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Experts Say Fear Over COVID-19 Vaccination Side Effects Unfounded



While vaccinations with the three COVID-19 vaccines are now widely available, a sizable number of people say they are not planning to get the vaccination due to fears of the side effects.

Health officials, however, encourage Americans to get the vaccination. They argue the vaccinations are effec...

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  1. I wish people would calm down about how they’ll feel after getting the vaccine. IF you feel poorly, just drink plenty of fluids and go lay down for awhile. The GREAT majority of issues are very mild and certainly not life threatening. It would also help if the people who had had these mild issues not be so dramatic when they tell others about it. All that does is spread and exacerbate the fear & anxiety.

  2. I had the first Pfizer shot three weeks ago. Just some arm soreness and was tired for 24 hours. My husband got his first Moderna shot a week ago. He had no side effects, not even a sore arm.

    I understand that the second dose is more likely to produce side effects. I also understand that if I feel ill, it means my body is fighting the vaccine “intruder” — as it’s supposed to. I’m getting my second dose tonight. I’m excited about it. I’m also hoping I don’t feel ill, but only because I don’t want to miss time when I need to be productive for work and grad school.

    I have family members who don’t want the vaccine. It’s upsetting how much misinformation spreads on social media… but I am not forcing the issue on them.

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