Side-effects from the vaccine usually develop eight to 24 hours after the injection. Common side-effects include fever, light-headedness, chills, muscle aches and pains, headaches or nausea. These side-effects usually respond very well to paracetamol and don’t last more than a day or two.

If, on the other hand, you experience a dry cough, loss of smell or taste, a sore throat or any of the above symptoms that don’t resolve after a day or two, these may not be related to the vaccine and a COVID-19 test should be performed or medical attention sought.

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