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Medical experts agree that COVID-19 vaccination is one of the most important tools we have to help end the pandemic.
- You can learn more to help make an informed decision about vaccination: Pfizer Bio-NTech COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients, Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients.
Medical experts have found the COVID-19 vaccines to be safe and effective in preventing COVID-19.
- The vaccines being used have been reviewed extensively for safety and effectiveness by experts and authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use.
Two doses are needed.
- Your second dose should be scheduled 3 or 4 weeks after your first dose, depending on which vaccine you receive.
After a COVID-19 vaccination, you may have some side effects.
- Not everyone gets side effects, but the most common are pain or swelling at the injection site, sore muscles, feeling tired, or a mild fever. This is a normal sign that means you are building protection. For most people, these side effects will last no more than one or two days.
Even after you are vaccinated, it’s important that you keep wearing a face covering, washing your hands often, and practicing social distancing.
- By following the recommended guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), you can protect yourself and others while the vaccine is being distributed and as we learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions.
For up-to-date information about the COVID-19 vaccines go to the CDC’s website. You can also talk with your healthcare provider if you have any questions or concerns about the COVID-19 vaccines and your personal health.