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Why Do COVID-19 Vaccines Cause Side Effects?

More than one in ten individuals suffer from side effects after receiving COVID-19 vaccinations, including tenderness, pain, warmth, itching or bruising at the injection site, and tiredness, chills, joint pain and nausea.

These side effects are not a sign of the disease; COVID-19 vaccines cannot infect anyone with SARS-CoV-2. In which case, what is causing the side effects? Professor Martin Michaelis and Dr Mark Wass of the University of Kent’s School of Biosciences explain in this week's installment of Teach Me in 10.

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