Side effects such as pain and swelling at the injection site, fatigue, headache, fever, and chills are common for those receiving the injection.
Vaccine of Moderna and Pfizer-BioNtech against COVID-19, CNBC said in a recent health report.
People who experienced these side effects can take over-the-counter pain relievers after the injection to relieve symptoms, CNBC reported, referring to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations.
Side effects are normal in the human body, as the immune system is set up to prepare for and protect itself against the virus through a process called « controlled inflammation, » which is the way messenger RNA vaccines work.
To mitigate these side effects, which can be very serious in some cases, the US CDC reported that you can take over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen, aspirin, antihistamines, or acetaminophen after receiving the drug. Vaccine. However, the body also recommends consulting a doctor before taking medications.
The U.S. CDC does not recommend taking medication before receiving the Vaccine because it will weaken the immune system response to messenger RNA vaccines. In other words, the antibodies generated by those who take pain relievers before giving the injection are not as strong as originally expected.
The U.S. CDC in turn listed other ways to ease vaccine side effects, including placing a cool, damp cloth at the site of inoculation for pain relief, drinking more fluids in case of fever, and using light clothing to be comfortable.
The report also mentioned that more people begin to experience side effects after taking the second injection as the first dose only triggers the immune response while the second stimulates it.
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