Getting vaccinated isn’t just about helping to protect yourself—it’s about helping to protect the most vulnerable around us. It is about helping to protect your grandparents, your pregnant spouse, your coworker’s newborn baby, or your neighbor being treated for cancer. The elderly, people who are immunocompromised, infants and pregnant people, and other vulnerable individuals are relying on others to help protect them. People who are vaccinated are less likely to become infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus and spread it to others, including the most vulnerable individuals in our communities.
With some vaccines, like the COVID-19 vaccines, immunity begins to wear off after a period of time. That’s why it’s important to stay up to date and maintain your protection against the virus. Additional updated COVID-19 vaccine doses can help restore protection that has decreased since previous vaccination.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines for their age group. Staying up to date with recommended vaccinations can help keep you protected against COVID-19.