We all know how COVID-19 affected the world, and directly or indirectly, we all are affected. That’s why everyone is looking for vaccination. Vaccination against COVID-19 will help you from attacking COVID-19 quickly. However, sometimes after COVID-19 vaccination you may experience its side effects, which are typical signs that your body is building protection. Your daily activities may affect your abilities with these side effects. Some people have no side effects. Still, they should go away within a few days.
Common Covid-19 Vaccination Side Effects
In the arm where you got the injectable vaccine:
In the rest of the body:
- Muscle pain
- Shaking chills
Helpful Tips To Relieve Side Effects
If you feel pains or aches after getting vaccinated, consult your doctor if you want to take medications like ibuprofen, aspirin, etc.
You can take these medications to prevent side effects if you do not have any other health problems which prevent you from taking these medications regularly.
Taking these medications before getting vaccinated to prevent side effects is not recommended.
Where you received the injectable vaccine, you can reduce pain and discomfort.
- Use or exercise your arm.
- Apply cool, clean, damp cloth to the area.
To reduce the discomfort caused by fever.
- Drink lots of fluids.
- Wear light clothing.
If You Already Received The Second Dose
Side effects after your second dose may be more intense than those experienced after your first dose. These side effects are typical signs that your body is building protection and should go away after a few days.
When To Call Your Doctor
In most cases, discomfort from pain or fever is a typical sign that your body generates protection. Contact your doctor or healthcare provider:
- If irritation or sensitivity at the injection site gets worse after 24 hours
- If your side effects worry you or don’t seem to be going away after a few days
- May Side effects will affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.
- The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine require 2 doses for optimal protection. You should get the second dose even if you have side effects after the first unless the vaccine provider or doctor tells you not to get the vaccine.
- You will only need 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson (J & J / Janssen) COVID-19 Janssen vaccine for optimal protection. And learn more about the various COVID-19 vaccines.
- After taking any vaccine, your body needs time to build protection. Individuals may consider fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna or two weeks after receiving the single-dose COVID-19 vaccine from J & J / Janssen. It would help if you continued to use all the tools available to protect yourself and others until you are fully vaccinated.
After fully vaccinated, if you are, then you can resume the activities you did before the pandemic. And also remember, to consult your doctor if you are feeling uneasy. Also, the important thing is to keep yourself safe even though you are vaccinated.