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Coronavirus vaccine booster: Expect ‘several days’ of side effects in the stomach and head

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Whether you first got the Oxford/AstraZeneca or the Pfizer/BioNTech, there is a possibility that for the Covid booster vaccination, you could have the Moderna jab. “Most people will be offered a booster dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine or Moderna vaccine,” the NHS certified. Should you receive the Moderna vaccine, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that there will be “several days” of side effects.

One of the “most commonly reported side effects” – that lasts for several days – is a feeling of nausea in the stomach.

As for the head, you might experience a lingering headache and a fever.

When it comes to the arms, especially the arm where the injection took place, one can expect to feel pain.

Muscle pain is fairly common too, which can affect either the arms, legs, or anywhere else there is muscle in the body.

On the side where the injection took place, it is possible for lymph nodes on that side of the body to swell.

Other side effects can include: tiredness, chills, joint pain, and vomiting.

More than 12,613,256 people have received the Covid booster within the UK, according to the latest Government report.

On Monday, November 15 specifically, there have been 448,670 people who have had their Covid booster.

Meanwhile, the number of people testing positive for coronavirus as we delve into winter is on the increase.

This is to be expected; with more people socialising indoors, the virus is more easily able to transmit from person to person.

The boosters, however, are clearly working as the number of patients admitted to hospital are on the decrease.

Furthermore, the number of patients dying are also on the decrease in the past seven days.

If you end up having the Pfizer Covid booster, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) detail the likely side effects.

For example, more than one in 10 people who have the Pfizer booster vaccine are likely to experience a headache.

Classified as a “very common” side effect, the Pfizer booster can also lead to tiredness, muscle pain, chills, joint pain, diarrhoea and fever.

Although less common, up to one in 10 people might be at risk of nausea, vomiting and redness at the injection site.

The Pfizer Covid booster vaccine may also lead to night sweats, decreased appetite, and an itchy rash.

“Most side effects are mild or moderate and go away within a few days of appearing,” said the MHRA.

“If side effects such as pain and/or fever are troublesome, they can be treated by medicines for pain and fever such as paracetamol.”

If you are concerned about your Covid booster side effects, you can contact NHS 111.

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