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COVID-19 vaccine development followed the same safety guidelines as other vaccines we normally get. Tens of thousands of people participated in clinical trials for the vaccines. Adults of all ages and races were included. People with diabetes, asthma, heart disease and other health conditions were included. The testing found the vaccines to be safe among all groups included in the trials. Now, millions of people have safely received the vaccine since the trials ended.

All vaccines train your body’s immune system to recognize and fight the virus if you are exposed.

The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines use mRNA technology. mRNA technology has been studied and developed for decades.

Updated:
 2021-08-10

Vaccines rarely cause long-term side effects. Any side effects generally happen within several weeks after getting a vaccine. For this reason, the FDA required each of the three COVID-19 vaccines to be studied for at least eight weeks after the final dose. Millions of people have received COVID-19 vaccines, and they have an excellent safety record. The CDC is closely monitoring the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.

It’s understandable to worry about side effects. But it’s important to know that serious side effects from vaccines are very rare. On the other hand, COVID-19 is known to cause serious illness in many people with lasting damage and even death. The benefits of the vaccine exceed the potential risks.

The first one you can get! The sooner you can get protection from a vaccine, the better. All of the available COVID-19 vaccines have been shown to be safe and effective.

 

 

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