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Possible Side Effects After COVID-19 Vaccine

Getting vaccinated will help protect you from becoming infected with COVID-19. For many, this is a potential lifesaver for the high risk individuals. You’ve made the choice to get a COVID-19 vaccine, now it’s time to prepare yourself for the possible side effects. According to the CDC, these symptoms may affect how you do your daily activities lasting up to a few days. You will be able to continue your daily activities when symptoms subside. As your body is building up it’s defense, it’s normal for these symptoms to occur:

Common Side Effects

  • Pain and redness at injection site

  • Swelling at injection site

  • Muscle pain and soreness

  • Fatigue

  • Headache

  • Chills

  • Fever

  • Nausea

Before arriving to get your shot, it’s not recommended to take any medicine in hopes of preventing symptoms. The CDC suggests talking to your doctor about taking pain medicine after getting vaccinated. If you are experiencing some of these symptoms, COVID-19 experts have provided helpful tips to reduce discomfort.

Helpful Tips

  • Apply a clean, cool wet cloth over area

  • Exercise and move your arm

  • Drink plenty of fluids

  • Dress lightly

  • Get rest

If you believe you are having a severe allergic reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine, seek immediate medical care by calling 911.

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