Jab 2 is in the arm. Hopefully the side effects are as mild as last time!
I got my first COVID vaccination jab a couple of days ago, so for the benefit of others I thought I’d share my experience.
First off, for the first 24 hours (almost exactly) after the jab, I had zero side effects. From that 24 hour mark I gradually started to feel a bit worse –
- slight sore/scratchy throat
- body aches
In all, it was like I had a bad cold, just without a runny nose. I went to bed slightly early last night, feeling a little rough and expecting to feel rubbish this morning.
As it turned out, I woke up feeling absolutely fine. It’s as if yesterday afternoon/evening didn’t happen at all.
Having spoken to my project manager, who received his vaccination a few hours earlier than I did, his experience was almost exactly the same – right down to the 24 hour gap between first dose and experiencing any side effects.
All-in-all, it was much more pleasant than I’d expected; certainly, I’ve had much worse experiences with the yearly flu vaccination!
I’ve had my first COVID vaccination jab! I was given the AstraZeneca version. It felt a little odd to be out on public transport for the first time in a while. The centre is in a new development I’ve never been to before, so I missed the stop I should have got off at, but thankfully the bus driver let me off before he got too much further along his route.