Side Effects of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

These Adverse Effects Are Harmless and For Only Temporary Time Period

According to the recent administration of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in numerous individuals, it has been reported that the individuals from the clinical trial have experienced pains, headaches, fatigue, aches, and localized pain at the site of injection. Since the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine has been injected into millions of people outside the clinical study, the most common side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine include chills, fever, headache, and pain at the site of antidote injection. In an overall observation, older adults have less likely to experience the adverse effects after being administered with vaccine.

Moderna vaccination

Across the United States, more than 47 million vials of dosages have been administered of the ModernaCOVID-19 vaccine since the Food and Drug Administration has authorized the usage of this vaccine in emergency situations since December 18, 2020.

After being administered with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, numerous individuals have reported being experiencing injecting site pain, headache, fatigue, body ache, and generalized pain in the entire body after being vaccinated.

As other viable coronavirus vaccines are also being administered in the upper arm, the scientists are able to get a clear picture of the possible side effects caused by the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Similarly with the symptoms that have been reported by the individuals involved in the clinical trial, the other people administered also had almost the same side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Among the tens of millions of individuals injected with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, there have been several reports that showed ‘COVID arm’, which is a skin rash most probably triggered after administration of vaccine but is completely harmless and subsides are few days.

The adverse reaction was observed to become slightly more intense after the administration of the second dose and in those individuals who have previously acquired the coronavirus infection in the past year. The doctors for infectious diseases have said that these side effects from the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are to be expected, as they give an indication that the immune system of the body is properly doing its work regarding recognition of harmful substance in the body and in the fight against the coronavirus infection.

Common adverse effects

Some of the most common symptoms which have been experienced by people who have received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine include headache, chills, fever, and localized pain at the site of vaccine administration. All of these side effects have been reported to be completely non-threatening and only for temporary time duration and provide a clear indication to the physician that the vaccine has started working after entering the body. The physical reaction tends to disappear within a few days.

According to Dr. Shobha Swaminathan, who is workings as an associate professor of medicine at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and is also the leader at the clinical research site for the Rutgers Moderna trial for their COVID-19 vaccine, as the COVID-19 antidote enters into the body, it trains the immunological response to start the process of developing antibodies to fight against the coronavirus infection. The pain experienced across the body is a sign of an inflammatory process that occurs as an essential part of this process.

Like the other viable coronavirus vaccines available across the world, every individual could have a slightly different kind of side effect after being vaccinated. According to the recent data collected, it has been suggested that women tend to undergo more adverse effects after the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as compared to men.

It is yet to be clear the reason behind the changes of side effects among gender. Some of the healthcare experts said that it might be because the number of women reported with side effects was larger as compared to men. In contrast, others believe that it could possibly be due to the different physiological components.

Some people have developed a localized skin rash on the arm where they were administered the vaccine. This side effect is very common, as is probably due to the ingredients of the injected vaccine, which are added with the intention to teach the body’s immune system regarding a dangerous substance that is being introduced into the body.

On rare occasions, people have also developed anaphylaxis, which is a critical allergic reaction. It has majorly been reported by women administered with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

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