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  1. Arti says:

    A majority of these symptoms are mild to moderate. People have also experienced systemic effects including fatigue, headache, muscle pain, fever, chills and nausea. Experts advise against taking pain relievers (acetaminophen, ibuprofen or aspirin) in an effort to prevent side effects, because it’s not known how they could affect how well the vaccine works. The CDC suggests using a cool, wet washcloth to relieve injection site pain, and to exercise and move your arm. Talk to your doctor about taking an over-the-counter pain reliever to relieve any aches and pains. But if you need them for a health condition, then continue taking them. Common localized symptoms include pain, redness and swelling at the injection site. The CDC also does not recommend taking antihistamines before getting your shot.

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