What to Know About a COVID-19 Vaccine
Since the beginning of the pandemic scientists and researchers have been working to develop a vaccine to prevent infection from the COVID-19 virus. Listed below are resources with information about the COVID-19 vaccine development process, and how vaccines are tested and approved in the United States.
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Government Resources on COVID-19 Vaccines
- County of Los Angeles Public Health
Working to improve the health and well-being of all county residents, County of Los Angeles Public Health gathers and publishes accurate, reliable, and accessible health information for the public. The County of Los Angeles Public Health’s COVID-19 portal includes raw statistical data and reports, reopening protocols, testing information, COVID-19 information, and more. Check back for LA County Vaccination Centers – coming soon.
- National Institutes of Health
COVID-19 resources for medical professionals. Includes links to open research data and information about clinical trials.
MedlinePlus, published by the National Library of Medicine, aggregates trusted health information from the government and other reputable heath organizations for consumers. The site provides the latest consumer information about COVID-19 vaccine research, COVID-19 vaccine trials, and other related information from US government agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Food and Drug Administration.
How Vaccines are Tested and Approved
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- U.S. Department of Human Health and Services
- Institute of Vaccine Safety (John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)