There are several side effects of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Side effects are typically more severe after the second dose. Both types of vaccines may cause a number of side effects, but most of them go away within a few days. Some of these effects are listed below.
Arm pain is a common side effect of the COVID-19 vaccine, which is given in two doses. It usually develops a few days after the second dose and is most often experienced by young people, especially those under the age of 65. It can also be associated with a low fever and a feeling of coming down with a cold. However, it is usually a quick pass, and pain relief medications can help. If you notice arm pain, contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible, and report it to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System.
Arm pain may be a side effect of the Moderna vaccine booster dose. It can be localized or systemic and can include redness, pain, swelling, and swollen lymph nodes. Because the COVID-19 vaccine contains small amounts of liquid, it can lead to a sore arm after a single injection. Arm pain caused by the COVID-19 vaccine is usually not life-threatening and will subside after a few days.
Axillary (or groin) Swelling or Tenderness
Side effects of Moderna covid-19 vaccine include axillary (or groinal) swelling or tenderness after injection. Injection site redness was also a common side effect, although the incidence was lower after dose 2 compared to the first dose. However, it was rare for patients to experience grade 4 local reactions. Most of the local reactions occurred within the first two days after either dose.
The cause of this side effect is not known. Lymph nodes are glands in the armpits and neck that filter harmful materials in the body. When these glands are swollen, they can look like soft lumps. These symptoms are often mistaken for cancer. However, more people are receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine has been associated with increased rates of pericarditis and myocarditis. The rate was higher in men aged 18 to 24 years and after the second dose of the vaccine. The rate is lower if the vaccine is given with extended intervals between doses.
Those with this condition should seek immediate medical attention. They should report any prior history of COVID-19 vaccination to their physician and request an ECG. If symptoms persist, patients should be evaluated by a cardiologist. Treatment will depend on the underlying cause of the condition, age, and previous medical history.
Some vaccines cause an increased risk of myocarditis, such as the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported a possible link between COVID-19 and myocarditis. The vaccine was associated with 4.8 cases per million in younger males. The risk of developing this condition may be higher in older people than in younger people.
The Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine was developed to prevent the side effects of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. However, the study found that the vaccine also caused myocarditis. This side effect occurred in approximately 1% of the people who received the vaccine.
The study found that myocarditis and pericarditis are more common in younger individuals, particularly those who had received the first dose of the vaccine. Most cases were mild, and few required intensive treatment. Moreover, most cases were reported in males. In addition, the clinical course of myocarditis and pericarditis is usually non-threatening.
Although most cases of myocarditis are mild, they can be serious. If not treated promptly, the disease can lead to heart failure and a heart attack. While the majority of cases of myocarditis will go away on their own, the damage caused by the virus can cause cell death and scarring of the heart muscle. In some cases, this could even result in death. If you suspect that you have been exposed to COVID-19, consult your physician as soon as possible.
The Moderna covid-19 vaccine has been linked to a rare side effect known as myocarditis-pericarditis. Although these symptoms are not life-threatening, they may require treatment. The cause of this rare complication is unknown. Vaccine manufacturers are encouraged to provide updated information for the safety of their products, but further research is needed to determine a direct link between the vaccine and this adverse reaction.