COVID-19 Asked & Answered: COVID-19 & the Flu

COVID-19 Asked & Answered: COVID-19 & the Flu

“Scientists do not yet know if COVID-19 outbreaks will occur every year and if we will need to get vaccinated every year,” Sutton said. “Currently, however, the available COVID-19 vaccines are effective against all of the variants.”  In addition to researching vaccine effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2, scientists are also working on a pan-coronavirus vaccine to protect against all coronaviruses. Ultimately, as SARS-CoV-2 establishes itself in the global population and more and more people become protected through vaccination, the virus may one day be less dangerous than it is today. You can do your part by getting the first vaccine that’s available to you and continuing to follow masking and distancing guidance. The latest COVID-19 vaccination information for the Penn State community is available on the University’s coronavirus information website.