CDC reveals list of most common side effects from COVID vaccine


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published new data indicating the most common side effects from receiving the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines.

The findings were released in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and listed the most common side effects as  headaches (22.4%), fatigue (16.5%) and dizziness (16.5%), reported the Miami Herald.

Vaccinated individuals also indicated they experienced muscle pain, fever, chills, joint pain, nausea and swelling at the site of the injection, the outlet noted.

Following the administration of 13.7 million doses of the vaccine, less than 7,000 individuals reported experiencing side effects. Of those that did report feeling side effects, 640 were considered serious, including 133 deaths, CNBC reported.

The median age of vaccine recipients was 42, and the majority of adverse side effects occurred in women.

According to the CDC data, there were 62 reports of people having a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis), with 56 of those cases receiving the Pfizer vaccine.

“These initial findings should provide reassurance to health care providers and to vaccine recipients and promote confidence in the safety of COVID-19 vaccines,” the CDC report said.

With vaccine rollout progressing more rapidly across the nation, more than 57 million doses have been administered so far, according to NPR.

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