How will I feel after getting the vaccine?Updated: April 28th, 2021
As Dr. Walter Oronsaye, who’s vaccinated over 1,000 people, highlights in this video, it’s normal to experience some discomfort after getting the vaccine — and that this actually the vaccine is working and your body is creating an immune response.
According to the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), most side effects of the vaccine are mild and shouldn’t last more than a week. Side effects can include: a sore arm where you got the vaccine; feeling tired; a headache; feeling achy; and feeling or being sick. You may also experience a fever.
You can find out more from Dr. Oronsaye about the experience of getting your vaccine and what to expect, and how to help reduce the chance of having a sore arm after the vaccine, here. He also highlights that both pain and fever can be alleviated with over-the-counter medications like acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
In this video, you can hear more from a vaccine trial volunteer in the UK about how he felt after getting the vaccine, and on this one hear from the volunteer’s mum and grandmother about how they felt after getting theirs.
Dr Oronsaye is part of the Ad Council’s It’s Up To You campaign. View more facts at GetVaccineAnswers.org