I'm now fully vaccinated

United Kingdom
May 29, 2021 5:45pm CST
I had my second jab of the Astra Zeneca vaccine today. I did feel a little bit dizzy and run down shortly afterwards, but I've got a couple of pre-existing health issues, so it could have been one of them. Or even my imagination. I feel OK now, a few hours later. I felt worse after my first jab, but even that was only mild. Definitely, everyone who's able to should get vaccinated as soon as it's offered - you're helping yourself and other people, and the sooner most of us are vaccinated, the sooner we can get back to normal.
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• United States
29 May
I got the J&J a few months ago. The vaccine hits everyone differently. Aunt received the same one and it laid her out within minutes. For me, it took 48 hours for the lethargy to set in.
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• United Kingdom
29 May
Yes, my first dose had me feeling a bit run down and with a mild headache for a couple of days, but that was it. Other people I've talked to - sometimes they get symptoms and sometimes now. I don't know anyone who's had a really bad reaction though.
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• United States
29 May
@VictorFrankenstein I don't know anyone who has had a bad reaction either. I mean my aunt was dizzy, headache and sweats, but that subsided after the first day. Cousin can't get the vaccine, she's too immunocompromised and they are afraid it'd kill her.
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• United Kingdom
30 May
@ScribbledAdNauseum I'm sorry to hear about your cousin. I hope she's able to cope OK.
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@kaylachan (20419)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
29 May
Thanks but no thanks. But good for you.
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• India
30 May
That nice. I got my first stot of Astra Zeneca a few days back. Didn't feel much, just arm pain for 2 days straight. have to wait for another 12 weeks to get the other shot.
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• United Kingdom
30 May
At least the first shot gives you some level of protection. It was about 10 weeks for me, but the level of service seems to vary from place to place. The second shot's definitely gone a bit easier for me than the first time. I woke up with a bit of arm pain this morning, but that's gone now. I suppose I've just been lucky.
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• India
30 May
@VictorFrankenstein Yeah, it is different in different countries. Yeah, you can say that.
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• United Kingdom
30 May
@Prabhatsingh Not just in different countries, but in different areas. It was efficiently organised round my way, I just had to go to the doctor's surgery. But I have a friend who lives in a different district, only a couple of miles away, and she had a lot of trouble getting her appointments booked. At first, they wanted her to travel miles to get a jab, and she doesn't have a car. After several tries, she managed to get booked in somewhere more local. You could say it's a bit of a lottery. But at least progress is being made.
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@marguicha (172884)
• Chile
29 May
I had the covid vaccine and the flu vaccine.
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• United Kingdom
30 May
I had a shot of the flu vaccine from work about 30 years ago, and it made me sick, so I've always refused it since then. I'm getting to a certain age and got some health problems now, so I might accept it next time it's offered. I'll see what the medics advise at the time.
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@marguicha (172884)
• Chile
30 May
@VictorFrankenstein I never accepted the flu vaccine. But now, with the covid, you never know.
@florelway (17550)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
30 May
That's good for you. I have yet to have mine. Welcome to this site, hope to see you around.
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• Guntur, India
30 May
Good
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@allen0187 (49219)
• Philippines
30 May
Good for you. Glad there are minimal side effects.
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@LotusEyes (2240)
• India
30 May
Glad you completed the vaccination.
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@sjvg1976 (22718)
• Delhi, India
30 May
I got my first dose of covishield in April and the second one is due. Yes by getting vaccinated we are helping ourself and others and by the vaccination only we can fight with this deadly virus. Congrats for being vaccinated.
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@ladyhero (3208)
• Indonesia
29 May
glad you are fully vaccinated, I have been two months ago, and lucky to have no severe side effects, only on the second injection my body is hot for a few hours, after that it does not matter
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@KristenH (31298)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
29 May
Congrats. I was fully vaccinated on Wednesday with the Pfizer shot.
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• Preston, England
31 May
had both my AZ jabs - escaped the side effects