The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has cited the side effects of the COVID-19 booster shot. In its recent statement, the US-based CDC stated that the side effects of the booster jab; are more or less the same as that of the second dose. It’s nothing to panic and it’s quite normal. Some people may or may not experience the symptoms. However, it totally depends upon an individual how the vaccine reacts inside their body.
Side Effects of the COVID-19 Booster Shot is Similar to the Second Dose
A study from the CDC suggests that the side effects of the COVID-19 booster shot are similar to that of the second vaccine. Moreover, most of the side effects are mild and moderate and occur about as often as the second dose of the Covid vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made this report on the basis of the data of 22,000 people who signed up for the vaccine safety smartphone app. However, the CDC tracked the data of all those who received the booster jab between August 12 and September 19 in order to prepare the reports.
Well, the COVID-19 booster shot is only authorized for the immunocompromised population. In the United States, only people aged 65 or above are eligible for receiving the third jab. As of now, the booster jab is not available for the wider population. President Joe Biden also received his third shot on Monday and encouraged all eligible Americans to come forward and take their respective jabs. Moreover, he emphasized getting vaccinated in the first place and then receiving the third shot.
Side Effects of the COVID-19 Booster Shot
The CDC has clearly stated that the side effects of the COVID-10 booster shot; are more or less similar to that of the second vaccine. Most of them are mild, moderate, and short-lived. The CDC director, Rochelle Walensky said that there’s nothing to worry about. One of the notable side effects is pain at the injection site.
About 71 percent of the total vaccinees experienced pain at the injection site. Besides that, about 56 percent of them felt fatigued and 43 percent of them experienced headaches. Moreover, some of the vaccinees reported that they were not able to carry out their daily chores the day after getting inoculated.