Vaccines are one of the most effective ways we can stay healthy and prevent ourselves from getting sick.
A vaccine that prevents COVID-19 would teach our immune system to recognize the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Then, whenever we are exposed to the virus, our immune system would be ready to leap into action, fight off the virus, and keep us healthy.
Did you know? If enough people get vaccinated and protect themselves, the entire community will be protected via herd immunity. Learn more about how vaccination leads to herd immunity.
Why do we need COVID-19 vaccines?
To date, more than 20 million COVID-19 cases have been reported and more than 750,000 people have died.
Making safe and effective vaccines available and accessible so that people can get vaccinated to protect against COVID-19 has the potential to save millions of lives globally.
What Types of Vaccines Are There?
By monitoring vaccine development through our COVID-19 vaccine tracker, we can better anticipate when a vaccine may be available in our community.