We know that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been stressful for many people and has caused disruption in all our lives.
What Do We Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine?
There is a lot of anticipation for a COVID-19 vaccine.
Early test results show great promise for some of those vaccines while others remain in development. Great scrutiny will be given to these vaccines by the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA).
While we know you have many questions, we do not have all the information about COVID-19 vaccines yet.
We do know, a vaccine, coupled with specific precautions, will all be needed to stop this pandemic and help our country recover – over time. Those precautions include:
When Will the COVID-19 Vaccine Be Available?
It’s anticipated that a limited number of COVID-19 vaccine doses may still be available this year and will increase substantially in 2021.
While the goal is to get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as doses are available, it's important to know that not everyone will be able to get vaccinated right away.
State health departments will be responsible for rolling out a vaccination plan to the public.
How Can I Stay Updated on the COVID-19 Vaccine?
OSF HealthCare is your trusted source for information about COVID-19 and a vaccine when one is approved and produced for distribution.
Check back here as we update with more answers to questions and details on a vaccination roll out provided by other trusted sources, such as the FDA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine process, the CDC has an excellent FAQs on its website.