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View Poll Results: Covid 19: Will you get the vaccination?
Yes, definitely 141 59.00%
Not sure. Let's wait and see 33 13.81%
No way. I don't need it 15 6.28%
What vaccine? 1 0.42%
Probably - but not straight away 38 15.90%
Only if they make me 11 4.60%
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Much better today but bloody tired! Mr Rufus had his at same time so we were a right pair.
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Had second Pfizer yesterday. No reaction apart from sore arm for first one- and no reaction yesterday until late evening- then it hit me. Massive headache, stomach ache, and high temp (not that high 38.9 but my normal temp is 36.5) and sore joints. Been trying to sleep it off all day - totally unexpected.
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Haven’t felt anything except for a very sore arm since my jab on Monday (it may be that the staff giving the injections are not the most experienced I guess, but really not complaining - they were great).

I feared the whole process would be somehow plague like sordid and messy with long queues of desperate looking people, but in Oerlikon it was absolutely great. Like going for a quick coffee in a nice place during a break. Very well organized. Good feeling.

It was so interesting to see such a mix of age groups there - I’d expected in my risk category to only see older people, but it was really 50-50%. Many younger younger people ( by this I mean about 25 - 45 years old). Was sobering. And the level of fitness wasn’t at all restricted to all that are seemingly not very active - also many that looked top fit across all age groups.

Have to say, the whole experience was very positive.
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Old 30.04.2021, 10:19
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Had second Pfizer yesterday. No reaction apart from sore arm for first one- and no reaction yesterday until late evening- then it hit me. Massive headache, stomach ache, and high temp (not that high 38.9 but my normal temp is 36.5) and sore joints. Been trying to sleep it off all day - totally unexpected.
Did they not warn you about the possibility of strong side effects when you had the vaccine?
It would be very surprising if they hadn’t as it is not unusual for second doses and even more likely given that this was essentially a third dose for you.
T had quite a reaction after his second which they had warned him about as it is more common in younger people due to their more efficient immune systems.
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I only recently realized that we are going to the long weekend holidays just two days after my husband's second dose of Pfizer. I hope he won't have very strong reaction. Luckily we could cancel the hotel for free up untill the evening of the day of the arrival, so in the worst case I have to cancel. But the kids would be definitely upset.
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Had second Pfizer yesterday. No reaction apart from sore arm for first one- and no reaction yesterday until late evening- then it hit me. Massive headache, stomach ache, and high temp (not that high 38.9 but my normal temp is 36.5) and sore joints. Been trying to sleep it off all day - totally unexpected.
Why did you have a second jab when you had previously tested positive for Covid? Generally speaking no longer required (and I'm undecided about whether to do the same!).
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I only recently realized that we are going to the long weekend holidays just two days after my husband's second dose of Pfizer. I hope he won't have very strong reaction. Luckily we could cancel the hotel for free up untill the evening of the day of the arrival, so in the worst case I have to cancel. But the kids would be definitely upset.
He should be fine two days later, he probably won’t have much of a reaction at all. Neither hubby nor I had much of a reaction after our second Pfizer jabs. I had a mild fever and he had nothing other than a bit of a sore arm.
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Did they not warn you about the possibility of strong side effects when you had the vaccine?
It would be very surprising if they hadn’t as it is not unusual for second doses and even more likely given that this was essentially a third dose for you.
T had quite a reaction after his second which they had warned him about as it is more common in younger people due to their more efficient immune systems.
Yes the nurse did ask me about reaction for first jab, and I said none apart from sore are for longer than expected. And she warned me the reaction might be stronger this time. But I truly didn't expect it to be that bad. Feeling better today- will just take it easy and hopefully will be fully on the mend by tomorrow.

As for why second jab as I had confirmed Covid in December? I asked and was told that they were still doing the two jabs in Neuch. Apparently they have changed now, but if you were given an appointment after first jab, they stuck to schedule. Also because we have one member of very close family who is VERY concerned about Covid - getting both might help with our visit to UK.

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Yes the nurse did ask me about reaction for first jab, and I said none apart from sore are for longer than expected. And she warned me the reaction might be stronger this time. But I truly didn't expect it to be that bad. Feeling better today- will just take it easy and hopefully will be fully on the mend by tomorrow.

As for why second jab as I had confirmed Covid in December? I asked and was told that they were still doing the two jabs in Neuch. Apparently they have changed now, but if you were given an appointment after first jab, they stuck to schedule.
My sister had covid early in January and was vaxxed sometime in March/April (they allowed it in the US) and had strong reactions to both shots, although neither reaction lasted longer than 24-36 hours. She also got Pfizer.

I‘m glad she‘s had the vax as she‘s on her way to California for a Job lasting till September at least.

Feel better soon.
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Yes the nurse did ask me about reaction for first jab, and I said none apart from sore are for longer than expected. And she warned me the reaction might be stronger this time. But I truly didn't expect it to be that bad. Feeling better today- will just take it easy and hopefully will be fully on the mend by tomorrow.

As for why second jab as I had confirmed Covid in December? I asked and was told that they were still doing the two jabs in Neuch. Apparently they have changed now, but if you were given an appointment after first jab, they stuck to schedule.
I hope you’ll get over it quickly. Given the weather at the moment you didn’t choose a bad time to be tucked up indoors.

I read that they were sticking to the two appointments for people who had already had the first as they had no way of knowing who had already had COVID and who hadn’t other than by contacting them all individually.
It did say that people could contact them and they would review the appointments if necessary.

My neighbour told me this morning that she phoned them up to ask about it and they gave here the option of cancelling or keeping the appointment. She cancelled her appointment for next Monday and they sent her a revised vaccination certificate. She said she’d rather her dose be used by somebody else who needs it.
They have updated their system now to take previous COVID infections into account when booking appointments apparently.
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