Vaccine side effects

Vaccine side effects

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BT Summers

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587 posts

25 months

Sunday 21st February
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I had the OAZ vaccine on Thuirsday and there has been some side effects, probably worse than I anticipated. I have to say that the side effects would not deter me from having the vaccine.

1. General feeling of being unwell, a bit like flu
2. Aching muscles, especially in my back
3. Feeling cold and shivery.
4. One side of my face was very warm.
5. Complete loss of appetite, others have described this as feeling sick.
6. Pain where the needle went in, this is minor but if you usually sleep just on one side have the other arm injected.
7. Moderate to severe headache

1,2 and 3 were fixed with paracetomol This is now day 3 and apart ftom minor pain on the injection site and loss of appetite all the side effects have gone.

I wasn't using my car but I would not have driven long distances on Days 1 and 2.

My neighbour had no side effects at all, others say that the side effects are worse if you have had Covid, I think I had it in May.

Have to say that the organisation of the site and the entire vaccination process was brilliant as was the ease of use of the website.


LotusMartin

994 posts

116 months

Sunday 21st February
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i can concur. not had the loss of appetite but generally feeling st and dosed up with paracetamol

Also OAZ btw on Friday pm so a day behind you

Tyre Smoke

17,112 posts

225 months

Sunday 21st February
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Yet I had the Pfizer vaccine about three weeks ago, and nothing but a stiff arm at the injection point for 24 hours.

Heard that OAZ has given more side effects as you describe OP.

Sheets Tabuer

16,014 posts

179 months

Sunday 21st February
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Aren't these normal side effects of any vaccine?

What your feeling is an immune response, exactly as planned I would have thought.

makaveli144

328 posts

103 months

Sunday 21st February
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Had lots of employees off with side effects, always the OAZ vaccine. Never the Pfizer one

gashart

40 posts

39 months

Sunday 21st February
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Had mine 2 weeks yesterday, pain in the arm for about 3 days, general fatigue (especially towards the end of the day) for about 2 weeks, first week worst, but feel fine now.

Riley Blue

17,547 posts

190 months

Sunday 21st February
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Sheets Tabuer said:
Aren't these normal side effects of any vaccine?

What your feeling is an immune response, exactly as planned I would have thought.
That's what a GP colleague told me. She said that if you have a supressed immune system you are more likely to experience side effects.

My O/H, whose immune system is weak, spent two days in bed after her vaccination as she felt so rough - that was the AstraZenica vaccine. A BiL felt bad for a week with the Pfizer vaccine. On the other hand, all I felt (AZ again) was a very slight overnight soreness in my arm.

Jamescrs

1,783 posts

29 months

Sunday 21st February
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Had the OAZ vaccine over a week ago.
Stiff arm for a couple of days at the injection point.
Had a slight temp the following day, one degree over normal and took a couple of paracetamol and been fine since. No big deal at all.

lowdrag

11,315 posts

177 months

Sunday 21st February
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Had the Pfizer on 3/2, and didn't even feel the needle, and no side effects. But our neighbour, a nurse, told me I probably will have side effects from the second one next month. We'll see. I'm 75.

ETA But had to giggle at the pen I was given since I didn't have one with me! Someone at least has a sense of humour!




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Super_G

834 posts

62 months

Sunday 21st February
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Pfizer. Sore arm at injection site for 2 days. Went to bed ridiculously early that and the next. Felt exhausted. Fine after that.

fatboy b

8,955 posts

180 months

Sunday 21st February
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My o/h had an anaphylactic reaction to the OAZ vaccine about a month ago. She does have strange reactions, and she attended a special clinic with full resuss on standby to have the jab. Took about 5 mins to react with a BP of 186/100. She spent the rest of the morning on anti-histamines & adrenaline, then then transferred to the emergency response unit for the rest of the day. Getting a phone call on her phone from the doctor looking after her wasn’t great, especially when he told me what had happened, but waited until the 6th thing he said to say she was ok.

dhutch

8,175 posts

161 months

Sunday 21st February
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Like the virus itself if appears to vary, my partner had hers on a Friday and was a write off most of the following day including a long nap, others have had to have a day or two off work, but some have also been fine. That was the pfizer. Parents also had theres.

However ultimately if the symptoms worry you, and still arnt clearing, book and appointment (likely over the phone) with your GP or ring 111.

Daniel

BT Summers

Original Poster:

587 posts

25 months

Sunday 21st February
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Interesting responses, thank you.

In a completely unscientific manner, I would say to anyone who is driving or operating machinery and who has had Covid during the year and who is given the OAZ vaccine then they may want to consider having a day off following the vaccine. Personally, i would not have wanted to drive a PSV or operate machinery on Day One. I appreciate that some of you have had no side effects.


jimmydash

193 posts

85 months

Sunday 21st February
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My wife and I both had OAZ with absolutely no side effects of any kind.

BT Summers

Original Poster:

587 posts

25 months

Sunday 21st February
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Just read the BBC website on vaccine side effects

They report:

Common reactions that may affect up to one in 10 people and typically get better within days include:

sore arm
headache
chills
tiredness
feeling sick
fever
dizziness
weakness
aching muscles

In my experience they are spot on, not that the side effects would deter me from having something that could save my life, It is just that I would not want risk other peoples lives in driving a bus or a train on Day One

Fat Wolfie

106 posts

31 months

Sunday 21st February
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I had OAZ on Wednesday 17 Feb . Had flu like and bad headache that night, took paracetamol and felt a bit wrung out Thursday.

All good by Friday, I consider the short term side affects a small price to pay for the protection I’ve been given and have no regrets about having had the jab.

dhutch

8,175 posts

161 months

Sunday 21st February
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Fat Wolfie]...the short term side affects [are said:
a small price to pay for the protection I’ve been given and have no regrets about having had the jab.
Absolutely.

Monkeylegend

20,590 posts

195 months

Sunday 21st February
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jimmydash said:
My wife and I both had OAZ with absolutely no side effects of any kind.
Same here, had it last Wednesday and did not even feel the needle go in.

Not even a hint of a bruise.

The only way I know I have had it is the little signed card they gave me.

t400ble

1,657 posts

85 months

Sunday 21st February
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Oxford jab here, 39 year old male
Had it a few weeks back, Friday at 6.30pm. Had taken my Mom and asked, and they offered it to me.
Woke up at 2am Saturday, and have been ill ever since!
Hot/cold/hot/cold. Loads better that I was, small price to pay I guess.


Monkeylegend

20,590 posts

195 months

Sunday 21st February
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t400ble said:
Oxford jab here, 39 year old male
Had it a few weeks back, Friday at 6.30pm. Had taken my Mom and asked, and they offered it to me.
Woke up at 2am Saturday, and have been ill ever since!
Hot/cold/hot/cold. Loads better that I was, small price to pay I guess.
That will teach you to jump the queue smile