Should I be vaccinated if I have had Covid-19?
Yes. Even if you have already had Covid-19, the protection varies from person to person. You will likely be protected for longer if you get vaccinated even if you have had Covid-19.
Can I stop taking precautions after vaccination? While a Covid-19 vaccine should protect you from serious illness and death, data is still being collected regarding severe disease and hospitalization. No vaccine is 100% effective and breakthrough infections are regrettable, but to be expected.
What are the side effect of Covid-19 vaccines?
Some people will experience mild to moderate side effects after a Covid-19 vaccine. Side effects include but are not limited to fever, tiredness, headache, muscle ache, chills, diarrhea and pain or redness at the injection site. Not everyone will experience side effects. More serious or long-lasting side effects are possible but extremely rare. If you experience difficulty breathing, chest pain, confusion, loss of speech or mobility, call 911.
Do I need a booster dose of Covid-19 vaccine?
A booster dose is an additional dose of vaccine administered to a vaccinated population when, with time, the immunity and clinical protection has fallen below a rate deemed sufficient. Booster doses may only be needed if there is evidence of insufficient protection against the disease outcome over time.
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