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TSD continues to focus on the health and safety of our school community, and we support the importance of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus.
This webpage is designed to provide helpful information regarding vaccines, their effectiveness, and where you and your family can receive the vaccine.
TSD provided a vaccine clinic on Wednesday, August 18, 2021.
Please visit the following link to find vaccines near you: https://www.vaccines.gov/search/
What You Need to Know (ASL Video)
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- Vaccines are widely accessible in the United States and are available for everyone at no cost.
- COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective at preventing COVID-19 disease, especially severe illness and death.
- COVID-19 vaccines reduce the risk of people spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.
- You may have side effects after vaccination. These are normal and should go away in a few days.
- It typically takes 2 weeks after vaccination for the body to build protection (immunity) against the virus that causes COVID-19. You are fully vaccinated until 2 weeks after the second dose of a 2 dose vaccine or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine.
- Regardless if you already had COVID-19, you should be vaccinated. Experts do not yet know how long you are protected from getting sick against after recovery from COVID-19.
- Once you've been fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic.
Where You Can Get Vaccinated (ASL Video)
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- Vaccines are widely accessible in the United States. Everyone aged 12 and older should get a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible.
- The COVID-19 vaccine is available at no cost, regardless of immigration or health insurance status.
- Many doctor's offices, retail pharmacies, hospitals, and clinics offer COVID-19 vaccinations.
- Parents, check with your child's healthcare provider about whether they offer COVID-19 vaccinations.
- Find a COVID-19 vaccine location by visiting http://www.vaccine.gov or texting your ZIP code to 438829.
How Effective is the Vaccine and is it Safe (ASL Video)
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- All COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States are effective at preventing COVID-19 as seen in clinical trial settings.
- Research provides growing evidence that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines offer similar protection in real world conditions.
- COVID-19 vaccination is an important tool to help stop the COVID-19 pandemic.
- COVID-19 vaccination helps protect people from getting sick or severely ill with COVID-19 and might also help protect people around them.
- To receive the most protection, people should receive all recommended doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
- Some people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may still get sick because no vaccine is 100% effective.
- Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines, and these vaccines have undergone the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history.