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Don't Believe The Hype Get The Facts on COVID-19 Vaccine

Updated: Oct 13, 2021

Tocsin Magazine is devoted to bringing factual information to our readers. That is why we have provided links to various news publications and health organizations regarding the facts on the COVID-19 vaccine.

Is the Second Dose Bad? If I Feel OK, Is It Working? Can I Take Tylenol?

Every day nearly three million people in the United States are getting the Covid-19 vaccine. And every new jab prompts new questions about what to expect after vaccination.

Last week I asked readers to send me their questions about vaccinations. Here are some answers.

How Long Do COVID Vaccine Side Effects Last?

As many receive their first or possibly second dose of the coronavirus vaccine, some may be experiencing side effects, but at what point should you seek medical attention?

Here's a breakdown of the potential side effects and what you need to know.

Side effects are possible after receiving any COVID vaccine currently being administered in the U.S. Experiencing side effects isn't necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it's a sign your body is responding and the vaccine is working. According to Pfizer, about 3.8% of their clinical trial participants experienced fatigue as a side effect and 2% got a headache.

Moderna says 9.7% of their participants felt fatigued and 4.5% got a headache.

The CDC reports the most common side effects for the vaccines is at the injection site. They include:




Common side effects in the body include:

Don't freak out if you get these side effects from a Covid-19 vaccine. They can actually be a good sign

With millions more Americans getting vaccinated every day, some have complained about fever, chills and other ailments they weren't expecting. Don't panic, doctors say. Side effects can be proof that your immune system is working the way it's supposed to. (Though vaccines are still very effective even without side effects.) Here are some of the most common side effects from Covid-19 vaccines, how you can manage them, and why you shouldn't use them as an excuse to skip vaccination:


You are being offered the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to prevent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by SARS-CoV-2. This Fact Sheet contains information to help you understand the risks and benefits of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, which you may receive because there is currently a pandemic of COVID-19. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is a vaccine and may prevent you from getting COVID-19. There is no U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved vaccine to prevent COVID-19. Read this Fact Sheet for information about the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. Talk to the vaccination provider if you have questions. It is your choice to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is administered as a 2-dose series, 3 weeks

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