It’s normal to be nervous or have questions about the shot – but the COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and an important part of getting back to normal, from summer camp to fall football games and beyond. Watch this video or check out the questions below to get answers to common questions!


Why should teens get a COVID-19 vaccine?

Vaccines bring us closer together. From sports to concerts, church services to summer camps, vaccines protect us from COVID-19 and get us back to the people and places we love.


Does the vaccine work?

Yep. Studies showed the Pfizer vaccine is very in preventing COVID-19 in teens!


What are the most common side effects?

  • Arm soreness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache


Is it the same shot for teens and adults?

Yes. Two shots of the Pfizer vaccine for full vaccination, each scheduled about 21 days apart.


Do the vaccines affect fertility?

Nope. There is currently no evidence that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, cause fertility problems for men or women.


Where can teens get the vaccine?

Check with these providers to see if they offer the Pfizer vaccine for teens:

  • Your primary care provider
  • Your local pharmacy’s website

You can also contact the NC Department of Health and Human Services or your state or local health department for more information.

Get the facts – then get your shot!