Here is a list of common side-effects of COVID-19 vaccines, so that you don’t panic if you get these

Mar 1, 2021

By: Vaamanaa Sethi

India is running the largest COVID-19 vaccination drive in the world...

...where thousands of healthcare workers, police and government officers were already vaccinated in the first phase.

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Second phase of vaccination drive began today which covers people above 60 or...

...45 who are suffering from any illness. This drive will cover around 10 crore people across the country.

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However, people are reporting mild side-effects after getting the shot which may vary from person to person.

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One should not panic as these after effects are common and...

...may hamper your day-to-day activities only for a few days.

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Some of the common side-effects are fever, tiredness, headache or chills.

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Also, the arm on which you got the vaccination may show some swelling or may pain.

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For the swelling or pain in the arm, one can use clean and...

... wet cloth on the affected part to relax down the swelling, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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To control the fever, doctors recommend drinking a lot of fluids and ...

...wearing light clothes to lessen the burden on your body

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Consult your doctor...

...if the swelling or tenderness increases even after 24 hours after getting the vaccine or if the side effects are not going away even after a few days.

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Please do not take this as medical advice. Consult your doctor if you have persistent health issues

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If the COVID-19 vaccine prices are too high for some, then why not use direct benefit transfer