Simply put: Corona pricks can cause you to get (a little bit) sick

More people are getting their corona vaccines. Side effects can sometimes occur. This is a sign your body is trying to protect itself from the coronavirus. After the injection, you may feel unwell. This is to be expected.

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Four brands of injections can be used in the Netherlands: Janssen Janssen Janssen Pfizer Moderna Janssen AstraZeneca. All brands have the same most common side effects.

What side effects are the most common?

Many people miss the shot.It doesn’t matter if they getMinor complaints. These are:

  • There may be pain or swelling near the puncture site of your upper arm.
  • Being tired
  • Fever
  • Kopfschmerz
  • Chills
  • Nausea
  • Tension in the muscles

It can be painful for several days after you have received the shot.

How sick are you?

Most side effects disappear quickly.. People with complaints are most likely to feel. Not tasty.You don’t usually get very sick. Paracetamol can be used to alleviate symptoms.

How long have side effects been present?

The symptoms usually appear within a few days after the injection. They typically last between 1 and 3 days before disappearing on their own.

Are there any side effects?

Some people react to the shot in an allergic way. After your injection, you will be kept in a waiting area for at least 15 minutes.

There is very little chance of an allergic reaction.. If you experience an allergic reaction, you can usually get it treated quickly.

You must wait 15 minutes after you’ve had an injection before you can return home. Minister Hugo de Jonge just had his injection.


After you have had an injection, you have to wait fifteen minutes before you can go home.  In the photo, Minister Hugo de Jonge has just been poked.
You have to wait for fifteen minutes after receiving an injection before you are allowed to go home. Minister Hugo de Jonge just had his injection.
Photo by ANP

Was there an adverse effect from Janssen and AstraZeneca?

There is a small chance of you suffering from thrombosis after an injection with Janssen or AstraZeneca. This causes blood clots in your veins. It can be very dangerous, as the plug could get into your brain.

This side effect can be extremely rare.One million people will get the shot. But that’s only 10 people. The chance of getting the shot is therefore very low. Experts believe that Janssen and AstraZeneca are safe enough. The majority of Dutch people choose a different brand.

Side effects: When is it appropriate to be concerned? And what should be your next move?

Most people experience no or very few side effects. If you are experiencing severe symptoms, consult a doctor. You can then call your doctor. If you experience any of these side effects, call a doctor immediately.

  • Breathing difficulty
  • You feel pain in your stomach or chest
  • A swelling of the arm or leg
  • Cold in the arm or leg
  • Grave or worsening headaches
  • It is difficult to see clearly
  • Continue bleeding
  • Numerous small bruises or red or purple spots or blood blisters beneath the skin may occur.

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