Benefits Outweigh Side Effects of COVID-19 Vaccines

Dr. Fauci received the Moderna vaccine on camera at the NIH. He did so in an effort to make sure other Americans get the shot when it’s available for them.

He told CNN’s “State of Union” that the side effects he had experienced when given the vaccine were “nothing serious at all.” 

“The only thing I had was maybe 6 to 10 hours following the vaccine I felt a little but of an ache in my arm that lasted maybe 24 hours, a little bit more, then went away and completely other than that I felt no other deleterious type of effects,” Fauci said.

Pfizer’s vaccine is off the rise for individuals ages 16 and older and Moderna’s for 18 and older. Both of these vaccines require two doses.

Vaccine roll out is underway across the country, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that approximately 9 million shots have been given as of January 12.

Two shots are required to be given 28 days apart. The most common reported side effects are in the arm where you have got the shot being pain, swelling and redness. Throughout the rest of your body you may experience chills, tiredness and headache. These usually start within a day or 2 of getting the vaccine.