Washington: A new study has revealed that those taking the modern vaccine reported more side effects than those taking the Pfizer / Bayonet vaccine.
The study analyzed reports collected through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention program, called V-Safe. It is a text message-based program designed to track side effects in vaccine recipients. For the first week after each vaccine dose, people who enroll are asked to fill out a daily survey about any symptoms such as fatigue or hand pain.
The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, analyzed reports collected through the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) program, called V-Safe, which tracks side effects in vaccine recipients.
A total of 3,643,918 people were enrolled in V-Safe and completed at least one health survey within seven days after their first vaccine dose before 21 February, and 1,920,872 V-safe participants received a second vaccine dose and Reported to have completed at least one daily health survey. Within seven days after the second dose.
About 70 percent of people said they had some type of injection site reaction, such as pain or swelling, and half had a normal reaction such as fatigue or chills.
Researchers noted, “There is a greater percentage reactogenicity of participants receiving the modern vaccine than the Pfizer-BioNotech vaccine; this pattern was more pronounced after the second dose.”
Those who received modern shots were more likely to have side effects. 73 percent of people had a reaction to the injection, compared to 65 percent of those who had a Pfizer / Bioentech dose.
About 51 percent of Moderna recipients had full-body symptoms, compared to 48 percent of those who received a Pfizer / BioNT shot.