The side effects from Covid vaccines continue to create understandable attention, particularly with the Delta variant on the rage about the world.
While there are side effects that have been experienced with the vaccines, the benefits of being vaccinated far outweigh any downside risk.
In terms of the Pfizer vaccine what are the side effects?
According to Pfizer’s official website, side effects that have been reported with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine include:
- Severe allergic reactions
- Non-severe allergic reactions such as rash, itching, hives, or swelling of the face
- Myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle)
- Pericarditis (inflammation of the lining outside the heart)
- Injection site pain
- Muscle pain
- Joint pain
- Injection site swelling
- Injection site redness
- Feeling unwell
- Swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy)
- Arm pain.
“These may not be all the possible side effects of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine,” notes Pfizer.
Pfizer have released the following statement regarding adverse events that may be associated with their vaccine: “We take adverse events that are potentially associated with our COVID-19 vaccine, BNT162b2, very seriously.
“We closely monitor all such events and collect relevant information to share with global regulatory authorities.”
The company’s spokesperson pointed out that hundreds of millions of people have received the vaccine without experiencing any adverse effects.