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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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  • 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.

  • Friends and family have experienced individual and different reactions; which is similar to any vaccine.

  • A friend had it and it knocked them around extremely badly

  • I’ll be getting mine in a few days. I have heard from family members who have already gotten it that the 2nd dose is much more taxing on the body compared to the first.

  • my partner has, he was fine after the first vaccine and had a headache after the second vaccine. You are more likely to have a bad reaction after the second Pfizer vaccine.

    I’ve had two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, I did feel a bit rough after the first vaccine and then they announced the clot issues. I had the second dose 2 weeks ago and no blood clot issues and feeling fine!

  • I haven’t but I’m interested to hear other people’s experience?

  • I felt fine after first dose- just a sore arm.
    After second dose i was tired and had a headache but for no more than 24hours.

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