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The CDC Director Just Said You Should Expect These Vaccine Side Effects

Best Life Logo By Allie Hogan of Best Life | Slide 2 of 5: During the press briefing, Walensky noted that it's important for people to remember that there may be some mild side effects from the vaccine. She said side effects can include "pain where you got your shot, feeling feverish or tired, and muscle aches after getting your shot." These vaccine side effects are consistent with what the CDC has outlined on its website. Walensky added that reactions are especially common after getting the second dose.You're more likely to experience side effects after your second dose because that shot provokes a stronger immune response. "When you get that second injection, your body is already kind of primed, and it starts reacting against the vaccine," David Sellers, MD, the first healthcare worker at Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital in Tennessee to receive a vaccine, explained to a local NBC affiliate. "If you're going to get the systemic side effects, it generally occurs after the second shot when you get not only muscle aches, but you can get joint aches." And for more up-to-date information, sign up for our daily newsletter.

The common COVID vaccine side effects include pain, fever, and tiredness.

During the press briefing, Walensky noted that it's important for people to remember that there may be some mild side effects from the vaccine. She said side effects can include "pain where you got your shot, feeling feverish or tired, and muscle aches after getting your shot." These vaccine side effects are consistent with what the CDC has outlined on its website. Walensky added that reactions are especially common after getting the second dose.

You're more likely to experience side effects after your second dose because that shot provokes a stronger immune response. "When you get that second injection, your body is already kind of primed, and it starts reacting against the vaccine," David Sellers, MD, the first healthcare worker at Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital in Tennessee to receive a vaccine, explained to a local NBC affiliate. "If you're going to get the systemic side effects, it generally occurs after the second shot when you get not only muscle aches, but you can get joint aches." And for more up-to-date information, sign up for our daily newsletter.

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