My Experience Getting Vaccinated!

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On the 7th of September 2021, I decided to get vaccinated for travel reasons only. I went to the health center at awoyaya, ibeju lekki local government and the crowd was massive, I was supposed to travel to Edo state the following day so I decided to get vaccinated in benin, Edo state capital. So I got to uniben teaching hospital, it was an easy process, get the injection, wait for your registration and collect your card. Tony, take paracetamol when you get home, echoed the matron who attended to me, I was perplexed, I muttered to myself, if paracetamol was necessary, why didn’t they add it all along with the liquid vaccine? Well, maybe there is something I’m missing. After three hours of taking the vaccine, I started feeling uneasy, body weakness, heavy shoulder, internal temperature rise, well, I didn’t read much meaning to it, I had stressed myself a lot doing school clearance that I felt it’s not a result of the vaccine. I finally travelled back to Lagos the following day and I was sick for three days, I kept taking paracetamol till I recovered, I’m hardly sick, maybe 3 or 4 years before I even experience fever. 13th October 2021, I went for second dose of the vaccine, I got the shot as usual, marked the vaccine card to show I have been fully vaccinated, drove out as usual but this time, no one asked me to take paracetamol. 3 hours after, I started feeling uneasy too, the very side of the shoulder I got the shot on was painful, I could no longer lift my hand, internal temperature, cold, if I was a phone battery on 100 percent earlier, I think I discharged to about 65 percent, I remembered paracetamol, I went and got one card of it. Before evening, I could no longer walk normally without being cautious of falling. I managed to eat, took two tablets of the paracetamol and after sometime, I felt a bit relieved. Around 3 am at night, I woke up, cold and feverish, I wore thick attire and covered myself with bedsheets, I was shaking or vibrating rather, it’s been long I felt something like that, I thought that was the end of me, well, this morning, I woke up surprised I’m still alive, still taking paracetamol for now. Few takeaways from what I experienced. Fever, body weakness and cold are known side effects of the vaccine. I didn’t research that before hence it took me unawares. The matrons or nurses won’t ask you if you have any underlying illness which is not right. COVID vaccine is not deadly but few side effects after and one will be fine. So knowing all this will get you get prepared for the possible after effect. Well, the side effects are not actually for everyone, depends on your body as old men and women got vaccinated too.

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