4. You Might Feel Joint Pain
Joint pain is a very common side effect of the COVID vaccine. 46% of people who took the vaccine in the Moderna trials experienced joint pain after the first hours or days of taking the COVID vaccine.
Not only that, but you might experience muscle pain as well. People who took the COVID vaccine have experienced muscle pain all over their body, but more specifically at the injection site.
3. You Might Experience Headaches
It’s also highly likely that you’ll feel headaches after you take the vaccine. Over 64% of people who took the vaccine experienced light or strong headaches. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most people felt this side effect after the second dose.
Although it’s recommended that you don’t take any medication before getting the COVID vaccine, experts say that it’s okay to take medication for your headache after you took the vaccine. Of course, you should know which medication to take, and there are two medications you should not take with the COVID vaccine.
2. You Might Feel Fatigued
Feeling tired or exhausted is a pretty common side effect of the COVID vaccine, but also for other vaccines. Over 70% of people during the Moderna vaccine trials reported feeling fatigued or exhausted after the vaccination.
Feeling fatigue is normal for many vaccines because that’s one of your body’s natural responses. Your immune system is dealing with a new disease, and feeling tired is an inflammatory response to the situation.
Of course, just because it’s a side effect doesn’t mean it should be normal to feel this way after a longer period of time. If you keep feeling fatigued, even after it’s been several days, you might need to report it to your doctor. You can also try to eat better, and eat foods that get rid of fatigue.