What are the side effects of the coronavirus vaccine?
Corona virus vaccination is currently underway around the world, including in Pakistan. According to the National Command and Operations Center, about 2 million people in the country have so far received at least one dose of the vaccine and more than 964,000 people have received both. Doses have been applied.
Concerns are also being raised about the side effects of vaccination in this regard, given the fact that there is no serious risk from vaccination.
There are definitely some problems that usually occur after each vaccine, because after the vaccine, our body’s immune system begins to work and it begins to develop the ability to fight the real virus.
It is important to know what side effects the vaccine may have.
The most common and harmless side effect is swelling of the arm that is injected, but this is not a problem. When vaccinating, first tell the staff which arm you want to inject.
If you do your work with the right hand, apply the vaccine to the left arm so that your daily routine is not affected by the swelling. If it hurts more, apply ice to the swollen area.
The most common side effect after vaccination is fever and it is also caused by other vaccines. This is because the body’s immune system starts working faster as soon as the vaccine is given.
Fever is especially high after the second injection, but experts recommend taking painkillers because it can interfere with the vaccine’s work. So relax as much as possible and drink more water. If symptoms persist 72 hours after injection, consult a physician.
It is also common to feel tired after the vaccination. 8% of people complain of fatigue after the first vaccine and 14% after the second vaccine.
These and other symptoms, such as headaches and muscle aches, are more common in women and people 55 years of age and younger. Doctors recommend maximum rest in this case.
According to a study, 13% of people complained of headaches after the second injection of the Pfizer vaccine. The solution is simple, relax and take a simple headache pill.
About 3.5% of people complain of nausea after a second injection, and some even vomit. It’s time to use as much water as possible, or use something that stops your nausea.
5% of people who have been vaccinated with Pfizer have also complained of body and muscle pain. If the pain is severe, some painkillers can be used, such as a headache.
Reduced side effects
Many people who have been vaccinated in the early stages of vaccine development have complained of allergies, but these were all people who already had allergy problems. Within minutes of being vaccinated, they began to have allergies.
Allergies to drugs are common and that is why if you have a severe allergy problem, you are seated for 15 to 20 minutes after the injection to diagnose a problem.
People with severe allergies after the first injection of the vaccine should consult a doctor before the second injection.
The United States suspended the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the country on February 13 because of a blood clot in a woman’s veins, which could be fatal. Subsequent reports of similar deaths have surfaced in Europe as a result of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
The ban was later lifted, but warnings are being issued. Of the 8 million people who have been vaccinated against Johnson & Johnson in the United States, 17 have made such complaints. Most of them were women under the age of 50.
In Israel, 62 people who have been vaccinated have been diagnosed with heart disease. The US military has also reported 14 such cases. The rate of the disease so far is one in a million after vaccination, which is mostly seen in men under the age of 32 and most people get the complaint after the second vaccination.