Risks vs. Benefits of the COVID-19 Vaccine

Fully understanding the risks vs. benefits will help you and your loved ones make the best decision for yourselves regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.


The vaccination may cause some mild side effects, including pain, redness or swelling where the shot was administered, fever, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, chills, or joint pain. Although rare, some people have experienced severe allergic reactions after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. If you have had an immediate allergic reaction to other types of vaccines, ask your doctor if you should get a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Your safety is our top priority. We understand you may be concerned about getting the COVID-19 vaccine, but please consider some of the benefits of getting vaccinated that are listed below.