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What happens after I get the vaccine?
Even after you get the vaccine, you may still be able to spread COVID-19. So, keep following safety steps to protect yourself and your loved ones:
Wear a mask or face covering
Stay away from others if you’re sick
Wash your hands often
Stay 6 feet apart from people you don’t live with
Keep gatherings small and outdoors when possible
Some people may feel mild side effects after the vaccine. These are normal and should go away in a few days. You may have a sore spot on your arm where you got the shot. Some people may also feel tired or have a fever for a few days. This doesn’t mean you are sick. It means the vaccine is working to help your body build protection from getting sick with COVID-19.