Doctors want the CDC to be more transparent about the side effects of the coronavirus vaccines.
Reported on NBC, public health officials say both Pfizer’s and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines require two doses. There are unpleasant side effects that are similar to COVID-19 symptoms like muscle pain, chills and headaches. Health officials fear people won’t come back for the second dose she because of that.
Dr. Sandra Fryhofer of the American Medical Association said patients need to be aware this won’t be a “walk in the park.” She said,
“They are going to know they had a vaccine. They are probably not going to feel wonderful. But they’ve got to come back for that second dose.”
NBC points out, “one North Carolina woman in the Moderna study who is in her 50s said she didn’t experience a fever but suffered a bad migraine that left her drained for a day and unable to focus. She said she woke up the next day feeling better after taking Excedrin but added that Moderna may need to tell people to take a day off after a second dose.” The woman said, if this proves to work, people are going to have to toughen up.
“The first dose is no big deal. And then the second dose will definitely put you down for the day for sure. … You will need to take a day off after the second dose.”
The FDA still has to approve, which could take a few weeks. An advisory committee meeting to review the vaccine will go down in December.
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