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COVID-19 Vaccine side effects have been reported to range from almost non-existent to severe. The most commonly reported side effect has been soreness at the site of injection and more severe side effects have included flu-like symptoms up to hospitalizations. Side effects have been reported from the Moderna, Pfizer, and AstraZeneca vaccines. 

Featured Covid-19 Vaccine Reports

Updated: March 3, 2021 7:04 PM

2nd. Pfizer COVID injection., Hesperia, CA, USA

Symptoms: Fever Headache Chills Fatigue Body Ache
Hesperia, CA, USA

March 3, 2021 7:04 PM

“I was given my second Pfizer vaccine 3/1/2021. The injection itself didnt hurt, however, that night I started not feeling well, I had the chills, kept waking up through the night, had a headache, a fever, my body ached, was tired and the injection site was tender. Still glad I got it, I just took it... See Moreeasy and slept throughout the day. See Less
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Pfizer 2nd. dose, Benton City, WA, USA

Symptoms: Fatigue
Benton City, WA, USA

March 3, 2021 5:16 PM

“A little bit of fatigue the day after the shot, but that is all. See Less
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Moderna vaccine 3/1/2021, Baldwin Park, CA, USA

Symptoms: Fever Headache Stomach Pain Skin Rash Body Ache Allergic Reaction
Baldwin Park, CA, USA

March 3, 2021 5:05 PM

“Moderna covid vaccine, 1st dose. Recieved 3/1/2021. 45 min after vaccine got an allergic reaction hives and red rash all over neck, face, throat swelled, and stomach pains. Took benadryl approx 30 min symptoms started to decrease. Still had a mild headache, right abdominal pain and about 6 hours lat... See Moreer rash and itchiness returned. Took more benadryl and fell asleep. Woke up the next morning (day 2) about 630am itchy and red, took a regular antihistamines (1 a day) felt good till about 130pm rash started all over got chills, fever, body aches, felt heavy and tired and stomach pains as well as headache. Took tylenol and benadryl and tried to sleep. Next day (day 3) felt a bit better. Redness still appeared on chest, throat and face, throat feels scratchy and sore and still have a headache. Took a 1 a day allergy pill and felt better. At about 2pm had to take some benadryl. Bodyaches almost gone all the way and no fever or chills today. Throat still scratchy drinking lots of tea with lemon and honey and benadryl, tylenol, and allergy pills are my best friend right now. Waiting to speak with an allergen specialist in regards to this reaction. Most likely not getting a second dose. Stay safe out there and becareful if you get the vaccine. I have regular seasonal allergies, allergic to 2 different antibiotics (penicillin and Trimethoprim / Sulfamethoxazole), sulfate, asparagus, and mustard. See Less
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Moderna first dose, Columbia, SC, USA

Symptoms: Cramps Headache Chills Soreness
Columbia, SC, USA

March 3, 2021 4:58 PM

“Received 1st Moderna vaccine at work. Created a timeline of symptoms.
3 pm moderna vaccine received
3:30 pm left arm soreness mild
Mild left sided chest heaviness, right leg cramps
4:00 pm chills no fever, mild headache
5:00 pm increasing left arm soreness/discomfort
9:00 pm Naus... See Moreea, dry heaves, moderate left arm pain, difficulty moving arm, could not put pressure on left arm
10:00 pm- moderate chills,
Nausea, left arm pain
3:00 am- increase In sinus pressure with tooth pain, left arm swollen almost twice it’s size, cannot lift left arm at all
6:00 am- Temp of 99 degrees
9:00 am- Temp fluctuated to 99.2, no appetite, left arm more mobile but severely tender and unable to reach for items, fatigue, intermittent nausea throughout the day.
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Moderna First Shot, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Symptoms: Soreness
Columbus, Ohio, USA

March 3, 2021 4:47 PM

“Got first Moderna shot. Upper arm was slightly sore for a couple of hours. That was it. No other side-effects. Felt completely fine the next morning. This was about my same experience as with fly shots. See Less
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Covid Vaccine Side Effects, Chula Vista, CA, USA

Symptoms: Body Ache
Chula Vista, CA, USA

March 3, 2021 6:48 AM

“I got the Covid Vaccine January 26th 2021, the next day I started having horrible back pain, specially on my spine, it felt tender to the touch.  I could not sit for long periods because of the pain and nothing could take the pain away.. I have not gone back for the second shot since that pain still... See Morelingers.  I took the Moderna shot. See Less
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Modern 2nd dose, Seattle, WA, USA

Symptoms: Fatigue Soreness
Seattle, WA, USA

March 2, 2021 9:46 PM

“Injection site sore for a few days. Fatigued the first day. Otherwise ok. See Less
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2nd Pfizer COVID Injection, Arlington, VA, USA

Symptoms: Soreness
Arlington, VA, USA

March 2, 2021 5:50 PM

“Got my second Pfizer COVID vaccination on 26 February. No significant side issues other than a somewhat sore upper arm at injection site. Was told that there are many who do NOT experience headache, fever, chills, etc. either with both or one injection. I hope I'm receiving maximum immunity even tho... See Moreugh, as mentioned, I did not get any of the before mentioned symptoms. Can anyone attest to this? See Less
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Moderna 2nd shot, Henderson, NV, USA

Symptoms: Fever Headache Weakness Chills Fatigue Body Ache Muscle Pain
Henderson, NV, USA

March 2, 2021 4:42 PM

“Chills, fever 100, headache, now day 2 bad head cold, cough. Arm pain. Aches. Weak. Fatigue. Eyes hurt. Blowing nose, sneezing. See Less
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1st dose Pfizer Covid Vaccine, Macon, GA, USA

Symptoms: Headache Chills Fatigue Joint Pain Soreness
Macon, GA, USA

March 2, 2021 4:38 PM

“Signed up for first Covid Vaccination at one of the 4 Mass Vaccination sites in GA. Very easy to schedule and it is run by the National Guard. Very organized. I received the Pfizer Vaccine at 10AM. Arm was tender by 6PM and slight fatigue that evening. I took a melatonin to help sleep but was restle... See Moress most of the night. Over night my joints ached, slight headache and felt chilled (but no fever). All very mild but noticeable. At about 5AM everything went away. Arm still mildly sore next day and a bit of fatigue.  See Less
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