Jabs x

Had both flu and cold jabs today if I feel I’ll tomorrow

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I am having COVID jab on Thursday. I usually have very tender arm for 24 hours but I can cope with that. It’s much better than getting full blown Covid!

My partner and I had both last Saturday. I was fine but my partner I’ll for a day.

i had both on Friday, still i cant touch my arms, especially the covid one. and since last night legs our feeling lifeless.
hope you feel nothing but please take paracetamol if you can.

Morning everyone. I’m thinking of not having my 6th covid jab. I am clinically vulnerable due to problems I had with my lung 3 years ago.

I still blame the Astra Zeneca for my stroke.

I’m interested to hear your opinions and for those of you who have already had their jab how did they feel afterwards and which one did they have please.

Thanking you in advance. Loraine :upside_down_face:

Hi @Loshy
At the moment I’m thinking I don’t want to have the Covid top up or the ‘flu jab - just a bit scared post-stroke about putting such strong meds into my body.


I’m ok with Flu but worried about covid. Thanjj oh s fir answering me @DDMH x

Hi Lorraine, I had the Moderna/Spikevax jab 3 weeks ago (I think it’s changed it’s name to Spikevax now). I’ve had 2 Astra Zeneca, 1 Phizer and 1 Spikevax.

The last one covers a couple of variants, allegedly, as a caveat I had the flu jab 5 days before the covid booster, I had no symptoms following the first 3 other than a slightly sore arm at the injection site and a dull headache for a couple of hours. This last one however gave me cold like symptoms, extreme tiredness, the cold like symptoms have only just gone away, that’s 3 weeks later, the tiredness lasted a week or so.

I don’t know if it was the covid booster, the flu jab or a combination of the two that resulted in the symptoms or if I simply caught a cold.

I had the stroke 2 and half months after the 2nd Astra jab.

Whatever you decide to do, hopefully any symptoms you have will be mild or non-existent.

Best wishes

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Thanks @Mahoney . I had the AZ then 5 weeks later the stroke not to mention how poorly I was in those 5 weeks so I’m quite nervous again to receive it. Thanks Loraine x

I had Moderna Spikevax last Thursday (my 4th Covid jab). No major worries but I did have tender upper arm for 3 days. I also had some cold like symptoms (mild), aching joints (mild) and fatigue (mild/moderate) for 3-4 days topside.
I went on the government website and these symtoms were all mentioned as ‘common’. The thing to remember is that some mild symptons are far, far better than having the disease if I was not protected.
An efficacy rating of 94% was noted for the Moderna as opposed to the Pfizer at 92%.
I previously had 3x Pfizer jabs. The side effects of those were a bit less than the Moderna.

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The AZ jab is not recommended for me because I take Pradaxa (Dabigatran Etexilate) which is an anticoagulant medication. My GP ruled out the AZ jab. They cleared me to have Pfizer and Moderna Spikevax.

@sunnyday thank you for your advice. This will be my 6th so I’m slightly worried. Thanks loraine x

Due to have mine on 10th - have had Phizer ones before (three of them). Don’t know what we’ll be having this time. I am apprehensive but in general am an adviocate of immunisation after the death of my unvaccinated nephew from Measles some years ago. Have stocked up on the paracetamol and hope it goes OK

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@FionaB1 thanks. I’ve had AZ 3 Moderna 1 phizer.
I think it’s mixed as @Mahoney @sunnyday have said.

Fingers crossed for everyone and yep, I will be buying paracetamol next week. Thanks Loraine :smiley:

Had my flu and covid jabs never felt so bad stated my emergency pack

What is your emergency pack? @Mickyboy