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What are the long term health effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?

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Serious side effects that could cause a long-term health problem are extremely unlikely following any vaccination, including COVID-19 vaccination. Millions of people have received COVID-19 vaccines, and no long-term side effects have been detected. 


Long-term side effects following any vaccine are extremely rare following any vaccination, including COVID-19 vaccination. Historically, vaccine monitoring has shown that if side effects are going to happen, they tend to happen within six weeks of a vaccine dose. For this reason, the Food and Drug Administration made sure each of the authorized COVID-19 vaccines was studied for at least eight weeks after the final dose.


Please visit the CDC’s website to learn more about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.

Vaccine Safety