These are the most common side effects of Covid-19 booster shots

The US now has approved Covid-19 vaccine booster shots for all adults. Many are now wondering what side effects to expect after your third injection (or second injection if you were originally vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson). And thanks to the Vaccine Adverse Reaction Reporting System (VAERS) We now have an idea.

VAERS is administered by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and allows people to self-report vaccine side effects. if Insider points out, a COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Dose Safety published by the CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force on November 19, 2021, it appears that 11,904 people have already reported side effects of Pfizer, Moderna or Janssen booster to VAERS. These were the most commonly reported side effects (in order):

  1. Headache
  2. Fever
  3. Fatigue
  4. Pain
  5. Chills

Over the time frame of the 11,904 side effects reports to VAERS, more than 26 million booster doses were given, so this list of side effects may change over time and more Americans are getting the booster. It should also be noted that among the 11,904 people who reported, 46% of them were 65 years of age or older and 67% of them were female, so it’s possible that the most commonly reported side effects may change over time as the number of side effects increases. notifications coming in. men and those in younger age groups.

still like Insider notes, most people reported that the side effects they experienced after their booster injection were less severe than the side effects they experienced after their second dose of the original vaccine.


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