Anyone had the jab yet?

Wattie

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My Mums due to get the AZ on Sunday.
Bit concerned as she’s had reactions to others before.
 

allandwf

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My mother was ambushed by the DR at home, and had it on Tuesday. She was quite anti, and had previously told the nurses she may grow two heads, she couldn't guarantee she would they couldn't guarantee she wouldn't.
I phoned today to see how she was and if she had grown an extra head. Three heads and two penises I was told!!! lol
 

Andyk

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Not me but not expecting it for a few months yet. My parents had it two weeks ago and my mother in law last week. Strangely my 78 year old father in law with cancer hasn't yet which I would have thought he would have been in one of the first groups.
 

midlifecrisis

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My mum has had her first vaccination as has my 90 years old neighbour. I think Roy next door has too and his Mrs, he's 87.
A cousins daughter has as well she's in her 20s and works in a care home.
I think mine will come in April
 

RoaryRati

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Having clocked up 60+ voluntary hours (many more to follow I hope) helping with the jab rollout I got my reward the AZ jab yesterday - got a minor thick head this morning but that could be due to beer consumption and feeling a bit warm - but we foregot to turn heating down last night. According to others who've had it you can feel a bit rough for a couple of days. Mr RR's 86 year old mum had the phizer one a few weeks back and had no side effects.
 

rossyl

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Both my parents have had it.

As my mother tends to spend most of her days doing nothing now she is retired, she seems to have filled them with daytime TV and YouTube. Quite surprising for someone worked in the City their whole life and thought being a stay at home Mum was utterly boring, so never did it. As a result of her new habits, she was extremely concerned about the vaccine and almost said no to it. Luckily the person who she was on the phone to to book her in for a vaccine could not be bothered with any of her questions and simply said, "I've got thousands of people to call, you are lucky you are so high up the list and if you do not want it, I will simply move on."

She had the jab and was delighted.

There's simply too much communication and "news" these days.

I know is someone who moved country, the biggest benefit (beyond the sunshine, crystal clear waters and white sand on the beach) he has found is not having the news - i.e. our nation's obsession with the news, everyone becoming an "expert", it being the main topic of of conversation for the majority andmost of our news being doom and gloom.

He said that has been the biggest positive change in his life.

I suppose we do not realise how much our negative news surrounds our daily lives.
 

GTVGEOFF

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Had mine Tuesday, AZ, slight headache for a couple of days and felt slightly sluggish but not enough to stop me with decorating, at least that's what the wife said!
Wouldn't put me off having it again.
 

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There was a conversation at work yesterday about the deaths after pfizer vaccines in Norway. A little research later found a study in 2012 showing 15000 deaths were recorded following 14 million vaccines or 0.1%. 60% of those deaths were +85yrs or 0.06%. Norway have given 2.49million vaccines to date so the death rate from those if they were all Pfizer is 0.0009%. But I guess that is not good for headlines is it!
 

Wattie

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There was a conversation at work yesterday about the deaths after pfizer vaccines in Norway. A little research later found a study in 2012 showing 15000 deaths were recorded following 14 million vaccines or 0.1%. 60% of those deaths were +85yrs or 0.06%. Norway have given 2.49million vaccines to date so the death rate from those if they were all Pfizer is 0.0009%. But I guess that is not good for headlines is it!
No probably not.
I don’t think many of the concerns lie with “deaths”, more so the long term effects -if any and whether top ups, mix n match etc will adversely affect health.
 

Doohickey

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Both my parents in their 80s and my mother in law at 91 have had it. Don't know which variety but all are fine with no side affects. H's uncle had the Pfizer one and had a sore arm for a few days but nothing serious.

I won't hesitate to have it - it's the only way out of this mess but not expecting mine until end April at the earliest.
 

Gazcw

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No probably not.
I don’t think many of the concerns lie with “deaths”, more so the long term effects -if any and whether top ups, mix n match etc will adversely affect health.
I imagine although I have no basis for this, that the vaccines have been developed in a similar way to many other flu vaccines and there is confidence that side effects will be limited. Mix n match is a greater unknown I guess. Different strains is likely our biggest issue and travel should be controlled more for sure.
 

CatmanV2

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I suppose we do not realise how much our negative news surrounds our daily lives.
Totally right. It is a survival instinct, but see how the worried thread (which is IMHO predominantly negative) gains far more views and posts that the positive thread. It takes a conscious effort to react carefully and sensibly to perceived negativity.

C
 

mjheathcote

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All elderly parents/relatives have had it.
Only fit youngster (54) that I know that has had it, is my friend who is a Funeral Director.
Makes sense going into Hospitals and Care/Nursing homes picking up customers.
 

rossyl

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Totally right. It is a survival instinct, but see how the worried thread (which is IMHO predominantly negative) gains far more views and posts that the positive thread. It takes a conscious effort to react carefully and sensibly to perceived negativity.

C
Agreed. It is surprisingly hard not to let it affect you when its all encompassing.

Unfortunately, I think it is a societal thing in Britain. Obsession with the news and talking about negative things. It makes it all the harder to ignore.
 
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