The demand for the vaccine in Thurston County far outweighs the current weekly allocations we receive from the DOH. Although the vaccine became out there in Washington mid-December 2020, this was meant for a choose group of people who face the most threat of contracting the COVID-19 virus. It will be many months earlier than this vaccine is widely available to most people. These side effects are common after receiving the injection and are a sign the body is mounting an immune response to the vaccine. Contact your main care supplier if the redness or tenderness on the injection site increases 24 hours after receiving the vaccine, if these symptoms last more than 72 hours, or if your signs are extreme or worsening.