Thank you for signing up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through the VEBA Resource Center’s program, VEBA Vaccinates. (If you are an educator in San Diego County and haven’t had a chance to register yet, visit our VEBA Portal and watch this video for easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions). By agreeing to get the vaccine, you are taking an important step toward preventing further infection. You and your fellow educators, students, and families can breathe a little easier.
Now that you have registered to receive your COVID-19 vaccination through VEBA Vaccinates, you may be wondering how to prepare for your appointment. This article from UCHealth outlines what you need to know – from what to wear to how you may feel after receiving the vaccine.
In brief, health experts recommend that you:
- Wear loose-fitting clothing
- Drink plenty of fluids
- Wear your mask
- Remember to breathe
- Wait in the vaccine clinic for at least 15 minutes after your shot to monitor any adverse reaction
For details on additional important information, such as drinking alcohol and reasons not to get the vaccine, we encourage you to read the brief UCHealth article.
If you’re concerned about vaccine safety, here’s a link to the latest update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Again, thank you for taking this important step toward making the community safer, for all of us.