As more data becomes available about how well the Pfizer vaccine works in real-world conditions, the CDC will continue to provide updates.
To deal with non life-threatening side effects, over-the-counter painkillers should suffice.
In order to reduce discomfort in the injected arm, the CDC advises to “apply a clean, cool, wet washcloth over the area”.
If you suffer from a fever post injection, the CDC suggests to “drink plenty of fluids” and to “dress lightly”.
“Side effects after your second shot may be more intense than the ones you experienced after your first shot,” warned the CDC.
In particular, the second shot of the Pfizer vaccine is more likely to lead to fever, chills, tiredness and a headache.
For instance, if the redness or tenderness of the injection site gets worse after 24 hours, it’s time to call the doctor’s clinic.
Furthermore, if the side effects don’t go away after a few days, you’re recommended to contact your healthcare service.
The CDC reminded people that “it takes times for your body to build protection after any vaccination”.
During this time, it’s imperative to keep to social distancing guidelines and adhering to hygiene safety.
This requires wearing a face mask in enclosed public spaces, trying to keep your distance from others, and washing your hands often.
Do bear in mind that the Pfizer vaccine is an mRNA jab, meaning nobody is given the live virus that causes Covid.
This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Health Feed