With the availability of the vaccine does this mean the pandemic is over?

No. Even with a vaccine, the pandemic will not end immediately. It will take time for the vaccine to be widely available. And even then a majority of people will need to receive the vaccine to help prevent the spread of the virus. We must continue using other strategies such as wearing a mask and handwashing.


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1. I don't have access to a computer, how can I schedule an appointment?
2. I’ve already had COVID-19. Can I still get the vaccine?
3. What is an mRNA vaccine and how does it work?
4. What are the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?
5. How long will it take for the vaccine to begin protecting me?
6. With the availability of the vaccine does this mean the pandemic is over?
7. Can I receive a Moderna vaccine for my first shot and a Pfizer vaccine for my second shot?
8. Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?
9. Why can’t children under 16 receive the vaccine?
10. What does the Chester County Health Department do if there are doses left over at the end of a vaccine clinic?
11. Why should I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
12. Will the vaccine prevent me from getting COVID?
13. How many doses of the COVID-19 vaccine do I need to get?
14. What if I miss the second dose of the vaccine?
15. Will I need to receive the vaccine annually?
16. Do I still need to wear a mask after getting the vaccine?
17. I have a preference on which vaccine I receive. Can I submit my vaccine preference to the Health Department?