Sleeves Up Alaska: Reasons to get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Get Vaccinated and Get Boosted

  • COVID-19 vaccines are safe; millions of people have been safely vaccinated after extensive safety testing and monitoring
  • COVID-19 vaccines are effective at providing protection against severe illness, hospitalization, and death
  • Vaccination is the best defense against new variants
  • COVID-19 vaccines are free
  • The cost of COVID-19 disease can be very high, including missed work, ER visits, or hospitalization
  • Vaccination is a safer way to build protection than natural infection
  • It's safer for vaccinated people to travel and spend time together
  • Vaccination provides a strong, robust immune response that's much safer and more protective than acquiring immunity through natural infection
  • 1/3 of people who tested positive for COVID-19 are affected for weeks, months or longer
  • Vaccines prevent long-term COVID-19 symptoms like fatigue, cough, headaches, loss of taste and smell, dizziness and more
  • Vaccination protects your children and other loved ones by reducing your chances of getting infected and transmitting COVID-19 to vulnerable people who are too young to get the vaccine or have compromised immune systems

Visit for more information. Call the Vaccine Helpline at 1-833-482-9547 for help, or text your zip code to 438829 to find vaccine sites near you.

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Vaccine Effectiveness (PDF)

Vaccine breakthrough cases and vaccine effectiveness.


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