Health authorities around the world have made it clear that all vaccines have side effects, the most common of which include pain at the injection site.
Some people, however, have claimed to have a metallic taste in their mouth after being vaccinated.
To date, more than 28.9 million people in the UK have taken the first dose of Oxford (Astrazeneca) and Pfizer / BioNTech and more than 2.7 million have taken the second dose.
A report by the MHRA (Drug Regulatory Authority) has highlighted that some people in Britain have experienced flu-like symptoms such as fatigue and headaches (the most common), as well as muscle aches and fever.
In the US, some people have claimed to have a strong metallic taste in the mouth for several days after vaccination. Speaking to NBC News, Howard, 45, said that while the symptoms were not disturbing, he could not enjoy anything. Another patient, 52-year-old Dave Bischel, said he felt the taste of nickel, reports abcnews.al
However, it was not just Pfizer that caused this effect in patients. One man said he felt the taste of a metal a few days after being vaccinated with Moderna. According to experts, the side effects of the vaccine are a good thing. “It’s normal to worry about side effects and all vaccines can have side effects. As with the flu vaccine, there have been reports of fatigue, headache, cough and myalgia.
This is normal, lasts only a few days and is a good sign, as it shows that the vaccine works.
Minimal side effects
The side effects can be mild and according to the data there is nothing to worry about. A British team in collaboration with the University of Oxford, said that because vaccines work the moment our immune system reacts by producing a response, so there may be side effects after receiving the vaccine that look like symptoms of a real infection.
According to them the most common side effects associated with the Oxford vaccine are hand pain, 65% of patients have reported chills, fever, joint pain, myalgia, fatigue and headache.
According to a report by Pfizer, the most severe side effects were fatigue and headache, but only after the second dose. Only 4% of people reported fatigue and 2% reported headaches.
In conclusion, the same thing happens with the flu vaccine, and in the case of the coronavirus vaccine, some have reported pain at the injection site and other but generally mild effects.