Please read Dr. Cohen’s article in Medicine titled, “Are COVID-19 mRNA vaccine side effects severe enough to cause missed work? Cross-sectional study of health care-associated workers.“
The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2, has claimed 5,587,549 lives worldwide as of January 20, 2022. There are limited effective therapeutic options with emerging variants that are even more transmissible than the original severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2. Additionally, scientific models suggest that the virus will continue to circulate throughout the global population indefinitely. Fortunately, large-scale vaccination can mitigate the impact of COVID-19 by making the disease more mild and less common.
As of January 20, 2022, 75.2% of the total population had received at least 1 dose of a COVID-19 vaccine that received emergency use authorization by the Food and Drug Administration, whereas and 63.1% were considered fully vaccinated. Mild side effects such as injection site reactions, fatigue, headache, and low-grade fever are common with both vaccines. To read the full article.
Are COVID-19 mRNA vaccine side effects severe enough to cause missed work? Cross-sectional study of health care-associated workers. Cohen DA, Greenberg P, Formanowski B, Parikh PD. Medicine (Baltimore). 2022 Feb 18;101(7):e28839. PMID: 35363178 DOI: 1097/MD.0000000000028839