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GagaJo Mon 12-Apr-21 08:20:27

Had first dose on Friday. Saturday, very fluey with headache, nausea, stomach sensitivity, fatigue and an arm like a rock.

Side effects apparently worse after the 2nd dose (date in 4 weeks from 1st dose)! Oooer.

Whitewavemark2 Mon 12-Apr-21 08:23:20

That sounds exactly like some of the flu jabs I’ve had.

You may be fine with the second dose, apparently it doesn’t follow that it will be worse.

A lively little vaccine according to one science bod😄😄😄

GagaJo Mon 12-Apr-21 08:32:58

Haha, it can be as lively as it likes. I was overjoyed to get it.

BlueSky Mon 12-Apr-21 08:52:19

Good GagaJo! It’s now apparently the ‘best seller’ given the distrust in the poor AZ!

BlueSky Mon 12-Apr-21 11:08:49

Sorry to ask GagaJo did you have to pay for it? Could you choose which vaccine?

AGAA4 Mon 12-Apr-21 16:41:52

All the vaccines give some people nasty side effects but better than getting Covid.

GagaJo Mon 12-Apr-21 17:02:29

BlueSky

Sorry to ask GagaJo did you have to pay for it? Could you choose which vaccine?

No. People in the next door cubicle were getting Pfizer, which I'd have preferred, but no choice. No. Free. Surely nowhere is charging for the vaccine?

NotSpaghetti Mon 12-Apr-21 18:28:26

My son had Moderna this week. He said he had an achey arm for a day or so but obviously hasn't yet had the second one.

BlueSky Mon 12-Apr-21 19:00:36

GagaJo thanks no I was wondering whether you had to pay in Switzerland being a foreign national.

Hithere Mon 12-Apr-21 19:29:11

I just had my second moderna shot yesterday

First: nausea and light headed on and off for a week.

Second: nausea, exhaustion, headache... I took tylenol as recommended. I only have 1.5 day left of this

Grandpapa Mon 12-Apr-21 19:32:22

No side-effects with first dose; a bit of nausea for one day after second dose.

But, definitely worth it!

sukie Mon 12-Apr-21 20:05:08

My dh and I have received both doses of Moderna. First one we experienced a sore arm for a day or two. After getting the second dose about 6 p.m., I awoke early the next morning with a headache. I had a low grade fever and felt fluish all that day with especially achy joints. My husband felt fine until the afternoon after his shot, when he ran a low grade fever with headache. We both began feeling better about 24 hours after receiving the second dose though our arms were a bit sore for another day.

GagaJo Tue 13-Apr-21 23:30:46

BlueSky

GagaJo thanks no I was wondering whether you had to pay in Switzerland being a foreign national.

No. It is mandatory to pay for health insurance here, so everyone living here, whether foreign or native, contributes. It is ridiculously expensive.

maddyone Thu 15-Apr-21 10:23:01

Glad to hear you got a vaccine GagaJo, I know you were anxiously waiting for it.

GagaJo Thu 15-Apr-21 23:12:03

I was overjoyed maddyone, and still am. I'm counting the days till I hit the 3 week mark, and have some degree of immunity. AND for my 2nd jab. Or as they say here, Je prick. Unless she was just calling me names!