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COVID-19 information, resources, and data

About COVID-19 Vaccines

Types of COVID-19 Vaccines

Currently, there are three main types of COVID-19 vaccines that are approved or authorized for use in the United States:

Each type of vaccine prompts our bodies to recognize and help protect us from the virus that causes COVID-19.

COVID-19 Vaccines in the U.S.

There are four approved or authorized vaccines in the United States:

Important Considerations

None of these vaccines can give you COVID-19.
  • Vaccines do not use any live virus.
  • Vaccines cannot cause infection with the virus that causes COVID-19 or other viruses.
They do not affect or interact with our DNA.
  • These vaccines do not enter the nucleus of the cell where our DNA (genetic material) is located, so it cannot change or influence our genes.

Allergies & Safety

  • No preservatives such as thimerosal or mercury or any other preservatives.
  • No antibiotics such as sulfonamide or any other antibiotics.
  • No medicines or therapeutics such as ivermectin or any other medications.
  • No tissues such as aborted fetal cells, gelatin, or any materials from any animal.
  • No food proteins such as eggs or egg products, gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, nut products, or any nut byproducts. (COVID-19 vaccines are not manufactured in facilities that produce food products).
  • No metals such as iron, nickel, cobalt, titanium, or rare earth alloys. They also do not have any manufactured products like microelectronics, electrodes, carbon nanotubes or other nanostructures, or nanowire semiconductors.
  • No latex. The vial stoppers used to hold the vaccine also do not contain latex.