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Do COVID-19 vaccines have side effects?




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Text on-screen and narration: The COVID-19 vaccines and you

The camera stops on the senior couple, and a bubble opens up.

Text on-screen and narration: Do COVID-19 vaccines have side effects?

The couple and question bubble move to the left to reveal the answer.

Text on-screen and narration: You may feel some mild side effects. It's a sign that your body is building protection, and they should resolve within a few days on their own. Severe reactions to a vaccine are very rare.

Text on-screen and narration: Find out more about the possible side effects at

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Narration: A message from the Government of Canada.

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