COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Key Points

  • 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
  • After COVID-19 vaccination, you may have some side effects. These are normal signs that your body is building protection. The side effects from COVID-19 vaccination, such as tiredness, headache or chills, but they 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 not fully vaccinated until 2 weeks after the second dose of a 2-dose vaccine, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine
  • Vaccines are widely accessible in the United States and are available for everyone

Preparing for COVID-19

We are constantly monitoring how the coronavirus is impacting communities, and we are working closely with government, health, public safety, and non-governmental partners to share important and timely information. It is with this in mind that we have gathered the following tips to help you, your family, and your neighbors prepare. 

  • Get vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccines reduce the risk of people getting and spreading COVID-19
  • Set an example by wearing a face covering in indoor places
  • Practice social distance by staying 6 feet from others in public
  • Stay informed
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and frequently touched areas
  • Consider putting a wipeable cover on electronics, which makes cleaning and disinfecting easier.
  • For laundry such as clothing, towels, and linens use the warmest appropriate water setting and dry items completely
    •  It is safe to wash dirty laundry from a person who is sick with other people's items. If handling dirty laundry from a person who is sick, wear gloves and a face covering.
    • Wash hands after handling dirty laundry

Authorized Vaccines


Authorized for ages 12+

Pfizer requires 2 doses that are 21 days apart


Authorized for ages 18+

Moderna requires 2 doses that are 28 days apart


Authorized for ages 18+

Janssen requires 1 dose

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For information about the COVID-19 in Brevard and resources available to people who are impacted, call 2-1-1 between 8am and 6pm.

Or text your ZIP code to 898211 between 9am and midnight.

Vaccine Resources