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SARS COVID-19 VACCINE (SARZ koh-vid 19 vak SEEN) is a vaccine used to reduce the risk of getting COVID-19. This vaccine does not treat COVID-19. The FDA has authorized the emergency use of this vaccine during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This vaccine is injected into a muscle. It is given by a health care professional.
You may need a booster dose 2 months after finishing the primary series.
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 health care provider about the use of this vaccine in children. Special care may be needed.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
This vaccine is only given by a health care provider. It will not be stored at home.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
This does not apply. This medicine is not for regular use.
Visit your health care provider 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; changes in vision; stomach pain; nausea and 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.
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