Public health officials and drugmakers must be transparent about the side effects people may experience after getting their first shot of a coronavirus vaccine, doctors urged during a meeting Monday with CDC advisor. Dr. Sandra Fryhofer of the AMA noted that both Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines require two doses at varying intervals. She said she worries whether her patients will come back for a second dose because of the potentially unpleasant side effects they may experience after the first shot.
Participants in vaccine trials told CNBC in September that they were experiencing high fever, body aches, bad headaches, daylong exhaustion and other symptoms after receiving the shots. While the symptoms were uncomfortable, and at times intense, the participants said they often went away after a day, sometimes sooner, and that it was better than getting Covid-19.
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