Reactions to the vaccine

How can you distinguish between reactions to the vaccine and side effects? A reaction to the vaccine occurs shortly after the vaccine has been administered, or perhaps on the following day. For example, it may be that the area of your upper arm where you got the vaccine is painful, or you may feel unwell or tired and weak. Side effects, on the other hand, don't tend to arise until four to 16 days after the vaccine has been given. For example, a severe headache that starts suddenly. If you experience any such side effects, go to your doctor immediately! Such cases are very rare, however, and tend to occur in just one person for every 10,000 persons vaccinated.

80%
pain at the puncture point

60%
fatigue

50%
headache

30%
pain in the muscles

30%
shiver, feeling chilly

20%
pain in the joints

10%
fever

Side effects

Things look different with side effects. They are more serious than a normal response to the vaccine. In such cases, doctors will put you under strict observation and give you treatment. The side effects will also be reported to the public health office.

Distinguishing between reactions to the vaccine and side effects

How can you distinguish between reactions to the vaccine and side effects? A reaction to the vaccine occurs shortly after the vaccine has been administered, or perhaps on the following day. For example, it may be that the area of your upper arm where you got the vaccine is painful, or you may feel unwell or tired and weak. Side effects, on the other hand, don't tend to arise until four to 16 days after the vaccine has been given. For example, a severe headache that starts suddenly. If you experience any such side effects, go to your doctor immediately! Such cases are very rare, however, and tend to occur in just one person for every 10,000 persons vaccinated.

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