Have you had the Covid jab yet ?

Have you had the vaccine yet?

  • Yes, Pfizer

    Votes: 20 37.0%
  • Yes, Oxford/Zeneca

    Votes: 34 63.0%
  • Yes, don't know which

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    54

IronGiant

Moderator
Had mine 5 minutes ago, in and out in a couple of minutes and straight back home (driving). Didn't even feel it. AZ BTW.
 

Purperen

Well-known Member
I had very mild side effects last night after my jab yesterday. Felt a little bit shivery and tired so took a couple of paracetamol, like the nurse who did my jab recommended, and went to bed a bit early. Woke up this morning feeling totally fine.
 

Danial

Active Member
I’ve had a pretty rough 24 hours since my jab. A headache kicked in last night, then woke up in the middle of the night aching all over and shivering. Only managed a few hours sleep, but the aching has now largely subsided and the headache is not quite as bad. Plenty of paracetamol throughout the day seems to have helped. Just bloody tired now! I suspect I’ll be back to normal by tomorrow morning.
 

Luminated67

Distinguished Member
Just had it today there, my son is disabled and both myself and the wife are his carers so all three of us got it today. We all had Covid back last May and I don’t know I had it apart from a headache for a few days, the wife was achy but the son had it a bit worse and was touch and go whether they would admit him but in the end he stayed at home and was over the worst of it by the sixth day.

Will be interesting to see if we get any side effects of the jab, most I know who have had the Oxford jab have suffered worst between the two types.

BTW you can’t not know which jab you got, it says on your vaccine card.
 

kbfern

Distinguished Member
Well I am pleased to say the amount of us forumites that have had the jab seems to be picking up now :smashin: I am a bit surprised though with the amount of folks saying they are getting a bit of a reaction albeit fairly mild. Fortunately most folks that get a reaction feel much better within 48hrs:clap:.
 

Luminated67

Distinguished Member
From what I was told getting a reaction isn’t such a bad thing because it shows your immune system is reacting to the jab. But those I know who have had Covid and suffered seem to suffer with the jab and those that didn’t realise they had Covid and get the jab have little reaction.
 

Danial

Active Member
From what I was told getting a reaction isn’t such a bad thing because it shows your immune system is reacting to the jab. But those I know who have had Covid and suffered seem to suffer with the jab and those that didn’t realise they had Covid and get the jab have little reaction.
Interesting, by that logic I’m glad I’ve not caught COVID (and hopefully never do) as I suspect it would have done a number on me.
 

goingoingong

Distinguished Member
From what I was told getting a reaction isn’t such a bad thing because it shows your immune system is reacting to the jab. But those I know who have had Covid and suffered seem to suffer with the jab and those that didn’t realise they had Covid and get the jab have little reaction.
Yep. From my lack of reaction in first 24 hours I was going

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But I've now got a very sore arm so all is good...:smashin:
 

jmacc

Distinguished Member
The wife and I had a very rough 24 hours after the AZ jab yesterday.

Temps hitting 39c.
Shivering cold then sweating buckets a while later.
Extreme headache, feels like your brain is too big for your skull, major pressure and stabbing pains.
Aching all over and very weak.
Only got an hours sleep through the night.
Sensitive skin.

This started about 9 hours after taking the jab and started to improve at pretty much 24 hours after the jab, The headache was definitely the worst part of it all for me.

I hope the next one isn't so bad lol.
 

Luminated67

Distinguished Member
Currently 11 hours since jab and feeling OK but when I got Covid in May I didn’t even know I had it. The son who also got it back then suffered way more and tonight he is got the shivers and sore so I do think there’s a link to how you reacted to the virus with those that got it before.
 

IronGiant

Moderator
Touch wood, but I think I've got off very lightly, unless it's still to come. A bit of muscular stiffness this morning as if I'd been overdoing it yesterday, but nothing else.

..Yet :devil:
 

Luminated67

Distinguished Member
29 hours since I had the Jab and zero side effects for me apart from a very mild headache but since I get those all the time anyway I’m can’t say for sure whether it’s the jab or not.
 

IronGiant

Moderator
It's an interesting observation though. My parents are in their 90's ( I think we can all agree that is old ;)) and they had no adverse reactions either.
 

tapzilla2k

Distinguished Member
Had mine 5 minutes ago, in and out in a couple of minutes and straight back home (driving). Didn't even feel it. AZ BTW.

Well other than my dad sweating a bit the first day, he's had no other adverse reactions. Whereas my mum's arm is a bit sore (she had hers on Thursday). Both have had the AZ vaccine. If you've ever had a B12 injection, most other injections tend to feel like nothing. B12 if too cold stings like a bee.
 

jmacc

Distinguished Member
Well other than my dad sweating a bit the first day, he's had no other adverse reactions. Whereas my mum's arm is a bit sore (she had hers on Thursday). Both have had the AZ vaccine. If you've ever had a B12 injection, most other injections tend to feel like nothing. B12 if too cold stings like a bee.
Yeah mine was like a warm bee sting going in. I get the flu vac every year and never feel that going in.
 
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Andrew1472

Distinguished Member
It sort of makes sense to me really.
The older you are the less effective your immune system is likely to be, so no, or very mild, side effects. Younger people tend to feel like crap.
I feel quite happy to have felt awful for a couple of days.

All that said, I hope the jab at a minimum prevents everyone from getting seriously ill and being hospitalised whether they are 39 or 90.
 

kbfern

Distinguished Member
Well I felt virtually no side effect and I'm 68 and the wife is 64 and she had a bit of a headache and felt a bit sluggish the morning after. So maybe the slight difference in our ages could explain the small difference in our after effects.

The main thing is though with us oldies is do we get the same benefits from the jab as you yung uns!!! :smashin:
 

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