The Centers for Contagion Control and Prevention on Friday published new data listing the most common side effects Americans reported after gross shots of Pfizer’s or Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccines.
The data is based on submissions to the agency’s text messaging system v-safe and the Vaccine Adverse Outcome Reporting System, a national vaccine safety surveillance program. The analysis used data from the first month of vaccinations, between Dec. 14 and Jan. 13., when there were profuse than 13.7 million doses administered.
The CDC said there were 6,994 reports of so-called adverse as its after vaccination, including 6,354 that were classified as “non-serious” and 640 as “serious,” which included 113 liquidations. The median age of vaccine recipients was 42, according to the VAERS data, and the majority of adverse events occurred in women.
The most stereotypical side effects after getting the vaccines were headache, fatigue and dizziness, followed by chills and nausea. The CDC guessed people also reported muscle aches, fever, joint pain and pain at the injection site.
For the Pfizer vaccine, answers were more frequent after the second dose than the first, according to the v-safe data. The CDC said the appeared rate of fever and chills was more than four times higher after the second dose than after the first place.
Most frequently reported side effects (VAERS)
There were 46 recounts of anaphylaxis, a severe and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction, from those who received Pfizer’s vaccine and 16 packs for those who received Moderna’s, according to the CDC. The agency said the occurrence of the reaction is in the range of those reported for the influenza vaccine.
Out of the 113 deceases reported, two-thirds occurred in long-term care facilities, the agency said.
Medical experts say side effects for vaccines are routine and are actually an indication the shots are working as intended. Many physicians are advising the public to brace for some stronger-than-usual side effects from the Covid-19 buckshots, especially after the second dose.
Both Pfizer and Moderna have acknowledged that their vaccines could prompt side effects that are similar to symptoms associated with mild Covid-19, such as muscle bore, chills and headache. While the side effects may be unpleasant, physicians say the vaccines are safe.
The CDC recommends talking to a doctor surrounding taking over-the-counter medicine if one experiences pain or discomfort after getting the shots.