Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine
Getting my vaccine (PDF version)
COVID-19 is a virus that has made many people very sick. Some people have died.
Now there is a vaccine. The vaccine is in a shot.
The vaccine shot puts medicine in my body to keep me from getting COVID-19.
When it’s my turn, I can get the COVID-19 shot to stay healthy.
I will go to a doctor’s office or the drug store to get my shot.
I will check in when I arrive, sit, and wait for the nurse to call my name.
I will roll up my sleeve. The nurse will rub a cold wipe on my arm. It might smell funny.
Then the nurse will give me the vaccine shot. It will feel like a pinch or a prick. I will sit very still.
The nurse will put a band-aid on my arm.
I may need to wait to make sure I am safe and healthy to go home.
After the nurse tells me it’s OK, I am done for today. Now I can go home.
I need 2 COVID-19 vaccine shots to stay healthy.
I will come back in 3-4 weeks to get the second shot.
When I come back, I will go through the same steps to get my second shot.
After the shots, my arm may be sore. I may have a headache or feel tired.
I will feel fine after a couple of days.
I will still need to wear a mask for awhile.
I did my part to stay safe and keep others healthy!
Stats on COVID-19
For more data on Delaware COVID-19 cases including demographic breakdowns, go to My Healthy Community