PEN-Powered Activity Guide VI

Are ful ly vaccinated ( i . e ., ≥ 2 weeks after receiving the second dose in a 2- dose series , or ≥ 2 weeks after receiving one dose of a single - dose vaccine ) AND Are within 3 months after receiving the last dose in the series AND Have remained asymptomatic ( without symptoms ) since the current COVID - 19 exposure AM I FULLY PROTECTED AFTER RECEIVING THE VACCINE ? At this time , researchers are unsure of how much protection the vaccine provides . Therefore , it is sti l l recommended to wear a mask , wash yours hands for at least 20 seconds , and practice social distancing . However , vaccinated patients who are exposed to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID -19 aren ’ t required to quarantine if they :

WHAT ARE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS OF THE VACCINE AND HOW LONG DO THEY LAST ? Side effects can include :

Pain and swel l ing on the arm where you received the shot Fever , chi l ls , fatigue , and headaches

Most post - vaccination symptoms are mi ld to moderate in severity , occur within the first three days of vaccination , and resolve within 1–3 days

Of course this l ist is non - exhaustive , and there are a lot more questions to be asked and more answers to be found as frontl ine workers continue to study the virus and its variants . For the latest updates , fol low the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) website , as wel l as American Society of Cl inical Oncology ( ASCO ) and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network ( NCCN ). We ’ re in this together , one day at a time .

SOURCES

https :// www . ama - assn . org / system / fi les /2020-12/ covid -19- vaccine - patient - faqs . pdf https :// www . cdc . gov / vaccines / covid -19/ info - by - product / cl inical - considerations . html https :// www . cdc . gov / coronavirus /2019- ncov / vaccines / expect / after . html https :// www . oncl ive . com / view / nccn - releases - covid -19- vaccination - guidance - for - patients - with - cancer

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