If you have either already received your first shot of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, there are two things to be aware of. 1. Be sure that you have the vaccine placed in your non-dominant arm. That would be if you are right handed, have the vaccine injected in your left arm or the reverse if you are left arm dominant. 2. If you have already had your first dose, please let me know if you have experienced a common side effect of either vaccine which is pain in and around the injection site, when it started, and how long it has lasted, or any other side effect. 3. if you have not had your first dose yet, please let me know when you do and any side effects after you are injected. I experienced a severe reaction 4 1/2 hours after being injected. My arm and shoulder was on fire last night. My neighbor, on the other hand, is experiencing pain and discomfort today, a day after her injection. Both vaccines list pain as a possible side effect which can last a day or two or up to a week.
I have received responses from 23 people so far and have tallied the following:
1. 11 people have h ad no side effects from the first dose. 2. 7 people have had mild pain in there arm. 3. 4 people have had moderate pain and one experienced diarrhea from the shot and the other also had a headache and nausea. 4. 1 person experienced searing hot pain in the injected arm for two days.
This is a small price to pay to be immunized from Covid-19 virus. In my mind, there are still many unanswered questions such as how long will a person be immunized from this virus. How long after the second shot will a person be considered safe?
If you have any other questions, feel free to let us know.