Post-vaccine information

Potential side-effects

The COVID-19 vaccines stimulate a strong immune response that may cause mild and temporary symptoms in many individuals for 1-3 days. These are normal signs that your body is building protection:

  • pain and swelling at the injection site
  • fever   
  • fatigue
  • chills
  • headaches
  • muscle aches           
  • nausea

Once you are up-to-date:

  • You are not required to quarantine or get tested following a known exposure, as long as you don't have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • You can travel domestically without pre- or post-travel testing or self-quarantine.
  • You should still get tested if you experience COVID-19 symptoms.

Individuals are considered up to date with COVID-19 vaccination when they receive all doses in the primary series and a booster dose when eligible. At this time, a second booster dose is not required to be considered up-to-date. 

Click here for the CDC's complete recommendations for staying up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines.