I’m now just over 48 hours out from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. While I said I had no symptoms within the first few minutes after the vaccine, when I had to wait at the hospital under observation for severe reactions, and I had no symptoms 6 hours later, the next morning I noticed some soreness in my shoulder at the injection site. But I went to the gym to lift weights, and that actually made my shoulder feel better. It might be a good idea to use your arm if it gets sore. I also noticed being a little more tired than normal, but it’s hard to know if that was the vaccine. Remember, the Pfizer vaccine, which is the one I got, requires two doses. The CDC expects that those who get the vaccine could have more side effects from the second dose. I’ll let you know how mine goes.
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