It’s called the Pfizer boob job and the influencers on social media are abuzz with excitement.
Claims by some that getting your jab not only offers protection from deadly COVID-19 but may also come with a side dose of short term breast enhancement for a lucky few might sound far-fetched but a number of women have come forward to back them.
Some say they went up a whole cup size after getting the jab but is it just an urban myth or is there some truth to the claims?
Camera IconThe comedian is a strong advocate for getting the vaccine. Credit: Celeste Barber/ Instagram
Camera IconCeleste Barber jokes that the Pfizer vaccine gave her bigger breasts. Credit: Celeste Barber/ Instagram
A video from TikTok user Elle Marshall, in which she boasts about growing nearly two full cup sizes after getting her jab received 1.9 million likes.
“Being a A Cup my full life. Getting the Pfizer vaccine making my boobs grow almost 2 cup sizes :)”
Another TikTok user maryy.neelyy posted a video asking: “Did this happen to anyone else or am I just weird??
“At first I was like ‘Pfizer makes your boobs grow’ … as a joke. But bro my boobs grew a whole cup size a week after and I had to get new bra’s (sic).”
And, comedian Celeste Barber has jumped on the bandwagon, posting in her Instagram stories about the phenomenon.
Dressed in a black crop top and leggings, Barber said: “Thanks Pfizer for my tits.” But accompanied it with the footnote: “* shut up. It’s a joke.”
Barber has been an strong advocate for getting the COVID vaccine, telling her eight million followers that they should: “Get it if you can and let’s kick this in the d**k!”
“The excellent front line workers that are keeping us safe are the sexiest SUPERHEROES in all the universes!”
New Zealand’s Ministry of Health has hosed down the boob job claims, telling the NZ Herald there had been no reports of breast enlargement and that it was not a known side effect.
In Australia, enlarged lymph nodes are noted as a less common side effect. There are a number of axillary lymph nodes in the armpit and also a cluster under the collarbone and along breastbone.
There have also been reports swirling around about a small number of people with dermal fillers reacting to the Moderna COVID vaccine.
In the US, The Aesthetic Society noted three patients had reactions after receiving the Moderna jab, experiencing temporary localised facial swelling, most often in the face or lips.
But these reactions were considered very rare and none required hospitalisation. Having dermal fillers should not bar anyone from getting vaccinated.
“As with all vaccines, swelling of the face and lips is not an uncommon side effect. Patients with a history of these complications should have an EpiPen readily available.”
The Australian Health Department has been contacted for comment.Internet Explorer Channel Network