Authors: Jay Polish
When Should I Be Concerned About Post-Vaccine Fatigue?
“While different studies vary, fatigue is the most commonly reported side effect, with around 40-80% of people experiencing this,” Dr. Bhuyan explains, across Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson’s vaccines. The way you feel that tiredness, of course, might be much different than how your roommate does. They might have been completely knocked out and had to miss a day of work, whereas you might just need a power nap.
It’s normal for people to have varying responses to the vaccine, Dr. Bhuyan tells Bustle. “Some people report being able to work after their vaccine with no issues; others report mild fatigue that is slightly distracting; and yet others report they have taken naps after their vaccine.” None of that means that the vaccine is working better or worse — it’s just different people’s bodies reacting in different ways. Think about that stomach bug you and your bestie both got on spring break that one time — you both caught the same thing, but you were up all night in the bathroom and they mostly just had a bad bellyache.
You might to get concerned if the post-vaccine fatigue wipes you out for more than 48 hours, Dr. Bhuyan says. If it reaches that point, check in with your doctor to make sure everything’s OK.
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