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COVID-19 Vaccine

As COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, we know you may have questions. For starters, the vaccine WILL NOT give you COVID-19. Safety is one of our top priorities, and we will share information with you as we have it.

Young woman receives a vaccine from a healthcare professional at a drive-thru clinic

COVID-19 vaccine

As you may have heard:

  • Two drug manufacturers—Pfizer and Moderna—developed vaccines for COVID-19
  • These vaccines received Emergency Use Authorization in the United States
  • Vaccinations are happening across the country
  • Additional manufacturers will have vaccines approved in the coming months for use

Humana is greatly encouraged by these developments and the help that vaccines will offer in combating the pandemic.

Vaccination education

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), opens new window1, getting a COVID-19 vaccine will:

  • Help keep you from getting COVID-19
  • Not give you COVID-19
  • Be an important tool to help stop the pandemic

There are many reasons to get a COVID-19 vaccine. The more people who get the vaccine, the more people protected. Do your part to crush COVID.

Learn more from the CDC about COVID-19 vaccines, opens new window.

Download and print facts about the COVID-19 vaccine in English, PDF opens new window and in Spanish, PDF opens new window.

Learn more about vaccination in Florida, Illinois, and Kentucky.

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The U.S. COVID-19 vaccination program

The CDC has put together the following list of what to know about the U.S. vaccination program2:

  • The safety of COVID-19 vaccines is a top priority
  • COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19
  • You will need two doses of the vaccine to get the most protection the vaccine has to offer
  • The CDC and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices have developed guidelines for who should get the vaccine and why they should get it (for example, frontline healthcare workers, seniors older than 65 with underlying health conditions, etc.)
  • COVID-19 vaccine supply will increase in the weeks and months to come
  • Some side effects of the vaccine, opens new window are normal and are a sign that your body is building protection against the disease
  • Most people will be able to get the vaccine for free

Learn what to expect before, during, and after a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, opens new window.

Do your part to slow the spread

To help slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect yourself from getting it:

  • Wear a mask
  • Stay six feet apart from other people
  • Avoid crowds
  • Wash your hands often
1 “Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Last accessed: January 11, 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/vaccine-benefits.html, opens new window

2 “Eight Things to Know about the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program.” Last accessed: January 11, 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/8-things.html, opens new window.