The rumors are true: people getting Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are getting more side-effects than the ones getting Pfizer and BioNTech shots. A study was conducted by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention program, through a program that tracks the side effects in vaccine recipients.
Basically, in this survey, people who are enrolled were asked to fill out surveys and report back any symptom(s) that they might be feeling one week after receiving the dosage. The symptoms include fatigue, arm pain, etc.
A grand total of 3,600,000 people got their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine before February 21st and they all checked in at least once. And do you know what’s shocking to hear? Out of this lot, approximately 70 percent of the people complained of having a reaction on site. Like, they suffered from swelling or chills and some even spoke about regular pains.
When you compare the results, 65 percent of people who received Pfizer and BioNTech dosage got reactions, too. But people who received Moderna complained of having full-body symptoms, and they said that it got pretty serious in terms of the intensity.
The gap expanded after the second dose, as 1.4 million people checked-in this time and the reports increased up to 82 percent. Now these people complained about side-effects on site. Interestingly, people of age 65 and above didn’t experience as many side-effects as compared to people below that age bracket.
The study, however, didn’t include how severe the symptoms got. Hence, we’re unsure as to which vaccine causes more disruptive effects. Furthermore, people who’re utilizing v-safe may not be able to represent people getting shots. The results might be slightly different, as only 10 percent of people signed up for this program after getting vaccinated.
They did manage to find a pattern in the clinical trials, though, including what the common side-effects were and the frequency of those side-effects. This trial helped researchers establish what the side-effects look like on people after receiving the first shot.
What are the common symptoms of COVID-19? Do you know that besides getting a cold and cough, you might even get strange skin reactions? A study has revealed that patients suffering from COVID-19 might even get measles like rashes and shingles, which are a bit rare.
In fact, 414 cases were found to get delayed skin reactions – the rash became itchy and irritating as reported to health care professionals. These cases were studied in December and February. Of course, no one has experienced life-threatening reactions so far – it’s simply restricted to full-body rash.
“People can get full-body rashes, and that can be surprising and a little scary, but these patients did extremely well, recovered and were able to go back and get their second dose. For people whose rashes started four or more hours after getting the vaccine, zero percent of them went on to get anaphylaxis or any other serious reaction. Zero is a nice number." - said Freeman, the Director of Global Health Dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital.
The delayed skin reactions that were identified in the study appeared seven to eight days after receiving the dosage. Everyone gets different reactions - some get rashes that are more severe in nature, meanwhile others get rashes that aren’t immediate and serious.
"People can feel reassured about getting the second dose of their vaccine. Even if you have a pretty impressive rash after the vaccine, as long as it didn't start within four hours of vaccination you should feel comfortable getting the second dose."
Anyway, like you can see, skin rashes and allergies are elevating due to Moderna and it’s kind of alarming. For more updates, like our page on Facebook!