Covid-19 vaccination side effects

As more and more are being called for vaccination, it is important to know what the possible side effects are so you are not concerned or worried.

Most side effects are mild and will go away within a few days, and you should continue to follow government guidance. Some of the common side effects include:-

# tenderness, swelling and/or redness at the injection site

# headache

# muscle ache

# feeling tired

# fever (temperature above 37.8°C)

Less common symptoms include:-

# swelling of the glands (can start a few days after the vaccine and can last up to two weeks)

# feeing dizzy

# decreased appetite

# abdominal pain

# excessive sweating, itchy skin or rash

It is important to receive both doses of the vaccine, even if you have mild side effects after the first dose. Once you have had the vaccine, it is still crucial you follow the FACTS rule:-

# Face coverings

# Avoid crowds

# Clean hands and surfaces regularly

# Two-metre distance

# Self isolate and book a test if you have symptoms

* NHS Inform*


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