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Side effects to look out for after Covid-19 jab

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Most people (90.27 per cent) had no side effects after getting their Covid-19 jab, the National Research Council of Thailand and the Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation Ministry reported on Friday.

Among those who have received a Covid-19 jab, only 9.73 per cent reported some side effects, the most common being muscle pain, headache and pain where the jab was taken.

Even though the vaccines being administered have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, people are still advised to observe their symptoms and seek medical help if they worsen.

Assoc Prof Dr Panpit Suwangool, an infectious diseases specialist at Bangkok Hospital, is advising people to consume a lot of water to avoid blood clots and take paracetamol for fever or headache.

“People who develop a rash, high fever, dizziness, muscle weakness or pain in the chest should see a doctor immediately,” she said.

She also urged people to continue wearing facemasks, wash hands regularly and maintain social distancing. She added that people who have visited high-risk areas or come in contact with Covid-19 patients must go into self-isolation for 14 days.

“People who have been infected with Covid-19 should receive their jab three months later because there is no information on the duration of immunity after infection,” she added.

Side effects to look out for after Covid-19 jab

Published : June 11, 2021

By : The Nation