Last Update: Sep 23, 2022.

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Does the second Covid vaccine make your arm sore?

Side effects are more common after the second dose and can include: Pain, swelling, and redness on the arm where the shot was given. Tiredness. Headache.

With the COVID-19 vaccine specifically, patients typically experience pain, redness and swelling in the arm where they get the vaccine. Side effects from the second shot are also typically more noticeable.

For most people, the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine are mild and don't last long—between a few hours and a few days at most. Some people experience a sore arm, or flu-like symptoms such as fatigue, fever, and chills.

Some of the side effects of the vaccine are similar to symptoms of COVID-19. The vaccine will NOT cause or give you COVID-19. Symptoms such as a sore throat, runny nose, or cough are NOT side effects of the vaccine.

COVID-19 Vaccines For People Who Would Like To Have A Baby

•If you get pregnant after receiving your first shot of a COVID-19 vaccine that requires two doses (i.e., Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine), you should get your second shot to get as much protection as possible.

COVID-19 Vaccines For People Who Would Like To Have A Baby

Put simply: Not receiving the second vaccine increases your risk of contracting COVID-19.

You may have side effects in the first 2 days after getting the vaccine. Common side effects include sore or red arm, fever, chills, muscle aches, headache and feeling tired.

The timing between your first and second shots depends on which vaccine you received. If you received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, you should get your second shot 3 weeks (or 21 days) after your first.

COVID-19 VACCINE: After You Get The Pfizer Or

You may have side effects in the first 2 days after getting the vaccine. Common side effects include sore or red arm, fever, chills, muscle aches, headache and feeling tired. They may limit some of your daily activities but should go away in a day or two. They are more common after the second dose.

COVID-19 VACCINE: After You Get The Pfizer Or

On January 31, 2022, the FDA announced the second approval of a COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Spikevax, for the prevention of COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older.

Tell your vaccination provider that you experienced a rash or “COVID arm” after the first shot. Your vaccination provider may recommend that you get the second shot in the opposite arm.

nYou should get your second shot as close to the recommended 3-week or 4-week interval as possible. However, if you receive your second shot of COVID-19 vaccine at any time after the recommended date, you do not have to restart the vaccine series.n

FDA Statement On Following The Authorized Dosing Schedules For COVID-19 Vaccines

The available data continue to support the use of two specified doses of each authorized vaccine at specified intervals. For the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, the interval is 21 days between the first and second dose. And for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the interval is 28 days between the first and second dose.

FDA Statement On Following The Authorized Dosing Schedules For COVID-19 Vaccines

You may have side effects in the first 2 days after getting the vaccine. Common side effects include sore or red arm, fever, chills, muscle aches, headache and feeling tired. They may limit some of your daily activities but should go away in a day or two.

If you have received a tetanus shot and your arm is sore, you may be experiencing discomfort due to your body's production of antibodies in response to the viruses in the vaccine. If the pain persists for more than a few days after your shot, you may need to consult with a medical professional.