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woodbine
woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,078 Disability Gamechanger
edited December 2021 in Coffee lounge
Firstly I will start by saying I believe that everybody who can gets vaccinated against covid and when offered they get the booster.

I had my booster yesterday, and tbh today I feel awful, have been feeling dizzy all day and v.tired.

I'm sure I will be feeling better tomorrow after a good nights sleep, and I'm 100% certain that how I feel now is far far better than I would feel if I actually had the virus.

So the moral of the story is get vaccinated and get your booster, we must do all we can to stop this pandemic in it's tracks.
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  • TheAlien
    TheAlien Member Posts: 212 Pioneering
    I had mine on Tuesday and I spent yesterday with a bit of a temperature, fuzzy head and for an insomniac I slept a lot.  Oh and a pain in my arm.

    Today I feel almost back to normal apart from a stuffy nose.  
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 13,317 Disability Gamechanger
    I had mine yesterday too and no side effects at all so far 
  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 2,085 Pioneering
    I had mine  four weeks ago, had sore arm for three days. 
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 8,269 Disability Gamechanger
    Vaccines are one part of the arsenal but don’t work with pandemics unless you have vaccine equality across borders. Doesn’t seem likely soon.
  • lisathomas50
    lisathomas50 Member Posts: 4,965 Disability Gamechanger
    I would say we have a couple of years left yet there will probably be more mutations and the virus will get weaker and weaker and will end up just like a cold and be seasonal and not sp life threatening  but that's just my opinion so we will just have to see if it was handled properly then maybe things wouldn't of got so bad 

    People who are vaccinated have still haf corona virus some have been in hospital some haven't  the new variant now they don't know enough about so we will have to wait for information about that some countries are locking down 

    If they don't know enough then they need to do another lockdown until they know and try and slow it down as they say it spreads quicker  what's the point of people gathering at Xmas and New year putting NHS under pressure again more deaths  and back at square one 

    In my opinion we should have lock down to preserve life and at least have a future that can be built back up they also need to find out how it started to stop anything like this happening again 
  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Member Posts: 2,296 Pioneering
    I’m concerned my booster is booked in for the 23rd and if I was to react I would potentially be unwell over Christmas, however I would still rather have the booster and be unwell than catch covid itself. 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 7,023

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    I hope you feel better today @woodbine :) 
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,078 Disability Gamechanger
    @Tori_Scope much better although I couldn't sleep last night very well, have just been out with xmas cards for the neighbours clear blue skies here lovely day for the time of year.
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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 7,023

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    Blue skies and crisp air here too @woodbine :) I'm glad you're feeling a little better, hopefully you'll be able to get a better night of sleep tonight!
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  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 8,269 Disability Gamechanger
    I would say we have a couple of years left yet there will probably be more mutations and the virus will get weaker and weaker and will end up just like a cold and be seasonal and not sp life threatening  but that's just my opinion so we will just have to see if it was handled properly then maybe things wouldn't of got so bad 

    People who are vaccinated have still haf corona virus some have been in hospital some haven't  the new variant now they don't know enough about so we will have to wait for information about that some countries are locking down 

    If they don't know enough then they need to do another lockdown until they know and try and slow it down as they say it spreads quicker  what's the point of people gathering at Xmas and New year putting NHS under pressure again more deaths  and back at square one 

    In my opinion we should have lock down to preserve life and at least have a future that can be built back up they also need to find out how it started to stop anything like this happening again 
    Lisa you keep, wrongly, asserting that viruses mutate and get weaker. Viruses mutate and get weaker if they can’t jump hosts and their audience gets smaller. Our borders remain open; our measures are, to put it politely, somewhat inadequate; not enough of the population have been vaccinated and our failure to share vaccines with other countries will see this go on for more than a couple of years. In this specific set of circumstances the virus will continue to mutate. No-one can predict whether those mutations will be weaker or stronger and it is wrong to suggest otherwise.


  • rubin16
    rubin16 Member Posts: 235 Pioneering
    I had my covid booster 3 weeks ago and it made me feel alittle under the weather just for a day and had a sore arm. I think its mainly due to changing vaccines as I had 2 Astra Zenica for the first 2 doses, then switched to Pfizer for my booster. But after a day I was fine again so well worth having it to stop the affects of covid.

    I think this is the new norm now having booster jabs to keep up with the affects of covid, until there is a complete cure, like the spanish flu and TB. I just wish people took more precautions as I'm literally the only one who wears a mask when I goto the local shop. I see everyone else without a mask even though theres signs saying to wear one.
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 8,269 Disability Gamechanger
    Er, there has never been a cure for the Spanish flu. As regards a cure for Covid? That is likely a pipe dream. People have been trying to find something for coronavirus for around 80 years and failed. If you succeed then you cite the common cold so that’s how close we are in reality i.e. not much. 
  • lisathomas50
    lisathomas50 Member Posts: 4,965 Disability Gamechanger
    Mike I said in my opinion not fact  but it's like everything in life it can't keep going eventually it will wear itself out and as I said we will see its only been going 2 years snd yes the population feed it 

    We have been liveing it for two years so we know how to stop it but people won't do anything unless they are told to we know that large gatherings dread the virus and bring in crowed places and going abroad but people still do it the government always leave things to late they know the new variant spreads faster and some of the symptoms are different but they still say its all ok but it's obviously not 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,619 Disability Gamechanger
    Having the vaccines/boosters will not stop anyone catching Covid... My daughter had both Vaccines but still caught Covid back in the summer.
  • vikingqueen
    vikingqueen Member Posts: 625 Pioneering
     Only one virus in the history of the world has been eradicated and that is smallpox. We have a long way to go with the coronaviruses.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,078 Disability Gamechanger
    Daughters ex had covid in the summer after having both jabs, grandson tested positive but he was only slightly ill for a couple of days thankfully.
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  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 8,269 Disability Gamechanger
     Only one virus in the history of the world has been eradicated and that is smallpox. We have a long way to go with the coronaviruses.
    You may want to fact check your assertion i.e. it is wrong.
  • vikingqueen
    vikingqueen Member Posts: 625 Pioneering
         I stand corrected, google failed me this time, I apologise.
  • lisathomas50
    lisathomas50 Member Posts: 4,965 Disability Gamechanger
    Going back over previous comments from the start of threads about covid people were saying haveing the vacinations would stop you getting covid same people now saying vacinations aren't stopping the corona virus 

    Proves that no one not even scientists or the government know what's happening at least we are now in my opinion seeing a bit of truth that no one knows wher this virus is going and how much damage its going to do 

    We just have to keep ourselves as safe as we can and control our way of liveing so that we don't catch or spread it in wales if we are going out to meet people or going where there are alot of people or visiting we have been told to do a lateral flow before we leave I do four a week so I am covered now and I wear a mask even though I dint have to 

    I wear disposable gloves when I go shopping and still use sanitiser and I keep my distance where I can as me and mum recently had it again 

    The problem eith the new variant its going to harder to know becsuse the symptoms are different  they say its milder I havent heard anything about people dying from the new variant though unless I havent noticed 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,778 Disability Gamechanger
    Going back over previous comments from the start of threads about covid people were saying haveing the vacinations would stop you getting covid same people now saying vacinations aren't stopping the corona virus.
    The scientists never claimed that. Vaccination can reduce the likelihood of catching it and reduce the likelihood of having a severe illness, they may also reduce the likelihood of carrying and transmitting the disease.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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