¿Cómo recibo la vacuna?

DuPage Health Coalition has put together the "COVID-19 Vaccine Events calendar" to track vaccination opportunities in DuPage County!

Simplemente haga clic en su evento de vacunación preferido para ver los detalles sobre la ubicación, el horario, el tipo de vacuna (Johnson & Johnson, Moderna o Pfizer) y el registro:

Quiero aprender más sobre la vacuna COVID-19 …

Ninguna de las vacunas de COVID-19 contiene el virus vivo que causa COVID-19, por lo que la vacuna COVID-19 no lo puede enfermar con COVID-19.

Las siguientes preguntas y respuestas se encuentran en el“Covid Enders Toolkit” de Project Finish Line:”:

COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus, which is a type of virus. There are other types of coronaviruses, and people were already working on vaccines for other coronaviruses, which gave them a head start. With millions of lives at stake, companies, governments, and universities from every country worked together and used the most advanced technology to quickly develop a vaccine.

Different companies took different approaches to creating the COVID-19 vaccine, which is good because this increased the chance that at least one of the vaccines would end up working. If multiple companies make COVID-19 vaccines, this means there will be more vaccines to give to people.

A COVID-19 vaccine is currently available to anyone age 5 and older. At this time, children aged 5-12 are only eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. However, anyone at or above the age of 18 can receive any of the three COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J).

Tens of thousands of people volunteered for clinical trials to find out whether the vaccines are safe and effective at protecting people from COVID-19. These trials included racially and ethnically diverse people. Volunteers are followed closely for at least two months after receiving the vaccine to monitor their health before the vaccine can be used for the general public. Any negative reactions to a vaccine would most likely happen within that period. The volunteers are also observed long-term to monitor for any other problems. The results of the trials were reviewed by experts, companies that are making the vaccine, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Clinical trials began earlier this year, and the vaccine is reported to be about 90% effective in both children and adults.

The most common side effect is soreness where the shot was given, which goes away quickly on its own. Other mild side effects are muscle pain, fever, fatigue, headache, and joint pain. Minor side effects are a sign that your body is starting to build immunity (protection) against a disease. Severe side effects are rare.

Mild fever is a common side effect of many vaccinations, like the flu vaccine. It does not mean you will have COVID-19. A mild fever, along with muscle soreness, fatigue, and other symptoms, are often a part of your body’s training to fight off COVID-19.

El gobierno ha prometido que la vacuna se proporcionará a las personas en los Estados Unidos de forma gratuita. Los proveedores que administran la vacuna pueden cobrar una tarifa de administración, pero estas tarifas pueden ser reembolsadas por el seguro del paciente o la Administración de Recursos y Servicios de Salud (HRSA) si no tienes seguro.

¡Sí tú puedes! Las pautas de los CDC actualmente establecen que ambas vacunas se pueden administrar en la misma visita. Sin embargo, debe seguir las pautas de programación de vacunas para cada tipo de vacuna. Si no ha recibido las dosis recomendadas de la vacuna COVID-19, hágase una lo antes posible y trate de vacunarse contra la gripe para fines de octubre.

If you don’t trust the vaccine right away, it is understandable. To protect yourself, wear a mask, continue to maintain social distancing from those you don’t live with, and wash your hands often!

Continued research about the COVID-19 pandemic, the virus strains, and effectiveness of existing vaccines has determined that effectiveness of the vaccine doses (or dose for J&J) declines after a period of time. In order to maintain full effectiveness and continue to stay protected against COVID-19, it is recommended that all adults aged 18 and older who received their second vaccine dose (of Pfizer or Moderna) at least six months ago OR received the J&J vaccine at least two months ago, receive a COVID-19 booster shot. At this time, you may receive ANY of the three vaccine booster shots, regardless of the vaccine type you were fully vaccinated with. This means that, for example, a person who received the J&J vaccine can receive a Moderna booster shot. 

¿Tiene usted algunas preguntas sobre la vacuna COVID-19 que no han sido contestadas? o ¿necesita ayuda para inscribirse para recibir la vacuna COVID-19?

El departamento de salud del Condado de DuPage tiene una línea directa para contestar todas sus preguntas sobre la vacuna de COVID-19. Por favor llámeles al (630) 682-7400 para hablar con un representante. Encuentre más detalles sobre la línea directa en el siguiente enlace.

Equidad racial y la vacuna de COVID-19

Las comunidades negras y morenas han sido afectadas de una forma desproporcionada por el COVID-19 resultando en altos niveles de infección y con peores resultados de salud que sus compañeros blancos. Como la renuencia de recibir la vacuna podría empeorar estas disparidades, es crucial entender porque algunas personas son renuentes a recibir la vacuna de COVID-19. Estamos trabajando muy de cerca con nuestros asociados en la comunidad para servir a las comunidades marginalizadas para promover la confianza en la vacuna. También estamos ayudando a nuestros miembros a recibir la vacuna si son elegibles.  

Aquí les presentamos eventos en la comunidad para promover la confianza en la vacuna:

Datos sobre vacunación de COVID-19 en Illinois

La disponibilidad y planes de vacunación cambian constantemente:

And we recently put out a survey to help DuPage County health organizations better understand and respond to residents’ questions and concerns about getting a COVID-19 Vaccine. Click here for the results!

NOS ENCANTARÍA CONTESTAR SUS PREGUNTAS ACERCA DEL LA VACUNA CONTRA COVID-19! (Facebook Live)

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