COVID-19 vaccine side effects: Doctors explain the reactions after receiving Pfizer

Doctors explain COVID-19 vaccine side effects after receiving Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson shots, why some people get them and why you shouldn't worry.

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COVID-19 vaccine side effects: Doctors explain the reactions after receiving Pfizer
COVID-19 vaccine side effects: Doctors explain the reactions after receiving Pfizer

After several research and tests, Doctors have discovered several COVID-19 vaccine side effects.

The most common side effects for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are pain at the injection site, fever, chills, headache and tiredness

Millions of Americans are currently receiving coronavirus vaccinations as the U.S. works to restore some sense of normalcy from the pandemic

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 30 percent of the U.S. population has received at least one dose and 16.9 percent are fully immunized, either from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson.

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However, some people have been wary of being vaccinated due to fears of experiencing side effects such as fever or headache while others have heard anecdotal reports of more extreme reactions including large rashes on the arm or going into anaphylaxis.

Doctors say that severe reactions are rare, and that common side effects, such as pain at the injection site, are a sign that your immune system is building up a response.

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According to DailyMail, they spoke to three infectious disease experts about what side effects to expect from each COVID-19, why some people get them and what it means.