Reliable Facts About the Vax

Do you still have questions about the vaccine?

June 30, 2021  

We’re making great progress in the fight against COVID-19. Here are answers to what many people are asking about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Can you put off getting the vaccine?

Nicole Alexander-Scott, M.D., MPH, director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), talks about whether waiting is a good idea.


Is the vaccine safe?

No safety steps were skipped during the vaccine development process. COVID-19 vaccines were held to the same safety standards as other vaccines. Researchers around the globe came together to develop a vaccine fast, because so many lives were at stake. But this speed did not affect safety.

How will you feel after getting the vaccine?

You can’t get COVID-19 from the vaccine. But you may have some symptoms while your body builds immunity. In this video, Philip Chan, M.D., an infectious disease specialist with RIDOH, talks about what you may experience .