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What to Expect During and After You are Vaccinated for COVID-19
- You will receive a fact sheet that explains about the specific COVID-19 vaccine you are being offered. Each authorized COVID-19 vaccine has its own fact sheet that contains information to help you understand the risks and benefits of receiving that specific vaccine.
- You will receive a vaccination card or printout that tells you what COVID-19 vaccine you received, and the date and where you received it.
- All people who get a COVID-19 vaccine will be monitored on-site for at least 15 minutes (30 minutes for those who have ever had a severe allergic reaction to anything).
Read more about Oakland County COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments
After the vaccination you may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but usually go away in a few days.
Read more about common side effects, helpful tips, and when to call the doctor
Fully vaccinated people (at least 2 weeks after receiving the second dose in a 2-dose series or at least 2 weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine):
- Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
- Visit with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
- Refrain from quarantine and testing following a known exposure if asymptomatic
Read more about public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people.
The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. Safety is a top priority while federal partners work to make this and other COVID-19 vaccines available.
- Read more about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in the United States
- Read more about the V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker
- State of Michigan’s Latest COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s information about COVID-19 vaccines for people who are pregnant and breastfeeding can be found here.
- Facts about COVID-19 vaccines
- Facts about COVID-19 vaccines (Espanol)
- Facts about COVID-19 vaccines (Arabic)
- Facts about COVID-19 vaccines (Traditional Chinese)
Currently, three vaccines are authorized and recommended to prevent COVID-19:
- Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
- Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine
- Johnson and Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine
- Learn more about the CDC and FDA recommendation to pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in the United States effective Tuesday, April 13th.
At this time, Oakland County is administering the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
The available COVID-19 vaccines may work in slightly different ways, but all types of the vaccine will help protect you. The vaccines have been shown to be safe and effective in reducing the risk of severe illness, hospitalizations and death as caused by the virus. View the chart below for information on each authorized vaccine.
It’s important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic as we learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions. Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others, stay at least 6 feet away from others, avoid crowds, and wash your hands often.