According to the World Health Organization

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.  Older people and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illnesses.

The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes, and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol-based rub frequently and not touching your face.

The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).

What are the symptoms of COVID19?

Symptoms of the COVID-19 ranging from mild to severe illness.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after the person exposes to the virus.

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Repeated shaking with chills

Different COVID-19 Vaccines


  • People 16 years & older
  • 2 shots given 21 days apart


  • People 18 years & older
  • 2 shots 28 days apart

Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen

  • People 18 years and older
  • 1 shot
 This is from CDC on Possible Side Effects After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine
Common Side Effects

On the arm where you got the shot

  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling



Throughout the rest of your body

  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Nausea
Helpful Tips

If it is okay with your doctor, you can take over-the-counter Acetaminophen, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, or Antihistamines to relieve the side effects of the vaccine.