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Vaccinations are safe, effective, and free!
Ellsworth County Medical Center encourages vaccinations for all individuals aged 12+

Understanding the types of Vaccines available
You are not considered fully vaccinated until 2 weeks after your last shot.

mRNA Vaccines - COVID-19 mRNA vaccines give instructions for our cells to make a harmless piece of what is called the "spike protein." The spike protein is found on the surface of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Preparing for your vaccination
Drink plenty of fluids

Some individuals report side effects following their vaccine.  These usually go away after a couple of days and it's important to note that this is considered a normal reaction as your body creates the antibodies needed to fight the virus. 

Possible Side Effects from the Vaccination:
Pain, Redness, & Swelling on the arm you received your shot
Muscle Pain
You should call your doctor if redness or tenderness at the injection site worsens after 24 hours or if your symptoms do not seem to be improving after a couple of days.
You can get your vaccination at the Ellsworth County Health Department.  To schedule call (785) 472-4488

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