What is a vaccine?

A vaccine contains antigens that serve to stimulate the body’s immune system and form immunity for specific infectious diseases.

What is a COVID-19 vaccine?

The COVID-19 vaccine stimulates the immune system so that in the instance of exposure to SARS- CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2), our body would be able to react against the COVID-19 infection. Various platforms such as RNA genetic sequencing, viral vectors, deactivating viruses and protein sub-units have been used to develop safe and effective coronavirus vaccines. It gives you the best protection against COVID-19.

Side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine

The side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine that have been reported are mild and temporary. The most commonly reported side effects are:

  • pain/swelling/redness at the injection site
  • tiredness
  • headache
  • chills
  • joint pain
  • fever
  • nausea
  • feeling unwell
  • swelling of the lymph nodes
  • other side effects that may be reported from time to time
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