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COVID vaccination

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by notafanofsugar, Nov 14, 2020.

  1. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I was given a link to one of our taxi companies regarding getting a free taxi to the Covid vaccine centre,there and back and I have a taxi booked for my noon appointment. Otherwise I would have to get a bus and then walk. The lady said it will go on their account. Funnily enough this taxi company is the one that is used for the school escort transport, it is based in my town and also the town I traveled to.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Morning, I received my first vaccine yesterday, Pfizer.
    Very nice friendly and helpful staff too. It all went like clockwork, we are given a card with the date of vaccine, the batch number and the date of the second one, same time same place.
    A taxi company in my town was giving free taxi rides to the cantre, free of charge, which was great as it was too far for me to walk and some buses have changed their route and times too.
    Side affects : I have a sore arm and nausea late last night, but still here alive and kicking.
     
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  3. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Mornin’, I had the first dose of the Astra Zeneca on Friday and plenty of side effects even though they’re supposedly inversely proportional to age. Fatigue, nausea, headache, aching limbs. The frightening one, though, was severe hypotension. I don’t think this is a common one and I’ve filled a yellow card. I crashed straight down onto my back, ouch, and then collapsed a second time on the bathroom floor. Medical rescuers found my bp extremely low, and pulse disappearing etc. Not nice. Maybe coincidental? Very small sample of people over 65 in the AZ trials.
    Husband, also ‘elderly’, has had the AZ first dose too and he’s had a headache and fatigue but no crashing to the floor. He’s now charging around and enjoying walks in the snow.
    Ironically, since the Baffy B said he’s got ‘faith’ in the AZ, I seem to have lost some confidence in it. I was hoping to get the Pfizer but the AZ’s a great deal better than nothing. At least the AZ labs are already working on a booster for the SA variant.
    51 years of T1 now and classed as ‘elderly’ (urgh) so maybe there’s some silent damage to autonomic and arterial systems? I’ve sent an email to the Consultant asking his advice about the second one. If I do have it then my bedroom will be prepared beforehand as a superb resting centre, a 21st century food, drink and entertainment boudoir.
    Thinking of the ways a virus evolves, I think in future we may be giving babies little masks that match their babygrows. On the bright side, it’s early days still and the vaccine labs have done a superb job in getting the jabs out there already!
     
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  4. Annb

    Annb Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My "shielded" 54 year old son had his vaccination last Friday. The only reaction was a pink, and aching arm. I had mine on Sunday (as one of the over 70 group) and had not even a mark where the vaccine went in. Nada. We had the Pfizer vaccine. My brother and sister in law had the Astra Zenika one 2 weeks ago. He had no ill effects but she had all the published side effects and they lasted, gradually fading, for over a week! None of us regrets our decision to accept the vaccine but I have to say that I was surprised that my son, who suffers from lots of intolerances and allergies, decided to go ahead with it.
     
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  5. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Definitely :)
     
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    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Fairygodmother the WHO have today said all adults are good to have the Oxford vaccine.
     
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    Was quite surprised to hear that all SEN staff from my old school have been invited by the NHS to take the vaccine last week and have been booking slots. All ages as well which was interesting to hear considering there doesn't seem to have been anything public about school staff receiving them. Delighted for them though.
     
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  8. Annb

    Annb Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My friend, who is a part-time teacher at our local secondary, and is 64 was offered the vaccine about a month ago - before even the nursing homes had been completed. She was confused and refused. Neither of us can figure out why she was offered it.
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    I think it's all very random, depending on what area you are in and how much vaccine the surgeries have been allocated.
     
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  10. Bevhs

    Bevhs Type 1 · Member

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    Wow I was surprised that so many people are sceptical about the vaccines. I can not wait to have mine and I really think they should be made compulsory unless a person has a very good reason for not having one! This for many of us is a death sentence if we catch Covid.
     
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    Absolutely, mines booked this Saturday, wonder if this went on when injectable insulin was discovered
     
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  12. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I hope she can contact her surgery and ask to be kept on the offer list.
     
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  13. Lowcarb 2

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    I am recovering from having experienced Covid first hand and have been offered the vaccination but on advise of NHS 111 have been told to leave it at least a month since being diagnosed.
    My husband is currently in ICU fighting for his life, I am all for the vaccination because I never ever want to go through this experience everbagain.
    I have been married 31 years and fingers crossed hope to have more
     
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  14. Bevhs

    Bevhs Type 1 · Member

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    Hi I do hope your husband recovers well. Your experience sounds dreadful. I’ve got my vaccine next Thursday and I’m so hopeful it will eventually give us all a better future.
    Take care xx
     
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  15. Annb

    Annb Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Fingers crossed for you and your husband @Lowcarb 2. At least, having only just recovered from the virus, you should have some antibodies to help to protect you for a short time. Hope all goes well for your husband.
     
  16. Mrs T 123

    Mrs T 123 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I hope all goes well for your husband - do take care - sending a virtual hug your way
     
  17. Lowcarb 2

    Lowcarb 2 Type 1.5 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, just thought post needed reality check
     
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