I had the first Pfizer Covid vaccination four days ago and I am happy to report the only side effect was soreness at the injection site for about 24 hours. I am currently taking 2 mg Prednisone and Actemra. My Rheumatologist said it was not necessary to stop the Actemra before my vaccination. However, I will be off Actemra for 3 weeks after my vaccination as I need to stop the Actemra for my Cataract surgery. Hopefully, that will let my body generate a better immune response!
I live in Connecticut, U.S. and I was eligible for the vaccine because I am over 55.