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COVID-19 vaccine latest updates

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

  • Avoid crowds

  • 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.