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COVID-19 booster's side effects similar to second dose

Virus Outbreak Booster Shots
Posted at 6:22 AM, Oct 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-06 07:27:55-04

Experts say the side effects of getting a COVID-19 booster shot are similar to those from receiving second dose.

However, on Tuesday the FDA's top vaccine official said swollen lymph nodes appear to occur more frequently after a booster.

Doctors say the higher incidence of swollen lymph nodes is not overly concerning, and that it's a common side effect with vaccines that goes away quickly.