Learn more about Elsevier’s Drug Patient Education today! Empower and engage your patients to use medication safely.
COVID-19 VACCINE (koh-vid 19 vak SEEN) reduces the risk of COVID-19. It does not treat COVID-19. It is still possible to get COVID-19 after receiving this vaccine, but the symptoms may be less severe or not last as long. It works by helping your immune system learn how to fight off a future infection. The FDA has allowed the emergency use of this vaccine.
This vaccine is injected into a muscle. It is given by your care team.
Booster doses may be needed after finishing the primary series. Talk to your care team about your vaccination schedule.
A copy of the Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers will be given before each vaccination. Be sure to read this information carefully each time. This sheet may change often.
Talk to your care team about the use of this vaccine in children. Special care may be needed.
Side effects that you should report to your care team as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report these to your care team if they continue or are bothersome):
This vaccine is only given by your care team. It will not be stored at home.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
This medication may interact with the following:
This does not apply. This medication is not for regular use.
Visit your care team regularly.
This vaccine can cause a blood clotting problem called thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS). TTS is a rare but serious medical condition that can be deadly. Get medical help right away if you have a severe headache, change in vision, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, back pain, chest pain, trouble breathing, pain, swelling, or warmth in leg, or unusual bruising or bleeding.
This vaccine, like all vaccines, may not fully protect everyone. Continue to follow all guidelines to prevent exposure.
Cookies are used by this site. To decline or learn more, visit our cookies page.