Covid Vaccine Side Effects FAQs

What are the most common side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?

The most common side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine are:

  • Pain at the injection site
  • Swelling at the injection site
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Tiredness / Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Joint pain
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Feeling sick
  • Swollen lymph nodes

How long do the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine last?

The side effects from taking the COVID-19 vaccine typically last for 1 to 2 days. Most people who take the vaccine have either mild or moderate symptoms. In certain cases however the side effects can be more severe.

Are people having reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine?

In most cases, people are only having minor side effects after taking the COVID-19 vaccine. However, there have been some reported cases of more serious reactions. Federal agencies are investigating at least six cases of serious allergic reactions in individuals who received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, including:

If you have a history of allergic reactions, you should hold off on receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.