What to expect after receiving COVID-19 vaccination?

COVID-19 vaccine helps the body develop immunity against the virus that causes COVID-19.

IMPORTANT POINTS TO REMEMBER AFTER YOU GET VACCINATED

  • 1.The vaccine cannot cause COVID-19 infection.
  • 2.You will need to get two doses of this vaccine. Both doses are needed in order to get the most protection against COVID-19.
  • 3.You may experience common and minor side effects like pain, redness or swelling at the vaccination site, headache, muscle or joint pain, fever of 100.4°F (38°C) or higher, chills, fatigue.
  • 4.If you experience the above symptoms, you may take Paracetamol and rest. If the medicine doesn’t help, you should consult an Internal Medicine specialist.
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  • 5.If you develop a severe reaction after the first dose of vaccine, please consult an Internal Medicine specialist before you consider your second dose.

REPORT TO THE NEAREST EMERGENCY IN CASE OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • 1.Any sign of an allergic reaction, such as rash, hives, itching, red/swollen/ blistered/peeling skin with or without fever, wheezing, tightness in the chest/throat, trouble breathing/swallowing/talking, unusual hoarseness or swelling of the mouth/face/lips/tongue/throat.
  • 2.Symptoms such as fast or slow heartbeat, dizziness, passing out, weakness, anxiety, confusion, or change in eyesight/hearing.

TOP 3 REASONS TO FOLLOW COVID-SAFE PRACTICES AFTER YOU’VE BEEN VACCINATED

  • 1.Immunity takes time to build. It takes about two weeks after the second dose of vaccination for maximum immunity to kick in.
  • 2.Although the vaccines are incredibly effective, there is no assurance of 100% protection. Some people may not respond to the vaccine, and will still be at risk for COVID-19.
  • 3.Those who have been vaccinated might still be asymptomatic spreaders.

SO EVEN AFTER GETTING VACCINATED, CONTINUE TO:

  • 1.Wash / sanitize hands frequently
  • 2.Wear a mask
  • 3.Maintain social distance of minimum 6 feet.

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