COVID-19 vaccine side effects, what are you experiencing?

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is an important step in ending the pandemic. So far, more than 552,000 vaccine doses have been administered across Nebraska, with more than 106,000 administered in Lancaster County alone.

But, as with any vaccine, you can experience side effects after your injection. In fact, DHHS health program manager Sara Wilson says mild side effects are to be expected when you get your shot.

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According to the CDC, common side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine include:

  • Pain, redness, or swelling near the injection site
  • Fatigue or tiredness
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Nausea

The CDC says side effects “are normal signs that your body is building protection” and should go away after a few days. But, if they persist or seem to be getting worse, contact your healthcare provider.

In addition to reporting your symptoms to a professional, you can also submit them to online data-trackers suck as the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) or V-Safe.

 

 

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