Vaccine side effects

Vaccine side effects

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Rh14n

592 posts

72 months

Saturday 27th February
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I've now had my two doses of the Pfizer jab. The first one was 7 weeks ago with the only side effect being a very slightly sore arm for 24 hours.

I then had my second dose on Monday. This time I had the slightly sore arm for about 4 days and also a mild headache for a couple of days eased by Paracetamol. Absolutely barely worth mentioning and certainly nothing that would put me off having them. Happy days!

Darlo 1

73 posts

127 months

Saturday 27th February
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Had mine today, was the AZ version, injected at 11.40 this morning, by 9pm tonight i've had low level headache soreness at the injection point, chills and also a slight temp, taken some ibuprofen and most of the symptoms have eased apart from my fingers which ache a bit and my right shoulder which is more painful than usual.

Wacky Racer

34,147 posts

211 months

Saturday 27th February
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Wacky Racer said:
Wacky Racer said:
Had my first OAZ one six hours ago, never even felt the needle, so far so good, we'll see what tomorrow brings smile

My brother had his two weeks ago, (Not sure which one)...no side effects at all.

I'm 67 btw.
Update:-

30 odd hours after jab feel 100% fine, no side effects at all (So far)
Further update:-

Five days on, no side effects whatsoever.

Mr Tidy

13,732 posts

91 months

Sunday 28th February
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I had my 1st AZ vaccine yesterday and have been fine today.

But I would have lived with any side effects just to get some protection from Covid.

here_we_go

127 posts

70 months

Sunday 28th February
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Skyrocket21 said:
My 72 year old mum had the AstraZeneca vaccine about 10 days ago, had mild symptons the following day, however does have reddening of the skin around the jab point about the size of an iphone, is that normal? I just read through the posted symptons list and it's called erythema.

Edited by Skyrocket21 on Saturday 27th February 21:21
My friend's mum has had something that sounds a lot like this. Her arm was also very sore.

She called 111 when the mark got very large/sore and a GP rang back very quickly to talk it through with her. They said it would start to improve (which it is) but they will monitor her more closely after her second injection. Apparently it is a fairly uncommon but not unknown reaction.

biggbn

9,645 posts

184 months

Sunday 28th February
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catweasle said:
biggbn said:
SlimJim16v said:
Just read that if you've had CV19, you're twice as likely to have side effects. Also, having both doses is potentially quite dangerous. I know they don't give it if you tested positive recently.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/19/health/covid-va...
We had it in October, Mrs has been OK since her vaccination, I had my jab an hour ago, will see how things go...
2nd doses?
First dose, slightly sore arm, felt dreadful overnight, heavy cold like symptoms but only lasted one night.

APOLO1

4,847 posts

158 months

Sunday 28th February
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62, had Oxford one Thursday afternoon, no problems on the day. Friday felt like very mild cold about to start took a couple of Paracetamol. That was it, no other side effects nothing back to 100% Normal later Friday.

hidetheelephants

16,952 posts

157 months

Sunday 28th February
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A500leroy said:
Yep. not having it then.
You've already articulated this on several threads, no need to labour the point.

Parents have both had the OAZ; 77 and 81, slight sore arm and a bit achey, took paracetamol and it cleared up within a day

cuprabob

9,764 posts

178 months

Sunday 28th February
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I had my first dose of the OAZ vaccine on Friday night. Felt a bit rough yesterday, headache and aching all over but feeling better today. I'm 54 with no under lying health conditions.

Isaac Hunt

12,476 posts

175 months

Sunday 28th February
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Got my jab on 10th March.

Both sisters had a bad reaction. One is type 1 diabetic and took to her bed for two days, which is unlike her. She is one of those annoying people with seemingly unlimited energy despite being 66 years old. Both had the OAZ vaccine and had flu like symptoms with overwhelming fatigue.

I am making sure that I have a clear diary afterwards. Slightly scary as I have suffered with anaphylaxis in the past after being given drugs, such as antibiotics, penicillin and aspirin.

read5458

503 posts

147 months

Monday 1st March
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I had the OAZ first jab in mid January at 3pm. By 10pm I was feeling odd, the pre cold feeling, sensitivity. Bed at 2330.

I fell asleep normally but then around 0130 was semi awake, tossing, turning and groaning like I'd got a very sore head hangover. Broken sleep and waking every so often with more vocal groaning and never finding restful sleep.

Got up at 6am extremely tired, headache and feeling extremely hot but no real temperature. Went straight downstairs, downed paracetamol and ibuprofen, then stood in only my shorts in the back garden for the coolong bliss of the -4'c air and stayed there for a solid 10 minutes.

Although tired, I felt normal again a couple of hours later.

CAPP0

17,636 posts

167 months

Monday 1st March
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Wacky Racer said:
Wacky Racer said:
Wacky Racer said:
Had my first OAZ one six hours ago, never even felt the needle, so far so good, we'll see what tomorrow brings smile

My brother had his two weeks ago, (Not sure which one)...no side effects at all.

I'm 67 btw.
Update:-

30 odd hours after jab feel 100% fine, no side effects at all (So far)
Further update:-

Five days on, no side effects whatsoever.
Likewise, I'd never know I'd had mine (including the imperceptible jab itself!). Had mine Friday, had a busy day at home yesterday, worked a full (physical) day today and did my regular online fitness class when I got home tonight.

lowdrag

11,318 posts

177 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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I have my second Pfizer tomorrow. The nurse next door said that in her experience I would suffer a bit from the second dose, but reading here everyone is different in their reaction to whatever antivirus so I am not in the slightest concerned. But we'll see tomorrow I guess.

Anthony Micallef

1,095 posts

159 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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I had my first dose of the AZ one last Friday at 5pm. Felt fine until about Midday on Saturday when i started feeling light headed and all 'tingly' as if i was coming down with a cold. Arm started hurting as well and was feeling very thirsty. Had some water and Paracetamol and started to feel better. Continued taking paracetamol through Sat and Sun.

Felt better yesterday and today but arm still sore.

dumfriesdave

361 posts

101 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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I had 1st dose of OAZ on 11th Feb.
50yr old with no immune system.
Struggled to sleep that night.
Best described as feeling I was coming down with a cold or flu.
Painkillers every few hours and plenty fluids.
Lasted around 48 hrs.
Both parents had theirs a week before me.
Dad was exactly the same as me, yet mum had a sore arm for an hour and was ok after.

lowdrag

11,318 posts

177 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Warned after the 2nd Pfizer today that I was likely to feel under the weather for 24 hours and if so to take some aspirin. I felt nothing last time but am feeling a slight pain in the arm two hours on. But that's all - at the moment.

Isaac Hunt

12,476 posts

175 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I don't remember this getting much coverage in the MSM, however, I was moving home at the time, so may have missed it.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.telegraph.co.uk/g...

21TonyK

8,126 posts

173 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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dumfriesdave said:
I had 1st dose of OAZ on 11th Feb.
50yr old with no immune system.
Struggled to sleep that night.
Best described as feeling I was coming down with a cold or flu.
Painkillers every few hours and plenty fluids.
Lasted around 48 hrs.
Both parents had theirs a week before me.
Dad was exactly the same as me, yet mum had a sore arm for an hour and was ok after.
You might be aware of this...?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-56256505?fbclid=...

I have been on steroids for a year and mentioned this to my consultant who was keen to press the point it would only have a positive effect and offer a degree of protection an how it was really important to have the second dose. There was also talk of a more regular vaccination for immunosuppressed.

Also, AstraZeneca started development of a different vaccine specifically for immunosuppressed people and to treat those with covid:

https://www.astrazeneca.com/media-centre/press-rel...

dumfriesdave

361 posts

101 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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21TonyK said:
You might be aware of this...?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-56256505?fbclid=...

I have been on steroids for a year and mentioned this to my consultant who was keen to press the point it would only have a positive effect and offer a degree of protection an how it was really important to have the second dose. There was also talk of a more regular vaccination for immunosuppressed.

Also, AstraZeneca started development of a different vaccine specifically for immunosuppressed people and to treat those with covid:

https://www.astrazeneca.com/media-centre/press-rel...
Thanks for link.
Interesting reading.

Alucidnation

15,881 posts

134 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Had my first Pfizer Saturday just gone and no side effects so far!