So a bit like voting many of us are announcing that we are awaiting the vaccine or had it done.
Why? Well for me it’s purely to share my experience, should any one ever find use of it, and also for me to look back on.
While it isn’t medical advice, sometimes peer to peer experience is really helpful. I find this especially true in the IBD community.
I had my jab at about 9.45am on 03/02/21 – I just want to start by saying that I was really impressed with the set up at the gp surgery I went to, I was anxious as I haven’t been anywhere for like for ever but I didn’t need to be.
I did arrive early as you do, but there was already a small queue. The whole process was marshalled from start to finish. They were ensuring people put new surgical masks on, hand santised and stayed apart while queuing.
They took your name so there was no delays at the admin desk to confirm people’s attendance.
Once I was in the room for my jab I was asked for my basic information aswell as any meds I was taking and was then given some information about the vaccine and invited to ask any questions. After the jab I was given a card with my name on it, vaccine batch number and which vaccine I had for safe keeping.
I then had to wait 15 mins in an observation area just in case anything untoward happened. And I promply left after that.
Things I noted during & after:
- The jab was painless at the time
- I had a headache in the afternoon
- felt very tired for the day
- had a metallic taste in my mouth for a day
- pain in arm at injection site for about 1 day (tender)
There really isn’t much else to write about. Other than I am so grateful that I had to opportunity to get the vaccine being in Clinically Extremely Vunerable category in the UK due to the meds I take for my crohn’s disease. Whilst it won’t make Covid go away, I am sure it will make a huge difference in paving the way for a brighter future. And as they say time will tell.
Feel free to share any comments/thoughts/experiences with me
If you wish to see any medical Info/research regarding the vaccines my suggestions would be these sources: