Staying up to date on routine vaccinations is essential to prevent illness from many different infections. Vaccines reduce the risk of infection by working with the body's natural defenses to help safely develop immunity to disease.
For COVID-19, staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations is the leading public health strategy to prevent severe disease. Not only does it provide individual-level protection, but high vaccination coverage reduces the burden of COVID-19 on people, schools, healthcare systems, communities, and individuals who are not vaccinated or may not develop a strong immune response from the vaccines.
The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) provides information not only about the vaccine but also where to get vaccinated. Vaccines are widely available; you can be vaccinated at one of the CCDPH partner locations/pharmacies.
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