The following side effects are normal and should go away in a few days. Some have reported experiencing more severe symptoms after their required second dose:
Side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine such as pain, discomfort, fever, or itchiness are normal. Your Rite Aid pharmacist can help answer any questions about your COVID-19 vaccination or products that can relieve symptoms.
After your appointment, take over-the-counter pain relievers / fever reducers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen
Call your doctor if redness or tenderness in the injection area worsens after 24 hours, or if side effects last more than a few days. If you think you might be having a severe allergic reaction, seek immediate medical care by calling 911. Here’s more information from the CDC about what to do if you have an allergic reaction.
Multiple COVID-19 vaccines have been approved for administration in the United States. For more information about the development and authorization of your specific COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the FDA and CDC websites.
Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine:
Moderna COVID-19 vaccine: https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/spikevax-and-moderna-covid-19-vaccine
Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine:
We offer at-home rapid COVID-19 tests.
V-Safe is a smartphone tool, developed by the CDC, to make sure you’re continuing to feel healthy for the months following your appointment. Check-ins take less than five minutes and will inform experts studying the vaccine.