Hundreds of millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been safely administered in the U.S. alone.
On July 8, 2022, the FDA fully approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for everyone ages 12 and up, confirming the safety and efficacy of the vaccine against the COVID-19 virus.
On January 31, 2022, the FDA fully approved the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for everyone ages 18 and older.
These vaccines have also recieved emergency use authorization for children of ages as young as 6 months based on robust safety monitoring data.
Questions about side effects are best discussed with your health care provider. However, side effects are usually mild and resolve in 1-2 days. Arm soreness or mild fever can be treated with over the counter medications like ibuprofen, or Tylenol (acetometophen).