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User Reviews for Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine has an average rating of 5.2 out of 10 from a total of 27 ratings on Drugs.com. 40% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 36% reported a negative experience.

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Reviews for Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

Anonymous · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · September 21, 2021

For COVID-19 "I took my 2nd dose of the vaccine in March and my left shoulder and arm has not stop hurting since. I am doing PT for my arm the pain is so excruciating, I can't raise my arm or put behind my back. It is very uncomfortable, I can't sleep at night."

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Rt Hendricks · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · March 16, 2022

For COVID-19 "3 days after second dosage, I had to to pull my car over because my arms, hands, legs and feet went numb. I had to call EMS because I couldn't walk and could barely talk. 10 months later, every body system is affected by the vaccine. Leaves me with high anxiety, depression and loss of work time and money spent and neurologists and tests."

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Dudley · Taken for 1 to 6 months · July 19, 2022

For COVID-19 "After my experience, I would discourage anyone from getting any of the Covid vaccines! I held out for a long time from getting the vaccine, but eventually, I reluctantly gave in and got the Moderna vaccine. Felt terrible after the second shot, with flu-like symptoms and site reaction. I am a 55 y.o. male in excellent shape and a former competitive runner for many years. I used to have endurance for days, with few people able to keep up with me. Now, just months after the vaccinations, I can't walk across my property without being completely exhausted. Nearly fainted at the wheel of my car recently, and was rushed to the hospital where I spent three days being subjected to a battery of tests only to be diagnosed with an unspecified heart condition. I am now wearing a heart monitor full time. PLEASE THINK ABOUT THE SIDE EFFECTS CAREFULLY. NEITHER THE GOVERNMENT NOR MODERNA WILL COME THE RESCUE OF YOU OR YOUR FAMILY! COVID WILL COME AND GO BUT THE SIDE EFFECTS ARE WITH YOU FOREVER!"

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Milwaukee Mom · April 23, 2021

For COVID-19 "I had both injections spaced 1 month apart. I have an autoimmune disease. First vaccine injection, I felt incredibly tired and a seriously painful arm at injection site, lasted 3 days. Just had the second one a couple days ago, with worse side effects. Constant fever of 101-101.9, Severe, excruciating pain in my hip joints and my thigh muscles, severe fatigue, gas, a bad bloody nose, lack of appetite and nausea, weakness in both arms and legs, and dizziness. I also developed a large welt at the injection site and a rash covering my shoulder down to just below the site and near all the way around my arm that’s red, itchy, and hot. My arm hurt 10 times worse. Today is day 3 for me and I’m just about over all the really bad effects only feeling very fatigued. With all that being said, I have an over active immune system, and many other severe physical illnesses. This was fully expected. All I have to say is being sick for 3 days beats being sick for 2 weeks to a month if I did get COVID"

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May Ally · Taken for less than 1 month · April 8, 2021

For COVID-19 "I had the 1st dose of Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine 2 days ago and I'm scheduled for the 2nd dose in a month. The injection didn't hurt a bit but I developed a fairly large, painful knot and a 2 in/5 cm red patch that hasn't diminished at all. The morning after the vaccine I slept in longer than usual and after being awake for about an hour I actually went back to bed and slept until 1:30 pm. So any stories of fatigue and/or feeling drowsy after getting the vaccine are accurate (at least in my experience). Users on online forums note that the symptoms are more severe after the 2nd dose but so far so good for me."

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Lee · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · July 22, 2022

For COVID-19 "My wife and I both had our Moderna and booster several months ago. In the last several months my wife has had three stents put in her heart. She has had heart trouble for a year or so so maybe that’s not a cause. Since the vaccine I have noticed a big change in my mental ability. I’ve always had a good memory but now I can’t remember doctors appointments. I have work in service since 1969, I knew every street in town in our area but now I have to think where are some towns are or where the streets are. I haven’t seen on the reviews that anyone else has this problem but if you do it would be nice to know. If this progresses I may have to use my phone To find my way home"

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Moderna Vx · Taken for less than 1 month · March 10, 2022

For COVID-19 "I received my first Moderna vaccine 2 days ago. I’m a healthy, 39yo woman. I walked into my appointment feeling good and left feeling unwell. 10 minutes after the shot I felt heart palpitations for only a few seconds, then they went away. Negative side effects I've felt so far: dizziness, disorientation, lethargy, muscle pain, joint pain, nausea. Generally I feel u well and regret getting vaccinated."

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Martin · Taken for less than 1 month · August 18, 2021

For COVID-19 "I got vaccinated in January 2021 with moderna, my wife who was 7 months pregnant was not yet vaccinated because we did not know what effects it would have on our baby. In March my wife got severely ill with COVID and had to be hospitalized, intubated and placed on ECMO/life support. Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan (NYC) had to do an emergency C-section to save my wife and the baby, which they did. Throughout the entire ordeal and while caring for my wife at home prior to the hospitalization, I did not get sick from COVID. I fully, FULLY credit God and the moderna covid vaccine for preventing me from getting sick. Happy to say that my wife already got her 1st dose of Moderna and August 28 she will get her 2nd dose. I strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated to protect their love ones and the public in general, don't put yourself through the ordeal we had to go through."

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Rudyblue · Taken for 1 to 6 months · July 20, 2022

For COVID-19 "I was forced to take this snake oil back in 09/2021to keep my job. I developed blot clots in my right left and it swollen up twice the size of left leg. Tore my liver up, started bleeding from moderate liver disease. Had to take blot clot thinner for my leg which made me bleed worst. Ended up getting a blood transfusion, and now have to get fluid drained off my stomach every 10 days. Prior to taking this I had moderate liver disease now I need a transplant and too old to get one. Someone should be libable for this thrown together vaccine and since the government forced it on everyone why not them. Hope there's a lawyer out there with some courage to do it. I'm all in. All that happen to me is documented to the hilt."

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tom · Taken for less than 1 month · October 12, 2022

For COVID-19 "I had moderna covid jab Fri 7/10/22 at 10.30 am by 6.00 pm started a sore throat. I had headache, feeling unwell and it got worse over the Sat and into the early hours of Sunday. I felt I was on my last legs unwell even today Weds 12/10/22 I am chesty tired. Before the jab I was a healthy 73 year old in the UK. Next time I am invited for a booster I will tell doctor no thanks"

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SoutherChic76 · June 22, 2021

For COVID-19 "My first dose I had pain in my arm for 3 days when I developed a rash all over my body. Week 3 I was good. Then I got the second one and I felt like I was ran over and over not feeling well dizzy and nauseated and I developed the same rash again and I am just now starting to feel better than ever."

8 / 10
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ilchick47 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · June 20, 2022

For COVID-19 "This shot has caused me to break out in psoriasis which cannot be cured and has given me a high pulse rate which put me in ER for battery of heart tests. It caused my spouse to have a full outbreak of RA we are in the over 75 group."

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Steve W. · Taken for 1 to 6 months · May 10, 2021

For COVID-19 "My 1st dose and 2nd dose were a month apart. I am 55 years old with no major health issues. I don't take any prescription medications. My BMI is 21.9 & my blood type is O-positive. For my 1st dose, I experienced very minor injection site pain and no redness. My 2nd dose resulted in some injection site pain the following day, along with some fatigue. On the 3rd day, I still had some pain along with light redness, about the size of an oval silver dollar. The pain was not noticeable unless I lifted my arm or pressed down on the injection site area. By the 4th day, there was some remaining redness, but no pain. On the 6th day, the redness has subsided. (Side-note: I had a similar reaction to the Shingrix vaccination, with the main the difference being that I had pronounced redness & swelling with my 2nd dose.)."

9 / 10
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Norma · Taken for 1 to 2 years · May 12, 2022

For COVID-19 "Got first Moderna Covid shot in February and second in March. Shortly, like three weeks after went for a wellness visit to my doctor who sent me to an oncologist because my platelet level had soared. Before the injections, there was no sign of platelet problems. I am now on a chemo pill everyday, and will be on it until the end. I am diagnosed with Myleofibrosis with no cure."

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Quick silver · Taken for 1 to 6 months · May 6, 2022

For COVID-19 "I had no reaction to first shot j&j. I was advised to go with Moderna for booster on December 8, 2022 and ever since, I have a serious issue with electric shock/ pins and needles feeling if my body get too warm or if I take a shower too hot. It's like being hooked up to electricity and the voltage starts low and gradually goes high then in second after I strip from clothes to cool off the voltage goes down hitting me over different parts or radiating through my body. While put on Prednisone for a week it stops during that time. Once done and 2 days later symptoms return. Put back on Prednisone for second round and shock symptoms go away but once week of Prednisone are done again symptoms returned. I was told shot may have triggered inflammation in my body or neuropathy. This is during winter months - spring, I wonder will it intensify in the summer temperatures."

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cindy · Taken for less than 1 month · April 9, 2022

For COVID-19 "I received my moderna covid booster yesterday. Within 3 hours after getting this I had a fever of 101 with chills all night and continuing today. Every joint in my body has severe pain. My head is busting. My arm in which it was given turned red from my shoulder to my elbow with swelling so bad that I can't get into a short sleeve top. Now I am nauseated also. I called the pharmacist who gave the immunization and she said all these side effects should only last 24 hours. It has been 26 hours since all these side effects started. I don't have a weakened immune system."

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Sun · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · November 15, 2021

For COVID-19 "I got my moderna booster yesterday. So far I have not had any side effects. I always get a little anxious before any vaccines but was so happy it was unnecessary. The first 2 vaccines I had Pfizer and that went well too. Just a bit of a headache, mild sore arm that and slight headache after the second shot. All went away pretty quick. I just made sure to drink a lot of water beforehand so I was hydrated and moved my arm around a lot after. I feel better having the vaccine. Gives me peace of mind that I will most likely not have a serious case of COVID should I get it."

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Mr and Mrs · Taken for less than 1 month · October 4, 2022

For COVID-19 "Yesterday my wife and I had our Moderna Covid jab. This being the 4th one (October 2022). My wife is 65 and I am 71, in general good health. We had not had Moderna previously. Within two hours my wife started feeling unwell with tiredness, chills, mild aches and pains. She went to bed. I was fine and had no effects until I woke two hours ago at 3 am with severe joint pain and a headache. My wife also woke with worsening aches and pains. We both took paracetamol and hope that the symptoms improve."

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3rd gr Teacher · Taken for 1 to 6 months · September 22, 2021

For COVID-19 "Received the first Moderna vaccine in early April 2021. My arm was a tad sore and light pink at the injection site for a couple of days. I had no other side effects to the first vaccine. One month later on 05/04/2021, I received the second Modena vaccine and had the same very mild reaction to the injection. I was fully prepared to have some side effects, but alas….not a thing!"

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Joe Psycho · September 3, 2021

For COVID-19 "20 year old male with severe asthma (2 or more asthma attacks per day), and probable COPD, allergies with chronic urticaria, and lupus. I take 7.5mg prednisone daily. Reasonably scared of the coronavirus. My vaccine experience: First dose: pain and swelling at the injection site, upper arm felt very sore the next day still was a little sore the day after. Second dose: more swelling than the first dose (most of upper arm muscle felt a little swollen with slightly swollen lymph nodes in upper arm and shoulder) upper arm felt sore for a few days. In conclusion I had a sore and swollen arm after each shot with slightly more swelling after second dose A sore arm is a small price to pay for protection against this deadly virus that I know would likely kill me"

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Joe Reevy · Taken for 1 to 2 years · September 20, 2022

For COVID-19 "I had this as a booster in Nov 2021 after having had Astra Zeneca 1 and 2. AZ was fine. After modernaI was ill overnight and very tired the next week or so, aching joints etc. My sense of taste was severely impacted and has not fully recovered 10 months later and I get periods when I suddenly have no energy at all. I caught COVID in August 2022, which wasn't bad at all, but the week after I was negative was bad ... exactly the same symptoms as post Moderna - tired, aching joints etc. Sense of taste didn't get any worse."

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Cathy C · May 27, 2022

For COVID-19 "I had Astra Zeneca for my first two vaccinations six months ago. Just a headache which went away after a few days. Two weeks ago I chose to have Moderna as a booster. I am 62 years old, fit, slim active and generally healthy. I do have high blood pressure which has been well controlled by half a tablet per day of Micardis 40. From the evening of my booster two weeks ago I have been unwell with nausea, light headedness, and my blood pressure has gone up significantly. I constantly feel unwell and am very concerned about this spike in BP. Has anybody else had this happen after using Moderna?"

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Jangus · April 16, 2022

For COVID-19 "Had the Booster Thursday 14th. Didn’t feel the injection at all. By the evening arm felt heavy & I felt tired with a bad headache. Day 2 & 3 terrible headache which even Paracetamol cannot shift. Aching all over , heavy sore arm . Can only hope that I start to feel better soon."

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Jay · April 20, 2021

For COVID-19 "On April 8th I received the first shot of the moderna covid vaccine. Then on April 18th I suffered from appendicitis and had to have surgery to take it out!!!"

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Bert · Taken for 1 to 6 months · March 26, 2021

For COVID-19 "I have had both shots of the vaccine, with no after effects that I could notice. I would encourage everyone to get the vaccine as soon as possible."

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