After you get your COVID-19 vaccine

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Developed by the First Nations Health Authority in British Columbia.

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After you get your COVID-19 vaccine

The next few days

The vaccine may cause side effects, such as:

These reactions mean the vaccine is working to help teach your body how to fight COVID-19.

For most people, these side effects will last no longer than a day or 2 and will go away on their own.

Serious side effects after receiving the vaccine are rare.

If you develop serious symptoms or symptoms that could be an allergic reaction such as:

Call 9-1-1 right away. Be sure to tell them that you received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Symptoms such as cough or other respiratory symptoms are not side effects of the vaccine and are more likely to be due to a respiratory infection like COVID-19.

If you develop these symptoms, you may need to be tested for COVID-19.

Contact your health care provider or call 8-1-1 for advice.

After the vaccine

Continue to follow public health guidelines:

Not everyone will be able to get vaccinated right away, so it's still important to protect yourself and others.

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