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COVID Vaccine

Gio321
Gio3212kg

Hi everyone,

I am due to receive my first dose of the Covid jab and while I am looking forward to receiving it and viewing it as a positive step and a sign of good times to come, I am also curious to know have people experienced suspected side effects from the jab. How has your experience been if you’ve had the jab?

Thanks,

Gio321😊

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slipstick
slipstick1st 7lbs

Do you know which jab you're having? Any side effects may not be identical. I know a couple of people who have had the Pfizer version and they both had sore arms for a day or so, nothing else.

Gio321
Gio3212kg in reply to slipstick

Hi Slipstick. I think it’s the Pfizer too. That is good to know.

Thanks Slipstick!

Hi there Gio321 I have not received it, but my 94 year old father has. My husband and me took my father to have the first vaccine just before Christmas. He has had both Pfizer jabs. Both lots of vaccines have had no significant effects on him, and after a bit of a sore arm and feeling a bit off three days after the second jab, a bit like the flu jab for him, he’s doing really well. My feelings are the sooner I can have the vaccine the better.

Gio321
Gio3212kg in reply to Misswizzes

Hi Misswizzes! Wow..94! These times must have been especially tough for you guys! That is fantastic that your Dad has had the jab and is doing well! Glad to hear that. Thanks for your reply Misswizzes.

Lytham
LythamSuper Host 3st 7lbs

Mr. Lytham had a sore arm and felt very mild flu symptoms the following day and that was it :-) x

Gio321
Gio3212kg in reply to Lytham

Mr Lytham..lol! Thanks for the reply Lytham. That’s reassuring! 😊x

Loraine518
Loraine5182st 7lbs

Hello Gio321, I haven't had mine yet, due it on Feb 2nd, but my mother an father in law have both had both of theirs and no side effects. My DIL also had her first one on Sat and was fine,

Gio321
Gio3212kg in reply to Loraine518

Thanks Lorraine! 😊

Runningforfun30
Runningforfun30Restart January 2021

I haven't been too well to be honest for a day or so, but everyone is different and if you have been offered the vaccine its probably better to have the side effects, if any of the vaccine than from the virus. I have had a few days off work but feeling better now, others have had no more than a sore arm for a day or so xx

TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to Runningforfun30

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Gio321
Gio3212kg in reply to Runningforfun30

Hi Runningforfun30. I’m sorry you’ve been unwell after it! That is true! The pros will weigh out the cons all going well.

Frumpy52
Frumpy52Visitor

Hi. I had the Pfizer jab last week and only side effect was a slightly tender arm, nothing else. I am now expecting to get the 2nd one in a few weeks hopefully.

Alisongold
AlisongoldRestart January 2021

Having had Covid 19 and then the vaccine , I would definitely go for the vaccine! My arm ached and I ran a mild temp for 48 hours and felt tired. I presume that my previous antibodies were getting some exercise!

TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to Alisongold

Hi Alisongold, it's lovely to have you back. Thanks for your input about the vaccine. I remember that you were a member of the Tuesday Trimmers and also contributed to our Daily Diary.

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RG07
RG07Maintainer

hello I have had training in preparation to give the covid vaccine- as slipstick said sore arm is common, and usual vaccine reactions which are mild aches and flu like symptoms for a couple of days which is common with all vaccines irrespective for what disease its for. Headache is a common side effect but drinking plenty of water and paracetamol should help with that and again only lasts for a couple of days. My parents whop are in their late 80s and 90 had no issues at all and a colleague got a rash which resolved quickly. Hope that helps

Flo-jo
Flo-jo2020 August in reply to RG07

Can I be cheeky and ask, have you known anyone that has been vaccinated that has suffered anaphylaxis in the past? Obviously when I’m invited I would have the vaccine however I must admit I do feel a tad nervous due to having asthma that’s not too controlled at the moment and having had two life threatening anaphylactic shocks.

RG07
RG07Maintainer in reply to Flo-jo

Hi They do say if you have multiple allergies you should probably have the Oxford vaccine rather than the Pfizer. What I would do when you get the call to attend ring them and let them know about your allergies and anaphylaxis and they can guide you- or speak to your GP in advance then he can put on your records if you need to have a specific vaccine since I assume the vaccine organisers for your area are in contact with local GPs to identify people entitled to the current roll out

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to RG07

Great to have you here with the up to date information :)

Flo-jo
Flo-jo2020 August in reply to RG07

Oh thank you so much for your reply, yes my allergy is written in big letters on my medical records due to the severity, I do share my medical record due to anaphylaxis as it is a disinfectant I’m allergic to. I know I am normally at risk in dentists, hospital and now even in shops due to covid as they are likely to be wiping down areas with this common ingredient that I am allergic too. Hand gels are a no no in our house just plain soap for me😂

RG07
RG07Maintainer in reply to Flo-jo

I bet that makes life a challenge

Flo-jo
Flo-jo2020 August in reply to RG07

Only at the minute,😂 I’m terrible if I go to hospital or dentists etc. I am like a detective what’s in that??I probably sound weird but it keeps me safe. I carry a card with what I am allergic to, plus one for blood, I am unique, keep telling my husband that but not sure he believes it.😂😂

RG07
RG07Maintainer in reply to Flo-jo

He’s probably thinking just bloody awkward😁

Flo-jo
Flo-jo2020 August in reply to RG07

😂😂probably😂😂😂

CazzaMars
CazzaMars2021 January

I had my 1st 2 days ago and the only side effect my son and I have is a sore arm

TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to CazzaMars

Hello CazzaMars and welcome to the Weight Loss forum. May I ask if you would like to join or are you just visiting?

Thanks for sharing your experiences with the new vaccine.

CazzaMars
CazzaMars2021 January in reply to TheTabbyCat

I thought I was a silent member, I get the daily emailsI better join then

TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to CazzaMars

We'd love to welcome you. I'm afraid the emails are sent automatically by HU, not us.If you don't want them you can stop them. Click on your avatar at the top right of your screen, click on settings and uncheck anything that you don't want to receive emails for.

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Franbrown2016
Franbrown20162021 January

Having heard stories from colleagues about unpleasant side effects and how unwell they felt, I was almost put off getting the jab. Thankfully, I had the first dose of the Oxford jab last Saturday. The only side effect I had was feeling more sleepy early evening and had the best night's sleep in ages. Expected a sore arm too but that didn't materialise. 😊

Aginghippy
Aginghippy1 stone

I know a couple of ladies had the jab. Nothing worse than a sore arm for either.

LitSpirit
LitSpirit2021 January

My friend took it 3 days ago, she was immediately feeling really ill, like with flu, and completely wiped out. Today she is ringing her GP

Gio321
Gio3212kg in reply to LitSpirit

Oh gosh! The poor thing! Hope she comes around a bit today.

TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to LitSpirit

Hello LitSpirit and welcome to the weight loss forum. Thank you for sharing your experiences about the new vaccine.

Please have a good read of the Pinned Post “Welcome Newbies”. healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

This is a very large community with lots going on. May I suggest you use the webpage as opposed to the app at least until you know your way around. Take your time and follow every thread so that you know exactly what’s going on.

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The Daily Diary and the Weekly Weigh ins are very good places to begin. You will find the DD and WI in the Pinned Posts under “Events”

I find the Daily Diary a very good place to share my plans and get inspiration from other members, too. Once the day’s food is written down I’m far more likely to stay on track.

The key to success is participation, we are all on the same journey.

If you can’t find something just shout, there’s usually someone around.

I hope to “see” you around, Good Luck.🍀😉

itselenax
itselenax2020 October

I'm just having a look on here as having my first jab this afternoon. Will let you know how it goes :) x

Mildred1
Mildred12021 January

Hi, I had my first jab just before Christmas day - all fine apart from sore arm. 2nd jab was on Tuesday. On Tuesday night I had night sweats and flu symptoms all of yesterday making me not well enough to work. Bit rough this morning but now better. Older people, as in elderly, don't seem to suffer effects due to generally lower immune system, but younger ones can. Few of my colleagues were rough after 2nd jab and some were fine. My advice would be to not plan any work for the next day 😬. Id do it again in a heartbeat.

TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to Mildred1

Hello Mildred1 and welcome to the Weight Loss Forum. Thank you for sharing our experiences of the new vaccine. I hope you feel better now.

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Mildred1
Mildred12021 January

I'd like to join...I'm on week 9 of c25k and just started slimming world yesterday...

TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to Mildred1

It's lovely to have you! Well done for your running.

The Daily Diary and the Weekly Weigh ins are very good places to begin. You will find the DD and WI in the Pinned Posts under “Events”

I find the Daily Diary a very good place to share my plans and get inspiration from other members, too. Once the day’s food is written down I’m far more likely to stay on track.

The key to success is participation, we are all on the same journey.

If you can’t find something just shout, there’s usually someone around.

I hope to “see” you around, Good Luck.🍀😉

Mildred1
Mildred12021 January in reply to TheTabbyCat

Thank-you! I will have a look and join in!

TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to Mildred1

You're very welcome!!

amykp
amykpVisitor

My DH has had both Pfizer shots...second over a week ago and he was fine after both. Less sore than flu he said :o)

BTW he said the needle itself was totally painless, I guess because it's a tiny amount?

UnitedRed
UnitedRed5st 7lbs

I had Pfizer about a week ago. I had very very mild flu symptoms that evening. Felt totally well the next morning. Totally worth it.

Sore arm for a day or two as well.

Mercy277
Mercy2772021 January

I had my vaccine yesterday. From hindsight of few of my colleagues that had serious side effects, I started drinking plenty of water and taking Paracetamol straightaway with 3 doses so far. Felt a bit rough this morning however managed to pull through and made it to work by midday.

TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to Mercy277

Hello Mercy277 and welcome to the weight loss forum.

Thanks for your support. Any information about the covid vaccination is helpful.

We find participation is the key to success.

The Daily Diary and weekly weigh in are good places to start. You will find them in the pinned posts.

healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

If you can't find something or need help just shout there's always someone about.

Hi Gio321. I had first jab of Pfizer one last Friday in work. I was fine straight after but woke up next morning and arm was sore and remained tender and achy for rest of day. Was grand by Sunday.

Fran182716
Fran182716Restart August 2020

I have had the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine just under two weeks ago, arm was sore for about 48 hrs but no worse than the annual flu jab. Other than that no other side effects.Good luck 🍀

Annimo
AnnimoRestart January 2021

I ha mine yesterday (Pfizer)I was scared and elated in equal measures!!

My arm aches a bit but paracetamol sorted that out..... now much better!

Just so glad to have had it!!

moreless
morelessAdministrator in reply to Annimo

Welcome back, Annimo :)

I'm glad that you've have your first vaccine and aren't suffering any ill effects. Thanks for sharing your experience.

As a reminder, all of the information you need about the forum can be found in Pinned Posts

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We've found active participation to be key to successful weight loss and, of course, it's a good way to get to know people, find inspiration and share support and encouragement.

Wishing you all the best :)

Hello everyone, can you tell me if you get some sort of certificate or something that documents the dates and type of your injections? Have you been given some form of proof that you have had the vaccine? Yvonne

EveryoneKnows
EveryoneKnows2st 7lbs in reply to queenie-duke

You get given a card that has your vaccine batch number and date you had the vaccine on, and they write underneath when you should book in for your second dose :) And I think they record you've had a jab under your NHS number

queenie-duke
queenie-duke55kg in reply to EveryoneKnows

Thanks for replying, so is that card more like an appointment card, handwritten? Does it have a signature or a stamp? Have they given the card any importance, like " make sure to keep it safe, you may need to show it to prove you've had the jab", that sort of thing. Thanks, Yvonne

EveryoneKnows
EveryoneKnows2st 7lbs in reply to queenie-duke

Oh no it's just a handwritten appointment card, nothing special

queenie-duke
queenie-duke55kg in reply to EveryoneKnows

Thanks very much.

I've had the Pfizer one and had a sore arm for a day but nothing else :) One of my friends had some muscle aches and a headache but was fine with some paracetamol.

Thanks for the replies guys..much appreciated! I had the first shot Thursday and all good since. A bit of a sore arm the morning after but that was it. Hopefully the second shit will be smooth sailing too.

Have a lovely weekend all.

Gio321

queenie-duke
queenie-duke55kg in reply to Gio321

Hahaha

My mum-next-door has had 2 doses of the first one approved. After the first one she had a niggly headache and felt a but queasy for the rest of the day. After the booster she felt like that for a full 24 hours. But so glad she had it. Had to educate her after though, as she hadn't realised that while she is now protected from serious illness, she can still catch and spread the virus. But definitely no really bad side effects

Gio321
Gio3212kg in reply to ScoutyPat

Thanks ScoutyPat.

itselenax
itselenax2020 October

Just to follow-up from my reply a few days ago - I've now had the vaccine (Thursday) and can let you know that I had a slightly sore arm with redness that mainly hurt when pressure was applied. That's all :)

Gio321
Gio3212kg in reply to itselenax

Thanks itselenax.

walkinthewoods
walkinthewoods2020 November

Husband had it a few weeks ago and he was fine, just a bit of a sore arm. Relieved to get it as he is front line health care worker.

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