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Side effects of the AstraZeneca vaccine

February 25, 2021

Side effects of the AstraZeneca vaccine


A short video explaining the very common, common and uncommon side effects of the AstraZeneca Covid 19 vaccine and what to do if you experience other side effects. 


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This video is accurate at the time of publishing and please seek updated information given the changing nature of the public information available. This video is made in conjunction with PrimaryCareIT


All information shared in this video is taken from the UK AstraZeneca COVID19 vaccination leaflet


Please discuss with your local vaccination team or healthcare team if the vaccine is suitable for you. 


00:00​ AstraZeneca vaccine side effects


00:20​ Very common side effects:

Occur in more than 1 in 10 people who have the vaccine. 

✳️ Nausea

✳️ Headache

✳️ Chills

✳️ Joint pains

✳️ Tenderness, pain, warmth, bruising, swelling, erythema, and/or itching at the site of injection

✳️ Fever

✳️ Malaise

✳️ Chills

✳️ Fatigue


00:49​ Common side effects:

Occur in 1 in 10 people who have the vaccine.

✳️ Vomiting

✳️ Induration at the site of injection

✳️ Flu-like illness


01:07​ Uncommon side effects

Occur in 1 in 100 people who have the vaccine

✳️ Enlarged Lymph nodes

✳️ Less appetite

✳️ Dizziness

✳️ Tummy pain

✳️ Sweating

✳️ Itching

✳️ Rash


00:54​ What do I do if I get other side effects?


The excipients (ingredients) listed in the manufacturer’s information are as follows:

▶️ L-Histidine


▶️ L-Histidine hydrochloride monohydrate


▶️ Magnesium chloride hexahydrate


▶️ Polysorbate 80


▶️ Ethanol


▶️ sodium chloride


▶️ disodium hydrogen phosphate dihydrate


▶️ sucrose


▶️ water for injections

Report side effects:


AstraZeneca information leaflet:


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