Covid immunisation

DaveBassDaveBass Posts: 3,324Member
Who's had their Covid injection? (I hate the word "jab"!)

As I come into the over-70 category (just) I had my first vaccination on Friday -- the AstraZeneca vaccine -- and I've suffered a couple of days of flu-like symptoms. Paracetamol helps, but I haven't felt much like doing anything for the past couple of days. I think I'll be okay by tomorrow (fingers crossed)!



  • LesterLester Posts: 1,724Member, Moderator
    I hear that the vaccine can cause mild symptoms so you are not alone, Dave.

    I haven't had mine yet but when my time comes I will.
  • Just TelJust Tel Posts: 515Member
    I had the Pfizer vaccine last Monday and also experienced mild flue type symptoms for a couple of days which Paracetamol sorted out. My wife who also had hers at the same time hasn't had any problems. She put my symptoms down to the fact that I was a man and that I hadn't given birth to children.
  • LesterLester Posts: 1,724Member, Moderator
    Tel, I once heard it said that when a man gets engaged he should have his ear pierced so that he can appreciate two experiences to prepare him for married life - buying jewellery and having pain. Your wife probably doesn't need any further anecdotes as she seems quite capable by herself.
  • ESBlondeESBlonde Posts: 980Member
    I had pfizer two weeks ago, sore arm if I lifted is beyond horizontal for a couple of days, otherwise fine.
  • martinsmith99martinsmith99 Posts: 386Member
    I had the AZ jab last Monday morning.

    I felt a little bit light-headed for a couple of hours after, a little hot in the afternoon; still did a weights workout late afternoon and sweated a bit more than usual; went to bed and woke up an hour later freezing and shivering. When I got up in the morning I had a temperature of 38.5, but that came down within a couple of hours.

    In all, unpleasant but only lasted 24 hours. Covid (mild symptoms) stayed with me for a week.
  • LesterLester Posts: 1,724Member, Moderator
    My wife is a teacher and so is further up the queue than I am. She had her first AZ jab about 3 weeks ago and had a similar reaction but without the weights workout.
  • Screaming DaveScreaming Dave Posts: 793Member
    I had the Oxford vaccine. A bit of tenderness where it went in for a few days, but no other symptoms
  • LesterLester Posts: 1,724Member, Moderator
    I read yesterday an article that explained why women tend to have worse mild symptoms than men. It comes down to the effect estrogen and testosterone have and that it works on the X chromasone, of which women have two and men have one.
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