- 4 February 2021
- Posted by: Admin
- Category: News
Had My Vaccine
I thought I would knock up a quick post about any side effects from the vaccine. Many patients and the wider public will be curious about side effects, which is completely understandable. If it’s one thing I have learnt over the years as a patient, is not only listen to your GP or Consultant. But also arm yourself with as much information as possible from reputable sources. Since the beginning of the pandemic I have used the gov website daily to keep myself informed as a patient. I feel this helped me respond to anything I needed to do before any lockdowns, ordering food etc.
So, I had the Astra Zeneca vaccine on the 26th January and waited at least a week before writing this. To give some background for those that don’t know. I am 25 years transplanted and on immunosuppressants like many of us as patients. I was expecting some side effects after reading various posts and threads online, from multiple sources. I was therefore surprised that I did not notice any side effects at all. I usually have an aching arm after the flu jab, which I had back in September. But there was no pain in the arm or any other ill feeling. Obviously it is not for me to give medical advice, but I would strongly suggest as a patient to take the vaccine. This not only helps us as patients see some light after shielding for so long. But also for the wider public who maybe looking for information on side effects also.
We are all different of course and everyone will react differently to medicines and vaccines. But the way I see it as a long term patient, medical science and research is there to help all of us. Stay Safe.