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Deciding to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

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It's important to know the facts about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Here are some details to help you learn more.

What are the benefits?

Getting the vaccine

Not getting the vaccine

How safe is it?

Getting the vaccine

Not getting the vaccine

What are the side effects and risks?

Getting the vaccine

Not getting the vaccine

The benefits of getting the COVID-19 vaccine far outweigh the potential risks.

Credits for Deciding to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Current as of: May 28, 2023

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Lesley Ryan MD - Family Medicine
Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine

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