How do I manage the side effects? Like all vaccines, this vaccine can cause side effects. Most side effects are mild or moderate, and usually get better within a few days. The table below lists some common side effects that have been reported with this vaccine, and how to manage them.
How to Manage
Pain, redness, swelling at the injection site
Those with fever are advised to self-isolate at home until the fever subsides.
Paracetamol 1 to 2 tablets every 6 hours as needed.
Headache, muscle pain, joint pain
Lymph node swelling at neck or arms
Usually gets better by itself in less than 10 days
See a doctor if the side effects persist or get worse, if the fever persists for more than 48 hours or if respiratory symptoms such as cough, runny nose, sore throat, shortness of breath or loss of your sense of taste and smell develops.
Systemic reactions that affected more than just the injection site can also include:
These symptoms were reported far less than those in the above table, according to trial data.
Very rarely, this vaccine can cause a severe allergic reaction or anaphylaxis. Signs of a severe allergic reaction include difficulty breathing, swelling of your face, throat, eyes or lips, a fast heartbeat, dizziness, weakness and/or a bad rash all over your body.
Please be advised that there may be potentially more side effects / adverse reactions than which are currently known and published.