COVID-19 vaccine side effects is a reaction the body has after receiving the vaccine. This reaction is normal, and not everyone experiences it. Also the symptoms are different for each person.
These side effects can range from mild symptoms to severe symptoms in some cases. Symptoms that are mild and temporary are as follows:
- Fever (marked by a temperature above 37.8°C)
- Pain in the arm, at the injection site
- Redness at injection site
- Headache or muscle pain
- Nausea or vomit
- Joint pain
Remember! The body can react like a fever when building immunity after vaccination. This usually takes one to three days.
What to Do When You Have Reactions / Side Effects of the Covid-19 Vaccine?
If you experience a reaction or side effect to the Covid-19 vaccine, don’t panic. Just do the following:
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- Get enough rest
- Use fever-reducing drugs according to the recommended dose.
- Drink enough water.
- Compress the redness or swelling with a clean cloth dampened in cold water.
Keep in mind that vaccines do not make us immune to COVID-19. A person who has been vaccinated can be infected.
However, if the person has received the vaccine, it will reduce the severity of the impact. For this reason, even though they have been vaccinated, people must remain obedient and strictly follow health protocols.