How can I reduce the chance I’ll have a sore arm after the vaccine?Updated: April 28th, 2021
Very similar to a flu vaccine, the COVID-19 vaccines are given in the upper arm. It means that one of the most common side effects of the vaccine is having a sore arm where you get the vaccine.
Dr. Walter Oronsaye, who’s vaccinated more than 1,000 people, highlights that most of the people he’s vaccinated haven’t experienced any arm pain at all — but you can help reduce the chance you’ll get a sore arm by keeping your arm relaxed and not contract it or flex when the vaccine’s administered.
He also highlights that, if you do experience any side effects, both pain and fever can be alleviated with over-the-counter medications like acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
Dr Oronsaye is part of the Ad Council’s It’s Up To You campaign. View more facts at GetVaccineAnswers.org