Vaccine Side Effects Summary
- Dr. David Long encourages individuals and families to consider the pros and cons of medical treatments, including vaccinations, such as COVID vaccines which have a very favorable side effect profile.
- Common side effects include swelling, redness, pain at injection site; fever; headache; tiredness; muscle pain; chills and nausea.
- There is a small risk of blood clots with Johnson & Johnson vaccine (1 in 1 million) compared to birth control pills (1 in 3000) or hospitalized COVID patients (1 in 5).
- Exceedingly rare reports exist for inflammation around the heart after second dose of Pfizer/Moderna vaccines for adolescents/young adults.
- Refusing the vaccine based on this risk would be like refusing to wear seatbelt because 12 people die each year due to wearing it rather than not getting vaccinated against Covid-19 – which is extremely safe & free at almost every pharmacy – being our best hope against the pandemic & keeping kids in school/businesses open while avoiding federal government intervention into West Texas lives.
Do you want what is best for you and your family to consider the pros and cons of any medical treatment, including vaccinations, the COVID vaccines. It seemed to have a very favorable side effect profile.
The common side effects are swelling, redness, and pain at the injection site, fever, headache, tiredness, muscle pain, chills, and nausea. There are some possible risks of blood clots with the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, but let’s put that into perspective.
The risk is about one in a million, the risk of blood clots. I’ll be at a different kind of blood clot in women who use birth control pills is about one in 3000. The risk of a blood clot in a hospitalized COVID patient. It’s about one in five.
There are exceedingly rare reports of some inflammation around the heart, after the second dose of the Pfizer and maternal vaccines in adolescents and young adults. Based on the numbers on refusing a COVID vaccine based on that risk, it would be kind of like refusing to wear a seatbelt because you read that about 12 people die every year because they wear their seatbelt compared to not getting a COVID vaccine.
Getting one is extremely safe. This vaccine that is free and available at almost every pharmacy is clearly the best hope we have against this pandemic.
It’s the best hope of keeping our kids in school. It’s the best hope of keeping our businesses open, the best hope of keeping the federal government out of our lives in west Texas.
I’m Dr. David Long, and that was the long story short.