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Post-Moderna Vaccine Need to Knows

You received the Moderna vaccine

Important Information for those receiving the COVID-19 vaccine

Thank you for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. You are an important part of our effort to stop the spread and keep our communities safe.

You’re not fully vaccinated yet!

You need to receive your second dose to be fully vaccinated. Until then, you can still contract and spread COVID-19. Between doses and following your second dose, continue to practice habits to reduce the spread.

  • Wash your hands
  • Wear a mask
  • Keep your distance
  • Avoid groups

Not everyone will be vaccinated when you are. And while we know it dramatically reduces symptoms, we are still learning about the vaccine’s protection against COVID-19 contraction in real-life conditions.

Sign up for your second MODERNA dose

Schedule or confirm how to set up your second dose appointment before leaving your first appointment

  • Your second dose should be administered at least 28 days following your first dose.
  • Get vaccinated at the same site as your first dose.
  • You must receive the same vaccine for your second dose.

You may experience minor side effects, major side effects are rare

Serious side effects from vaccines, including the COVID-19 vaccine, are rare. The most common side effects are minor and include:

  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Pain, tenderness, swelling and redness at the injection site
  • Muscle pain and/or joint pain
  • Chills
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Fever

These side effects can last several days but are not cause for alarm. If pain at the injection site persists or you are worried, contact your doctor. If you do not have a primary care or wish to report any side effects to the CDC visit cdc.gov/vsafe

For more information visit Mass.gov/COVIDvaccine

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