Be On The Lookout For These Five Side Effects Of The COVID-19 Vaccine

April 16, 2021 1:21 pm Published by

If you’ve ever gotten the flu vaccine you know that there is a chance that there may be some side effects. Some people report experiencing flu like symptoms after getting the shot. The good news is, these side effects likely only last a few hours up to a day at a time.

This is the kind of side effects that you might experience after you get a COVID-19 vaccine. Given that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been paused by the federal government, the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine are still being administered and may still come with side effects, including;

  • Pain at the injection site. This may be a lingering pain where you were given the shot and it can last for a few days.
  • Headache. It is important when receiving the vaccine that you hydrate before and after. If you do not, you may experience headaches from the vaccine itself.
  • Fatigue can happen with either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine and was reported more often with the second dose of each vaccine. This is something to be on the lookout for and be prepared for when you go get your vaccine.
  • Muscle aches and pains. Nearly 40% of those who participated in clinical trials for the vaccine experienced some aches and pains after receiving the shot.
  • Weird dreams. While this one is not confirmed by clinical trials it is one that has been widely reported by many who have already received the vaccine.

While just over 30% of eligible adults in Connecticut have been full vaccinated, we still have a long way to go before we get to herd immunity and can start to return to some real normalcy. If you have the chance to get your vaccine you should. It is good for you and it is good for public health.

Side effects may happen, but in most cases they are mild and pass quickly. If you are experiencing any long term side effects you may want to consult a medical provider.