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Re: Vaccine rollout in the UK

Post by shpalman » Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:02 pm

My brother in law* had his first jab; felt like sh.t afterwards.

Could have been worse, though: the couple who are buying their house got covid and he had to spend time in hospital.

* - was shielding (in the first wave at least, when that was a thing) due to having had cancer recently.
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Post by badger » Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:18 am

Family member in their late 40s had AZ 1st Jab on Friday. Went down about 7 hours after jab for 24 hours: Nausea, fever, shakes, aches. It was bad, esp first 12 hours. Has now utilised yellow card system.

Was through GP clinic. Am assuming the call up was because of cancer treatment a few years ago, but don't know for sure.

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Post by nezumi » Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:10 pm

badger wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:18 am
Family member in their late 40s had AZ 1st Jab on Friday. Went down about 7 hours after jab for 24 hours: Nausea, fever, shakes, aches. It was bad, esp first 12 hours. Has now utilised yellow card system.

Was through GP clinic. Am assuming the call up was because of cancer treatment a few years ago, but don't know for sure.
I'm glad I haven't got work tomorrow then, already planning on going to bed afterwards with hot chocolate and tellybox. If it's fine, it's fine, if it's not, I won't mind cos I'll already be asleep with any luck :D

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Post by Bird on a Fire » Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:46 pm

My mum (67) is getting hers tomorrow.
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Post by badger » Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:30 pm

nezumi wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:10 pm
badger wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:18 am
Family member in their late 40s had AZ 1st Jab on Friday. Went down about 7 hours after jab for 24 hours: Nausea, fever, shakes, aches. It was bad, esp first 12 hours. Has now utilised yellow card system.

Was through GP clinic. Am assuming the call up was because of cancer treatment a few years ago, but don't know for sure.
I'm glad I haven't got work tomorrow then, already planning on going to bed afterwards with hot chocolate and tellybox. If it's fine, it's fine, if it's not, I won't mind cos I'll already be asleep with any luck :D
Good luck! Family member back on their feet and glad to have had the shot, if not especially looking forward to the second whenever that may be!

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Post by Grumble » Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:01 pm

My mum and dad both had flu like symptoms for a few hours after getting their vaccine shots.
I know this is vitriol, no solution, spleen venting, but I feel better having screamed, don’t you?

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Post by nezumi » Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:32 pm

All done, I feel fine so far (only been 1/2 an hour mind you). I've got myself some lovely treats and a bottle of schnapps to celebrate.

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Post by raven » Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:38 pm

badger wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:18 am
Family member in their late 40s had AZ 1st Jab on Friday. Went down about 7 hours after jab for 24 hours: Nausea, fever, shakes, aches. It was bad, esp first 12 hours. Has now utilised yellow card system.

Was through GP clinic. Am assuming the call up was because of cancer treatment a few years ago, but don't know for sure.
So far I've heard from about half a dozen people who had short-lived fatigue/flu-like symptoms after AZ. OTOH, the 5 relatives who had Pfizer had no reaction to speak of, but they are an older group so I figured less sprightly immune systems, less likely to react.

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Re: Vaccine rollout in the UK

Post by Grumble » Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:55 pm

raven wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:38 pm
badger wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:18 am
Family member in their late 40s had AZ 1st Jab on Friday. Went down about 7 hours after jab for 24 hours: Nausea, fever, shakes, aches. It was bad, esp first 12 hours. Has now utilised yellow card system.

Was through GP clinic. Am assuming the call up was because of cancer treatment a few years ago, but don't know for sure.
So far I've heard from about half a dozen people who had short-lived fatigue/flu-like symptoms after AZ. OTOH, the 5 relatives who had Pfizer had no reaction to speak of, but they are an older group so I figured less sprightly immune systems, less likely to react.
Colleague had Pfizer vaccine before Christmas (he was using up spare stock) and it laid him low for a week. Mind you he had a really nasty flu like illness last January so he could have had Covid already and still had antibodies.
I know this is vitriol, no solution, spleen venting, but I feel better having screamed, don’t you?

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Grumble wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:55 pm
Colleague had Pfizer vaccine before Christmas (he was using up spare stock) and it laid him low for a week. Mind you he had a really nasty flu like illness last January so he could have had Covid already and still had antibodies.
A family member (who had previously tested +ve) had the Pfizer vaccine and had a strong reaction. Her second jab is due in a couple of weeks and she's going to ask for it to be before a non working day.
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Post by shpalman » Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:13 pm

My mum doesn't seem to have had a reaction to the AZ vaccine, and she thinks she had covid during the first wave.
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Post by nezumi » Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:29 pm

It's 11.19, I had the vaccine at 4pm. I feel better than fine.

The entire experience was a delight. I have been through a fair amount of medical procedures in my time, I am also a customer service expert. The vaccine procedure was absolutely magnificent. It ticked every single box. If I was their boss I'd give them a 10% raise on the spot.

I walked in to a beautifully sterile pharmacy, having parked in view, walked into an empty reception (cordoned off from the pharmacy itself) where I was greeted professionally by a very friendly lady who booked me straight in, I went directly to the very well-kempt young man who directed me to bay 4. I had a giggle with a couple of the nurses* then less than a scratch and I was on my way to sit where I could be seen.

Then I came home and I feel absolutely peachy. :D

* I delighted and horrified them with the very concept of the arterial tap. For non-medics and people who don't want to know: I recommend you don't look that up.

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Post by shpalman » Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:02 am

A Royal College of Nursing (RCN) survey of 24,370 nurses found that 85% had had at least one dose, with the remaining 15% unvaccinated.
While 91% of nurses directly employed by the NHS have had at least one jab, just 71% working for other organisations – such as district nurses, health visitors or those in care homes – have received theirs.
There's no point clicking on the link, it just keeps saying these two things with different words.
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Post by headshot » Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:20 am

nezumi wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:29 pm
It's 11.19, I had the vaccine at 4pm. I feel better than fine.
How’re you feeling today Nezumi?

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Post by nezumi » Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:28 pm

headshot wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:20 am
nezumi wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:29 pm
It's 11.19, I had the vaccine at 4pm. I feel better than fine.
How’re you feeling today Nezumi?
I have a mild ache in the upper left arm, but other than that, fab thanks :D

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Post by headshot » Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:37 pm

nezumi wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:28 pm
headshot wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:20 am
nezumi wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:29 pm
It's 11.19, I had the vaccine at 4pm. I feel better than fine.
How’re you feeling today Nezumi?
I have a mild ache in the upper left arm, but other than that, fab thanks :D
Great stuff! That's about what I had for my flu shot in October.

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Post by nezumi » Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:45 pm

headshot wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:37 pm
nezumi wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:28 pm
headshot wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:20 am


How’re you feeling today Nezumi?
I have a mild ache in the upper left arm, but other than that, fab thanks :D
Great stuff! That's about what I had for my flu shot in October.
People build the idea of needles up in their heads like it's going to be awful, but once you've had a few it's nothing. This is what I posted to FB:
nezumi on facebook wrote: When I said to the nurse "is that it?" I didn't mean I had anxiety about getting the vaccine, I meant "what a total anticlimax. I can't believe how banal beating a deadly disease has become."
Yet again I am so very proud of our NHS. The whole thing was a really pleasant experience. It did not hurt. It was actually more like walking past a thorn slightly in the woods. You'd barely notice it. Take it from me, I'm an expert in getting stabbed with needles by friendly ladies in plastic aprons.
I don't actually want to politicise this but our NHS needs more funding, far less privatisation and our NHS Staff need a big raise.

I hope it helps to persuade a few people both of the need to fund the NHS and that vaccines are easy and painless and not to freak out.

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Post by Blackcountryboy » Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:57 pm

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All the teachers and TAs where my daughter teaches have been told to get their vaccinations. It is Special Needs (School for Autistic Children in Birmingham). She understands that Birmingham have decided to push Teachers in Special Education up the queue because of the problems of maintaining social distancing with special needs children. Some of the school staff have had their vaccination.
My daughter had her vaccination yesterday, coincidently my son also had his yesterday. My son is 51, he is autistic with profound learning difficulties, he doesn't talk or communicate. He lives in a specialist unit in Litherland. Of the 4 residents the two over 50s and the under 50, who has other health issues received the vaccination. My son has not health problems but it would be difficult caring for him in hospital, no way could you connect anything to him without putting him to sleep.

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Post by nezumi » Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:03 pm

Blackcountryboy wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:57 pm
Blackcountryboy wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:23 pm
All the teachers and TAs where my daughter teaches have been told to get their vaccinations. It is Special Needs (School for Autistic Children in Birmingham). She understands that Birmingham have decided to push Teachers in Special Education up the queue because of the problems of maintaining social distancing with special needs children. Some of the school staff have had their vaccination.
My daughter had her vaccination yesterday, coincidently my son also had his yesterday. My son is 51, he is autistic with profound learning difficulties, he doesn't talk or communicate. He lives in a specialist unit in Litherland. Of the 4 residents the two over 50s and the under 50, who has other health issues received the vaccination. My son has not health problems but it would be difficult caring for him in hospital, no way could you connect anything to him without putting him to sleep.
I really hope it went well for them and that it was as easy and painless as mine was.

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Post by nezumi » Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:34 pm

Update: I feel like death warmed up. My arm is killing, I ache all over, I have a headache and I'm getting chills. While it's bl..dy horrible, it's clearly far better than a death spiral in ICU. Besides, my immune system hasn't had to do anything for nearly a year so it is nice to know it still lives :lol:

As soon as I've had my dinner, I'm going to bed :lol:

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Post by monkey » Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:53 pm

nezumi wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:34 pm
Update: I feel like death warmed up. My arm is killing, I ache all over, I have a headache and I'm getting chills. While it's bl..dy horrible, it's clearly far better than a death spiral in ICU. Besides, my immune system hasn't had to do anything for nearly a year so it is nice to know it still lives :lol:

As soon as I've had my dinner, I'm going to bed :lol:
I had my 2nd moderna shot yesterday. This is a good description of how I feel now. I was alright yesterday, just a sore arm and a light headache, which is all I got on the first one. I've been feeling hungrier than usual too though. That started about 5 mins after the jab, but I put that down to it being just before lunch, but even today I've been wanting to eat more than usual. This doesn't seem to be on the list of side effects though.

Worth it. And I got a sticker.

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Post by nezumi » Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:57 pm

monkey wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:53 pm
nezumi wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:34 pm
Update: I feel like death warmed up. My arm is killing, I ache all over, I have a headache and I'm getting chills. While it's bl..dy horrible, it's clearly far better than a death spiral in ICU. Besides, my immune system hasn't had to do anything for nearly a year so it is nice to know it still lives :lol:

As soon as I've had my dinner, I'm going to bed :lol:
I had my 2nd moderna shot yesterday. This is a good description of how I feel now. I was alright yesterday, just a sore arm and a light headache, which is all I got on the first one. I've been feeling hungrier than usual too though. That started about 5 mins after the jab, but I put that down to it being just before lunch, but even today I've been wanting to eat more than usual. This doesn't seem to be on the list of side effects though.

Worth it. And I got a sticker.
Thankfully it's only supposed to be a couple of days, we'll be fine in 48 hours :D

Mine was AZN so, from what I gather, it's likely I'll get similar side effects - possibly worse after the second jab. It would be a good idea to book the few days afterwards off work I think.

Are you still being very conscious of distancing and stuff or do you feel like you're starting to get back to normal now you've had jab #2?

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Post by monkey » Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:02 pm

nezumi wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:57 pm
monkey wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:53 pm
nezumi wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:34 pm
Update: I feel like death warmed up. My arm is killing, I ache all over, I have a headache and I'm getting chills. While it's bl..dy horrible, it's clearly far better than a death spiral in ICU. Besides, my immune system hasn't had to do anything for nearly a year so it is nice to know it still lives :lol:

As soon as I've had my dinner, I'm going to bed :lol:
I had my 2nd moderna shot yesterday. This is a good description of how I feel now. I was alright yesterday, just a sore arm and a light headache, which is all I got on the first one. I've been feeling hungrier than usual too though. That started about 5 mins after the jab, but I put that down to it being just before lunch, but even today I've been wanting to eat more than usual. This doesn't seem to be on the list of side effects though.

Worth it. And I got a sticker.
Thankfully it's only supposed to be a couple of days, we'll be fine in 48 hours :D

Mine was AZN so, from what I gather, it's likely I'll get similar side effects - possibly worse after the second jab. It would be a good idea to book the few days afterwards off work I think.

Are you still being very conscious of distancing and stuff or do you feel like you're starting to get back to normal now you've had jab #2?
It's been a day since 2 and I've spent most of that in bed, so I guess I'm more distant!

I wasn't planning on behaving differently. I know there's no guarantee its worked and even if it has I still might be spready. Got behave the same till more people are jabbed. Plus my partner will be jealous and annoyed if I can start doing normal stuff and she can't :lol: . Work will be more normal, all my colleagues will be vaccinated soon, so we can restart experiments.

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Post by Herainestold » Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:59 am

monkey wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:02 pm


I wasn't planning on behaving differently. I know there's no guarantee its worked and even if it has I still might be spready. Got behave the same till more people are jabbed. Plus my partner will be jealous and annoyed if I can start doing normal stuff and she can't :lol: . Work will be more normal, all my colleagues will be vaccinated soon, so we can restart experiments.
I was listening to a podcast, where it was said we will have to keep distancing and masking for most of 2021, if not longer.

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Post by nezumi » Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:19 am

Day 3 and I still feel like crap. Not as bad as yesterday, mind. So far, headache, fatigue and a general feeling of slowness and fuzzy-headedness. Work know I'll be crap today and nobody's forced me to take a sick day or anything. I've put holidays in for the few days after my 2nd jab is booked :lol:

Yellow Card report done as well.

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