Study: Most COVID-19 vaccine side effects attributed to placebo effect

The study found that a large number of side effects reported by patients after receiving their shot can be attributed to the placebo effect.

News 12 Staff

Jan 24, 2022, 11:57 AM

Updated 847 days ago

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A new study says side effects from the COVID-19 vaccines are a lot less common than you'd think.
The study found that a large number of side effects reported by patients after receiving their shot can be attributed to the placebo effect.
The placebo effect occurs when people anticipate certain effects from a medical treatment so much so, that they feel the symptoms they were expecting.
As COVID-19 cases continue to spread in the U.S., experts say this information could be key to getting more people vaccinated.


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