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What Does It Feel Like To Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Mira Research Team
Mira Research Team22 Sep 2021
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Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines require two dosages, spaced 3-4 weeks apart. Receiving the vaccination should not be painful, and most people have experienced only mild side effects. See quotes below from people who have received the COVID-19 vaccine and their experiences,

The Current Available COVID-19 Vaccines

There are currently three COVID-19 vaccines that have been authorized by the FDA. These vaccines were produced by Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and Pfizer-BioNTech. The Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines require you to get two shots. 

The second dose of the Pfizer vaccine must be taken after three weeks, and the second dose of the Moderna vaccine must be taken after four weeks. 

Dr. Ramin Ahmadi, MD, MPH, explains that "while it is possible to become immune after one dose, the second dose ensures that the body has developed the necessary immunity for increased efficacy." Your body should develop full immunity within two weeks of receiving the second dose of the vaccine. Your second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine should be the same brand as the first dose you receive. 

You Will Receive a Vaccination Card After Getting Your First COVID-19 Dose

After getting the COVID-19 vaccine, you will receive a vaccination card stating that you received your first dose of the vaccine. The card will also tell you when you need to return to receive your second dose. 

These cards serve as a good reminder of when to come back for your second dose, as well as proof that you have been vaccinated. Showing this card or another medical record may eventually be required to return to work or travel internationally. 

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