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Is high blood pressure after COVID vaccine normal?

I got a COVID vaccine 2 days ago. I have high blood pressure after that. Is it normal? What should I do?

3 Answers

I wouldn’t say normal but yes it can happen. Many peoples bodies respond differently to vaccines and medications. Depending on how high it is and if you have other symptoms will dictate what needs to be done. If your blood pressure is just a little high but still less than 150s/90s and your not having other symptoms of high blood pressure then you can keep an eye on it for a day or so and if it’s not improving see your doctor. If it’s higher than that and your having other symptoms not typical of the vaccine then you should see a provider sooner. Symptoms to watch out for with high blood pressure can be things like blurry vision, headache, dizziness, shortness of breath or funny heart beats. If you are concerned then you should see someone.

Kay Kelts,DO
Not aware of any connection. You do not say how high or if persistent.

G. Dickinson