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Covid vaccine side effects: 'Covid arm' reported as delayed reaction after having the jab


Seventeen million doses of the Moderna vaccine has been ordered for use in the UK. While Britain awaits its arrival, new research demonstrates that this jab has caused a Covid rash in some participants. “Delayed cutaneous reactions developed in 12 patients, days after initial injection-related symptoms resolved,” said New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Some of the Covid rash reactions were “as severe as grade [three]”, but they “resolved in a few days with local therapy”.

Highlighting her reaction to the jab, Amelia Brown reportedly sent FOX26 pictures of her Covid arm.

The woman from Visalia, California, said she “didn’t even feel” the coronavirus vaccine being administered.

However, shortly afterwards, Brown began to feel dizzy and had a minor allergic reaction.

“In an overabundance of caution, they had me go and visit the hospital just to ensure that I was OK,” she said.

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The area was “swollen, hot to the touch” and “sore”; so sore in fact, that wearing a coat was “painful”.

Brown spoke to a few different medical professionals who advised her to leave it alone unless it got worse.

Dr Praveen Buddiga, an immunologist, described Covid arm as a “delayed type of hypersensitivity”.

The “allergic reaction” can occur from seven to 10 days after the initial injection.

It can take up to nine months for a person with Bell’s palsy to fully recover.

In addition, people who’ve had facial fillers may experience a swollen face – another rare side effect of the Moderna vaccine.

More commonly, more than one in 10 people may experience any of the following:

  • Feeling tired
  • Tenderness, swelling, redness or itching in your arm where you had the vaccine injection
  • Headache
  • Swollen lymph glands under the arm where you had the injection
  • Muscle pain
  • Joint pain
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fever

“You are more likely to experience common side effects after the second dose,” said HSELive general health service.


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