The COVID-19 vaccine will help keep you from getting sick from COVID-19. We urge you to get a shot.
You cannot catch COVID-19 from the vaccine. However, after you receive any vaccine, you may have mild side effects. This is normal. It’s a sign that your body is building immunity to help fight the infection.
If you do have side effects, they may include soreness and/or itching in the arm where you got the vaccine. You also may have a mild fever, chills, tiredness or headache. The side effects should last no longer than 1-2 days.
Call your provider if you develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain or shortness of breath within three weeks of getting the J&J vaccine. This could be a sign of the rare but serious blood clots that occurred in a small number of people who received the J&J vaccine.
The FDA has attached warnings on the Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more on the vaccine recipient and vaccination provider fact sheets.