So yesterday I got the Covid jab. As I said a week ago, I didn’t impose on a neighbor to help me make a special trip to town, sit in a joyless room for half an hour waiting my turn and then let a total stranger stick me with a syringe full of rather dodgy liquid out of some abiding and paralyzing fear of a disease I’m very unlikely to contract. I did it to keep peace with … well, the aforementioned neighbor, actually. So I’m not guilt-stricken over that.

I’m not sure if this is an after-action report or a progress report: upon arrival I was handed a four-sheet memo containing a lengthy and daunting list of possible side effects. About the only thing they promised definitely wouldn’t happen is getting the disease as a result of the vaccine. They specifically did not promise that the vaccine would prevent the disease.

The lady with the needle promised with assurance that my shoulder would be sore today, and it assuredly is. In fact I can’t actually raise my left arm over my head, so now I have a matched set. That started last night and will presumably go away.

And I woke up this morning feeling – not sick exactly, but not good. Mostly just tired and blown-out. I had a bad headache but a couple of aspirin took care of that surprisingly well. Fortunately I didn’t have a lot to do this morning because around 9:30 I just went to bed and didn’t roll back out till noon for bread-making. Apparently that’s also pretty common. The fatigue, that is; not the bread making.

Unfortunately I have to go back in a month for another jab, and I’m really looking forward to that. The things I do for my friends…

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10 Responses to Ow.

  1. SoCoRuus says:

    FYI, you aren’t supposed to take ANY anti inflammatory’s before or after the shot. they claim its affects the the immune response.

    Wait till you get the 2nd shot, it pretty much knocks you on your ass.

  2. Robert says:

    Not to tempt Mr. Murphy, but my only 1st-shot symptom was quite mild arm soreness. #2 will probably hospitalize me. Or being symptomless means my immune system didn’t do a thing towards protecting me. Cheery thought. Hang in there, Joel; let’s assume your recent discomfort assures freedom from getting covid cooties in the future.

  3. winston smith says:

    Neither of my 80-something parents had any side effects at all beyond a mildly sore shoulder. (the 2-shot vaccine). Hoping that passed genetically to me when my turn rolls around.

  4. Phssthpok says:

    Does anyone else find it odd that the side effects of said ‘vaccine’* are basically the same as a mild case of the actual disease you are supposedly taking a vaccination against?

    * A ‘vaccine’ that they specifically DO NOT claim will prevent actually becoming infected with said disease.

  5. coloradohermit says:

    The symptoms you describe in the op sound exactly like the after effects I got after my second shingles shot. I’m not looking forward to the covid shots and hope they don’t get up to our little mountain town any time soon.

  6. Ben says:

    Wife got her second shot today, I get mine next week, so we will have two “after action “ reports to share regarding the side effects of our second shot.

    As for the first dose, my arm was just sore enough that I couldn’t sleep on that side. I hardly noticed it during the day. She had a bit of drowsiness that we attributed to her shot. It lasted for a couple days.

  7. Robert says:

    SoCoRuus: Cite, please? I get #2 in 12 days. FWIW, I had essentially no freaction to jab #1.

    A dental hygienist friend tells me 30% of her 2nd-shot co-workers got their butts kicked and those of them that came to work went back home after their first patient. Dental hygiene ain’t for the faint-hearted, evidently. 🙂

    “Does anyone else find it odd “?
    I don’t. IIRC, the so-called side effects are the result of your immune system revving up to fight the look-alike intruder that was injected into your arm. Yer immune system is by no means a straight-forward affair. Full disclosure: I wear a scrub top at work but I ain’t a medical worker despite trying to sound like one after several ounces of tequila.

  8. Paul B says:

    I won’t get a shot for my wife. Neighbor would be out of luck.

  9. TS says:

    “ I won’t get a shot for my wife. Neighbor would be out of luck.”

    Lol. Yep. Thank goodness my spouse and I are on the same page.

  10. SoCoRuss says:

    To answer your question, My oldest son is a Air Force Hospital management superintendent at Grand Forks, ND and my next door neighbor works at Ft Carson, CO Evans Hospital. My wife’s appt. was canceled the day after the base hospital folks got their second shots at same time due to everyone basically had to go home. My youngest son is a MP Plt. Sgt in Korea at Camp Casey, same thing happening there.So I’m just seeing whats happening to military folks and mil retiree’s from the Moderna mostly. Funny how the military is staying away fro Pfizer.

    I’m was in Desert Storm, and was part of our military mess with experimental nerve gas preventatives we were forced to take, no way will I ever get an another experimental/emergency use drug. I will wait to see what happens. Maybe the J&J vac. Or just have HCQ and Ivermectin available. Has you read the history of the creators of the mRNA procedure, the problem this method has had for years is it sets off major excessive immune responses that’s not good for some folks. So they use a different drug to try and reduce the issues but some folks still have that over response issue.

    I know 8 folks who had the virus, nothing but mild symptoms, all above 65-70. 2 are in mid 80’s with multiple health issues. I would have bet the farm they would be dead if they got it. But all they had was loss of smell and taste. I was in contact with them multiple times and didn’t get it, no way I should not have had it due to my close contacts with them. My father in law died in NY state in April due to Cuomo lunacy, He tested positive in nursing home and went into NYC hospital. They gave him drugs then sent back to nursing home, where he died 3 days later. But he did have LOTS of health issues. That’s my experience with folks having virus. This virus is dangerous to SOME folks not all. The survival rate is 99.87 overall. I’m not saying everyone will have same issue with 2nd shot but enough are that I and wife will just wait an see how this all turns out.

    If you want some fun reading, read the literature from the vaccine makers themselves. BTW, this isn’t really a Vaccine treatment. But the makers cant get liability exemptions for injuries unless its called a vaccine. Nothing says it will stop you from getting virus, just that it will “reduce” severe symptoms at a certain percentage and another percentage for mild/moderate symptoms. That’s the effectiveness rates they all claim. Why are 2nd to 3rd world countries around the world that don’t have big money to give Big Pharma showing low rates of this virus? They are using HCQ, Ivermectin, BCG vax and other low cost “low profit” drugs that work. It seems the malaria, parasitic and respiratory virus preventatives used as part of daily life in those countries are controlling the virus. The India medical folks are seeing “miracle” response to common bronchial inhaler usage as treatment. Don’t just believe me or not believe me, do your own research and see whats out there. Its eye opening.

    In today’s Dementia Joe’s briefing, he said he would have 300 millions doses by July, then 10 minutes later he said 600 million doses by July, then he said we should wear masks for the next year to save lives, Screw that.

    I have an idea, how about we all put plastic bags over our heads and tie them really tight around our throats, that should guarantee protection, or maybe even two plastic bags.

    The Chinese have to be laughing their asses off at us.

To the stake with the heretic!