As more people get vaccinated, the vaccine’s short-term and long-term side effects are made available for further studies. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most common side effects include arm pain, minor swelling or redness near the injection site, low-grade fever, muscle pain, headache, chills, and nausea. However, these usually disappear a day or two after receiving your shot. Extreme cases of allergic reactions include full-body rash, difficulty inbreathing, dizziness, palpitations or swollen face. That is why it is very important to declare your medical history and allergies to food and drugs, if any, before getting your jab.
Surely, you’ve heard of stories from people or even those you personally know who have experienced being the under the weather fora couple of days after receiving their COVID-19 vaccine. Nevertheless, this shouldn’t be a reason to be scared and delay your vaccination. Instead, it’s better to be prepared and protected. After all, there are ways to relieve you of the unpleasant side effects, you just have to be ready.