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Vaccine side effects

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Atqui Wed 06-Jan-21 14:57:52

My husband had the Pfizer jab before Christmas with no ill effects it seemed . Two weeks after he had really bad headaches on 3 consecutive nights . He is not normally prone to headaches . The GP says it could not be related to the jab. Has anyone else had anything similar?

Charleygirl5 Mon 25-Jan-21 12:57:51

I had my Atra Zenica vaccine 24 hours ago with no side effects. I was told possibly a sore arm and a headache- I am absolutely fine.

Lucca Mon 25-Jan-21 12:53:09

Well I was out walking this morning and got a text to book my appointment! So excited. I’m 71 so very lucky👏

. (If I don’t post for a week you’ll know the side effects have done their dastardly work.)

M0nica Mon 25-Jan-21 10:07:54

I obviously do not know, but I would assume your links were removed because they contained unverified and, possibly unverifiable data. I am sure if you had posted a link from a reputable peer reviewed source it would have got through.

Yogagirl Mon 25-Jan-21 08:23:42

M0nica

Thank you to those who have supported me.

I would observe, while most of us involved in these discussion can post links from reputable sources to support the arguments we are making, Yogagirl makes assertion after assertion, but not once do we get a link to a reputable source to support her arguments.

We get a lot of anecdotal evidence, based on immediate neighbours and friends, but solidly based evidence backed by proper scientific research is totally missing.

Sorry meant to quote from above post from Monica

Yogagirl Mon 25-Jan-21 08:21:27

nanna8

Well ,there’s always one isn’t there ?

I posted links & GNHQ deleted them and told me if I share anything more I will have my membership cancelled, so I haven't.

I apologise for the post about avoiding you.

dragonfly46 Mon 25-Jan-21 08:04:29

I had the AstraZeneca on Friday. I had no side effects.

Philippa60 Mon 25-Jan-21 07:59:22

I had my second Pfizer shot 2 weeks ago (I am in Israel) and within 3-4 hours starting feeling quite unwell - shivery, achy and then developed a mild temperature and then a really bad headache.
I felt better about 36 hours later, but the headache lasted 4-5 days.
I understand that a reaction to the shot happens quite quickly so doubt a delayed reaction like described above would be related.
The kind of reaction I had is not unusual here with around a million people now having received their second shot - but just anecdotal from people I know it is nowhere near 50% of people.
I had no reaction to the first vaccine and my H had no reaction to either.
Good luck - so pleased to see they the UK is moving full speed ahead!

nanna8 Mon 25-Jan-21 07:29:04

Well ,there’s always one isn’t there ?

M0nica Mon 25-Jan-21 07:22:36

Thank you to those who have supported me.

I would observe, while most of us involved in these discussion can post links from reputable sources to support the arguments we are making, Yogagirl makes assertion after assertion, but not once do we get a link to a reputable source to support her arguments.

We get a lot of anecdotal evidence, based on immediate neighbours and friends, but solidly based evidence backed by proper scientific research is totally missing.

Summerlove Mon 25-Jan-21 02:00:27

We are all at home, not going out, not mixing. But if I did see you in the street Monica, rest assured I would avoid you like the plague, so you're safe. Don't worry, be happy

This from someone accusing others of being bullying school girls.

Lexisgranny Sun 24-Jan-21 23:52:17

If we are to take what Yogagirl says at face value, I can only hope and pray that no relative or friend of mine lives anywhere near her or all these people who share her views. It would appear to be an area to be actively avoided.

MawBe Sun 24-Jan-21 23:28:11

You get nervous because you don’t want to go from feeling ok to getting a flu like illness
Trust me -I didn’t and there is no reason you should either smile

nanna8 Sun 24-Jan-21 23:04:26

They haven’t actually told us who will get priority ,only that they have ordered 10 million vaccines. They probably haven’t made their minds up yet, knowing them hehe

Saetana Sun 24-Jan-21 22:58:35

Wow - I cannot believe that some people are STILL pedalling ill-informed crap about the vaccine! ALL the vaccines that have been licensed for use in the UK have been thoroughly tested on tens of thousands of people for safety. And yes there have been trials where some get the vaccine and some get the placebo - this is pretty standard in drug trials. This spreading of misinformation is really dangerous - do we want to get out of lockdown sometime in the next year or not???

Callistemon Sun 24-Jan-21 22:57:07

DH said he had a slight headache this morning, unusual, and he nodded off this afternoon, but that's not unusual.
He felt a slightly sore arm in the night but otherwise fine so far🤞

Will people in care homes receive the vaccine first in Australia, nanna8?

nanna8 Sun 24-Jan-21 22:32:24

Same as sazzl . We haven’t got it yet, it is about to be rolled out. The Pfizer one that is. You get nervous because you don’t want to go from feeling ok to getting a flu like illness. This thread is really good because there is nothing like it here in Australia with real people and real reactions.

Lucca Sun 24-Jan-21 22:30:36

MawBe

^So just make sure when posting that Lucca would agree with your post, otherwise she'll be running to GNHQ saying Miss, miss, yogagirl said this, yogagirl said that, miss, miss^

yogagirl there is a responsibility for social media platforms not to publish fake news, to quote anti-vaxx propaganda or other non-facts which, if followed are deemed dangerous.
I cannot think for one minute that GNHQ will only listen to “the gospel according to Lucca” but have adjudged your posts to breach the “false information” guidelines.
No one member has that sort of influence.

I didn’t report that one.... by the way !

MawBe Sun 24-Jan-21 22:26:51

For what it is worth-vaccine this morning, didn’t even feel the needle go on, no sore arm or shoulder, no headache, no fever!
No problems- no worse than the flu jab which left me similarly unaffected.
Do not worry about it sazz1 - like childbirth, there will always be those who make a meal of it (OK I know it’s not a walk in the park) but I mean those who will revel in it, telling everybody how much more they suffered than anybody else.

sazz1 Sun 24-Jan-21 21:06:17

I came on this thread to learn about side effects that people had experienced as I am nervous about having it. So thanks to all those who disclosed their mild side effects or no reaction that's made me feel much better about having it.
And its ok if you dont want it as some people are anti vaccine and that's their choice.

Callistemon Sun 24-Jan-21 18:38:36

I think, as you say you've been told you may be banned, yogagirl, that you are skating on very thin ice.

That could be deliberate, of course.

Elegran Sun 24-Jan-21 18:18:33

Dats = Facts - or maybe data. I changed the word without checking before posting that it was as I meant it to be.

Elegran Sun 24-Jan-21 18:16:39

"If I did a survey . . . . . " That is why proper surveys are done randomly, and why we should check how those who took part were selected and how the questions were put, as well as how many people were surveyed. All decent surveys include those dats in the reports of their results. Surveying all your friends and neighbours is not random.

Elegran Sun 24-Jan-21 18:13:01

So you say you have a whole street of 17 houses where people are not going to be vaccinated. Have they all had the virus and recovered from it? If so, have they been told that they will not catch it again - ever? If they have not had it, or if they are still open to catching it again, they will not contribute to the herd immunity that you are relying on to protect everyone from the virus. That needs at least two people out of three to have strong antobodies to it.

Left to evolve naturally, the whole of the world's population wouldn't achieve natural defences against it for many years - decades, even hundreds of years. It needs a helping hand. The immunology experts (who have been studying every epidemic and pandemic) say that it will not happen without vaccination. How do you think that the herd immunity you are relying on will come about?

^For want of a nail the shoe was lost.
For want of a shoe the horse was lost.
For want of a horse the rider was lost.
For want of a rider the battle was lost.
For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.^

, but you still believe that herd immunity is the way to beat this virus?

Lucca Sun 24-Jan-21 18:12:51

“ We are all at home, not going out, not mixing. But if I did see you in the street Monica, rest assured I would avoid you like the plague, so you're safe”

A, how would you know it was Monica
B. How very rude you are.

Casdon Sun 24-Jan-21 18:10:29

Here are a few more - you can sign up on YouGov to participate in the survey:
yougov.co.uk/covid-19

www.itv.com/news/2020-12-02/almost-70-of-uk-adults-would-accept-approved-covid-19-vaccine-but-fears-deter-others-itv-news-poll-finds

www.independent.co.uk/news/health/coronavirus-vaccine-survey-british-indians-b1790128.html

There’s also an excellent article from the European Lancet exploring attitudes to vaccination and the reasons behind them, which I found quite illuminating.

www.thelancet.com/journals/lanepe/article/PIIS2666-7762(20)30012-0/fulltext

Of course, these people taking part in the surveys and writing research based articles are all my mates.