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6 COVID-19 vaccine side effects to prepare for

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently listed 6 side effects to prepare for

Florence Conover, of Sandy, right, receives a COVID-19 vaccination at the Mountain America Exposition Center in Sandy on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021.
Florence Conover, of Sandy, right, receives a COVID-19 vaccination at the Mountain America Exposition Center in Sandy on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021.
Laura Seitz, Deseret News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently listed six different side effects you may suffer as a result of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The six vaccine side effects include:

  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Nausea

The CDC also lists three different side effects you might feel in your arm from getting the shot, too. Those side effects include:

  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling

Flashback

Previously, Dr. Amanda Cohn, a member of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said there were three common side effects to watch out for when you get the vaccine.

  • The side effects include “pain, potentially fatigue, and a low-grade fever,” Cohn said.
  • The side effects are “expected and should resolve after one or two days,” she added.

Tips on how to prepare for the symptoms

USA Today has a good explainer video-story with tips on how to prepare for any potential symptoms or side effects of the vaccine, specifically after the second dose.

The tips include:

  1. Use over-the-counter medications for pain relief, which will help for the pain at the injection spot.
  2. Rest as much as you can after you get the vaccine.
  3. Drink plenty of fluids.
  4. Rely on what’s worked before when you’ve had a fever.
  5. If you experience severe symptoms, reach out to your doctor for assistance.