Women, Young Adults Experiencing More COVID Vaccine Side Effects

The CDC is tracking those side effects, even launching a new app called v-safe so people can check in after receiving the vaccine.

Video Transcript

- And good news in the race to vaccinate. More than 40 million Americans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The bad news, as with other vaccines, there can be side effects. The CDC is tracking side effects, even launching a new app so people can check in after receiving the vaccine.

Common symptoms can include pain, redness, and swelling at the injection site. Some skin rashes have also been reported. And doctors say, don't panic.

LISA MARAGAKIS: Anything from a headache to a feeling of muscle aches or fatigue and just feeling maybe even chills and fever, signs that your immune system is responding to the vaccine.

- Severe allergic reactions to the COVID vaccine remain rare. Public health experts say women are reporting more side effects from the vaccine as are people who have already had COVID.