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Synonyms: 
Shots

COVID-19 Vaccines

Vaccines work by teaching your immune system how to produce natural protection that helps you from becoming sick if you are exposed to the virus in the future. You will not get COVID-19 from the vaccine.

Care for your Child after Vaccinations

Vaccines, like any medicine, can have side effects that are usually mild and brief. Most children are fine after getting a shot. Side effects are usually minimal and last less than 24 hours. In rare cases, a child may have a serious allergic reaction. The risks of a serious reaction happening are lower than the risks of the diseases the shots prevent. After your child receives a vaccination (shot), your child will be asked to wait for 15 minutes to make sure that there are no side effects.