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Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine User Reviews & Ratings

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine has an average rating of 6.9 out of 10 from a total of 16 reviews on Drugs.com. 65% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 18% reported a negative experience.

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Reviews for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

  • Bertie
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • September 23, 2021

For COVID-19 "After first dose felt exhausted for about three days. On the fourth day foolishly embarked on physical activity and developed a heart arrythmia, breathless and chest pains. Later diagnosed with vasculitis (a condition that I had never heard of, let alone ever had before). Had second vaccine 11 weeks after the first with no increase in symptoms. The vasculitis resolved, but not the arrythmias. Treated with atenolol and seeing a cardiologist who hasn't confirmed the link to the vaccine, but says that it is "possible". I don't know whether I will get a booster as I am now a bit of an invalid!"

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  • Lucky
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • February 4, 2023

For COVID-19 "Hi, I took the Pfizer vaccine against my better judgment. I then found myself getting very ill not being able to breathe well, dizzy and feeling faint. A trip to the emergency room and the test results showed a blood clot in my lung. I will never take another vaccine. There is no oversight for these vaccines and you cannot sue these people. This govt and pharma are corrupted to the core. The vaccines are a CASH COW for them."

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  • Abhi...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • June 12, 2023

For COVID-19 "I took my second dose of the Pfizer covid vaccine in July 2021, just a week after the second dose my legs and hands started becoming weak and I ended up not being able to walk short distances. I was also partially paralyzed for 6 months. Later I got small fiber neuropathy, arthritis symptoms, gastro problems, dry eyes, severe dry mouth, paresthesias all over my body, extreme fatigue, Raynaud's, autoimmunity, and a lot of other dangerous conditions. This vaccine made me a different person from what I was before. I wish it would have never happened to me or anyone."

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  • babs
  • Taken for 1 to 2 years
  • April 30, 2022

For COVID-19 "I had no problem with the first two shots of Pfizer, but when I took the Booster, I started getting pain in my legs and back. Sitting and getting up, I have so much pain it takes my breath. So I know it was the Booster shot that caused my problem. I am afraid to take the second Pfizer booster shot. I am an 81-year-old woman."

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  • AmeNon
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • September 30, 2021

For COVID-19 "(Covid moderate symptoms once prior to vaccine and testing, once after testing. High risk factors, with history of anaphylaxis.) First dose, sore arm at injection site, slight nausea, lightheaded, headache, fatigue. Fasted beforehand. Day 4 - cold symptoms, sneezing, runny nose. Second dose, redness, swelling, and soreness at injection site lasting a week. Month later syncope twice. Possibly preexisting condition. Two months later, unusual inability to regulate temperature, night sweats and chills for about a month. Resolved. Five months later, close contact prolonged exposure to COVID with No symptoms. Other unvaccinated in group had flu symptoms, one hospitalized, one elderly vaccinated had flu symptoms."

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  • Skeptic
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • October 7, 2021

For COVID-19 "Hello, I am a 48 year old male in good health. I had a mild case of Covid-19 in November, 2020. Now both my wife and I received the Pfizer shots. We both experienced mild flu-like symptoms the next day. However, less than 36 hours after receiving the vaccines, we both felt fine. We have had no other side effects."

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  • Niki
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • July 5, 2021

For COVID-19 "I had both my vaccines both were Pfzier no real dangerous side effects but the second one was a bit more worse I got anxious, nausea and pain in the arm the night I had it but the next day I was fine. I'm glad I decided to get it."

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  • Jscot...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • July 9, 2021

For COVID-19 "Had tested positive for the virus 10 weeks prior to vaccination. First dose was painless, no interactions or side effects. Second dose was administered 28 days later, experienced fatigue and tiredness for 2 days. Currently unaware of efficacy to Delta variant"

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  • 69...
  • January 23, 2022

For COVID-19 "I've got peripheral nueropathy in my lower legs and feet and a Low blood platelet count!! I was very concerned about the VACCINE making my medical conditions worse! I was injured from the polio VACCINE 60 yrs ago. Lost muscle in right shoulder!! Went Delta started spreading like crazy I decided I'd take the Vaccine!! I got both Shots of PFIZER with absolutely NO SIDE AFFECTS, NONE, ZERO!! Next week getting boosted!! GLTA"

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  • Wenda...
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • July 26, 2023

For COVID-19 "What comes to my remembrance is no noticeable effects until the following day my arm. I got the vaccine, and it would ache slightly but it did not seem too sore that I could not use it. Total of shots: 5 without getting COVID."

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  • TEMD
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • December 21, 2022

For COVID-19 "While the place in my arm left a bit of a knot for a few days, this is to be expected with nearly any injection. Over the next few days, I was mildly achy (as advised). Other than that I had no side effects. Now there are radio ads that run about every 10 minutes or so every day. It is clear to me that the advertising budget is enormous as if the company is making money hand over fist! Perhaps if the company had the foresight to make more than 1 version of the commercial it would not be so irritating!"

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  • Ben
  • Taken for 1 to 2 years
  • April 4, 2024

For COVID-19 "Would never have known I had COVID had I not known I was exposed, and that my partner (who hadn't gotten the updated version yet) was sick. I never had any notable symptoms from the vaccine, and I had tested every time I had a cold because I felt terrible. But when I actually got COVID, I never felt sick enough to consider testing until I became aware of a known exposure. I actually got a couple more shots than recommended for my age group, but they obviously worked as designed because I had almost no symptoms from the virus!"

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  • Nick
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • September 9, 2022

For COVID-19 "My dad took the first shot and died six hours later."

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  • Distr...
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • April 4, 2022

For COVID-19 "After getting my 2nd shot I was not able to walk 10 feet with becoming breathless, and it got worse after I got the booster."

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  • djjune
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • April 27, 2021

For COVID-19 "Just a little tired after first dose."

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  • Bonty...
  • July 18, 2021

For COVID-19 "After dose 1 of Pfizer I am energetic and upbeat ! No negative symptoms at all!"

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  • carme...
  • April 3, 2021

"So far I’ve received the 1st dose, it was totally painless I had no side effects other than a sore arm!"

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