It’s natural to want to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine. This page has information about how the vaccine was developed, safety information, and why immune protection is important for child care workers.
Feeling unsure about getting the COVID-19 vaccine?
It’s natural to have questions or feel unsure about the vaccine. You may wonder if the vaccine is safe, or if you need to worry about side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine.
This page has many resources to help you learn more about the vaccine, so that you can feel safe getting it.
Getting vaccinated is an important step to ending the pandemic, so that you and the children in your program can get back to normal activities.
About the COVID-19 vaccine
Getting a COVID-19 vaccine as a child care worker is an important step you can take to protect yourself and others, especially the children and families in your program.
COVID-19 vaccines help your immune system fight the illness if you are exposed. Protection from COVID-19 is critically important because for some people, it can cause severe illness or death.
There are now multiple COVID-19 vaccines that have been approved in the United States. Clinical trials have shown that these vaccines are very safe and very effective.
Ready to get vaccinated? Click here to find out how. Or keep scrolling for more info about the vaccine.
In scientific studies, 100% of people who got the vaccine were protected from hospitalization and death from COVID-19.
COVID-19 vaccine information for child care workers
This video was made just for child care workers. Learn how the vaccine was made and how it works:
Read answers to common questions about the COVID-19 vaccine here:
Meet child care workers who have been vaccinated. Hear why these child care workers decided to get the vaccine:
These videos are courtesy of the First 5 Association.
Answers to common questions about the COVID-19 vaccine
Here are some other helpful websites to visit if you have questions or concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine.
- Get Vaccine Answers is a website that has answers to lots of common questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.
- COVID Latino also answers common vaccine questions. It has many video resources and information in Spanish.
- Women and the COVID-19 Vaccine breaks down the risks and facts about COVID-19 and the vaccine specifically for women.
You are a child care hero!
In California and Los Angeles County, people who work in child care and early education are a priority to be vaccinated.
Keeping child care programs safe and open is an important part of recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. You are a child care hero! The vaccine will be able to help you keep yourself, your family, and the people in your program safe.