Yes, the vaccines are safe, vetted by state and federal experts, and authorized for public use. In fact, the CDC reports that the COVID-19 vaccines have undergone the most intense safety monitoring in U.S. history.
All vaccines undergo rigorous clinical trials to test their safety and effectiveness, including vaccines for COVID-19. The manufacturers must present required data, which is then thoroughly reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). After a vaccine is authorized or approved for use, many safety monitoring systems are in place to watch for possible side effects.
Last Reviewed: 11/8/23