More people taking Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine reported side-effects than those who got the Pfizer shot, according to a recent study.
Researchers analyzed reports from more than 3 million vax-recipients collected via v-safe, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention program that tracks reactions to the immunizations.
Nearly 70 percent said they had some kind of injection site reaction, like pain or swelling, and half reported a general side-effects like fatigue or chills, the study found.
“A greater percentage of participants who received the Moderna vaccine, compared with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, reported reactogenicity; this pattern was more pronounced after the second dose,” the researchers noted.
Joseph Kuresa receives a COVID-19 vaccine shot from Shaun Murry on April 7, 2021 in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
Of those who got the Moderna shot, 73 percent said they had an injection site reaction, compared with 65 percent of people who got Pfizer’s vaccine, the study found.
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