Happy to report that I have one vaccine down and one to go! The process was easy and (relatively) painless. We are lucky that the CDC has identified healthcare professionals as top priority.
Here are some things you can expect when it is your turn to get the vaccine:
Getting 2 injections. Both of the vaccines that have been approved for use require 2 doses. The doses are given 21 or 28 days apart, and the same authorized vaccine brand must be used for the second dose — the vaccines are not interchangeable.
Receiving a vaccination card. When you get your first dose, you’ll be given a card that describes the brand of vaccine. Your card will show the date for receiving the second dose of the same vaccine brand. You will need to bring it back when you receive the second dose. It will also serve as proof of vaccination, so keep it in a safe place. Consider taking a picture of the card and storing in your phone as an extra safety measure.
Experiencing possible side effects. Like any other vaccine, some people have reported feeling temporary symptoms, lasting 1 to 2 days on average, after receiving a dose. The symptoms are a sign that your body is building immunity to the virus. These side effects may include:
- Pain at the injection site
- Muscle pain
- Joint pain
Please familiarize yourself with our Vaccination policy, accessible here.
Just a reminder, as the policy outlines, you need to send a picture of your vaccination card to the HR email as soon as you’ve had your second dose.
Lastly, if you have not yet taken the vaccine survey please take a minute to do so now. We are expecting 100% completion of this survey and are well on the way! We would like to tally our results on Friday, so please be sure to get it done.