Jakarta, TOPNews Indonesia —
As with other vaccines, you may experience some side effects after receiving the vaccine Covid-19, including AstraZeneca.
Internal medicine specialist, Ari Fahrial Syam said that the side effects of the AstraZeneca vaccine that arise are normal.
“Actually, the side effects are the same as other Covid-19 vaccines, fever, pain at the injection site, there is nausea. The name is entering a foreign substance into the body, there must be action and reaction,” said Ari when contacted by TOPNewsIndonesia.com, Thursday (10/10). 6)
AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine is a vaccine made by a British pharmaceutical company in collaboration with the University of Oxford. The following are the side effects of the AstraZeneca vaccine, according to the WHO report.
Common side effects after AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine:
• pain, swelling, redness or itching at the injection site
• muscle ache
• feeling unwell
• joint pain.
Less common side effects after AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine include:
• enlarged lymph nodes
• body pain
• decreased appetite
• stomach ache.
These side effects are usually mild and usually go away within a day or two after vaccination.
“When compared with the first dose, the side effects after the second dose were lighter and less frequent,” the WHO document said.
If you experience pain at the injection site or fever, headache or body aches after vaccination, it is recommended that you take paracetamol or ibuprofen. This helps reduce some of the above symptoms. If there is swelling at the injection site you can apply a cold compress.
However, you do not need to take paracetamol or ibuprofen before vaccination.
“My advice, on vaccine day, you should not fast, then try to eat in the morning before the vaccine, then after the vaccine rest do not do strenuous activities,” added Ari.
He also said that when AEFI [Kejadian Ikutan Pasca-Imunisasi] or side effects don’t panic.
“You’ve been given a note to report to emergency contacts. But don’t call at 12.00 pm because you’re panicking. If you have a fever, then take a fever reducer or paracetamol, if you are dizzy, rest, if you are nauseated, you can take nausea medicine.”
A rare side effect that has been reported after the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine is a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis).
You should seek medical attention after vaccination if:
• You think you are having an allergic reaction. Call emergency numbers if you experience severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, wheezing, fast heartbeat or fainting
• You are concerned about potential side effects or experience new or unexpected symptoms
• You experience the expected side effects of the vaccine that have not gone away after a few days.
For non-urgent symptoms, you can check with your regular health care provider (usually your GP).
You can report suspected side effects to your vaccination provider, healthcare professional, or directly to the nearest clinic and hospital.