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Booster jab side effects.

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Bopeep14 Sun 05-Dec-21 20:29:20

I had my booster jab on Tuesday evening, by Wednesday lunch time I was feeling poorly.

I spent 2 days in bed quite ill, by Friday I was feeling better, but I still do not feel right, I have no energy, I still feel nauseous and so weak, just walking upstairs is hard.

Has anyone else had a bad reaction to the booster, if so how long before you felt better?

GagaJo Sun 05-Dec-21 20:40:28

Not bad per se, but tired, with brain fog and slightly sicky. I'm surprised, because after my 1st vaccination, I felt quite rough but was fine the day after. I'm on day 2 post booster and still have no energy.

BlueBelle Sun 05-Dec-21 20:46:36

Felt absolutely nothing

Farmor15 Sun 05-Dec-21 20:51:37

I felt a bit tired and had slight temperature for 2 days.

Pudding123 Sun 05-Dec-21 20:52:05

I had my Booster at dinner time and went for a walk about 3.30 I was fine for the first 40 minutes then felt quite sickly I had to keep stopping and what would normally have taken 20 minutes took 40 minutes then when I got in I went to bed and stayed there until morning when I still felt distinctly odd until around 1 pm.

Aveline Sun 05-Dec-21 21:00:14

Gosh. I was absolutely fine. Had 2 X Pfizer then Moderna booster. Had the flu jab at the same time as the Covid booster.

MiniMoon Sun 05-Dec-21 21:03:26

I had 2 Pfizer jabs and a Pfizer booster. Had no side effects from first. From the second I was tired and cold the next day, then back to normal.
Booster was fine just arm ache for a couple of days.

Hetty58 Sun 05-Dec-21 21:04:39

I had different reactions each time. With the first jab (Oxford AZ) I had the sensation of ice-cold, freezing feet and was off-colour/tired the next day.

With the second jab (same) I had a temperature with nausea so spent the following day mainly in bed.

The booster was Pfizer and I had a bad headache, real exhaustion, body aches and pains - yet no temperature. I felt whacked out after just going upstairs or for a walk. I still don't have my usual energy.

tidyskatemum Sun 05-Dec-21 21:17:44

My arm ached a bit after my first jab, absolutely nothing after the second - both AZ. I had the Pfizer booster and that night I thought my arm was going to fall off! It was really painful - barely slept as every time I moved it hurt but quickly wore off the next day.

mokryna Sun 05-Dec-21 21:28:45

I didn’t feel good for several days after the first AZ and the second was only a little better but the third, which was Pfizer, I didn’t feel ill at all but my arm ached.
However, the day after the flu jab I didn’t move all day.

welbeck Sun 05-Dec-21 21:35:04

had pfizer booster yesterday. first two were AZ.
late last night started to feel uncomfortable.
feeling bit wobbly today with headache, and some chills.
taking aspirin and paracetamol, seems to help.
hope it will ease off tomorrow.
still much better than getting covid, so worth it.

Aveline Sun 05-Dec-21 21:36:55

I wonder how much the technique of the vaccinator contributes to sore arms. I'm sure the exact spot on the arm to vaccinate plays a part. Twice I literally didn't feel a thing and couldn't believe it was done but another time I was aware of a needle going in and slowly discharging into my arm.

Woodmouse Sun 05-Dec-21 21:40:20

I had AZ for my first two jabs and felt fine. Had my Moderna booster on Friday and felt tired, dizzy, cold and zombie like all day yesterday and for most of today. I think I'm now starting to feel better.

welbeck Sun 05-Dec-21 21:40:52

but isn't that the luck of the draw. on what/where it lands.
exact anatomy is variable between individuals.

Chewbacca Sun 05-Dec-21 21:47:07

Had 2 AZ vaccines with zero side effects. Had the Moderna booster on Wednesday lunchtime and by early evening was beginning to feel very unwell. Couldn't get warm although my arm was hot, swollen and very painful. Never left my bed until Friday lunchtime and I haven't felt like eating anything at all until today.
That's a good question Aveline, I didn't feel anything with the first 2 jabs but this last one felt like it had been administered by a javelin thrower.

Mapleleaf Sun 05-Dec-21 22:01:52

No, not really. I did have a sore, achy arm for nearly a week after the booster, but that’s all.

Oldbat1 Sun 05-Dec-21 22:27:06

Had 3pfizer jabs no side effects- just a sore arm for two days.

JenniferEccles Sun 05-Dec-21 22:34:59

Out of the millions of people in this country alone who have been vaccinated, isn’t it inevitable that some of us will feel ill within a day or two, due to some ailment totally unrelated to the vaccine?

nadateturbe Sun 05-Dec-21 23:13:06

It's important that a vaccine is injected into the right part of the arm. People have been left with serious long term effects from improperly administered jabs.

Ro60 Mon 06-Dec-21 02:25:05

Interesting responses and mine are different again.

1st: Feverish, mildish headache, achey, tired for a week.
2nd: Similar to above but much milder.
Booster: Sore, heavy arm for a day. No other symptoms.

freedomfromthepast Mon 06-Dec-21 03:16:10

I had my booster two weeks ago and was in bed for nearly 2 days. I had Moderna all 3 times. My husband gets his booster next weekend. I wonder if I can send him to the basement to recover? I am sure that it will be the worst reaction to a vaccine of all time in the history of mankind. wink

First one was just tired feeling, second one was low fever and tired, this one was a fever high enough that I had chills and doing nothing but sleep.

I am thankful my immune system is working so well.

The sore arm with all 3 was a surprise. I was told it was because it went deeper into the arm than a common flu shot would, though I have no idea if that is true.

I did experience was is referred to as "Covid Arm" after my first two shots. That is just an immune response, not an allergic reaction. It is just a rash at the area of the shot. It was swollen, red and hot to the touch. Felt like a bruise though, no itching. They recommend you alternate arms from now on when you get it. I wonder if that is what you had Chewbacca? Don't Google it though, the photos that some people put up were WAY worse than mine and rather scary looking. smile

I did use my opposite arm for my booster and I did have a small rash on it, but nothing like I did after my second. I will just alternate each year.

Juliet27 Mon 06-Dec-21 03:19:34


Gosh. I was absolutely fine. Had 2 X Pfizer then Moderna booster. Had the flu jab at the same time as the Covid booster.

Same here although my surgery wouldn’t allow flu jab within a week of Covid jab. I didn’t even have a sore arm each time but I’m not very muscly and wonder if that makes a different.

notgran Mon 06-Dec-21 06:03:00

I was totally fine with the 2 jabs and the booster. Husband had a sore arm with the 2 jabs and felt really nauseous for a couple of days with the booster.

JackyB Mon 06-Dec-21 08:11:56

Neither DH nor I have had any side effects but someone we know said two of his friends had a bad bout of diarrhoea following it.

DH was lucky with his last one as he didn't even have a sore arm.

sandwichgeneration Mon 06-Dec-21 11:22:07

Unwell after the first two AZ jabs. Pfizer I was fine apart from sore arm.