Common vaccine side-effects
Contact your doctor if your symptoms:
Tips to help with symptoms
As with any medicine, it is rare but possible to have a serious reaction, such as not being able to breathe. It is very unlikely that this will happen. If it does, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
You cannot get COVID-19 from the vaccine. But there is still a risk of getting infected with the COVID-19 virus before and after starting your vaccine series. Talk to a doctor and get tested for COVID-19 if you get any of these symptoms. You should stay home and stay away from others until you get the result of your test or until your doctor tells you that you don’t have COVID-19. If you get COVID-19 after you have been vaccinated, you still need to isolate.
The COVID-19 vaccine does not cause these symptoms
Even after you are fully vaccinated.
This is because:
If you are a close contact to someone with COVID-19, you are not required to quarantine if you meet all the following criteria:
Even if you do not need to quarantine, it is important that you:
Visit the quarantine webpage for more information
Help CDC learn more about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines. Use your smartphone to tell CDC about any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. You’ll also get reminders if you need a second vaccine dose.
Sign up at vsafe.cdc.gov
During the first week after you get your vaccine, v-safe will send you a text message each day to ask how you are doing. Then you will get check-in messages once a week for up to 5 weeks. You’ll also receive check-ins 3, 6, and 12 months after your final dose of vaccine. If you report certain symptoms, someone from CDC may call to check on you. Learn more about v-safe.