Do you have COVID-19 questions? Our scientists have answers.

Will there be any side effects from the vaccine?

The most common reactions to the vaccine based on the clinical trials will be soreness where the shot was given, which goes away quickly on its own. It is expected that for the vaccine there will be additional mild side effects that include muscle pain, fever, fatigue, headache, and joint pain. Severe side effects to vaccines are extremely rare. Minor side effects are a sign that your body is starting to build immunity (protection) against a disease.

Drafted 18 December 2020

Was this article helpful?