As the number of patients being admitted to hospital has risen by 10 percent in the past week, according to the latest Government data, if it has been six months or more since your second Covid jab, it is time for a booster. If you receive the Pfizer booster vaccine, clinical trials demonstrated that one side effect was “observed more frequently” than when having the first or second jab. In a safety evaluation of 306 participants who received the booster, swollen lymph nodes in the underarm were “more frequently” reported.
What are swollen lymph nodes?
Described as “tender, painful lumps” in the armpit, the NHS added: “Swollen glands are a sign the body is fighting an infection. They usually get better by themselves within two weeks.”
If you have swollen lymph nodes in the armpit, the NHS recommend that you drink plenty of fluids, take painkillers if needs be, and rest.
Covid booster side effects
Other side effects, confirmed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), include pain, redness and swelling at the injection site.
People also commonly reported feeling fatigued following the booster jab.
Some recipients stated they had a headache, muscle pain, and chills after having a Covid booster.
To qualify for the Covid booster, the NHS stated that in addition to having had your last jab six months ago or more, you also need to either be:
- Aged 50 and over
- Aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts you at high risk from COVID-19.
Frontline health and social care workers are also able to book a Covid booster jab.
In the run-up to your booster jab, if you develop symptoms of Covid and test positive, you need to wait four weeks before booking a Covid booster.
Around 6,995,982 people in the UK have now had their Covid booster jabs.
To put this data into perspective, more than 45,627,499 people have been double jabbed.
Sadly, there have been at least 163,515 people in the UK who have lost their lives to the virus.
While many people can fully recover following a Covid infection, for some, this is simply not the case.
The Covid Symptom Study has brought to light many more symptoms that Covid might cause.
For example, a positive Covid infection could lead to a headache, runny nose, sneezing, or a sore throat.
“Even if you’re vaccinated, you can still catch COVID-19,” experts at the Covid Symptom Study said.
“If you’re newly unwell we recommend you get a PCR test to rule COVID out.”