Women report more side effects from the vaccine. Experts explain why.

  • Reports on side effects made through the CDC's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) support what many have anecdotally observed: women shoulder the bigger burden.
  • Among nearly 7,000 reports processed via VAERS from Dec. 14 to Jan. 13, more than 79% of them came from women.
  • The most frequently reported side effects were headache, fatigue and dizziness, and women are more likely to experience more unusual side effects such as rashes.
  • Health experts say biological differences between men and women, inconsistent reporting by men and gender bias in clinical trials may be some reasons.

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