Why you should get the COVID-19 vaccine:
Vaccines are an essential tool in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Getting vaccinated can prevent you from getting the infection, including severe infections that can send you to the hospital. Safe and effective vaccines are available for adults at higher risk of having serious complications from COVID-19 and for frontline and emergency health care providers.
Dr. Robert Jacobson, medical director of the Primary Care Immunization Program at Mayo Clinic, explains why these vaccines are safe and why he recommends people in those groups take a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible: