Instructions and information for those vaccinated with the Moderna vaccine were issued by the Ministry of Health. As he states:
COVID-19 vaccination reduces a person's risk of contracting the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 disease. Like all medicines, no vaccine is completely effective and it takes a few weeks after the vaccine to build protection.
That is why even after vaccination the person should continue to apply the usual practices of personal hygiene and protection, such as frequent hand washing, maintaining social distance and using a face mask. Some people may be infected with COVID-19 even though they have been vaccinated, but getting vaccinated will reduce the severity of the infection.
It is emphasized that vaccination with both (2) doses of vaccine is required to reduce the chance of a person becoming seriously ill or dying. The vaccine cannot cause COVID-19 disease in the person being vaccinated.
1. Before you leave the Vaccination Center after the 1st dose of vaccine, make sure you have an appointment for the 2nd dose
2. For better protection it is required to be vaccinated with both (2) doses of the vaccine
3. After the 1st dose you will receive a COVID-19 Vaccination Card which you will need to present when you arrive for the 2nd vaccine dose
Like all medicines, vaccines can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Most of them are mild and do not last long and certainly do not happen to everyone. It is emphasized, however, that even if you experience some symptoms after the first dose, you should take the second dose for better protection.
Common side effects of the COVID-19 Moderna mRNA vaccine include:
• local tenderness / swelling / redness at the vaccination site
• feeling tired
• nausea, vomiting
• muscle pain (myalgia) or joint pain (arthralgia)
• feeling of fever
• swollen glands (lymphadenopathy)
Symptoms usually last less than a week. However, if your symptoms seem to be getting worse or if you are worried, contact your Personal Physician.
It is recalled that any suspected or suspected adverse reactions in those receiving the COVID-19 vaccine should be reported through the National Drug Reference Reporting System, Ministry of Health, by submitting the Yellow Card by:
– Online submission: http://www.kitrinikarta.gov.cy
– Printed sending of the Yellow Card available from the website of the Pharmaceutical Services:
• By mail (toll free): Pharmacovigilance Unit, Pharmaceutical Services, Ministry of Health
CY-1475, Nicosia, telephone 22608607
• Submission by fax to the number +357 2260866
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