I had Moderna as 1st booster (AZ for first 2 doses, no reaction whatsoever!) in mid December, had a bad reaction in the lymph nodes around breast and arm - not in the side of the injection. Took the GP and me several weeks to work out what was possibly going on - she did put me on list for breast clinic but no appointment yet, still having pain though not as bad as in December & January. Also had a big flare up about 10 days after booster, which lasted a long time, but 2 weeks of doing very little incl not having my daily walk, did improve things; still getting extra problems with pain in tendons.
Now I have been put in the category for spring second booster, have had email confirming not a mistake, and have since read that (in Cymru/Wales anyway) they have broadened the category a bit. An appointment for Wednesday arrived on Saturday and in a real dilemma: Should I have it?
Will I be able to ask for Pfizer?
Will I be able to speak to GP on Monday (I don't want to cancel the day before)?
Don't want to put off til week after as already a busy week and go on holiday at the end of that week for 2 weeks with partner!
Should I ask to have appointment at the end of June when back from holiday (they are available until June 30th) - or is it better to have before if I'm mixing a bit more (wear mask in supermarket still)?
It's so hard to work out the risks. My Ma would be vulnerable to covid (have avoided people with colds for a number of years now) and is not having any more boosters/vaccines because AZ booster (she can't have Moderna or Pfizer because of allergies) made her very unwell, it would help protect her (I live with parents) if I had 2nd booster.
There are so many variables here aren't there...