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Many people across the UK will now be very familiar with one of two vaccines – Pfizer / BioNTech and Oxford University / AstraZeneca, both of which have been used on a large scale after approval by the Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), to the end Accelerating the Pandemic New evidence suggests vaccination efforts are lowering the rate of serious illnesses

As reported by Public Health England, the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine has been in clinical trials with more than 44000 participants evaluated

The most common side effects in studies were injection site pain, fatigue, headache, myalgia (muscle pain), chills, arthralgia (joint pain), and fever These were reported in more than 1 in 10 people

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“These reactions were usually mild or moderate and resolved within a few days after vaccination,” reports the PHE

According to the health authority, side effects were reported less frequently in older adults (over 55 years of age) than in younger people

The most commonly reported side effects in these studies were injection site tenderness, injection site pain, headache, fatigue, myalgia, malaise, pyrexia (fever), chills, arthralgia, and nausea, reports the PHE

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According to the health authority, these were reported in more than one in ten people

The majority of side effects were mild to moderate and usually resolved within a few days of vaccination

“Side effects reported after the second dose were milder and less common than after the first dose,” says the PHE

It adds, “Side effects were generally milder and were reported less frequently in older adults (65 years of age and older) than in younger people”

The NHS will let you know when it is your turn to have the coronavirus vaccination (COVID-19)

The vaccine is available at major vaccination centers, pharmacies, and some local NHS services such as hospitals or general practitioners’ offices

More people are being offered the vaccine each week as the government pushes their campaign

According to the NHS, if you are invited for a vaccination at a major vaccination center or pharmacy, you may receive a letter

“If you are invited to have a vaccination at a local center such as a hospital or general practitioner office, you will usually receive a text or an email,” explains the health body

“You can choose to go to a larger vaccination center or pharmacy, or wait to be invited to a local NHS service”

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Source: https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/1401833/coronavirus-uk-update-news-vaccine-pain-fatigue-headache-myalgia