What To Expect After Getting The COVID-19 Vaccine

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COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. You may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.

Common side effects

On the arm where you got the shot:

Pain Swelling

Throughout the rest of your body:

Fever Chills Tiredness Headache Helpful tips

If you have pain or discomfort, talk to your doctor about taking over-the-counter medications, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.

To reduce pain and discomfort where you got the shot:

Apply a clean, cool, wet washcloth over the area. Use or exercise your arm.

To reduce discomfort from fever:

Drink plenty of fluids. Dress lightly. When to call the doctor

In most cases, discomfort from fever or pain is normal. Contact your doctor or healthcare provider:

If the redness or tenderness where


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