Learn the facts and get the COVID-19 vaccine

The COVID vaccine is a critical tool for protecting yourself and ending the pandemic. But you might have questions about its safety.

Below you will find evidence-based information about the available vaccines along with testimony from Baystate Health experts on what the vaccine means to them.

Your Questions: Answered

Watch recordings of Baystate Health experts discussing the COVID vaccines and answering questions.

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Dr. Durane Walker

"For all current and future patients."

Why I Got the Shot

Dr. Amanda Westlake

"As both a physician and a pregnant woman."

Why I Got the Shot

Dr. Esteban DelPilar Morales

"To protect my friends and family."

Why I Got the Shot

Alla Bodner

"This was a way that I could protect myself and my family from becoming seriously ill from the virus."

Why I Got the Shot

Comparing the Vaccines

There are three COVID vaccines available in the US: Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson (also known as Janssen). Each vaccine is a little bit different, but they all provide the protection we need against COVID-19. 

We often associate the vaccines with percentages representing how effective they are—Pfizer is 95% effective, for example. But what are the true differences between the vaccines, what do the numbers mean, and which statistics matter the most?

Learn How to Compare
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After Your Shot

What will it be like after you get your shot? 

What to Expect
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Get Your COVID Shot

CDC recommends everyone ages 5 and older get a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19.

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