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Can You Get COVID After Your Booster?

On January 13, 2022

Have questions around the COVID-19 Booster Shot? 

Look no further, today we dive deep on all things regarding the COVID-19 Booster Shot. 

First things first, vaccines can’t make you sick.  But that doesn’t mean you’ll never get sick again just because you’re vaccinated. So, ‘what’s the point,’ you might ask? It is about decreasing the spread of the disease and limiting the severity of symptoms.      

It is normal for virus-fighting antibodies in certain vaccines to wane over time. Just like getting your TDAP shot every ten years or the yearly flu shot, some diseases need that extra boost to protect your body better. 

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The Basics of the COVID-19 Booster Shot

Getting the COVID-19 booster is an excellent way to prevent the spread, decrease the severity of the illness, and boost your overall protection from contracting it in the first place. Especially with the Delta and Omicron variants, the booster can be extra helpful with the increased cases around the globe.   

It’s important to remember that just because you’re vaccinated doesn’t mean you won’t ever contract COVID-19, but it does mean that you likely won’t end up in the hospital or have severe symptoms. It also means you are less likely to spread the illness to others.   

All adults 18 or older are eligible for a booster shot six months after completing their primary vaccination series if they started with Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna—or two months after getting the J&J single-shot vaccine. For those 16 and older, the CDC has authorized the use of the Pfizer booster as well.   

Can you ‘mix and match’ the booster to your first initial vaccine round? The CDC has supported that it is safe to do so.  

It’s important to remember that it takes your body about two weeks to develop immunity from the vaccine after you get the booster. 

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The booster may cause symptoms that feel similar to COVID-19.

It’s important to remember that this means the vaccine is working and generating the antibodies you need to fight the disease better if you come in contact with it. Some of the post-vaccine symptoms can include:  

  • Body aches  
  • Headache  
  • Fever  
  • Nausea  
  • Dizziness  

These symptoms should only last 24-48 hours, but if you want relief, you can prepare to have a quality fever reducer by your side. With GeniusRx, you’ll get free delivery!  

 

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Ready to get your booster? 

GeniusRx can help you prepare with the pain-relief medications you need.👩‍⚕️  

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