Finally, 21 days after my 1st dose, I went for my 2nd dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on the 22nd May 2021. As I have heard about the more severe side effects of the 2nd dose, I did my preparation for it.
Based on the information from MOH (Ministry of Health), the possible side effects are:
- Pain, redness, swelling at the injection site
- Fever, chills
- Headache, muscle pain, joint pain
- Lymph node swelling at neck or arms
I bought a box of Panadol as a precaution. I also bought lots of cooling water, coconut juices, herbal tea and drank lots of water before the injection. Some of the “remedies” are hear-say from friends but do note that the symptoms differ from…