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Old 02-06-2021, 12:29 AM
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Astra Zeneca shot

Had my first one 4 days ago, nothing significant in side effects, bit lethargic and a slight headache a day after but that was it.
When I had the shot, I was handed this list of possible side effects, scared the living hell out of me..
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Old 02-06-2021, 02:30 AM
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Had mine 2 weeks ago today; exactly 9 hours later began to feel a little odd, and 15 minutes later got chills. Had to pull out of an overnight online course (via Zoom run from Europe) to take chattering teeth to bed. Slept well, and woke to mild headache in the morning, and all back to normal within 24 hours of the shot. No big deal really, just unusual, and a good excuse to go to bed.
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Old 02-06-2021, 08:36 AM
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Got mine done 5th of May. Felt like sh!t the day after and the following. No energy left whatsoever. But it's got to be done.
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Old 02-06-2021, 08:51 AM
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I have had mine also. Second one coming up this month. Felt like the start of a cold the next day but still went out for a swim. Friends who are younger had more of the cold symptoms but older folk feel nothing. Tougher maybe.
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Old 02-06-2021, 09:46 AM
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I had my first shot last Thursday. Haven't had any significant symptoms. I'm just hoping the amount of immunity isn't proportional to the severity of the side effects of the vaccine!


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Old 02-06-2021, 10:21 AM
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Got mine done in early April.
OK that day but felt like the onset of flu later that night.
Took some Panadol that night and next morning. Sore arm for a couple of days, but all OK since. Was told the second shot could knock you around a bit.



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Old 02-06-2021, 10:28 AM
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Had mine done on Thursday 2 weeks ago tomorrow. Ok until Saturday, then aches and feeling stuffed Saturday and Sunday. Back to all good by Monday. A small price to pay.
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Old 02-06-2021, 11:27 AM
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I had my first shot on 8 of April due to suppressed immune system. The following day it hit with a cracking headache, aches in muscles and joints, a higher temperature and feeling like I had been belted around. It was a rough time. However after 36 hours or so it passed, using pain killers helped to dull the effects. No other issues since. My next shot is one month from today. I am happy enough to go through the process to allow us all to be protected from a virus that has a high kill rate. It might never be eradicated from the world but at least it will protect us from an early death, long lasting effects or just the suffering seen in other parts of the world.
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I was done last Friday. I was OK until after dinner but then quickly got very tired, joint pain, headache and chills with shaking. Off to bed with pain relief which allowed a broken sleep. I was pretty lethargic on Saturday but much better on Sunday, though with a couple of brief relapses into shakes, and then fine from Monday. I wouldn't do it for fun but it wasn't a big drama.

One thought I had afterwards is that it may not have been the best idea for me and my wife to get done on the same day. Logistically it made sense but if one had had a severe reaction the other one wasn't in a state to provide much help - or they would have knocked themselves about while trying.

Interesting that some people have been told you can get a reaction to the second shot. I've heard the opposite and so I am hoping that the second shot is plain sailing. The silver lining to getting symptoms is that at least you know that your immune system is operating.
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Old 02-06-2021, 01:16 PM
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Interesting that some people have been told you can get a reaction to the second shot. I've heard the opposite and so I am hoping that the second shot is plain sailing.
I was talking to a nurse and she got the pfizer. 1st dose was a walk in the park but the second one 3 weeks later levelled her. She was in bed for the day. She told me the astrazeneca is the reverse. The 1st shot is the "big one" then the booster shot is fine. The advantage of the pfizer is that you get immunity after 3 weeks. Astrazeneca you have to wait 12 weeks. Coverage is only 33% for both 1st doses with the latest virus variant so until you get your 2nd shot it's best to be very careful and assume you weren't vaccinated yet and act accordingly. Masks, etc...
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My wife had a headache and felt like she was starting to get the flu the next day, and then they went away the day after.

I felt nothing - I was absolutely fine.
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Old 03-06-2021, 09:36 AM
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Yes had ours early May, AZ. 24 hrs of fever and flu like symptoms, then felt invincible. Sucks that we have to wait over a month for full immunity tho.

Fascinating RE. All the talk about this Kappa variant being more virulent. Time will seeÖ.
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Old 06-06-2021, 12:39 PM
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This new Delta variant looks to be a worry. It is the one that has apparently ravaged India and the UK. I know people who are overseas want to get back, but at what cost. We still have issues with people coming in being infected and the quarantine hotels always seem to be having problems. I think each state needs to build a purpose built quarantine area as I do not think this virus is going away any time soon. Just my 2c worth..
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Our facility at Howard Springs up here in Darwin has worked exceptionally well, no community transmission whatsoever, I do not understand why the other states have not done so apart from everything being political these days.
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Hi All,

I had my first dose of the Astra-Zeneca vaccine about twelve hours ago. Arm feels a bit heavy, diffuse, low-grade headache but no other side-effects noticed at this stage.

Whatever you do, don't believe all that conspiracy theory rubbish about injecting micro-chips to control your behaviour or thinking -- complete garbage!

On a completely unrelated topic, have I ever mentioned how much I really love Microsoft products? I am tonight in the process of updating all my Microsoft software on both laptops and have purchased another $500- worth of Microsoft subscriptions!

Can't really think of any reason why I have remained so ambivalent or equivocal about them until this afternoon. What do you think about Microsoft products? I reckon they are completely awesome!!

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Old 12-06-2021, 07:40 AM
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On a completely unrelated topic, have I ever mentioned how much I really love Microsoft products?
My symptoms after my vaccination were different to yours. My feelings towards Microsoft are unchanged, but I did notice that my 4G smartphone can now pick up a 5G signal if I hold it close to my left shoulder (where I had my first AZ shot).
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Old 12-06-2021, 09:45 AM
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My wife and I had our shots yesterday afternoon, I woke up at 2.00am with a massive headache , shakes and shivers ( flu symptoms) My wife is perfectly fine
Still feel crap today , Panadol every 4 hours , still have a heavy head and a bit weak , just going to rest up today
Hopefully the next one in 3 months wonít affect me as much
Glad both of us arenít miserable
Doctor was great ,very informative and thorough, didnít feel a thing
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....My wife and I had our shots yesterday afternoon, I woke up at 2.00am with a massive headache , shakes and shivers ( flu symptoms) .....
Obviously you are an Apple user.....
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Obviously you are an Apple user.....
How did you know !
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