Soreness after being vaccinated is a sign that your body is developing an immune response to the vaccine.
To treat the pain, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests applying a “clean, cool, wet washcloth” to the site of the injection.
Other methods to help include using warm compresses.
Moving the arm will also help to reduce soreness as opposed to just staying still which will increase muscle soreness.
The Norwegian Medicines Agency are currently investigating the cause of 13 deaths so far and concluded that common adverse reactions of mRNA vaccines, such as fever, nausea, and diarrhoea, may have contributed to fatal outcomes in some of the frail patients.
Side effects shouldn’t last longer than 48 hours after getting the shot, and they often fade sooner than that.
However, if you’re experiencing side effects days after getting the COVID-19 vaccine, contact a doctor.