Side Effects of Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine


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What could be a possible side effect after getting a COVID-19 vaccine? According to the CDC updates/information, the most common side effects are pain, redness, and swelling. You can also feel tired, get headaches, a fever, or muscle pain.

Here are some helpful tips you can use to reduce pain and discomfort in the area where you got the shot:

  • Use or exercise your arm.
  • You can apply a clean, cool wet washcloth over the area.
  • Drink plenty of fluids and dress lightly in order to reduce the fever. 

What are the benefits of getting vaccinated?

By getting yourself vaccinated, you may also protect people around you, particularly people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. You can also start doing things that had to cease doing because of the pandemic. Above all, keep in mind that people are not considered fully vaccinated until two weeks after their second dose of Johnson & Johnson or other COVID-19 vaccines.

Could you still get COVID-19 after being vaccinated?

As we know, people consider themselves fully vaccinated after two weeks. This could continue to be a risk for everyone, even if there is only a very minimal percentage of people who have had the virus after being vaccinated—0.06% to be exact.

Remember, vaccinations against COVID-19 are only to lessen the possibility of contracting the virus in the body and to lessen the symptoms if one does catch it. It does not guarantee that you will be perfectly immune. However, as a student who preferred to remain anonymous commented, “Vaccines are safe, effective, and lifesaving.”