These side effects may affect your childâ€™s ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Some people have no side effects.
Ask your childâ€™s healthcare provider for advice on using a non-aspirin pain reliever and other steps you can take at home to comfort your child. It is not recommended you give pain relievers before vaccination for the purpose of trying to prevent side effects.
Get started with v-safe
Ask your childâ€™s healthcare provider about getting started with v-safe, a free, smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after your child receives a COVID-19 vaccination. Through v-safe, you can report any side effects your child may have after vaccination. V-safe also reminds you to get your childâ€™s second dose. Learn more about v-safe.
Cost of vaccines
You will not be charged for a COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID-19 vaccination providers cannot:
- Charge you for the vaccine.
- Charge you any administration fees, copays, coinsurance, or the balance of the bill after appropriate reimbursement.
- Deny vaccination to anyone who does not have health insurance coverage, is underinsured, or is out of network.
- Charge an office visit or other fee to the recipient if the only service provided is a COVID-19 vaccination.
- Require additional services in order for a person to receive a COVID-19 vaccine; however, additional healthcare services can be provided at the same time and billed as appropriate.
Scam Alert: If anyone asks you to pay for access to vaccine, you can bet itâ€™s a scam. Donâ€™t share your personal or financial information if someone calls, texts, or emails you promising access to the vaccine for an extra fee.