Why do I need a vaccine when most people recover from COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a deadly disease that causes severe illness – and in some cases, long term symptoms that we have yet to fully understand. The COVID-19 vaccine has been created to decrease death and severe illness.

Although a high percentage of people recover from COVID-19, some are hospitalized and experience severe illness. It is also somewhat common to have the virus but never experience symptoms, and it’s possible to spread the virus to others even when symptoms are not present. When you make the choice to be vaccinated, you are protecting not only yourself but also those around you from the chance of death and severe illness.

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1. Questions about safety & effectiveness
2. How did a vaccine happen so quickly?
3. Can the COVID-19 vaccine make you sick?
4. I received a flu vaccine, so why would I need the COVID-19 vaccine?
5. Concerns about DNA altering
6. Who should receive the COVID-19 vaccine?
7. Concerns about the ingredients used in the COVID-19 vaccines
8. What are the possible side effects of a COVID-19 vaccine?
9. I've been vaccinated. Should I continue to wear a mask, social distance and avoid large gatherings?
10. Why do I need a vaccine when most people recover from COVID-19?
11. If I've recovered from COVID-19, do I still need to get vaccinated?
12. Will vaccines be mandated?