Expert on how to ease most common side effect of Covid booster – seen in 92% of patients

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Reid said: “Simple painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, if these are safe for you to take, can help to reduce any discomfort.

“It is also a good idea to move your arm every now and then to reduce any stiffness, but whilst this is important, you should avoid strenuous exercise if you are experiencing pain.”

Furthermore, the achy arm should naturally go away within a few days.

The expert added: “If you have persistent arm pain, lasting for more than three days, or symptoms that are particularly uncomfortable, or if you have any other adverse reactions that are mentioned in the leaflet for the vaccine that you are given, you should seek medical advice from your GP or pharmacist.”


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