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Note! AstraZeneca Vaccine Side Effects and How to Overcome Them


DenpaNews The side effects of the AstraZeneca vaccine are important information that the public needs to know before getting the primary (dose 1 and 2) and booster (dose 3) type of AstraZeneca vaccine. The reason is, each type of vaccine gives different side effects, and also everyone will experience a different reaction.

The AstraZeneca vaccine was developed by a British biopharmaceutical company with researchers from the University of Oxford. This Oxford vaccine has received an emergency use permit from the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency since 22 February 2021.

The World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that the efficacy of the AstraZeneca vaccine reached 63.09 percent at the second dose after a 12-week interval from the first dose.

It has even been proven to reduce the symptoms of COVID-19, including Omicron which often appears in COVID-19 positive patients.

However, several conditions can cause AstraZeneca vaccine contraindications, such as allergies to the vaccine or its components, as well as a history of severe allergies (anaphylaxis) to the first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine.

According to the Ministry of Health , the requirements for receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine are still for people aged at least 18 years and over.

AstraZeneca Vaccine Side Effects

So what are the side effects of the AstraZeneca vaccine? Quoted from the corona.Jakarta. go. id, Monday (7/3/2022), the following are common side effects:

  • Dizzy
  • Nauseous
  • Muscle ache
  • Joint pain
  • Pain at the injection site
  • Fatigue
  • Malaise (not feeling well)
  • Fever

AstraZeneca Booster Vaccine Side Effects

The effect of the third dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine is 55 percent mild and 37 percent moderate. Some of the effects of the third or booster dose of AstraZeneca vaccine, such as:

  • Pain at the injection site
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Myalgia
  • Faintness
  • Fever
  • Shivering Body
  • Nauseous
  • Arthralgia (pain or pain in the joints)

How to Overcome AstraZeneca Vaccine Side Effects

The side effects of the AstraZeneca vaccine or known as Post-Immunization Adverse Events (AEFI) are reactions that may occur in a person after receiving the vaccine. Although not everyone experiences it, the reaction that occurs is normal and temporary.

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If the recipient experiences side effects of the AstraZeneca vaccine after the primary or booster vaccine, they can do the following 5 ways as quoted from the covid19.go.id page:

Stay calm

If there is a reaction such as pain, swelling, or redness at the injection site, apply cold compresses to the site.
If there is a fever, compress or take a warm bath. Then drink lots of water and rest.
If needed, take medication as directed by a health worker.
Report all reactions or complaints experienced after vaccination to health workers through the contact number listed on the vaccination card.

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