In Arizona, the vaccine is free. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order that ensures Arizonans can receive the COVID-19 vaccine free of charge for as long as the state’s public health emergency declaration is in effect.
The CDC has put together eight facts Americans should know about the vaccination program, including the safety and efficacy of the vaccine, potential side effects, vaccination priority groups and its importance in helping curb the pandemic.
You will need to follow up with the second dose in order for the vaccine to be fully effective CDC Guidelines suggest that you get the second shot even if you have side effects after the first shot, unless a vaccination provider or your doctor tells you not to get a second shot. Continue to wear a mask and physically distance, as it takes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination. Learn more about the vaccination process from the CDC.
You may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Read what the CDC has to say about potential side effects.
Arizona is distributing the Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.
At this time, the COVID-19 vaccine is not required, but we strongly encourage our entire campus community to get vaccinated when they are eligible. Visit NAU’s vaccination webpage for more information.