Jab after effects timing

(62 Posts)
LividJabber Mon 19-Apr-21 18:41:29

Hi, can anyone tell me the sort of timeframe I can expect if I’m going to suffer after effects from the jab?

I’m a teacher, have my jab on Wednesday at 4pm and it would be impossible to do anything about it if I was to start feeling rough part way through Thursday...

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Cherrysherbet Mon 19-Apr-21 18:47:42

I had mine at 9am on the weds, started to feel shivery in the evening. Felt like I had a bad hangover the next day, and a really sore arm. I didn't feel completely right again for about 5 days. I was well enough for work on the Friday though.
My husband had no side effects at all.

myotherusernameisonholiday Mon 19-Apr-21 18:49:59

I had AZ last Wednesday at 9.20am and I felt tired a couple of hours later (probably not that unusual to be fair), then around 7pm later that day I started to feel rough (cold, aching and generally yuk). I went to bed at 10, woke up the next day at 9am feeling almost 100% better (just had a sore arm). So for me I was recovered within 24 hours, worse bit was about 10-12 hours after. I think everyone will be different though. Good luck!

kerkyra Mon 19-Apr-21 18:50:28

I had mine Sunday lunchtime. All fine until today until late morning when I had a high temperature. Feeling alot better this evening.

BunsyGirl Mon 19-Apr-21 18:52:24

I had mine at 2.30pm on Saturday. By 3am on Sunday I had a temp of 39.5 and felt dreadful. I have had to take today off work and will return tomorrow although I still don’t feel that great - headache, lethargic, dizzy when I walk around.

BrianBettyGrable Mon 19-Apr-21 18:53:56

My experience was vaccination Sunday 9am, headache and fever started 4pm. Horrible sleepless night last night, but have managed a normal day's activity today, but nothing too demanding. Would have struggled a lot with a full teaching day today. Took paracetamol at 6 hour intervals from the first symptom. Exhausted now, but hoping a decent night's sleep will sort me out tonight.

MoreRainbowsPlease Mon 19-Apr-21 18:57:29

I had mine at 12pm on a Monday by 11pm that night I felt a bit cold, by 1am I had a temp of 38.6 and couldn't stop shivering. Felt like I had flu. Was like that until 3pm on the Wednesday when it all suddenly stopped. Wasn't able to get out of bed on the Tuesday other than to use the toilet. I am 40 if that makes any difference as both my parents who are 70 and 67 had no side effects at all.

LividJabber Mon 19-Apr-21 19:00:16


Essentially I'll need to know I'll be ill in time to plan cover for Thursday, when I have a crazy day plus two essential meetings, or not be ill at all.

Looks like people are feeling it at about 12 hours post-jab, which would put me at about 4am...

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petitdonkey Mon 19-Apr-21 19:00:56

I had mine at midday yesterday/ by 11pm had flu like symptoms and had a really awful night. I somehow went to work this morning (as a teacher) but left at lunchtime. Slept all afternoon until I picked my daughter up from school and back in bed now.

I’d honestly have some cover work ready for your class x

Roszie Mon 19-Apr-21 19:01:06

I had AZ last week and no side effects at all. My arm is a bit tender if I touch it now which is odd as it was okay for the first 3 days.

flippertygibbit Mon 19-Apr-21 19:02:21

I had mine early afternoon on the Monday and was fine till teatime on the Tuesday. You should be able to reschedule.

Pinkflipflop85 Mon 19-Apr-21 19:05:03

Had mine in the afternoon on a Saturday and had a horrendous night . Spent Sunday in bed because I felt so rough.

LividJabber Mon 19-Apr-21 19:06:31

I asked about potential rescheduling as I already have to miss a meeting on Wednesday pm to get it, but in my area supply is sketchy apparently and there isn't another clinic day guaranteed.

The woman on the phone basically suggested if I didn't take this one, I might not get it for a while, (and I don't want to face all those kids with their noses poking out of their masks without being jabbed any longer than I really have to!)

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CityDweller Mon 19-Apr-21 19:08:42

I had mine yesterday (Sunday) at noon. Other than being quite tired (but could be due to a super busy weekend and lots of late nights) I haven’t had any noticeable side effects. But I guess they could still come.

CityDweller Mon 19-Apr-21 19:08:57

I’m 45 by the way

notagainmummy Mon 19-Apr-21 19:10:39

Had jab 2 on Friday, sore arm and neck Saturday, but felt ok. Arm still a little tender, but otherwise fine. Pfizer

YukoandHiro Mon 19-Apr-21 19:10:56

I had AZ and I got side effects exactly 12 hours afterwards. It was then very bad (flu, shaking chills, headache, nausea) for 12 hours and still a bit rough for a further 24 hours. All over by 48 hours post jab.

daryldixonsdreamgirl Mon 19-Apr-21 19:11:20

My side effects kicked in around 10 hours after and then lasted 48 hours or so.

NoisyBirds Mon 19-Apr-21 19:13:02

I felt rough for a short period between 12 and 18 hours after my jab. I was glad
It was night time! But was able to get up and go to work the next day. It’s the timing of the jab that might cause you issues

YogaMommyyyyy Mon 19-Apr-21 19:14:01

Had AZ vaccine Saturday morning and waited....but no fever, no temperature. Very very very slightly sore arm after 24 hours. Not affected my life these past few days. Mid-40’s. I promise I’m not being paid by Boris grin

LividJabber Mon 19-Apr-21 19:14:22

Christ, I have an observation on Friday. I need to be fighting fit for that.

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LividJabber Mon 19-Apr-21 19:15:35

Haha, @YogaMommyyyyy, are you sure you’re not having another of his babies?

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RedMarauder Mon 19-Apr-21 19:19:20

AZ or Moderna?

AZ worse side effects - if you get any -are after the first jab.

Moderna or any mRNA vaccines the side effects - if you get them - are after the second jab.

My DP didn't get any side effects from AZ there as I did.

Bessica1970 Mon 19-Apr-21 19:19:46

I would ask if you can postpone your observation tbh.
I had mine on a Friday and slept most of the weekend, but if they had been work days I could have got through them (but not at full competency). I had my second jab on Saturday, slept a bit on Sunday and was fine today.

YogaMommyyyyy Mon 19-Apr-21 19:23:03

I was truly tempted @LividJabber as he’s such a hottie, I mean who wouldn’t be tempted hmm

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