The UK has ordered 100 million doses of Oxford’s vaccine. Millions are likely to get this vaccine or possibly in the future – so what side effects can you expect?
The UK has more than 60 million coronavirus vaccines.
The Oxford vaccine, or AstraZeneca as it is known, is a key player in keeping vaccines going.
Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine It was the first coronavirus vaccine in the UK last year. This was followed by the approval of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine in late 2020.
In a statement, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “Our important vaccination program The largest and most successful in NHS history is another great British success story. And it’s a testament to what can be done when the four corners of the country come together to defeat this virus.
Common Side Effects of Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine
Although not everyone needs to experience the same side effects. But it has some common side effects.
The government website states that during clinical studies Most of the side effects “Slight to moderate appearance”;
and increase most of the side effects Some “resolved in a few days” but some “remained a week after vaccination”.
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Less common side effects that can occur in up to one in 100 people include feeling dizzy, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, enlarged lymph nodes. excessive sweating itchy skin or a rash
Very rare side effects reported in clinical trials include numbness, pinching, and/or discomfort. which is related to inflammation of the nervous system
However, it has not been confirmed whether the very rare side effects in this study were caused by the vaccine.
Government guidance states: “If you notice any side effects not listed here, Please notify your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.”