The vaccines approved by the Food and Drugs’ Authority for the mass vaccination in Ghana are the Indian made Oxford/AstraZeneca and Russia’s Sputnik V.
Among the major side effects of these vaccines are: tenderness, pain, warmth, redness, itching, swelling or bruising at site of injection; malady, fatigue, chills or fever, headache, nausea, joint pain or muscle ache.
Some other less common but still likely side effects are dizziness, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, enlarged lymph nodes, excessive sweating, itchy skin or rash.
These symptoms typically ease away within a few days. You are however advised to report to your doctor if symptoms after two weeks.