Potential Questions And Side-Effects Of The COVID-19 Vaccine

Side-Effects Of The COVID-19 Vaccine

While we are all excited about the release of Covid-19 vaccines, we need to educate ourselves about a few things, including the side-effects of these vaccine shots. Fortunately, most of the side-effects are minor. The efficacy of the vaccine in curing Covid-19 patients has been applaudable. Also, it is critical to understand the age eligibility for a particular vaccine. In this article, we will dive deep into the side-effects of the Covid-19 vaccine and answer a few important questions related to it.

  • Are The Vaccines Safe For Children?

A lot of people want to know if the vaccine can be given to children. So, the answer is that to date; all vaccines have been approved only for people above the age of 16. The Pfizer vaccine is for 16 and above and, the Moderna vaccine is for people who are 18 years and older. Research is still on to understand if the vaccine can be given to kids. Thus, until a vaccine is ready for kids, parents need to provide the kids with a healthy environment at home and take care of their children’s physical and emotional health.

  • Can Patients Suffering From Chronic Illnesses Take These Vaccines?

To discuss your specific health issues and their relation to the vaccine, we would advise you to consult your physicians. As per the FDA guidelines, people who are allergic to the vaccine ingredients need to consult their physician.

  • Who Will Get Vaccinated First?

The Government of India has created a priority list for vaccinations. On top of the list are the healthcare workers, defense workers, and sanitation employees. Next in line are individuals who are 50 years and beyond and are suffering from certain diseases.

  • What Are The Side-Effects Of The COVID-19 Vaccine?

Although there are no serious repercussions, the Covid-19 vaccine does have some minor side-effects.

  1. Fever

You might experience a high fever after two days of getting vaccinated. A person can feel feverish after the second dose of the vaccine. However, there is nothing to worry about; a simple paracetamol tablet can make you feel better.

  1. Swelling On The Face

The possibility of this symptom is 1 in 10,000. People who have facial fillers will experience this side-effect more than anybody else.

  1. Allergies

In the United Kingdom, few respondents experienced a severe allergic reaction after getting vaccinated. The possibility of this symptom is rare, as to the CDC officials, it can occur in 11 out of 1 million individuals who receive this vaccine.

  1. Pain Around The Injected Area

Pain accompanied by redness and swelling around the injected area can be experienced by a lot of people. The pain can persist for two to three days, after which you will feel back to normal.

  1. Headache And Muscle Pain

Almost 65% of subjects complained of headaches and muscle pain. A few of them also complained of chills, joint pain, and fever, especially after receiving the second vaccine shot. However, there is nothing to worry about; in most cases, these symptoms cease to exist after 2 to 3 days.

  1. Flu And Chills

Vaccines work to fight the disease by preparing your immune system against the virus. Thus, in the process, it might cause flu-like symptoms. These symptoms are common and will naturally subside in a few days.

The Bottom Line

The reason for educating you about the side-effects of vaccination is to prepare you for the process. Vaccines are safe and, the only group that is out of the fit to be vaccinated list are children below 16 years of age. Thus, do not think twice; encourage your friends and family to get vaccinated and start fighting against Covid.

Covid-19 vaccines have arrived. Health professionals are the first on the list to get these vaccines. So, today we attempt to answer some real concerning questions related to the Covid vaccines. We will also throw light on the side-effects of the vaccines experienced by people so far. If you have any other questions related to the vaccine, do write to us.

Indira Dutta
Indira Duttahttps://www.99healthideas.com/author/indira/
Indira Dutta is a writer by profession and passion. She is a health freak, an expressionist, a storyteller, and a strong communicator.

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