I spoke with a handful of people who really know how vaccines, clinical trials and COVID-19 work to find out how to know when it’s a good idea to get the vaccine. They offered these four pieces of advice: Look for transparency in the data — even if you don’t go through it yourself … Listen to the independent reviews (with a caveat) … Be highly skeptical of anything released before the end of the year… Trust the experts who are being straight with you about the limitations above everyone else