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Except for sore arm, 3 out of 4 people didn’t report COVID-19 vaccine side effects

Healthline, April 29, 2021

April 29, 2021

Except for sore arm, 3 out of 4 people didn’t report COVID-19 vaccine side effects

Dr. Jose Mayorga, executive director of the UCI Health Family Health Centers and assistant clinical professor of family medicine with UCI School of Medicine, hopes the results of this study will help people who are hesitant about getting vaccinated. “Mild side effects should be expected if we receive a COVID-19 vaccine, just like other vaccines we receive,” he added. “These mild side effects are short-lived, for a COVID-19 vaccine that provides great gains — protection from an unpredictable virus that has caused so much devastation and loss.”