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The Danbury Health Department is looking to clear up some misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines. 

Health officials say people cannot get COVID from the vaccine.  For people who are concerned about vaccine side effects like fatigue, headaches, chills and fever, health officials say this is an immune response without infection.  

People who have recovered from the virus are still recommended to get the vaccine because it's unknown how long protection against COVID-19 lasts after recovering from it.  Studies have shown that the vaccine will provide a strong protection in those who have already recovered from the virus. 

Danbury Health officials say there is still some hesitancy because the vaccines only have emergency use authorization from the FDA.  They say the vaccine safety monitoring systems continuously monitor for any adverse reactions that had not occurred during the clinical trials and there have been thousands of clinical trial participants for the vaccine.

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