Covid-19 Stops with me! Get the facts to protect yourself! National Immunization Awareness Month

Can you get infected with Covid-19 from the vaccine?

No, a person cannot get infected with COVID-19 from the vaccine as it does not contain the live virus. Instead, it teaches our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus. Sometimes this process can cause mild fever, headache or tiredness, pain and swelling at the injection site. This Indicates the body is building protection against the virus that causes COVID-19.

Are COVID-19 vaccine side effects worse than being infected with coronavirus?

Although COVID-19 vaccine side effects can be uncomfortable, Covid-19 itself can be life threatening, cause more extreme and long-lasting symptoms, and can plague a person throughout their life. Remember, you should get the 2nd shot even if you get side effects from the 1st shot.

Is the COVID-19 vaccine unsafe because it was developed too quickly?

Although Covid-19 vaccines were developed in record time, no compromises were made. The vaccines have undergone the same rigorous Food and Drug Administration process as other vaccines and are distributed under Emergency Use Authorizations. Both pre-clinical and clinical data show that the vaccines are safe and effective at preventing COVID-19 and reducing the risk of spreading the virus.

Can COVID-19 vaccine can cause infertility?

There is no scientific evidence that the Covid-19 vaccine will cause infertility. Remember, any information you find online should be verified.

Is COVID-19 the government’s way of controlling citizen’s lives, should Allegany County be worried?

The federal, state, and local government leaders are working hard to protect our communities from the devastating impact of COVID-19. The government is not using the spread of the coronavirus to curb personal freedoms.

Where can someone go if they need a Covid-19 test for a trip, camp, or back to school or if they have symptoms?

If you need a COVID-19 test there are pharmacies and Urgent Care Facilities in Western New York offering a rapid or PCR test. You should call the Allegany County Department of Health (ACDOH) at 585-269-9250 for assistance in finding the type of COVID-19 test you need and the closet location to you.

What types of COVID-19 vaccine are available in Allegany County and where can residents get their vaccine?

Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson are available in Allegany County and surrounding counties. You can check the Allegany County website to see availability at: .

You can also go to and narrow down your search by the type of vaccine and zip code. It is important to call ahead to make sure the vaccine is on hand. If you have questions about COVID-19 vaccines or need assistance registering for an appointment, call the ACDOH at 585-268-9250.

Get Vaccinated!