Finally booked!

Good morning. I hope you’re all well.

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In England, the over 45s are invited to book their COVID vaccine. So, I’ve booked mine! I’m a bit nervous to be honest because I’ve known people (my partner, for example) have side effects. I’ve been told to take paracetamol before and after the vaccine.

Anyone else has had it?

As April is IBS awareness month, my next post contains facts and tips to manage this often debilitating condition.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Rachel xx

8 thoughts on “Finally booked!

  1. Woo hoo! So jealous!

    Himself had his about 6 weeks ago and felt pretty crappy from 12 hours to 36 hours post injection. He felt fluey and had chills and a temperature. Side effects like those are good, it means your body is paying attention and learning how to react to the common features between the vaccine and the virus. Hope you don’t feel too bad! Xx

  2. Hey Rachel, I got my first vaccine on March 25 and will be getting the second one tomorrow. No real bad reactions to the first one. My arm was quite sore for a little more than 24 hours, but otherwise ok. I don’t know what paracetamol is. I loaded up on zinc and vitamin c for a day or so before and three days after. Overall, no real bad side effects. We’ll see what second shot brings. Wishing you luck.

  3. I got lucky this week. I heard from a friend that a local pharmacy was taking walk-ins because their online booking system wasn’t working. I quickly went over there and got my first shot of the Oxford Astrazeneca vaccine on Monday. It will be several weeks before my age group is eligible for the mass vaccination clinics.

    So far I’m feeling pretty good, other than a sore arm. Although it’s much better today than it was yesterday.

  4. Wooohoooo, fab news! What day is it? I posted on my blog about my experiences in case you want a general idea of what to expect – https://invisiblyme.com/2021/02/27/coronavirus-vaccination-myexperience/

    Of course everyone’s experience is different. Nerves about side-effects are justified because quite a few people get something, but you may not get anything much at all. I’d say keep a day or two blanked out on your calendar in case you need the rest. Don’t have anything too taxing to do later in the day.

    I hope everything goes smoothly, that you get minimal side-effects and that the jab gives you the best protection possible!

    Caz xx

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