Wondering about the side effects of the Covid-19 Vaccine?
In the last few weeks, the East Care team has been busy rolling out the first rounds of Vaccines to those eligible. We’re making sure our patients have an understanding of the common side effects. Often people may experience mild to moderate side effects of the vaccine that go away in a few days. We’ll ask you which arm you’d like the vaccine in as it’s normal after any vaccine to feel a bit sore at the injection site. We suggest you choose the arm you don’t tend to sleep on.
What are the common Covid-19 side effects?
Getting the Covid-19 vaccine strengthens your immune system to produce antibodies and blood cells that combat the virus should you be exposed to it. The Pfizer vaccine has high efficacy and poses no serious health risks.
The most common side effects include:
- pain or swelling or redness from where the injection was placed
- tiredness or fatigue
- aching muscles
- feeling chilled
- joint pain
If you experience side effects that concern you, call Healthline on 0800 358 5453. For more detailed information visit the Ministry of Health information page.
How do I book a vaccine?
Booking a vaccine is easy. Use our booking system or simply pop into the clinic between 9 am – 1 pm without an appointment.
Get your Covid vaccine jab today to protect yourself and your whānau!