Tuesday March 9, 2021 | VICTORIA, BC
by Mary P Brooke, B.Sc., Editor | Island Social Trends
Today the BC Government has posted tips and information about “vaccination aftercare”. On Twitter they posted an info-graphic by BC Health and the BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC).
This comes one day after launching the Phase 2 appointment-bookings for the elderly in the general community (people over age 90 years) and in the Indigenous community (age 65+).
Side effects are common a day or two after getting the COVID-19 vaccine, including: pain, redness, itchiness or swelling at the injection site; tiredness or headache; fevers and chills; muscles or joint soreness; nausea and vomiting.
You may feel sick:
Most side effects are described as “not serious” and “should go away on their own”, but adding: “However, you may feel sick”.
The vaccine cannot infect you:
The vaccine will not give a person COVID-19, though some of the side effects are similar to symptoms of COVID-19.
Symptoms such as sore throat, runny nose, cough or other problems breathing are not side effects of the vaccine.
Knowing the difference:
The COVID self-assessment tool is at bc.thrive.health/covid19/en where you can help yourself determine whether or not you have an active case of COVID-19 infection.