The most common side effects from the COVID-19 vaccines are mild and temporary. They include fatigue, headache, and muscle aches. You may experience some or none of these side effects. When mild side effects occur, they are a normal sign your body is building protection to the virus. If these minor side effects occur, it’s most likely a day or two after getting the vaccine, and go away in a few days. It is more common to experience these side effects after the second dose.
Because a very small percentage of people who’ve received the vaccine have experienced an allergic reaction, individuals are asked to wait for 15-30 minutes at the vaccination site to be monitored by medical staff so they could be treated if necessary.
Possible Side Effects After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine | CDC
Your vaccination status is your personal data and providers are not able to provide this information to others. However, this information will be available to you to provide to others as proof of vaccination, should an employer or others require this and you are willing to provide your personal vaccination history. No one else is legally able to access your personal vaccination data.
Like all personal health information, COVID-19 vaccination status is protected by federal and state law. Your COVID-19 vaccination status will be entered into the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection. You will also get a card documenting that you received the COVID-19 vaccine.
Some employers, business, and entertainment venues require proof of vaccine as do certain modes of transportation (certain airlines) and in order to enter some foreign countries.
The white COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card that you received at the time of vaccination is proof that you were vaccinated. You can also request your vaccination records from MDH: Find my Immunization Record . Another way to access your immunization records is to download the Docket app from the App store or Google Play.
You should get a COVID-19 vaccine even if you already had COVID-19.
Getting a COVID-19 vaccine after you recover from COVID-19 infection provides added protection to your immune system. You may consider delaying your vaccine by 3 months from when your symptoms started or, if you had no symptoms, when you received a positive test. People who already had COVID-19 and do not get vaccinated after their recovery are more likely to get COVID-19 again than those who get vaccinated after their recovery.