All About Pfizer Booster Side Effects

All About Pfizer Booster Side Effects

All About Pfizer Booster Side Effects

The United Kingdom (UK) government has published a list of the most common and least common side effects of the Pfizer booster vaccine.

Although booster vaccines improve the body’s protection against emerging variants of the coronavirus, the side effects of existing vaccines used as booster doses remain.

Pfizer’s vaccine has proven to be one of the most effective vaccines against the original strain of coronavirus and is also used as a booster vaccine worldwide. However, recipients of his booster report a variety of side effects.

Pfizer’s booster injection is given in the same amount as the first two doses, but luckily doesn’t cause any serious side effects. In fact, the side effects after the booster shot are milder than with the initial two-dose shot.

Let’s take a look at the side effects of Pfizer’s booster shot.

Most commonly reported side effects

  • Injection site pain, swelling
  • Tired
  • a headache
  • muscle pain
  • chills
  • joint pain
  • diarrhea
  • fever

Less commonly reported side effects

  • enlarged lymph nodes
  • not feeling well
  • pain in the arm
  • insomnia
  • itching at the injection site
  • Allergic reactions such as skin rashes or itching
  • Feeling weak or lack of energy/sleep
  • Decreased appetite
  • heavy sweating
  • night sweats

Also Read: Pfizer Says Its Booster Is Highly Effective Against Omicron

Please note here that in December last year, the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) launched the COVID-19 booster vaccination campaign following the release of the Omicron variant in November.

The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has approved COVID-19 vaccines developed by Sinopharm, Sinovac, AstraZeneca, Moderna, and Pfizer as a booster dose.

Also Read: Pfizer / BioNTech Says 3 Shots Are ‘Effective’ Against Omicron

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