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Headache, dizziness from COVID-19 vaccine are ‘minor side effects’, says CDC

A new report from the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, released Friday, says roughly 50 percent of individuals experienced minor side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

The minor effects are headache and dizziness, CDC Director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, said at a press conference.

Walensky said that roughly 50 percent of individuals experience minor side effects such as headache and dizziness after getting the vaccine.

“We have implemented the most comprehensive vaccine safety monitoring programme in CDC history. Today’s data are reflective of this effort and are reassuring about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines. The vaccines are safe and they will save lives,” Walensky said.

The CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report covers the first month of Moderna’s and Pfizer’s vaccine distribution, using safety data from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System and the CDC’s text-message-based health checker known as “v-safe.”

The CDC classified 90 percent of adverse events after vaccination as “non serious,” meaning they were temporary and not life-threatening.

The five most commonly reported non serious outcomes were headache, fatigue, dizziness, chills and nausea — all of which were more likely to occur after the second vaccination.

A vaccinologist and co-director of the Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, Dr. Gregory Poland, says it’s “reassuring” and consistent with earlier data.

“What this shows is the lack of any serious side effects related to either of the two mRNA vaccines,” Poland added.

Another side effect reported was anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction to venom, food, or medication.

Signs And Symptoms Of Anaphylaxis Headache, Dizziness From Covid-19 Vaccine Are ‘Minor Side Effects’, Says Cdc
Signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis

“Anaphylaxis causes a series of symptoms, including a rash, low pulse, and shock, which is known as anaphylactic shock,” online sources say.

However, Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Poland said that anaphylaxis was rare, occurring at a rate of 4.5 people per million

Despite earlier suggestions that the vaccines may cause increased allergic reactions, the CDC says that it is “within the range reported after receipt of inactivated influenza vaccine.”

And, talking about likely death from the vaccine, CDC said that “Among deaths in persons with available death certificate and autopsy information who were not long-term care facility residents, causes of death were consistent with background all-cause mortality and did not indicate any unexpected pattern that might suggest a causal relationship with vaccination.”


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