The pace of vaccination campaigns has accelerated all over the world, as millions have already received their doses, and at the same time the emergence of side effects has made people anxious and hesitant to take vaccines, but despite this, these side effects are not bad but rather a sign that your vaccine is working effectively and well, These side effects could be a sign that the vaccine is working to build a necessary immune response to the body, according to the “Times of India” website.
Are all side effects after vaccination a cause for concern?
It is common to expect side effects after taking any vaccine, and most vaccine side effects are mild or moderate, and last for 2-3 days and can be easily managed. However, what we need to know is that most of the side effects are an indication that the immune system generates a good immune response. Some of the side effects may mimic the symptoms of COVID-19
In the case of Corona vaccines, the strange side effect is a possible reaction which is the natural response of the immune system against the many elevated proteins that are formed in the body, when the body identifies a potential threat.
Therefore, any chills and pains you are experiencing can be just an indication that the vaccine is training your body to recognize future pathogens.
However, there are some classic signs and symptoms that can help a person check if the vaccine is doing its job well.
1- Muscle and joint pain
Low-intensity muscle pain and joint aches are systemic responses that arise when the vaccine is administered into the body. This is also one of the most common side effects experienced by people who have received the vaccine at the moment (it has been reported in more than 43% of cases).
It may take hours or days before a person begins to experience joint pain or symptoms of joint pain, but most likely, any aches or pains are strong indicators that the immune system is generating antibodies in response to the injection of the vaccine.
For treatment, while most pains and aches go away on their own, taking anti-pain medications and pain relievers can also be tried.
Headache is currently the second most common symptom. It is a clear indication that the body is producing systemic inflammation. The CDC notes also show that headaches are more common after the second dose.
3- Fatigue and chills
While many people with Corona suffer from fatigue and chronic fatigue, experiencing bouts of fatigue or fatigue after getting a vaccine may also mean that the body is building the required protection against the virus.
Fatigue can also be accompanied by feelings of chills and slight aches, which can expel a person. This is one of the reasons why doctors now advise patients to exercise some care and precautions after taking the vaccine, or to take a break after taking the vaccine if possible.
Fatigue may also cause some people to faint and hence, people over the age of 55 should be extra careful about this.
What are the side effects that you should never ignore?
People who are now vaccinated against Corona warn of a common side effect that they should never ignore.
According to many, rashes and redness are not the most common side effects, but they can sometimes take up to a week to appear. It may also be more common in people who may have allergies, or may be allergic to the vaccine formulation so consider getting urgent medical help the moment you spot one.
Swelling, bleeding, delirium, or episodes of chronic fainting also should not be ignored.