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A Vaccine Reaction That I wasn't Expecting!

Covid 19 is a horrible illness. But luckily vaccines have been made. But sometimes a bad reaction shows just how horrible real covid can be.

Vaccine side effects

Vaccine side effects

Corona Virus Vaccine

I had been looking forward to getting the vaccine like many other people. So when it was my time to go I went to the vaccination centre really happy that I was going to start to become immune to the horrible illness.

To be fair I hadn't been feeling too well before I went there. My stomach had been hurting but I just thought it was just me.

The actual vaccination centre was terrific.

There were people to show you where to park and wait in the car for someone to come and get you.

Others directed me to the door. And at each step, they took my temperature, name and address, then they told me to sit down and they will call me.


Getting the Shot

I was called in and then I was asked my name, age, and address.

The nurse did give me lots of information about side effects, so I knew, or thought I knew, what to expect.

Soon after I was given the vaccine.

Before I left they asked me, did I want to sit down for a few minutes? So I did for about five minutes, then I left.

The rest of the day I felt fine. Going about my day, cooking etc, watching TV.

But I was a bit afraid to go to bed just in case something kicked in.

But nothing happened and I woke up feeling fine.

Then around 6 pm, it happened!

Stomach cramps

Stomach cramps

Shakes, Freezing Cold, Sick! Oh Joy!

It started with terrific stomach pains.

I shot to the toilet and had violent Diarrhea and felt sick. Eventually, I managed to get to my bed, and lay there exhausted.

Then the cold hit me.

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I was freezing! My partner threw so many covers over me, but it didn't work!

Then came the shakes.

I have never shook so much in my life. My hands and legs were going everywhere. I nearly fell off the bed.

My partner called the doctor, but instead of coming out or calling an ambulance, he said it was a normal reaction.

Well, they could have warned me!

Nowhere does it say shaking like you are having a fit. Nor does it mention freezing cold.

I fell asleep and the next day stayed in bed, recuperating.

Today, two days after, I am now fine.

Smile Vaccine

Smile Vaccine

What's My Point?

This is not to scare you.

Or stop you from having the vaccine.

It is to show you the one side effect that they never mention. And it is to stop you panicking if it does happen.

My point and I want to reiterate it loudly is, It was well worth the pain!


Because if this is what happens when you have the vaccine, can you imagine the pain and illness if you really caught Covid?

Covid is not a joke, a conspiracy, or a lie. I have a friend who died from it.

So whatever pain or discomfort you have, and I hope you have none, just take it.

It may just save your life!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2021 Nell Rose


Nell Rose (author) from England on March 13, 2021:

Hi, Just came back to say I love your poem. And Clive's book too!

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 13, 2021:

Hi Brenda, no I had the Astra/Zeneca or Oxford one. I have no idea why I was so bad, it was scary. Glad you are okay. But the tiredness does get you doesn't it?

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on March 13, 2021:


I'm so glad to hear you are doing okay now.

I had seen a video with someone who had the shakes & it looked quite scary.

I had the Moderna & basically had a sore arm like I was beaten.

Did you have moderna or Pfizer?

Let's hope your second dose doesn't give you any problems.

Mine is on march 24.

Take care & I agree it is better to have the vaccine.

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 13, 2021:

I am really sorry, I will have to comment on here, as I have no idea how to do it on the new sites.

Ruby - I totally agree with you about the execution. It was appalling.

Mary - Prince Edward county is amazing!

Devika - Great list to choose from. I think most people have given up on blogger these days, but the others are great!

Flourish - A very topical subject, stuttering. Its all over the news at the moment over here in the uk. I never noticed that they did that in songs, great hub!

Pamela - love the poem, and Louis Armstrong was a lovely bonus!

Shauna - I love the color blind artist! What amazing pictures!

Chitrangada - I loved your poem for the challenge, wonderful!

Zulma - Thanks as always. I took a look through your hubs, but I think I have read most.

Adrienne - Fascinating read about Rottweillers. My friend used to have one, it was the only dog I was wary of! lol!

Bill - I love reading about your father, and I totally agree with him. We do turn to God when we are in danger or pain.

Ann - Definitely going to keep your advice there! When I am writing a book I have to go through the list mentally. So thanks!

Sally - I love all your clever wet felted things. The Halloween ones are lovely!

Peggy - I love Omelets! though not sure about the spinach for me, but definitely one to try!

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 13, 2021:

I am still trying to figure out how to comment on your articles? Any ideas?

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 13, 2021:

Thanks Mary, I believe it was because I was ill with other things too. So please don't worry.

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 13, 2021:

Thanks Devika, I am sure you would be fine if you do have it, but totally respect the fact that you are not.

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 13, 2021:

Sorry to hear it disappeared Ruby. And thanks for commenting. I am glad you only had a sore arm.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on March 12, 2021:

I'm still waiting for my vaccination schedule so I'm happy about this warning.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 12, 2021:

Hi Nell sorry to hear about how your body reacted to the vaccine. Everybody has a different reaction or no reaction. I decided to not have it. Glad you shared your experience.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on March 11, 2021:

Nell, I commented and it just disappeared, GRR...I had mine and only had a sore injection site. I'm glad you are ok!

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 11, 2021:

Thanks Flourish, it was my friends son. He had been in hospital for a long time with another illness. It was horrible.

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 11, 2021:

Thanks Pamela, yes I have no idea why it happened. I just hope the next one is better.

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 11, 2021:

Thanks Shauna, yes its something we have to bare. Hope you are okay?

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 11, 2021:

Hi Chitrangada, thank you. Yes I am getting much better now.

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 11, 2021:

Thanks Zulma, lol! yes! at least my arm was fine.

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 11, 2021:

Hi Adrienne, it was my first shot. Not really looking forward to my second, lol!

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 11, 2021:

Thanks Bill, yes it got a bit hairy at times, but glad I did it.

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 11, 2021:

Thanks Ann. My legs still feel heavy but the rest of me is fine.

FlourishAnyway from USA on March 11, 2021:

I'm glad you are feeling better and glad you put a positive spin on it. It's better to have a vaccine reaction than the real deal. I'm sorry for the loss of your friend.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on March 11, 2021:

Neither my husband nor I had any reaction to either vaccine. I have some friends that also had no reaction, but a couple had a bit of a sore arm. What you described is horrible. I hate to think you went though that.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on March 11, 2021:

Thanks for the info, Nell. I'm sorry you had to go thru this scary situation, but relieved it passed.

Be well, my friend!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on March 11, 2021:

Hi Nell!

Good to know that you are fine now. I had read your Facebook post, about the vaccine reaction. Good of you to share your experiences with others.

I had my first dose of vaccine last week. A little bit of sore arm only, for that day and the next day.

You said it right, that all this is for a bigger cause. We have to defeat this virus, from all around the World.

Thank you for sharing.

Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon from United Kingdom on March 11, 2021:

Nell, I'm sorry you reacted so badly to your shot and am glad you're feeling better. I've not read anything about getting the shakes. Maybe it's rare so it doesn't get much mention. All I had was a sore arm for a couple of days. How ironic that's the one thing you didn't get.

Wishing you better luck on your next jab.

Adrienne Farricelli on March 11, 2021:

So sorry you went through all of that, but happy that you are now fine and that you are a step further to avoiding this horrible disease. Was this your first shot or your second? My dad got Pfizer last month and had no side effects and will be soon getting his second.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 11, 2021:

I've heard of similar reactions here in Olympia. I'm with you, to me it's worth it to get it over and done with. One more step towards some sort of normalcy.

I'm glad you are all right now. Hooray!

Ann Carr from SW England on March 11, 2021:

Mine wax the A-Z too. Glad you're feeling better.

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 11, 2021:

Thanks Ann, it was the Astra zeneca, (Oxford) one. They say that does cause more trouble. But feeling much better now. Sorry you had the headache, it never really hurt me.

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 11, 2021:

Hi Sally, good to know. Funnily enough my arm was the one thing that didn't hurt! lol!

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 11, 2021:

At the time I was feeling so bad, but looking back I am so glad I had it. Sorry for the loss of your neighbor Peggy, how awful!

Ann Carr from SW England on March 11, 2021:

Well, Nell, that must have been awful for you! I'm so glad you were ok in the end. When it gets to later the next day, you naturally presume all's well.

I had my vaccine last week, had a bad headache and felt a bit 'odd', then a bit better when I woke up the next day. By that afternoon all side-effects had gone, so I got off lightly it seems!

It's good of you to share what happened to you. As you say, no one mentions that side-effect at all, at least I haven't heard it before. Which type of vaccine did you have? Not that it makes much difference I don't think; people react in their own way regardless.

I just hope it doesn't happen with the second one. Someone told me that can be a little worse but we'll see. As you say, I'm prepared to put up with side-effects to stop me getting Covid!

I hope you're feeling fine now and that your second jab is less traumatic!


Sally Gulbrandsen from Norfolk on March 11, 2021:

Good to know you are feeling better Nell I was lucky, only had a sore arm for a couple of days. Looking forward to getting my second and hoping it will allow me to get back to normality.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 11, 2021:

I have only had my first Pfizer shot and only had a very slight sore arm. My husband felt the same from his first Moderna shot. We are awaiting our 2nd dose. You are correct that even if there is a reaction, it is MUCH BETTER than contracting Covid. We know a neighbor who died of it, and also know a so-called long-hauler, who has lost over 60 pounds, and still has no energy, plus has other side-effects.

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