by Akindele Matthews
It is very important to get booster vaccinations well as it is very important to know the side effects. All medications have side effects indicated on their packs. COVID-19 vaccination is not left out has the vaccines also have their own “possible” common side effects which reactions depend on the body mechanism of the receiver because not everyone gets these side effects.
As indicated on the website: “Most side effects are mild and should not last longer than a week, such as a sore arm from the injection, feeling tired, a headache, feeling achy and feeling or being sick.
You may also get a high temperature or feel hot or shivery 1 or 2 days after your vaccination. You can take painkillers such as paracetamol if you need to. If your symptoms get worse or you’re worried, call 111.”
The NHS also advise anyone with a high temperature that lasts longer than 2 days, new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste that they may have COVID-19 and should stay at home and get a PCR test as no one can catch COVID-19 from the vaccine, but may have caught it just before or after the vaccination.
Booking for vaccination is still online and people who have been given appointments here in Glasgow are going to the centers all around the city to get vaccinated.
A quick visit to town got us responses from people who have been vaccinated. The side effects vary from an individual to another: