With the COVID-19 vaccines starting to become available to the general public in Indiana, many people may have questions. The following links provide information on frequently asked vaccine questions from leading health agencies.
Where to sign up for vaccinations:
Indiana residents can sign up for their vaccine shots by going to https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/vaccine/ and clicking “Find a Vaccination Site.” People who do not have a computer or access to the internet can call 2-1-1 to make an appointment instead. The LPCPL computer lab is available for people who don’t have a computer.
Who gets the vaccine at what time:
More vulnerable groups of people will have access to the vaccine first. The groups currently eligible to be vaccinated are continuously updated at: https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/vaccine/.
Is the vaccine safe?:
Read up on the standard vaccine research and approval process at the CDC’s Vaccine Safety page. Other common questions about the current vaccine can be found at CDC’s Facts About the COVID-19 Vaccines.
Are there side effects from the vaccine?:
Any vaccine or medication carries the risk of side effects. Check out the FDA’s webpages on Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine Common Side Effects and Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine Common Side Effects.
After a vaccination, you can monitor your health and receive reminders about your next vaccine shot with the CDC’s V-Safe After Vaccine Health Checker smartphone tool. This tool gives you health check-in surveys and lets you report any side effects you may be having.
You can click the quick link at the top of the library home page for COVID-19 Resources for up-to-date information.