What you can safely do after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine


What you need to know:

COVID-19 vaccine helps to protect you from symptomatic, and moderate and severe forms of COVID-19. Even if you’ve already received your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, you can prevent the spread of the virus to your family and community through the following:

• Stay at home unless travel is essential

• Open windows and ensure proper ventilation and air circulation at home or your place of work

• Maintain a balanced and healthy diet, exercise, and avoid smoking and alcohol

• Monitor your health and call your Barangay Health Emergency Response Team if you have symptoms AND POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO THE VIRUS.

Check the FAQs: Can I get infected with COVID-19 even after vaccination?

Can I get COVID-19 FROM the vaccine?

No, you cannot get COVID-19 FROM the vaccine because there is no live virus in any of the vaccines presently available.

Can I get COVID-19 even after I get vaccinated

Yes, there’s still a possibility that you can get COVID-19 after you get vaccinated.

But, vaccines can protect you from getting symptomatic (mild, moderate, and severe COVID-19). Further, it can prevent hospitalization and death from the disease

Why did I acquire COVID-19 even when I’m vaccinated?

You might have been exposed to the virus through the following circumstances:

  • Within 14 days before getting your first dose
  • In between your first and second doses
  • Before your body had built up the protection from the vaccine
  • Any gap in adhering to the BIDA Behaviors and minimum public health standards

What do I need to remember to do after I get my vaccine?

Remember, vaccines only add to the protection provided by the BIDA behaviors (Bawal walang mask, I-sanitize ang mga kamay, Dumistansya ng isang metro, Alamin ang tamang impormasyon) and minimum public health standards.

Is it true that some people have died because of the vaccine?

No, the reports were of people who died DUE TO COVID-19 and not because of the vaccine.
There was no relation between getting vaccinated and the reported deaths due to COVID-19

How can I protect myself from getting exposed to COVID-19 even after vaccination?

Even if the vaccine protects from symptomatic, and moderate to severe forms of COVID-19, you can add protection by doing the BIDA (Bawal walang mask at face shield, I-sanitize ang mga kamay, Dumistansya ng isang metrong layo, Alamin ang tamang impormasyon) behaviors.

I’m experiencing fever and pain at the injection site after vaccination. Should I be alarmed?

No, local reactions like pain, redness, and swelling at the injection site and flu-like symptoms including fever, headache, and fatigue are common after vaccination. These are signs that your body is building up the immune response from the vaccine. These symptoms will resolve in one to three days.

What should I do If my symptoms got worse? Or did not resolve in 3 days?

Consult your doctor or nearest facility if they don’t resolve after 3 days, or if they worsen after one day.

How can I help stop the spread of COVID-19 even after vaccination?

Even if you’ve already received your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, you can prevent the spread of the virus to your family and community through the following:
Stay at home unless travel is essential
Open windows and ensure proper ventilation and air circulation at home or your place of work
Maintain a balanced and healthy diet, exercise, and avoid smoking and alcohol
Monitor your health and call your Barangay Health Emergency Response Team if you have symptoms AND POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO THE VIRUS.