If I get the vaccine, will my risk of COVID19 be decreased?
Yes! These vaccines are effective and have been shown to significantly reduce your risk of getting sick from COVID-19. The risk decreases within weeks of completing the vaccines; and this reduced risk is the same regardless of sex, race, age or weight.
But the first dose of either vaccine is only partially effective—that is why you need to get that second dose to reach that high effectiveness (90-95% efficacy) that has been reported.