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Tips to reduce side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine

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Although unlikely, if you experience emergency warning symptoms at any time after receiving your COVID-19 vaccine, call 9-1-1 immediately. Emergency warning symptoms include trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, bluish lips or face, or any other sudden and severe symptom.

Common side effects include pain at the injection site, fever, body aches and headaches. These reactions are frequent (and indicate that your body is making an immune response to the vaccine) and should go away within 1-2 days, with the exception that swollen lymph nodes may persist up to about 10 days.

Swollen lymph nodes may be seen on routine screening mammograms for up to a month after vaccination. If you are due for a screening mammogram soon and it will not result in undue delays, you may consider scheduling it 4-6 weeks after your second vaccine appointment.

Help identify and minimize mild side effects
Read the vaccine information that came with your scheduling invite to refresh your knowledge about side effects. It can also be accessed here.  

Use an ice pack or cool, damp cloth to help reduce redness, soreness and/or swelling at the place where the shot was given.
A cool bath can also be soothing.
Drink liquids often for 1-2 days after getting the vaccine.
Take an over the counter pain reliever unless you have any specific contraindication.
For symptoms that are severe or last 72 hours or more contact your regular clinician or Primary Care Provider.


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Yes tama po. Glad I am fully vaccinated already! Lets all get vacc to normal!

Please do not hesitate to grab any available vaccine in your area especially while its free! 

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