Participants in Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine trials have a warning for those willingly taking the shot. The side effects after the second jab are “intense.”
The FDA said data from Pfizer’s Covid vaccine trials show that side effects are common, though there are “no specific safety concerns identified that would preclude the issuance of an” emergency use authorization.” According to CNBC, the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine is both safe and effective, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In a report released Tuesday morning, the FDA indicated that it could greenlight the country’s first Covid-19 inoculation within days.
The Pfizer vaccine is one of four U.S.-backed candidates in phase three trials. Next up is one from U.S. biotech firm Moderna, which has also submitted its EUA application.
After the second dose of this vaccine, one participant in the Moderna trial said it was “rough.”
“After the injection, I had the same side effects as the first: localized pain and stiffness, but it was a little bit worse. My arm got sore faster, and by the time I got home, I started feeling fatigued and like anyone would feel if they were coming down with the flu,” said Batalvi. More significant symptoms presented that evening, and even mainstream media is reporting on them. “I developed a low-grade fever and had chills,” he said. “That evening was rough.”
When first reading the side effects, trial participant Yasir Batalvi first read Moderna’s 22-page consent form warning of side effects ranging from nothing at all to death, he said he felt “worried.”Imagine being so terrified of a virus that has a survival rate of 99.97% that you take a vaccine for the said virus that has a listed side effect of death.
It’s also important to remember that vaccine manufacturers will not be responsible for any of your side effects up to and including your death.