Q. WHAT ARE THE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS?
A.Side effects reported in a clinical trial following administration of the Moderna vaccine include pain at the injection site, mild fever, fatigue, headache, joint pain, muscle pain, chills, nausea/vomiting, swelling/tenderness in the armpit, fever, swelling and/or rash at the injection site. These are typical responses that show the immune system is responding to the vaccine. Recent research suggests that some increase in body temperature (such as mild fever) may actually help the body’s response to vaccination. The National Prescribing Service has an Adverse Medicine Events Line that you can call to report side effects. It operates from 8am to 8pm Monday to Sunday and is contactable on 1300 134 237.