Vaccines

Get general information on vaccines and how the COVID-19 vaccine will work to protect those who get the vaccine and the people around them.

Benefits of Vaccines

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Benefits of Vaccines

Most people understand that vaccines can help protect against infectious diseases, but the benefits don’t stop there. In addition to helping to protect an individual, vaccines can also save families time and money, protect communities, and even future generations.

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How Vaccines Work

Vaccine Viles Vaccines help our body's immune system fight infections faster and more effectively, protecting us from serious diseases
Vaccine Viles The vaccine triggers a response from our immune system that helps our body fight off and remember the germ so it can attack it again if it comes back.
Vaccine Viles It also helps provide long-lasting immunity.

Resources

Hoja informativa

Información para entender las vacunas de vectores virales.

  • EditorNIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL)
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  • Tipo de archivoPDF
  • Tamaño del archivo188KB
Fact Sheet

This fact sheet answers frequently asked questions about viral vector vaccines.

  • PublisherNIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL)
  • LanguageEnglish
  • File TypePDF
  • File Size151KB
Infografía

Esta infografía explica los ingredientes de la vacuna contra COVID-19 de Johnson & Johnson.

  • EditorNIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL)
  • IdiomaEspañol
  • Tipo de archivoJPG
  • Tamaño del archivo1MB
Infographic

This infographic explains the main ingredients in Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine.

  • PublisherNIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL)
  • LanguageEnglish
  • File TypeJPG
  • File Size958KB
Infografía

Esta infografía explica los ingredientes de la vacuna contra COVID-19 de Pfizer.

  • EditorNIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL)
  • IdiomaEspañol
  • Tipo de archivoJPG
  • Tamaño del archivo4.08MB
Infographic

This infographic explains the three ingredients in Pfizer's mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.

  • PublisherNIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL)
  • LanguageEnglish
  • File TypeJPG
  • File Size3.78MB
Infografía

Esta infografía explica los ingredientes de la vacuna contra COVID-19 de Moderna.

  • EditorNIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL)
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  • Tipo de archivoJPG
  • Tamaño del archivo3.97MB
Infographic

This infographic explains the three ingredients in Moderna's mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.

  • PublisherNIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL)
  • LanguageEnglish
  • File TypeJPG
  • File Size3.62MB
Hoja informativa

Información para entender las vacunas contra el COVID-19.

  • EditorNIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL)
  • IdiomaEspañol
  • Tipo de archivoPDF
  • Tamaño del archivo138KB
Fact Sheet

This fact sheet answers frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines.

  • PublisherNIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL)
  • LanguageEnglish
  • File TypePDF
  • File Size204KB
Hoja informativa

Información para entender las vacunas contra el COVID-19 ARNm.

  • EditorNIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL)
  • IdiomaEspañol
  • Tipo de archivoPDF
  • Tamaño del archivo146KB
Fact Sheet

This fact sheet answers frequently asked questions about mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.

  • PublisherNIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL)
  • LanguageEnglish
  • File TypePDF
  • File Size184KB
Video

Watch this video to learn about what a vaccine is, including how vaccines are made and what happens to a personas immune system after they receive a vaccine.

  • PublisherNational Library of Medicine (NLM)
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Length1:17
Video

Mire este video para aprender qué es una vacuna, incluyendo cómo se elabora la vacuna y qué le sucede al sistema inmunológico de una persona después de recibir una vacuna.

  • EditorNational Library of Medicine (NLM)
  • IdiomaEspañol
  • Duración1:27
Video

Watch this video to learn how vaccines are tested in clinical trials, information on the different phases of clinical trials, and how the FDA makes sure vaccines are safe, even after they are approved for use.

  • PublisherNational Library of Medicine (NLM)
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Length1:42
Video

Mire este video para aprender cómo se evalúan las vacunas en los ensayos clí­nicos, información sobre las diferentes fases de los ensayos clí­nicos, y cómo la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos de los EE. UU. (FDA) garantiza que las vacunas sean seguras, incluso después de que su uso es aprovado.

  • EditorNational Library of Medicine (NLM)
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  • Duración2:37
Video

Short, informative videos from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention featuring clinicians explaining the importance of vaccines and how to address patient questions.

  • PublisherCenters for Disease Control (CDC)
  • LanguageEnglish
Website

NIH news release announcing the trial.

  • PublisherNational Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • LanguageEnglish
Infographic

Follow the creation of a new vaccine and see the steps it takes before a new vaccine or treatment is available to the public.

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  • LanguageEnglish
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  • File Size876KB
Infografía

Qué puedes anticipar cuando eres voluntario en un ensayo clí­nico para combatir el #COVID19.

  • EditorNIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL)
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  • Tipo de archivoJPG
  • Tamaño del archivo1.12MB
Infografía

Aprenda las cuatro fases de la investigación clí­nica, las preguntas que los investigadores tartan de responder y cómo se desarrolla, aprueba y fabrica una vacuna.

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  • Tamaño del archivo876KB

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Face coverings, physical distancing, quarantining of those exposed to COVID-19, and isolating those infected can help stop the spread. But we need a safe and effective vaccine to conquer COVID-19. Learn how enrolling in a clinical trial can help: https://go.usa.gov/xfShb

Face coverings, physical distancing, quarantining of those exposed to #COVID19, and isolating those infected can help stop the spread. But a safe & effective vaccine is needed to #ConquerCOVID19. Learn how enrolling in a clinical trial can help: https://go.usa.gov/xfShb

When you get a vaccine, your body’s immune system is primed to recognize and attack a specific pathogen if it tries to invade the body. And since vaccines are made of very small amounts of weakened or inactivated germs or only a component of the germ, they won’t give you the disease. NIH-funded scientists are working hard to find a COVID-19 vaccine that is safe and effective. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xfShb

Vaccines don’t just protect you — they also protect the people around you. When enough people get vaccinated against a certain disease, germs can’t travel as efficiently — and the entire community, including vulnerable populations and those who cannot get vaccinated, is less likely to get sick. That’s why NIH-funded scientists are working so hard to find a COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xfShb​​​​​​​

#DYK that when you get vaccinated, you’re protecting yourself, your family, & your community? That’s why NIH-funded scientists are working hard to find a #COVID19 vaccine to help #stopthespread. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xfShb

When you get a vaccine, your body’s immune system is primed to recognize and attack a specific pathogen if it tries to invade the body. And since #vaccines are made of very small amounts of weak or inactive germs, they won’t make you sick. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xfShb

Have questions about the safety of future vaccines for #COVID19? Watch @TiffanyHaddish discuss vaccine skepticism and more with #NIH @NIAIDNews Director Dr. Anthony Fauci. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FZXfgT_IRg&feature=youtu.be

Cubrirse el rostro, distanciarse físicamente, poner en cuarentena a las personas expuestas al COVID-19 y aislar a las personas infectadas puede ayudar a detener la propagación. Pero necesitamos una vacuna segura y eficaz para vencer al COVID-19. Descubra cómo su participación en un ensayo clínico puede ayudar: https://covid19community.nih.gov/espanol

Cubrirse el rostro, distanciarse físicamente, poner en cuarentena a las personas expuestas a #COVID19 y aislar a las personas infectadas puede ayudar a detener la propagación. Pero se necesita una vacuna segura y eficaz para combatir el COVID19 https://covid19community.nih.gov/espanol

Cuando recibe una vacuna, el sistema inmunológico de su cuerpo está preparado para reconocer y atacar a un germen infeccioso específico si intenta invadir el cuerpo. Dado que las vacunas están hechas de cantidades muy pequeñas de gérmenes debilitados o inactivados, o solo de un componente del germen, no le transmitirán la enfermedad. Los científicos financiados por los NIH están trabajando arduamente para encontrar una vacuna contra el COVID-19 que sea segura y efectiva. Más información: https://covid19community.nih.gov/espanol

Al recibir una vacuna, el sistema inmunológico de su cuerpo está preparado para atacar a un germen infeccioso específico si intenta invadir el cuerpo. Ya que las vacunas están hechas de cantidades muy pequeñas de gérmenes débiles/inactivos, no se enfermerá https://covid19community.nih.gov/espanol

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