What You Need to Know After Your COVID-19 Vaccine

Normal side effects you may experience

  • Injection site pain
  • Injection site swelling
  • Injection site redness
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Joint pain
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Feeling unwell
  • Swollen lymph nodes

Call your provider if

  • Normal side effects listed above last for more than 72 hours
  • You have had exposure to someone with a diagnosed COVID-19 infection
  • You are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (listed below, not considered a normal side effect)

SYMPTOMS of COVID-19 Infection include fever, chills, cough, stuffy nose, headache, shortness of breath, chest tightness, sore throat, lack of smell or taste, severe fatigue/exhaustion, muscle pain, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting.

Please note-you cannot get COVID-19 infection from the vaccine, however you can contract COVID-19 infection through normal community exposure.

Symptoms/side effects you should seek immediate medical care

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Swelling of your face and throat
  • A fast heartbeat
  • A bad rash all over your body
  • Dizziness and weakness

You should receive the second dose of the PfizerBioNtechCOVID-19 vaccine no earlier than 21 days, and for Moderna no earlier than 28 days after your first dose. The Jannsen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine is a one dose vaccine. Please schedule your second appointment in MyChart to reserve your spot. If you do not have MyChart or if you need assistance scheduling call (608) 720-5055.

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