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Are there any side effects of COVID-19 vaccine?

        Covid-19 is one of the scariest viruses that was witnessed by many during this century. It all started back in December 2019 in Wuhan district, China. Several cases of infection-like symptoms such as cough, fever and shortness of breath were reported. The worst part is, some of the infected people had died from the infection. This situation had prompted the researchers to research this infection. After a while it was known to the world that this infection was caused by a new virus strain that is known as Covid-19 virus. Since then, Covid-19 virus has gone on to infect almost every country in this world. This deadly virus had infected millions of people and thousands from that number had lost their lives. This situation had forced the World Health organization (WHO) to announce this virus as a pandemic. People around world are always hoping that this virus will go away, & the only possible solution that can make it happen is none other than coronavirus vaccine (vaksin coronavirus).

                        Yes, Covid-19 vaccine is the only solution that can help to eradicate this virus for good. This is why many vaccine manufacturers started the Covid-19 vaccine production right after it was declared a pandemic. Months after their production, these Covid-19 vaccines are ready to be used. In January 2020, it was announced that some of the early Covid-19 vaccines such as Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine were tested and approved to be used on humans. Hence, a lot of governments in many countries had decided to run their national vaccination program in an attempt to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the usage of Covid-19 vaccine comes with many questions and the most popular question that arises in everyone’s mind at that time was what are the side effects of the Covid-19 vaccine? Is it safe to be used?

                        This question is a normal question that will surely pop up in anyone’s mind. The obvious answer is yes, there are side effects for Covid-19 vaccine. All the medicines in this world will have their own side effects and the same can be said to Covid-19 vaccine. This is possible because the vaccine itself is made from inactive or weakened virus strain, hence our body will surely react to this substance when it enters our body. However, the effects will be very minimal since it is an inactive or weakened strain. People that have been vaccinated with Covid-19 vaccine often reported side effects such as fever, joint pain, headache, nausea, vomiting and pain at the injection site. Usually, these side effects are very minimal and should go away after a few days. The longest time that these side effects can be experienced by a person is about a full week.

                        Besides, it is also noted that a vaccine that needs a second booster such as Pfizer or Moderna tends to give a stronger side effect than the first dose. However, not all people will experience the same side effects. The side effects mentioned above were the most common side effects experienced by the people. Other people may experience different kinds of side effects. One thing that you need to keep in mind is that the side effects are only temporary. The benefits from getting vaccinated outweigh the side effects that you may experience. However, if you think that the side effects are getting worse and you cannot tolerate it, it is recommended for you to meet your doctor as quickly as possible. Besides, experiencing longer side effects than usual can also mean something else. So make sure to meet and talk to your doctor about it.

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