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CDC: 'COVID arm' reaction is normal

Posted at 6:49 AM, Mar 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-25 11:39:41-04

If you've gotten a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or know someone who has, you might have noticed a few side effects.

A red, splotchy rash is a reaction some are getting after a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

But this rash also known as "COVID-arm" is normal.

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The CDC also has reports of "COVID arm" reactions and says if you experience this after your first dose you should still get the second one.

A provider may recommend getting the next dose in the opposite arm but again this reaction is normal.