No Ill Effects

Well, after my first AstraZeneca vaccination on Thursday I am relieved to have suffered none of the side effects that are listed on the vaccine information sheet.

Apart from a very mild headache yesterday, which quickly disappeared after a paracetamol, I have felt fine.  One of our friends also had the AZ jab and was just tired and lethargic the next day, however, another friend had the Pfizer jab and suffered from severe headaches for two days.

I have taken no notice of all the hype and scaremongering doing the rounds via the media.  It all seems to be politically motivated to me. I am just glad that I have had my first jab and look forward to my second one in June.




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  1. It seems like there is a population of people who will do anything at all to discredit anything and everything about the response to covid, from the simple wearing of masks right on up to the vaccinations. I don't understand their thought process. Nothing is without risk. Nothing. But to tout risk without balancing it against the benefits doesn't make sense.

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    1. Exactly. There are still a few people over here who are insisting it is all a plot by various governments to control the population. Sheesh!

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  2. PS: One of my biggest irritants here are people who complain endlessly about the vaccine. One person I know took two days off for each shot because she was "SO" sick. She went on and on about it. I'm not as patient as I should be, but I did manage to keep my mouth shut. I found myself wondering how many people were discouraged from getting the shot by the ramblings of a hypochondriac.

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    1. I would hope that most people would be able to think about what is best for them and make a judgement based on facts... but then again....

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  3. We had our first AstraZeneca on Thursday too, though we were given the opportunity to refuse that particular vaccine and would have had one costing 10 times as much. We are in Italy where they need to up their game, offering a pick your own option is crazy. We had no ill effects at all, here’s to the next one,

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    1. The AZ is, I think, the only one that is not charging a huge profit. It seems to work just as well!

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  4. I have had to cut back on what news I read or watch as the constant negative news is wearing me down. Glad you are feeling well and thanks for sharing your positive news with me! My 2nd dose of Moderna comes in a week or so, hurray!

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  5. Hope your second one goes as well as the first. I have just read that the UK will be offering additional booster jabs later in the year to deal with the new variants.

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  6. I had my second Pfizer on Thursday. I had absolutely no side effects whatsoever with my first dose. But since my second jab I have felt so tired and lethargic I have had to drag myself around - I am slightly better today than yesterday so hopefully the effects are receding.

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    1. My friend said her side effects only lasted two days so hopefully you will be feeling better soon.

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  7. Good for you JayCee. I wish everyone could be offered the chance of a vaccine. It's at a snail pace over here in Ireland.

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    1. Do you know when your turn is likely to come around Dave?

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  8. The so called experts reckon June. According to the Omni calculator I should be offered my first vaccine in November. I'm hoping England and America give some of the poorer countries some of their surplus vaccines.

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    1. November? That's a long time to wait. Could Ireland bypass the EU queue and buy their own?

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  9. They have only vaccinated 500000 old people. People are hoping the Johnson and Johnson one jab will arrive soon JayCee. I don't think there will be foriegn travel until the poorer countries get their vaccines like America and England have got theirs.

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  10. I spilt a full mug of tea on our kitchen floor two days after I had had my first jab. I blame Astra Zenica. Glad to hear you have had your first one too JayCee.

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    1. AstraZeneca is to blame for everything!

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  11. We’re a little slow off the mark down compared to other countries - EU reneging on a contract hasn’t helped. However I’ll be in the queue at the medical centre this Thursday....I’ve never had side effects to any other jabs (yellow fever typhoid tetanus included) so here’s hoping there’s nothing from this one.

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  12. The 75 and overs are getting their shots here this week and next week the 70's and up can book appointments so we are finally catching up with other countries. I get mine tomorrow.

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    1. Great news. I hope yours goes well too.

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  13. I get my jab on Tuesday. Will be great to get the first one over with. Mine will be AZ too.
    Love the joke. Ridiculous all the hype

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    1. Hope it goes well for you too Linda.
      Such a shame that the delays caused by the childish posturing of people only out for political gain have put so many of their citizens at risk.

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