Side effects from a coronavirus vaccination are common. As concerning and toll-taking as vaccine side effects may seem, it is harmless and diminishes over a period of a day or two.
Fever, chills, fatigue and pain at the injection site are some of the most prevalent side effects, which point to an immune response. However, there are people who are asymptomatic and develop no symptoms. This has left people more intrigued than ever and compelled them to ask several questions pertaining to whether or not COVID vaccine side effects determine the level of protection one has against the virus.
In addition, it should be understood that having side effects does not mean that you’re developing an infection. Instead it indicates that your body’s immune system has begun to recognize the foreign pathogen, or in case of COVID-19 vaccine, a fragment resembling the actual spike protein of SARs-COV-2 virus and started to produce antibodies to fight these viral particles.
These side effects are manageable and are most often not a matter of concern.
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