FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM – “Individuals who receive an updated mRNA COVID-19 vaccine may experience similar side effects as those reported by individuals who previously received mRNA COVID-19 vaccines,” the FDA says.
According to the CDC, common side effects can include:
- Pain, swelling and redness on the arm where the shot was given.
- Tiredness, headache, muscle pain
The following are the severe, rare side effects of COVID vaccines, per the CDC:
- Anaphylaxis, a severe type of allergic reaction, has occurred at a rate of approximately five cases per one million vaccine doses administered. Health care providers can effectively and immediately treat the reaction if it happens.
- Myocarditis, inflammation of the heart muscle, and pericarditis, inflammation of the outer lining of the heart, have been reported at the highest rates among males in their late teens and early 20s, usually following the second dose of the vaccine. Most patients with myocarditis or pericarditis after COVID-19 vaccination responded well to medicine and rest.
HOW TO RELIEVE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS OF COVID VACCINES
Talk to your doctor about taking over-the-counter pain relievers after your vaccine. Get some rest if possible. Drink liquids often for 1-2 days after getting the vaccine.
To relieve pain or swelling on the arm where you got the shot, apply a clean, cool, wet washcloth or ice pack over the area. Keep moving and using your arm.
A cool bath can also be soothing. To reduce discomfort from fever, drink plenty of fluids and wear comfortable clothes.
WHEN TO SEEK MEDICAL CARE FOR SIDE EFFECTS OF COVID VACCINE SHOT
Call your doctor if arm pain gets worse after one day or side effects do not go away after a few days. Call 9-1-1 if you think you or your child might be having a severe allergic reaction.
If you experience emergency warning symptoms like trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, or bluish lips or face at any time after receiving your COVID-19 vaccine, call 9-1-1 immediately …