Does the vaccine give me full protection from COVID-19?

The COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTec and from Moderna that are now being used are expected to protect more than 90% of people who get both doses.

We do not yet know how long the protection lasts after a two-dose series. With other vaccines, most people do not get the disease at all and those who do, have only mild cases. It is possible that you might need to get a booster dose of this vaccine at some time in the future. More information on the COVID-19 vaccine will be made available as scientists learn more about the long-term protective effects.

And finally, a single dose of one of the current two-dose COVID-19 vaccines will not provide the vaccine’s full protection. 

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1. Will there be a choice of which COVID vaccine I get?
2. Does the vaccine give me full protection from COVID-19?
3. How long will it take for me to receive a vaccine?
4. Can unemployed, retired/essential workers receive a vaccine?
5. Will I still need to wear a mask and socially distance after I receive vaccine?
6. Do I need to get the vaccine if I have already recovered from COVID 19?
7. Should I be getting the COVID-19 vaccine if I have other medical conditions?
8. What if I have had allergic reactions to vaccine in the past, should I get the COVID 19 vaccine?
9. Is the COVID-19 vaccine effective?