Staying up-to-date on vaccines is a highly effective way to protect yourself and your community from certain diseases. Learn more here about how to build a safer future with vaccinations, including updates on the COVID-19 vaccine.
Why you need to stay up to date
- It is important to remain up-to-date on vaccinations so that your body will always be ready to fight any organisms that cause illness.
- Some vaccinations may require two doses to reach maximum efficacy. If so, there may be a specific window of time in which you need to get your second dose.
Double-check to be sure you are up-to-date by doing the following:
- Ask your doctor for an updated list of your vaccines
- Contact your pharmacy and ask your pharmacist to check your patient profile to ensure you are up-to-date
Side Effects You May Experience
- Mild to moderate injection site pain is a common side effect of vaccinations.
- You may also experience general cold symptoms, such as coughing, sneezing, and runny nose.
- There are other side effects that are specific to individual vaccines you may receive, but they will be discussed with you before you receive the vaccine.
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Contact your doctor or pharmacist to ensure you are up-to-date on your vaccinations.