I made the choice to get the COVID-19 vaccine on my own and freely. I know I have the option to refuse the vaccine. I ask that the vaccine be given to me, or to the person named above for whom I can make this request. I was given the (Fact Sheet for Vaccine Recipients and Caregivers-EUA) for this vaccine. The fact sheet has information about side effects and adverse reactions. I read or had read to me the information provided about the COVID-19 vaccine from the EUA sheet. I understand that my information will be stored electronically in the Washington Immunization and Information System (WAISS)
I know the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the emergency use of this vaccine. I know it is not a fully licensed FDA vaccine. I had the chance to ask questions that were answered to my satisfaction. I now know about the vaccine, alternatives, benefits, and risks, to the extent they are known and unknown at this time.
I know that I must stay in the vaccine area or an area told to me by my health care provider after I receive my immunization so I am near my health care provider if I have any adverse reactions. If I have a history of severe allergic reaction, (e.g. anaphylaxis), I must stay for 30 minutes. If I do not have a history of severe allergic reaction, I must stay for 15 minutes
I know that if I have a severe allergic reaction, including difficulty breathing, swelling of my face and/or throat, a fast heartbeat, a bad rash all over my body or dizziness and weakness I should call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital. I know I can call my health care provider if I have any side effects that bother me or do not go away.
I was asked to join the V-SAFE program. The program does health checks on the people who get the COVID-19 vaccine. I know I should report vaccine side effects to FDA/CDC Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) at 1-800-822-7967 or https://vaers.hhs.gov/reportevent.html.
I know I must get two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and receive the same vaccine each time. I know that with all vaccines there is no promise I will become immune (not get the virus) or that I will not have side effects. I know I may choose to not get the second dose of the vaccine. But if I do not get the second dose, the chance that I will become immune may go down.