Side effects of a coronavirus vaccine are common. As worrying and expensive as the side effects of the vaccine may seem, it is harmless and diminishes within a day or two.
Fever, chills, fatigue, and pain at the injection site are some of the most common side effects, pointing to an immune response. However, there are people who are asymptomatic and do not develop symptoms. This has left people more intrigued than ever and forced them to ask various questions about whether or not the side effects of the COVID vaccine determine the level of protection one has against the virus.
Also, it should be understood that having side effects does not mean that you are developing an infection. Instead, it indicates that your body’s immune system has begun to recognize the foreign pathogen, or in the case of the COVID-19 vaccine, a fragment that resembles the actual spike protein of the SARs-COV-2 virus and started to produce antibodies to fight these viral particles.
These side effects are manageable and generally not a cause for concern.