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Reduce soreness in your arm caused by the Covid-19 vaccine with these exercises

WATCH: MSU Denver Exercise Science Professor Joe Quatrochi shows you how to increase blood flow to reduce pain and discomfort.

May 10, 2021

By Amanda Schwengel

Beyond protecting you from getting and transmitting Covid-19, all three Food and Drug Administration-authorized Covid vaccines have one thing in common: possible pain, redness and/or swelling in the arm where you got the shot.

To reduce pain and discomfort at the injection site, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends exercising your arm. To make sure you do it right, RED connected with Metropolitan University of Denver Exercise Science Professor Joe Quatrochi, Ph.D., to learn simple exercises for increasing blood flow in your arm and reducing arm soreness.


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