COVID Vaccination Side Effects

April 26, 2021

Now that the rollout of the second COVID vaccination (using the Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines) are well underway in the UK attention in our aspergillosis patient communities has turned to the potential for side effects caused by these medications.

Most people suffer few or no side effects from either vaccine other than having a slightly sore arm for a day or two or feeling a few aches. Doctors are recommending that we take paracetamol to relieve those symptoms.

The UK government has now published more detailed information on side effects and all three vaccinations currently in use in the UK (a third vaccine named Moderna has recently started to be used). You can read this information at the links below:

AstraZeneca

Pfizer/BioNTech

Moderna

You can also report any suspected side effect.

Full details of the UK COVID-19 vaccine program are given here.