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    Monitor for side effects

    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:

     

    On the arm where you got the shot:

    •    Pain
    •    Swelling
    •   Rash

     

    Throughout the rest of your body:

    •   Fever
    •   Chill
    •   Tiredness
    •   Headache

     

     

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    Post-COVID-19 Vaccine symptom relief checklist

     

    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.

     

     

     

    Pain & Fever

    After your appointment, take over-the-counter pain relievers / fever reducers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen

     


     

    Itch

    Find itch relief with an antihistamine

     

     

     

    Dehydration

    Stay hydrated with an electrolyte solution

     


     

     

    Arm Discomfort

    Reduce discomfort with a cool compress or cold pack

     

     

    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.

     

     More information about your vaccine

    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:
    https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-1

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    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:

    https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/janssen-covid-19-vaccine

     

     

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    Get a COVID-19 test on your time

     

    We offer supervised and at-home COVID-19 tests. Result very from a few minutes to 2-5 days, so be sure to plan ahead.*

     

     

    *Please note that our scheduling process for COVID-19 tests has changed and additional information, including insurance, may be required during the screening process. Tests are now scheduled and results provided through our partnership with Quest Diagnostics.

    Track your progress with v-safe

     

    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.

     

     

    Track your progress with v-safe

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