It does have more side effects, but this is something that really varies from person to person. Whether or not your underlying conditions would affect it depends on the underlying condition.
"Among people who participated in the clinical trials, 22.3% had at least one high-risk condition, which included lung disease, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, liver disease, or HIV infection. Four percent (4%) of participants had two or more high-risk conditions."
So people with underlying conditions were decently represented, but more than 22% reported side effects, so it's not just that. It could be age, gender, having had covid before, or any number of other things.
Is there something in particular you're worried about?
Hi, it varies from person to person depending on the immune system. Age can also be a factor. If you are over 60 years old there are less reactions to the vaccine, but that doesn't mean you are not immune. For example, my husband is 65 and he got the first shot and had no symptoms at all or maybe slightly tired. The second shot he was fine the first day and the second day he got some muscle aches and chills at night. That was it. I am 58 and I got the first shot and had very sore arm, fatigue for 3 days, and the second shot the first night I got sore arm and at night got fatigue, chills and muscle aches. The next day I had a 101 fever, splitting headache, chills, muscle aches. I took a Tylenol, after the more strong side effects came on because it is best to wait until your immune system kicks in. After that I felt a lot better and the next day I only had fatigue and no fever and felt better. Day 4 I was close to normal.
My friend who is 67 also got no effects with the first shot. Second shot she felt a little tired and slight sore arm that is it. But all of us still have same immunity against the SARSCovid2 (Covid19) virus 2 weeks after the second shot. My husband works at a biotech and he had his antibodies tested and he was very positive for IgG antibodies at 2 weeks after the second shot. The IgM was negative (as it should be because it drops after 3-4 weeks) . They tested a person who had the disease and he was less positive than with my husband who had the vaccine. But they say not to test for antibodies because not all tests available on the market will pick the antibodies up and people will think they are not immune. So you have to trust in the data.
Also, when they say 92% efficacy with the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine it is really higher because they included people that were not fully immune that got exposure. So it really is high. This is just an example. I am not selecting any particular vaccine out. That is a different question.
Well, I got the 2nd Moderna vaccine and just a bit sore at the injection site
for a couple of days. This was last week. I'm almost 70, so I do believe that
age has something to do with it as well as your immune system. I did take
extra vitamin D and C so that might have helped. Thank you all!
My husband and I had bad responses to the first Moderna injection including but not limited to, chills, fever, headaches. He experienced flashbacks to wartime experiences (70's) and says last time he was this sick was when he received swine flu injection from the army in early 70's. He did have virus approximately 60 days prior to getting the injection and is 70 years old. I also had the chills and flu like symptoms. He elected not to take the the second dose, however I did take mine 4 weeks later, and experience the same symptoms for approximately 5 days, with extreme chills, body aches, severe headaches and some delusions, but I attribute these to the high fever. I am 69 and do have underlying illnesses to include HBP, migraines, kidney disease, thyroid disease, hormone difficeincy, epstein barr but most are controlled by medication.
I had the 2nd dose 3 days ago and I felt like I had been hit by a train. Body aches, especially the arm the injection was in. It felt dead and was in so much pain.
I have lupus and I had the moderna. The first shot I had no symptoms but the shot paralyzed me I was stuck in a chair for the second shot. It was on the second day and every bone in my body hurt and I couldn’t walk. The next day I felt fine. No soreness from either injection.
Though this has been answered - for what it's worth.... No reaction on the first dose, but 24hrs of being sick (like a bad flu) for the second dose. 12 hours after receiving it I woke up feeling sick (3AM headache, elevated temp., restless, and was unable to go back to sleep). The day went on just like a bad flu would, at about the 18hr mark I broke and took some ibuprofen, put a cold wash cloth on my head and managed to fall asleep. 6 hours later in the middle of the night (3AM) I woke up from breaking my very mild fever (a bit sweaty), and from then on felt absolutely great (like a new person). It was worth every minute of discomfort and I would do it again.