Millions of Americans have received their COVID-19 vaccinations over the last several months. We all started out by getting our first vaccination and then waiting for our second vaccination.

And even now as we continue with this coronavirus pandemic, millions of people are getting their booster shots to prevent them from getting COVID-19, the delta variant.

I do remember not having any side effects from either one of my vaccination shots. I might have had a mild sore arm, but that was just about it.

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And now that kids between the ages of 5 to 11 are allowed to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations, there are concerns regarding COVID vaccine side effects.

Here are the most common side effects according to

Injection site pain (sore arm), redness and swelling, fatigue, headache, muscle and/or joint pain, chills, fever, swollen lymph nodes, nausea and decreased appetite were among the most common reported.

I personally feel that kids ages 5 to 11 should get their vaccination shots to not only protect themselves, but to help protect other kids at school as well.

Everyone reacts differently when it comes to getting vaccinated. I've heard from several people who told me they felt just fine, and then some who felt like they had flu like symptoms. adds:

More children reported side effects after the second dose compared to the first, the FDA said, most were generally mild to moderate in severity and most occurred within two days after vaccination, going away within one to two days.

The vaccine for children between the ages of 5 and 11 are given 3 weeks apart and they use smaller doses for the kids too.

Answers to 25 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

Vaccinations for COVID-19 began being administered in the U.S. on Dec. 14, 2020. The quick rollout came a little more than a year after the virus was first identified in November 2019. The impressive speed with which vaccines were developed has also left a lot of people with a lot of questions. The questions range from the practical—how will I get vaccinated?—to the scientific—how do these vaccines even work?

Keep reading to discover answers to 25 common COVID-19 vaccine questions.

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