Thousands of COVID-19 vaccines have been rolled out to the public in the past week or so. A few, very few people have reported side effects. What are they?
COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects
https://www.healthline.com/health-news/9-things-everyone-needs-to-know-about-the-covid-19-vaccines#What-are-the-known-side-effects-of-the-coronavirus-vaccine? The most common side effects of the new COVID-19 vaccines are pain and sometimes swelling and redness at the injection site. I think this is common from many injections. I know that very few of the dozens of inoculations
I have received in the military did not leave my arm a bit tender, especially around the injection site.
Many experience symptoms as if they had the COVID-19 virus. Some people feel tired and fatigue, more than normal. A few get headaches, muscle and joint pain. Fever and chills are not rare. Nausea and a general feeling of being under the weather are also seen as side effects of the vaccine.
Most of the people experiencing side effects report that they last around two days on average. Symptoms can be mild to moderate and some report their side effects as severe. Those people having a severe reaction are cautioned against getting the follow-up dose three or four weeks later. Talk to your doctor about it.
COVID-19 Allergic Reactions.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/third-allergic-reaction-to-covid-19-vaccine-reported-in-alaska/ and https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/allergic-reaction.html Anaphylactic reactions are occurring in a few people. Increased heartbeat, shortness of breath, skin rashes, and more occur within the first 15-30 minutes of getting the vaccination. These reactions are treatable and go away without leaving lasting effects.
Do not leave immediately after getting inoculated. Most locations will observe those vaccinated for at least 30 minutes to ensure their safety. If you normally carry an epi-pen for allergic reactions, notify those in charge to be vigilant after your injection. Those without an epi-pen may be treated with epinephrine and possibly transported to a local hospital.
All of us are different. It is difficult to predict side effects or allergic reactions, especially when we are in good health. Those with pre-existing conditions are a different story. There are defined restrictions that deny the COVID-19 vaccine to people with some existing health issues. Others may be allowed to take it and are cautioned about possible reactions.
We control our own wellbeing. We decide whether we want the vaccination or not. Many of us are still skeptical about the long-term safety of these mRNA vaccines. When in doubt about a reaction to a vaccination you received, seek immediate medical care, or call 911.
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