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Covid vaccine: Astrazeneca and Pfizer side effects – full list of 'adverse reactions'

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The vaccine rollout in the UK continues apace, with more than 10 million people in the UK now vaccinated with a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, the latest government figures show. All told, more than 33 million people have now had their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine. The unprecedented effort has generated a stream of data about the possible side effects of vaccination.

Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine – adverse reactions summary

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine was evaluated in clinical trials involving more than 44,000 participants

According to the data, the most frequent adverse reactions in trials were pain at the injection site, fatigue; headache; myalgia (muscle pains); chills; arthralgia (joint pains) and fever.

These side effects were each reported in more than one in 10 people.

These reactions were usually mild or moderate in intensity and resolved within a few days after vaccination.

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Adverse reactions were reported less frequently in older adults (over 55 years) than in younger people.

Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine – adverse reactions

The Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine was evaluated in clinical trials involving more than 23,000 participants.

The most frequent adverse reactions in trials were pain at the injection site, fatigue; headache; myalgia (muscle pains); chills; arthralgia (joint pains), and fever.

These side effects were each reported in more than one in 10 people.

“You can take painkillers, such as paracetamol, if you need to,” says the health body.

It is important to note that if you have a high temperature that lasts longer than two days, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste you may have coronavirus.

If you have suspected symptoms you must self-isolate and request a coronavirus test.

Anyone you live with must self-isolate too.



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