COVID-19 Vaccine

Studies show that the COVID-19 vaccine helps keep you from getting COVID-19 and may help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get the virus. We’ve gathered information and links here so you can learn more and find a shot near you.

Get the Facts

Here are 5 facts you need to know about the COVID Vaccine:

1. The COVID-19 vaccine is safe.

Safety is the most important requirement for the vaccine and is assessed in trials by independent experts. For the COVID-19 vaccines, participants were monitored two weeks (25%) longer than required by the FDA prior to approval, and more than 10 times the minimum number of participants were included.

2. The COVID-19 vaccine will not change your DNA.

The vaccine is an mRNA vaccine and does not interact with our DNA in any way. Instead, it triggers an immune response so our immune system will make antibodies to protect against future infection.

3. We know exactly what is in the vaccine.

The ingredient lists for all the vaccines have been published, and none of the vaccines contains live or killed COVID viral particles so the vaccine cannot give you COVID-19.

The vaccine does not contain:

Live COVID-19 virus | Egg products | Blood products | Beef products | Pork products | Government tracking devices

4. The COVID-19 vaccine does not cause infertility or miscarriage.

There is no evidence to support claims that the COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility, miscarriage, birth defects or still births. The mRNA is rapidly broken down by the cell once the instructions have been transmitted, so it does not cause mutations or cellular defects and has not been associated with infertility.

5. The 3Ws will still be necessary after you get your shot.

Remember, even if you’ve had the vaccine, you can still pass the virus on to someone who hasn’t had the vaccine. That’s why we all need to continue following the 3Ws - Wearing a mask, Washing our hands and Watching our distance - until the majority of our community is vaccinated.

For more information about the vaccine, visit:

Department of Public Health  

Northeast Georgia Health System

Longstreet Clinic


Get the Shot

Until vaccine supply is plentiful, remember to be patient and persistent when seeking a vaccine appointment. Check these sites for vaccine appointments:

Northeast Georgia Physicians Group

Longstreet Clinic