The COVID-19 vaccines were built upon years of work in developing vaccines for similar viruses. Development time was accelerated without cutting corners.
More than 70,000 people participated in clinical trials for two vaccines to see if they are safe and effective. To date, the vaccines are nearly 95% effective in preventing COVID-19.
When can you get your COVID-19 vaccine?
All adults and children 12+ are eligible to be vaccinated.
For more information about the phases visit: https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines