They’re exactly the same as getting your original vaccine – although you can respond differently each time you receive a booster. Common side effects include tiredness, body aches and pains, low-grade fever, and pain where the vaccine went into your arm. But they are nothing to worry about and will usually go away after two to three days.

 

If you have any other side effects, you should report them on the MedSafety app (https://medsafety.sahpra.org.za/) and visit your doctor or clinic to get checked out.