Shelly Kendeffy reported having side effects after receiving the second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. She claimed after receiving the vaccine dose, she felt fine but by afternoon she had got a sore arm and body ache which led her to suffer from flu in the evening.
She also claimed that her teeth were chattering but she was sweating otherwise. She is a medical technician in State College, Pennsylvania.
The next day, she met with her colleagues who had received the vaccine dose with her. Eight men and seven women. Six of the women reported experiencing body aches, chills, and fatigue just like her. The one woman who did not have these symptoms had been up much of the night vomiting.
On the other hand, the eight men had all experienced different side effects. One had mild arm pain and headache. Two other men described having mild fatigue along with a bit of achiness, and one got a headache. Four of the men did not have any symptoms at all.
Kendeffy was thrilled to be vaccinated, but she said she did not know what to expect after the vaccine was administered to her.
The kind of side effects that Kendeffy described is being reported from all over the country.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has analyzed data gathered from the first 13.7 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered to Americans. The side effects reported showed that almost 79.1% of the complaints came from women.
Nearly all the anaphylactic reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine have been experienced by women. All 19 individuals who reported having the rare anaphylactic reaction to the Pfizer vaccine were women.
Julianne Gee, a medical officer at the CDC’s immunization Safety Office claimed that women were more susceptible to vaccine reactions in general.
It is important to note that these side effects are mild and short-lived.