Women’s Vaccine Side Effects
The COVID-19 vaccines dramatically reduce the risk of ending up in the hospital or dying of the virus, but some minor side effects are to be expected. Those could include fatigue, fever, chills or a very sore arm. However, there are other side effects being reported that were overlooked or not asked about in clinical trials for the shots — particularly side effects for women. Some people who menstruate have been reporting their cycles temporarily changed after receiving the vaccine, and have been sharing their experiences on social media.
Kate Clancy, Associate Professor at the University of Illinois
Katharine Lee, Postdoctoral research fellow, Public Health Sciences, Washington University St. Louis
Tara Haelle, Science and Health Journalist, Author of Vaccination Investigation: The History and Science of Vaccines
Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi
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