Most vaccines have some sort of side effects. I personally got my first shot (Pfizer) and as a result I had a very sore arm for about 24 hours, then I was just fine. I'm going to get my second shot in a few days and I'm a bit nervous but still totally on board. I'm sure I'll have aches and a fever for a day but I'm good with that. Some people recommended to take the day off work in advance while others experienced absolutely no side effects whatsoever. In a way, I wanted at least some side effects because I heard it was supposed to be a good sign if you did.  Apparently that meant that the vaccine was working? Well, what does it mean for people who don't have any side effects? I think we are all a bit confused.

You can take a deep breath, if you don't have any side effects you are still as protected as the rest of us. Everyone is different but scientists are noticing that patients over 65 are having fewer side effects which may be a sign of their overall immunity decline due to aging. Also, in a recent study 79% of the people who said they had side effects were women which could actually have something to do with testosterone. Of course men have more of that than women and one of the benefits of it is that it helps reduce inflammation.  Really?  We have to be the ones to give birth AND we get the vaccine side effects? Super. I'm writing a strongly worded letter.

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So there you have it, this COVID vaccine thing is nothing like gargling with Listerine, you don't have to feel the burn to know it's working.
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While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.

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