If You Have Filler, Read This Before Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine — Then Exhale
While the side effects a few have experienced with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are not common, in general, inflammation isn’t exactly unusual.
“One of the patients in the initial study stated that she also had facial swelling with the influenza or flu vaccine,” says Dr. Doft. “The goal of a vaccine is to excite your immune system when recognizing a virus or in this case, the spike protein, so that your body forms antibodies to it and will be equipped to protect you if you ever come into contact with the virus. In the process of revving your immune system, it is only natural that your body would react to something which it sees as foreign. This has been seen with other vaccines like the flu or shingles vaccine.”
In other words, even if you do experience any sort of swelling, you likely shouldn’t automatically go into panic mode.