I received the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine yesterday. (Happy dance). I will try to give detailed updates on my experience and answer questions.
The injection itself felt like the flu shot. People have been asking if it felt cold; it did not. The site did not burn or itch at any point immediately or subsequently following injection. It does not itch or burn now. I have no redness or swelling at the injection site. I cannot find the “poke hole” this morning on inspection.
I do have a dull quality muscular pain in that arm , in the deltoid muscle. If I’m sitting still it doesn’t hurt. If I use the arm for ordinary tasks like picking up my coffee mug, it’s mildly uncomfortable. I would rate that discomfort a 2 out of 10 on the pain scale. It was not uncomfortable enough for me to change my usual sleep position (which is left side lying, on top of my injection arm).
My body temp this morning is normal. I did not have an allergic reaction, even though I carry epinephrine for severe food allergies and have a history of anaphylaxis. I am tired, but I’m always tired the morning after shift and I do not feel extraordinarily tired beyond what I would normally experience. I slept well last night. No headache, no gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea).
I am still an Apple user and do not have the urge to switch to Microsoft products (sorry Bill). Based on the 2 bars of service my cell phone is currently displaying, I’m reasonably confident that I am not conducting 5G. On visual inspection of my body, both with the naked eye and black light, I have been unable to locate any bar codes.
I do feel “lighter” in mood. Hopeful, happy and relieved……a very welcomed side effect of both receiving my own vaccine protection, but also from seeing all of the pics of my colleagues across this country get theirs.
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