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What kind of side effects can the COVID-19 vaccine cause?

It is normal to have certain reactions after the vaccination. Most post-vaccination symptoms are mild to moderate in severity, occur within the first three days of vaccination, and resolve within 1–3 days of onset. There may be redness, swelling or pain around the injection site. Fatigue, fever, headache and aching limbs are also not uncommon in the first three days after vaccination. These symptoms are more frequent and severe following the second dose and among younger persons compared to older persons (i.e., >55 or ≥65 years). If symptoms start 3 days after vaccination or symptoms last longer than 2 days, Covid-19 testing is recommended.  

After receiving your vaccine, please register for V-Safe, a smartphone-based tool that provides personalized check-ins so you can quickly tell the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) if you have any side effects or report and side effects through the CDC Vaccine Adverse Reporting System (VAERS).

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1. How can I learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine?
2. How do I find out if I am eligible for the vaccine?
3. I am eligible for the vaccine, where can I make my appointment for my first dose?
4. Do I need to prove I am eligible when I arrive for my appointment?
5. Do I need health insurance to get the vaccine?
6. What type(s) of vaccine(s) are offered by the Cayuga County Health Department?
7. I received my first dose of the vaccine at a Cayuga County Health Department clinic. How do I schedule my second dose?
8. Can I get my second dose at a different location than my first dose?
9. Do I have to get the same vaccine for my second dose?
10. What kind of side effects can the COVID-19 vaccine cause?
11. How was the vaccine developed so fast? Is it safe?
12. I am nervous about getting one of the COVID-19 vaccines, what should I do?
13. Who should get the vaccine and when?
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