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I recently read on ABC news that we should expect this to knock you a little for the next day (eg fatigue/headache) so plan an easy day but have heard by word of mouth that people are feeling unwell for up to a week later, cold sweats etc. Have you had this vaccine? Did you feel bad after?

Posted anonymously, 20th June 2021

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  • Sore arm, and pretty intense flu like symptoms. Had a shooting pain in my neck for a week, down the left arm. Went to docs, wasn’t anything serious.

  • I had my second dose yesterday and apart from a sore arm, i feel fine. Arm wasn’t as sore as the first dose

  • I had mine 1 week ago. Apart from a sore arm for 24hrs I had no side effects. Looking forward to getting my second one!

  • I had a mild headache after the first dose and a bad headache and body aches after the second dose and swollen glands under my arm fir 3 days after.

  • i’m booked in for it. I usually get migraines, so it won’t be a problem if I was to get a headache after. I’d be getting it in my arm that I don’t use much. I’ve heard people getting swelled feet.

  • I want to get vaccinated but am still breastfeeding and what I’ve read online seems to suggest that Pfizer is the vaccine of choice in that situation. I’m too young to get Pfizer yet, so hopefully the rollout happens quickly. It’s been helpful reading all of your experiences of it.

  • I haven’t but a friend had hers and had no side effects!

  • I had the Pfizer jab on Monday – I developed a headache the same day and my arm was sore the next day, but that was it. The nurse told me that most people reacted better or worse from the 1st or 2nd (so, if you reacted badly to the first one, the second would be better – or visa versa).

  • I had the AstraZeneca vaccine and only felt a bit of fatigue and a slight headache the following day

  • I havnt had it, but people I know have and everyone’s experience is different. So people feel fine, others have really been knocked around.

  • I had the Pfizer vaccine about two weeks ago. I had a sore, achy arm and tenderness at the injection site for 24 hours. It felt like the aches you get when you’re getting the flu. I took Panadol Osteo, and that kept it at a manageable level. It all went away 24 hours later. My husband only had a bit of soreness at the injection site though. It’s nothing worse than if you have the flu vaccine.

  • My husband and I have had the first shot of Astra Zeneca, and we had no real problems.

  • I haven’t had any shots yet, and although I do want to be vaccinated, I’m also very apprehensive and scared of any side effects from the vaccine.

  • I’m unfortunately still not eligible for it but honestly I think it’s going to differ from person to person.

  • It is also a good idea to get information from medical practitioners.

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