Modern science is an amazing thing. With it, society has been able to combat serious infectious diseases. With the help of vaccines, of course. There are many vaccines out there, and whether they’re right for you is a discussion you’ll have to have with your doctor. But the goal of the vaccine remains the same, to help stop the spread of infectious disease and prevent serious illness.
But one concern many individuals have with vaccines is their side effects. While every vaccine can have its own list of side effects, most share a list of common (yet mild) side effects. This is exactly what we’ll explore today. Here are the common side effects of vaccines, and their treatments!
How Do Vaccines Work?
Before we get into the side effects, let’s first take a look at how vaccines work. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains that vaccines contain the same germs that cause the disease. “But they have been either killed or weakened to the point that they don’t make you sick,” says the source.
They also note some vaccines contain only a fraction of the germ. Once the vaccine is administered, it stimulates your immune system to create antibodies. This is what helps you develop immunity to that particular disease.