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What are the most common side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine in children?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the use of the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 in early November, paving the way for children to receive the coronavirus vaccine.

What Are the Main Side Effects of Childhood Vaccines?

Business Insider recently shared a chart — which used data from the Food and Drug Administration — to show the top side effects of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11. Here is an overview of the main side effects.

Main side effects of the vaccine for the first dose:

  • Fatigue.
  • Headache.
  • Muscle strain.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Chills.
  • joint pain.
  • Fever.
  • Vomit.

Main side effects of the vaccine for the second dose:

  • Fatigue.
  • Headache.
  • Muscle strain.
  • Chills.
  • Fever.
  • Diarrhea.
  • joint pain.
  • Vomit.

An earlier study – published by the FDA – found that children often have the same side effects as adults.

dr. Leana Wen, a professor of health policy and management at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, told CNN that there are some cases of myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle.

  • “It is possible that as more children are vaccinated, some cases of myocarditis may be detected, as the inflammatory disease has been associated with the Pfizer vaccine, mainly in younger men under the age of 30,” Wen told CNN.
  • She added: “It is critical to note that myocarditis also occurs in COVID-19, and the potential risk of myocarditis associated with the vaccine must be weighed against the benefit of the vaccine in preventing a range of problems associated with the disease.”

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