Upset after vaccine

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mangojango Sat 12-Jun-21 08:39:41

I had the covid vaccine yesterday and I'm upset about it. I couldn't stop crying yesterday.

I was slightly scared about catching covid but I also think my mind wasn't clear about whether or not I wanted to get it as the narrative seems to suggest we'll have to have vaccine passports etc.

Family and friends have all had the vaccine and I didn't want to be left behind. I felt pressure to take it even though it is not mandatory yet.

I don't know why I'm typing this. Anyone else feel like this?

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Neolara Sat 12-Jun-21 08:40:29

What are you upset about exactly?

Blessex Sat 12-Jun-21 08:40:58

No. Am so relieved I just had my second so I won’t catch Covid.

mangojango Sat 12-Jun-21 08:42:01

That I got the vaccine and I'm not convinced of it's safety. Only reason I jumped in was because I didn't want to be left behind.

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MonsterMash2210 Sat 12-Jun-21 08:42:46

Why are you upset about it?

If you didn’t want it then why did you have it?

Are you worried about side effects? How are you feeling (aside from upset)?

Remmy123 Sat 12-Jun-21 08:43:11

@Blessex you can still catch covid eveb when vaccinated

Blessex Sat 12-Jun-21 08:45:33

@Remmy123 yes you can indeed. But you are much much less likely to and you won’t get as sick. My ex SIL age 43 has just been in hospital in Italy unvaccinated. With Covid. Pneumonia. No thanks. Jab me please.


userxx Sat 12-Jun-21 08:45:52


No. Am so relieved I just had my second so I won’t catch Covid.

Ermmmmm. You can still catch it you know.

Blessex Sat 12-Jun-21 08:46:39

Oh gosh. Ok let me correct myself. I am now much less likely to catch it and if I do I won’t be as sick. Ok pedants ?

MaxNormal Sat 12-Jun-21 08:46:59

This baffles me. Why do something you don't want to do and then be upset about it? People really need to get better at knowing their own minds.

daysofpearlyspencer Sat 12-Jun-21 08:47:01

You're upset because you had the chance to have the vaccine we all hoped and prayed for 18 months ago? The vaccine billions of people in poor countries are begging us for? That vaccine?

user1493494961 Sat 12-Jun-21 08:57:05

Well, you've had it now so you have to try and put any negative thoughts out of your mind. Concentrate on the positives.

Rockdown2020 Sat 12-Jun-21 09:08:29

OP, I’m sorry you are feeling this way. I know several people that feel the same. They are feeling immense pressure from family to have the vaccine and feel it’s inevitable they’ll have to in order to socialise if passports come into force.

Hopefully once you’ll feel better in a day or so. It could also be a culmination of emotion from a year and half of stress and worry. I was a little testy at my vaccination because it was all a little bit too real. Wishing you the best. flowers

Beeeeeeeeeeeeeep Sat 12-Jun-21 09:11:26

The vaccine fear in this country is such a first world problem. We are going to get back to almost normal because enough people have been offered and taken this vaccine. Literally millions of people have had it. Now stop indulging this silliness and feel grateful.

Remmy123 Sat 12-Jun-21 09:14:25

@Beeeeeeeeeeeeeep back to normal? That's what they said we would when the elderly and vulnerable got vaccinated but we are a long way off to getting our freedom back.

Blessex Sat 12-Jun-21 09:24:20

@Remmy123 precisely 1 to 4 weeks off.

Beeeeeeeeeeeeeep Sat 12-Jun-21 09:27:00


*@Beeeeeeeeeeeeeep* back to normal? That's what they said we would when the elderly and vulnerable got vaccinated but we are a long way off to getting our freedom back.

Are we?
I am seeing friends, family, going to the gym, going on U.K. holiday, I can go out for dinner, to the pub, etc, and I don't worry about my parents anymore. That's pretty close to normal for me.
International travel won't be normal for a while but that's largely because most parts of the world are miles behind in vaccination.
We have many fewer covid deaths than countries who haven't vaccinated as much. Vaccination fear is a first world problem.

ICanSmellSummerComing Sat 12-Jun-21 09:28:15

Op I feel they same, I had mine yesterday but extremely unwillingly.
I have had an awful night, aching, fluey, headache I've hardly slept.
The Germans said they know how to make AZ safe so I don't understand why they are not doing that. I've got weeks of paranoia ahead now until mid July.

Shadowboy Sat 12-Jun-21 09:34:01

@Beeeeeeeeeeeeeep that’s unnecessary. Firstly there’s no need to use the term 1st world. It’s such a poor divisive term for counties with higher levels of development; therefore the rest of the world becomes 3rd world.
But it’s the way people with anxiety are treated. Told to get over themselves. It’s a bit like speaking to someone with depression and giving them a little shake whilst saying snap out of it. It doesn’t work.

People with anxiety need to have a gentle, clear logical reason; where they can slowly take the time to absorb that they are safe.

Telling them they should be grateful doesn’t help.

As it is, I have mine booked but have delayed it for my own reasoning; namely I have an intense fear of needles. So intense it was career breaking and I have passed out every single time. It’s embarrassing so it’s taken a lot of work to get me to a point where I can be in the same room and still stay ‘awake’ I think I’m nearly ready!

So I do sympathise with those who have felt pressured when perhaps they were no or ready mentally for the decision.

DatingDickheads Sat 12-Jun-21 09:44:15

You are not alone In feeling that way flowers

Leaveitonthefloordrobe Sat 12-Jun-21 09:51:23

I understand op. I was reluctant too. I'm confused as to why covid is suddenly being labelled as something that will definitely kill us if we catch it. Reactions range from one extreme to the other, and I understand that there's no way of knowing how we'll react but still in the majority of people it's a mild illness, so I'm confused about the mass vaccination drive. The vitriol that has been directed at those who are hesitant has been awful to hear. And if it really is important just for everyone to be vaccinated, why not allow people the choice of vaccine they receive if they have concerns about a particular one?

mangojango Sat 12-Jun-21 10:21:17

@Beeeeeeeeeeeeeep I didn't think coronavirus was that much of a risk for me personally , being female, fit young and healthy. 🤷🏻‍♀️ sick of self sacrificing to be honest.

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Beeeeeeeeeeeeeep Sat 12-Jun-21 10:32:57


*@Beeeeeeeeeeeeeep* I didn't think coronavirus was that much of a risk for me personally , being female, fit young and healthy. 🤷🏻‍♀️ sick of self sacrificing to be honest.

Lockdown was self sacrificing. Personally I had covid in March 2020 so all that time in lockdown was for the benefit of others not me. Having the vaccine was much less self sacrificing since I want the world to open up and it's in my interest to contribute to herd immunity.
By all means if you want covid to continue to spread and mutate and lockdowns to continue for longer then view it as a self sacrifice not worth making...

mangojango Sat 12-Jun-21 10:34:49

You don't need the jab to contribute to herd immunity.

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mangojango Sat 12-Jun-21 10:38:29

This won't be over with the vaccine btw. There will be variants and constant vaccines - which we will have to take.

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