The vaccine is only available to some people right now, but most people will eventually be able to get it. The vaccine is not approved for kids yet because researchers need to make sure the vaccine is safe and effective for them.
If you have COVID-19 now, you may need to wait to get the vaccine. Talk to health care staff if you have questions.
A very small number of people have allergies to some of the ingredients in the vaccine, and should avoid it. If you have serious allergies, talk to health care staff about whether the vaccine is safe for you.
If you can’t get the vaccine right now, you’ll still be protected by others who get the vaccine, and by continuing to use the protection you’re used to, including distancing, masks and cleaning your hands.