County alone. As a result, we have lost over 275 family members, spouses, neighbors, and friends.
But now there’s hope.
As of November 2nd, 2021, the COVID-19 vaccine has become available to all people ages 5 and older. We must do our part to end the spread of the virus. When we get vaccinated, we move closer to the days when we could unwind with friends on the shores of Lake Michigan, laugh with co-workers at our favorite restaurant, worship with fellow believers in our church or temple, and embrace loved ones at our family gatherings.
Frequently Asked Questions
NO. While you may have side effects similar to the effects of the virus, the particles within the vaccine are completely dormant and are much safer than the actual virus.
YES. There is a chance you may get COVID-19 again. To ensure that you and your loved ones are safe, you should get vaccinated even if you have already had COVID-19.
NO. Scientists took no safety shortcuts when creating the vaccine. Because COVID-19 affects the entire world, the vaccine was quickly funded and the research was able to be completed faster than normal.
NO. Recent research suggests that the vaccine is completely safe for pregnant and nursing mothers, but you should discuss with your doctor or physician on what would be best for you and your child.
NO. Even after you are vaccinated, there is a small chance that you may carry or contract COVID-19. For now, everyone should continue to wear masks and social distance until a majority of the population has been vaccinated.
YES. Everyone should get the vaccine if they are able. At this time, the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available for everyone 18 and up, and the Pfizer vaccine is available for everyone 12 and up.
It’s Up To All Of Us
- Resources to Help You from People Who Care (Updated 12/09/21)
- Download: Face Masks Recommended Sign
- How to Be Prepared: What to Bring When You Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine (updated 4/05/21)
- Vaccine vs. Infection (updated 3/16/21)
- FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine
- Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Recipient Fact Sheet in additional languages
- FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine
- Pfizer Vaccine Recipient Fact Sheet in additional languages
- FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Moderna Vaccine
- Moderna Vaccine Recipient Fact Sheet in additional languages
- COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet for Long-term Care Residents (updated 12/21/20)
- Vaccine Information for you and your family (CDC)
- COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Plan