Vaccine on its own thread.

FifeHibs

New radge
Has anyone had there second Astra Zeneca jag that had a bad reaction to the first? After the second jag was it the same reaction?

I was pretty sick for about 36/48 hours with the first one. Sore head fever etc and due the second one at 12 today.
 

hibbybilly

radge grandad radge
Has anyone had there second Astra Zeneca jag that had a bad reaction to the first? After the second jag was it the same reaction?

I was pretty sick for about 36/48 hours with the first one. Sore head fever etc and due the second one at 12 today.
My youngest lassie has, no wantin tae put you off but she was same after second jag. Take a couple of paracetamols before yi get it. Seen a couple of people done that and been ok. They might have been ok anyway so it might no work but worth a shot.
 

HibsSM1979

Just A Radge
Grim warnings today of this leading to 10,000 admissions and a 1000 deaths a day in the summer. Makes you wonder what the bloody point of the vaccine is then
 

Greenmachine

Aulder Than The Internet This Radge
Exactly what the million dollar question should be. If these vaccines are so effective why are they projecting figures just as bad, if not worse, than the last wave?
They are using the worst case scenario as they always do to scare the shit out of the populace and keep them under control. IMO we will not see anything like what they are projecting.
 

HibsSM1979

Just A Radge
They are using the worst case scenario as they always do to scare the shit out of the populace and keep them under control. IMO we will not see anything like what they are projecting.

certainly shouldn’t do if the vaccine is as good as it’s supposed to be. The media are at it again. I was never a fan of the media in this country, particularly newspapers, before this pandemic but their conduct, in the main, has been disgusting throughout. They must know the mental health of millions of people has taken a battering and many are teetering on the edge and they Stoke it with their lurid headlines and doom and gloom. Disgusting
 

hibadelic

Radge-a-Casblanca
certainly shouldn’t do if the vaccine is as good as it’s supposed to be.

The current vaccines haven't been tested against new variants. There's a suggestion that the efficacy is lower.

1000 a day still seems high but its all just finger in the air stuff, highest number gets reported.
 

Rocky

Well-Known Radge
The current vaccines haven't been tested against new variants. There's a suggestion that the efficacy is lower.

1000 a day still seems high but its all just finger in the air stuff, highest number gets reported.
Agree, the efficacy may be a tad lower but it'll still work just dandy and the reduction in transmission due to vaccines will get us to herd immunity no bother once everyone is done.

Your point about highest number getting reported is spot on, but it's not fear mongering as is often suggested, it's simple clickbait. I saw a New York Times journalist quoting that bad news stories get something like 13 times more clicks than good news ones. This is the cycle that is profoundly damaging to people's mental health - scientists write a scenario paper in good faith which includes the (vanishingly unlikely but possible) scenario of 1000 deaths per day, fully contextualised and variables defined. Newspapers pick the scariest part for clicks. Folk click it and then get in a tizz and share the scary part with zero context on forums. Big flap ensues about a whole lot of nada. It's really unhelpful and bad for people's mental state when all we need to do (in this country at least) is keep a lid on things for a few more weeks and we're home and dry. If we need to slow down easing of restrictions in some areas here and there then so be it, it's not for much longer.
 

Rocky

Well-Known Radge
I only got my first dose a week ago but I was curious to see if my second had been scheduled. However when I logged into my account the vaccination status was showing that I'd received zero doses. I just rang the status helpline (08081968565) and they said they'd updated it now, although no idea how they knew which one I got. Might be worth folk checking their records to see if their first is showing correctly in case it interferes with getting second appointment.
 

hibbybilly

radge grandad radge
I only got my first dose a week ago but I was curious to see if my second had been scheduled. However when I logged into my account the vaccination status was showing that I'd received zero doses. I just rang the status helpline (08081968565) and they said they'd updated it now, although no idea how they knew which one I got. Might be worth folk checking their records to see if their first is showing correctly in case it interferes with getting second appointment.
Got letter today for 2nd jag. 9 weeks 2 days after 1st.
 

Jack

Aulder Than The Internet This Radge
I only got my first dose a week ago but I was curious to see if my second had been scheduled. However when I logged into my account the vaccination status was showing that I'd received zero doses. I just rang the status helpline (08081968565) and they said they'd updated it now, although no idea how they knew which one I got. Might be worth folk checking their records to see if their first is showing correctly in case it interferes with getting second appointment.
When I got my first one the systems were down so I was a bit concerned they'd lose me from the system. I was also in the group whose letters had been delayed. Then it was announced they were going to give second jags in 8 weeks when I was already at 9 and a friend who'd got his first a week after me said he had just got his second.

It didn't look good!

I was going to phone this afty but low and behold my blue envelope arrived at lunchtime. [sigh of relief smiley] Next Monday.
 

southfieldhibby

Aulder Than The Internet This Radge
I only got my first dose a week ago but I was curious to see if my second had been scheduled. However when I logged into my account the vaccination status was showing that I'd received zero doses. I just rang the status helpline (08081968565) and they said they'd updated it now, although no idea how they knew which one I got. Might be worth folk checking their records to see if their first is showing correctly in case it interferes with getting second appointment.
How do you log onto see your vaccine history?
 

Hibee Kev

Well-Known Radge
My mother-in-law took a *suspected* severe reaction to the Pfizer jab and is currently in the Astley-Ainslie paralysed with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). Pretty grim.

When she was initially admitted to the ERI we were informed they had seen a number of cases of GBS this year already when normally they would be lucky to see one, as it is such a rare condition.
 

Rocky

Well-Known Radge
My mother-in-law took a *suspected* severe reaction to the Pfizer jab and is currently in the Astley-Ainslie paralysed with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). Pretty grim.

When she was initially admitted to the ERI we were informed they had seen a number of cases of GBS this year already when normally they would be lucky to see one, as it is such a rare condition.
Sorry to hear that, hope she recovers ok
 
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