Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for hiv patients?
Despite limited data, available information suggests current WHO recommended COVID-19 vaccines ( AstraZeneca/Oxford, Johnson and Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer/BionTech, Sinopharm and Sinovac) are safe for people living with HIV.
Is it normal to have side effects after second COVID-19 vaccine?
Side effects after your second shot may be more intense than the ones you experienced after your first shot. These side effects are normal signs that your body is building protection and should go away within a few days.
Is Omicron a threat?
The World Health Organization says the global risk from the Omicron variant of the coronavirus is “very high” based on early evidence, and it could lead to surges with “severe consequences”.
What are the common side effects of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine?
The most commonly reported side effects were pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain, nausea and vomiting, swollen lymph nodes in the same arm of the injection and fever. Side effects typically started within two days of vaccination and resolved two or three days later.
Who should not take the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine?
If you have had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient in the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (such as polyethylene glycol), you should not get this vaccine. If you had a severe allergic reaction after getting a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, you should not get another dose of an mRNA vaccine.
Who is not eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine?
Children younger than age 5 years are not eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine at this time unless part of a clinical trial. Children and adolescents younger than age 18 years are not eligible to receive the Moderna or Janssen COVID-19 vaccines at this time.
Is it normal for the COVID-19 vaccine side effects to be worse after the first shot?
Additionally, 50% of people reported systemic side effects (e.g., fatigue, headache, or muscle pain) after their first dose, which jumped to about 70% after the second dose. Chills and fever, which were reported by only about 9% of people after their first dose, went up to about 30% after the second dose.
What are the common side effects of the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine?
The most commonly reported side effects were pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain, and fever. Side effects typically started within two days of vaccination and resolved 1-2 day later.
Does the Omicron variant of COVID-19 spread faster?
Underscoring increasing concerns about Omicron, scientists in South Africa said on Friday that the newest coronavirus variant appeared to spread more than twice as quickly as Delta, which had been considered the most contagious version of the virus.
Will the Omicron variant of COVID-19 spread?
Depending on how transmissible the variant is and whether it could escape immunity, “the likelihood of potential further spread of Omicron at the global level is high,” the WHO brief said. Depending on these characteristics, there could be future surges of Covid-19, which could have severe consequences.”
What are some of the side effects of the COVID-19 booster vaccines?
Fever, headache, fatigue and pain at the injection site were the most commonly reported side effects, and overall, most side effects were mild to moderate. However, as with the two-dose or single-dose primary series, serious side effects are rare, but may occur.
Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine if I have an underlying condition?
People with underlying medical conditions can receive a COVID-19 vaccine as long as they have not had an immediate or severe allergic reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine or to any of the ingredients in the vaccine. Learn more about vaccination considerations for people with underlying medical conditions. Vaccination is an important consideration for adults of any age with certain underlying medical conditions because they are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.