(East Farmingdale, NY) If you are looking to book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine, you may want to consider thinking about what you need to do on the subsequent days after your appointments because some patients have reported some side effects. Below you’ll find general information detailing some of the side effects patients have reported for the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines with links to the Center for Disease Controls information sheet for each vaccine. Serious side effects are rare and generally occur up to one hour after getting one of the three available vaccines. If you are experiencing serious side effects call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital immediately.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that common side effects from the Pfizer Covid vaccine include; pain, swelling or redness at injection site, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain or joint stiffness, fever, feeling unwell, swollen lymph nodes, also non-severe allergic reactions like rash, itching, hives or swelling of the face. More severe reactions are possible including, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face and throat, fast heartbeat, bad rash over the body, dizziness or weakness.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention say the common side effects from the Moderna Covid Vaccine include; pain, swelling or redness at injection site, tiredness, swelling of the lymph nodes, fatigue, headache, muscle and joint pain, chills, nausea, vomiting and fever. More severe side effects may include, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face and throat, fast heart b eat, bad rash all over your body.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention say the common side effects from the Johnson and Johnson single dose COVID-19 vaccine may include; injection site reactions: pain, redness of the skin and swelling, headache, muscle aches, nausea, fever, feeling tired. Severe reactions could include difficulty breathing, swelling of the face and throat, a fast heartbeat, a bad rash all over your body, dizziness and weakness.
Photo: Stony Brook University Vaccination Center, Stony Brook, NY.