What are the COVID-19 vaccine’s side effects?


Vaccines are intended to provide immunity without the risk of contracting the disease. Not everyone gets them, but mild-to-moderate side effects are common and usually go away on their own after a few days.

Following immunization, you may experience the following mild-to-moderate adverse effects:

  • Soreness in the arm where the injection was given
  • Fever (mild)
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Aches in the muscles or joints
  • Chills
  • Diarrhoea

Rest, staying hydrated, and taking pain and fever medication, if necessary, will help you manage any adverse effects.

If any symptoms persist for more than a few days, seek guidance from your healthcare professional. Serious adverse effects are extremely uncommon, but if you do have one, you should contact your healthcare practitioner right once.


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