It’s normal to experience some side effects after taking the covid vaccine. Although it may not be true for everyone, Dr your body responds to the awakening call to protect itself against the virus and these side effects are some proof. In this article, we will discuss the side effects you can expect and how to manage them.
What Are The Common Side Effects?
Many people will feel tenderness, warmth and itching at the site of injection. You should agree that it’s hard to feel nothing when a needle enters your arm. Others may feel fever, fatigue, headache, nausea.
Although less common than the previously listed, some people will experience swelling, redness or a lump at the site of injection. Some people experience vomiting or diarrhoea. Others have flu-like symptoms like a sore throat, runny nose, cough and chills.
What Are The Uncommon Side Effects?
Some people have reported dizziness, reduced appetite, abdominal pain, enlarged lymph nodes or excessive sweating and itching. These are not common side effects. It’s best to see a doctor if you feel any of these.
How To Manage The Side Effects
The good news is that side effects often leave on their own after a few days. In most cases, all you need do is pop a pill or two of paracetamol and you are good to go. If the fever lasts beyond 3 days, please visit your doctor. If you experience any disturbing symptoms, ensure to report to your primary health care provider. Sometimes, these symptoms point to problems other than the side effects of a vaccine.