Safety

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.

About the Vaccines

At this time, Oakland County is administering the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen 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.

Potential Side-Effects

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, when to call the doctor, and adverse events.

Post-Vaccination Activity

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.

Keep in Mind

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.