Northern Illinois University has announced a pair of events that will help get students vaccinated. Here's what you need to know.

Starting Monday, April 13, all Illinoisans 16-years-of-age and over will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. The Dekalb County Health Department made the announcement today (4/9) that there will be two different opportunities for Northern Illinois University students to get vaccinated, should they be interested.

The COVID-19 vaccine 'student-only' events are scheduled for Saturday, April 17 and Tuesday, April 20. Both events will take place on the NIU campus in the Recreation Center.

According to the health department, students will be given the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This is the 'one and done' vaccine, no second appointment will be needed.

Students should've received an email on Friday, detailing all the necessary information, according to If you're an NIU student and this is the first you're hearing about the events, check your inbox for more details.

Here's a little bit of advice on how to decide in which arm to get your vaccine injection. Choose your dominant arm. The most common side-effect I've heard is some pain around the injection site. If it's in the arm you use more often, you'll keep blood moving around and that pain should go away a little faster.

LOOK: Answers to 30 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.

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