Here’s why you might have some post-vaccine side effects

By Kelly Jane Turner 23m in the past

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Thousands of South African health-care staff throughout the nation have obtained the Covid-19 Johnson and Johnson vaccine as a part of the nationwide vaccine roll-out.

However, some have reported side effects quickly after their jab.

According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some side effects shouldn’t be trigger for concern and it’s a regular signal that your physique is constructing safety in opposition to the virus.

“It takes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination.

“Side effects should go away in a few days.

“In most cases, discomfort from fever or pain is normal.

“Contact your doctor or health-care provider if the redness or tenderness where you got the shot increases after 24 hours or if your side effects are worrying you or do not seem to be going away,” says the CDC web site.

South Africa is at the moment rolling out the primary batch of 80 000 doses to healthcare staff whereas the second batch of the identical quantity is predicted to reach over the weekend.

On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) within the US launched a report saying the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has a 64% efficacy rate at stopping the dominant South African variant.

The FDA report revealed that complications, fatigue and muscle ache have been some of the commonest side effects from J&J’s Covid-19 vaccine.

In massive medical trials among the many 4 most used vaccines, together with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Oxford, and the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, most side effects have been minor.

Specialist doctor at Melomed Gatesville, Zaraina Solomons, obtained her vaccine on Saturday and stated she skilled side effects that lasted round 24 hours.

“They started roughly six hours after I received the vaccine and I had a headache myalgia, and a low-grade fever came a few hours later.

“After the 24 hours, I felt normal but had a bit of pain at the injection site.”

Solomons means that those that are experiencing side effects ought to take a paracetamol or a painkiller.

Earlier this week, a physiotherapist from KwaZulu-Natal, Sarisha Singh, detailed her expertise of receiving her vaccination over a interval of three days.

The night after her shot Singh stated she began to really feel signs reminiscent of a headache and excessive fatigue.

The subsequent day, physique aches and an growing temperature despatched her house early from work.

72 hours after her vaccination, Singh stated she made a full recovery and had no additional signs.

Similarly, Dr Aneeka Domingo revealed to SA People that she was vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at Tygerberg Hospital on Monday and stated skilled some side effects.

Domingo took to Instagram to share her signs, saying that she skilled physique aches, chest ache in her again and jaw, a headache, dizziness, shivering, and night time sweats.

She has since made a full recovery.

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