It’s the afternoon of Friday 7 May and I’m wondering what I should post about on Monday 10 May because I know I need to make a start on it. I’m feeling very tired and don’t have the energy for a post that requires research, a lot of thought, editing of photos etc, so I decide to mark the occasion of my first AstraZeneca Covid jab as part of the Corona Chronicles series, and let you know how it went!
I am part of the 1b phase of Australia’s Vaccination Rollout Strategy due to having an Immunoglobulin A Deficiency. However, as of 3 May over 50’s, as part of the 2a phase, have the green light to start booking your appointments!
Here’s how my first jab experience has been.
Wednesday 5 May
My appointment was for 2:30pm. I got there a little early to allow time to fill in the paperwork. Not sure exactly what time I got the jab but let’s just say it was 2:30pm.
I felt fine all afternoon and even when I went to bed.
Thursday 6 May
I woke up at 1:30am shivering. I was cold and my bones were aching. I got up, went to the loo, took some Panadol and then back into bed. Lots of shivering. I obviously had a fever. Eventually I got back to sleep.
I woke a little later than I usually do since I’d been awake in the wee hours. I wasn’t shivering anymore and my bones weren’t aching.
The rest of this day I had a mild temp (don’t know what it was because I don’t have an operating thermometer) and felt tired and lethargic. I took Panadol and rested on the bed most of the day.
I posted about having my first Covid jab on Facebook as I think that sharing our experiences with the AstraZeneca jab might help allay some of the fear that is around.
Friday 7 May
I woke up feeling fine! I felt well all day but a little tired and weary, especially in the second half of the day. Here’s what I posted to my Insta stories on this day.
Saturday 8 May
A little tired but otherwise I felt just fine!
Sunday 9 May
It’s Mother’s Day! I was served breakfast in bed and later went over to have lunch with Mum. I felt fine all day.
I have to say that I feel enormous relief to finally have some protection on board. My next jab is booked for the same time on 28 July. Meanwhile, my Mum is due to have her first vaccination this week and I’ll be going along and staying with her for a few days to be sure all is aok.
Have you had one or two Covid Vaccinations yet? Booked for your jab soon? If you’ve had a jab, let us know how it went for you in the comments below.
Ciao for now,