COVID booster: Associate Professor Nathan Bartlett explains why we get a sore armpit after third COVID vaccine as TGA says swollen lymph nodes are most common adverse event

Anita Beaumont
By Anita Beaumont
January 17 2022 - 6:00pm
Boosted: Viral immunologist, Associate Professor Nathan Bartlett from the University of Newcastle and HMRI, explained why we might be getting a sore armpit and swollen chest after a COVID-19 vaccine. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

A SORE, swollen armpit and upper chest area after having the COVID vaccine booster - a phenomena dubbed by some as "Pfizer boob" - has been flagged as one of the most common "adverse events" reported to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

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Anita Beaumont

Anita Beaumont

Journalist

Anita Beaumont is a health and general news reporter at the Newcastle Herald.