Fact: No. You may have some short-term side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection.
These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.
Common side effects reported from clinical trials of approved vaccines include:
- Joint and muscle pain
- Pain where they got the shot
If you have allergies — especially severe ones that require you to carry an EpiPen — discuss the COVID-19 vaccine with your doctor, who can assess your risk and provide more information.