The COVID-19 vaccine will reduce the risk of becoming ill from the new type of coronavirus disease as known as COVID-19.
Please be aware that the vaccine is not 100% effective. It can take a few weeks for your body to build up protection from the vaccine. There is always a chance to become infected by coronavirus even with the vaccine; however, the vaccine lessens the severity of any infection. Two doses will reduce the chance of being seriously ill and reduce the risk of death due to coronavirus.
This vaccine produces a robust immune response. This is why it's so effective, but also why some people experience side effects following vaccination.
The most common side effects are:
Pain at the injection site
Redness and hardness of the skin at the injection site
Muscle aches or pain
Joint aches or pain
Typically, these side effects will be mild or moderate, and resolve within 12-48 hours. If you experience severe or long lasting symptoms, please remain calm and contact your doctor.
You should visit https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/eua/index.html and review the Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers. If you have any questions or concerns after doing so, please consult your healthcare provider.