What are the most common side effects from COVID vaccines? Hereís what the CDC says


By Mike Stunson, Miami Herald (FL)

February 19, 2021


Fewer than 7,000 people reported having side effects from COVID-19 vaccines after the first 13.7 million doses were administered in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.


Of the 6,994 people who said they had side effects between Dec. 14 and Jan. 13, 640 were considered serious, the CDC said.


The findings were reported in the CDCís Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and were monitored by a system that records submitted side effects of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines.


The most common side effects were headache (22.4%), fatigue (16.5%) and dizziness (16.5%), according to the CDC. It said 113 deaths were reported, including 78 individuals who lived in long-term care facilities.


Muscle pain, chills, fever, swelling at the injection site, joint pain and nausea were also recorded after vaccinations.


The median age of vaccine recipients recorded in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System was 42 years old. Nearly 80% of reported adverse effects occurred in women, according to the CDC...


... the relatively low number of reported adverse effects is good news...


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