What are the most common side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?

After getting vaccinated, you might have some side effects, which are normal and healthy signs that your body is building protection. Common side effects are pain, redness, and swelling in the arm where you received the shot, as well as tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever, and nausea throughout the rest of the body. Each person has a unique experience and while some can be an inconvenience, COVID-19 can be a serious illness with long term effects.

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1. If I've recovered from COVID-19, do I still need to get a COVID-19 vaccination?
2. If I've been treated with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
3. What are the most common side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?
4. Can the COVID-19 vaccine make me sick (or contagious) with COVID-19?
5. Will a COVID-19 vaccine alter my DNA?
6. Can I choose which COVID-19 vaccine I receive?
7. Is it safe for me to get a COVID-19 vaccine if I would like to have a baby one day?
8. After getting a COVID-19 vaccine, will I test positive for COVID-19 on a viral test?
9. When am I considered to be "fully vaccinated?"
10. Do I need to wear a mask and avoid close contact with others if I have gotten 2 doses of the vaccine?