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Vaccine recipients....

Discussion in 'off topic' started by RoyleBlue, Jan 5, 2021.

  1. RoyleBlue

    RoyleBlue pfm Member

    ...had mine yesterday. Arm ached somewhat for last 24 hours but just a dull ache now.
    andrewd, Big Tabs, twotone and 4 others like this.
  2. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

    Congratulations - and hurray for modern science.

    My arm aches pretty badly for several days after a tetanus booster, but a sore arm is leagues better than weeks in the ICU.
  3. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    I am very much looking forward to a sore arm.
    the caretaker and andrewd like this.
  4. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Is RoyleBlue PFM’s first?
    We need pics and cake.
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  5. dweezil

    dweezil pfm Member

    Last time i asked about a tetanus booster they said i'd had enough now to cover me for life. We're in a very high risk area near Colchester.
  6. 2ManyBoxes

    2ManyBoxes pfm Member

    Sounds like it's working - no reaction would be worrying.
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  7. Graham B

    Graham B pfm Member

    Hi Dweezil. High risk for tetanus, or Covid? I only ask because I’m 20 minutes south west of Colchester, and there doesn’t seem to be much vaccine action around here yet, although I know an alarming number of people who currently have or have had Covid.
  8. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    I want to hear ‘Happy Vaccine To You’ sung by his little bro and his chums.
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  9. misterdog

    misterdog Not the canine kind

    Though we have had a vaccine against the flu since the 1940's, yet more than 20,000 died in the UK from the flu in 1999.
    The population has grown by 8 million since then.
  10. RoyleBlue

    RoyleBlue pfm Member

    Would be interesting, but afraid Phil left us in 2011! Am sure ENT are still around though.
  11. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Apologies, I had no idea.
  12. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr neither here nor there

    As you may know, if you’ve been paying attention, there are usually several likely strains of flu in circulation each year. The vaccine is tailored to a best guess as to which strain will predominate. If the guess turns out to be wrong, or another strain is also around in significant amounts, then the vaccine won’t necessarily help. Also, what proportion of the vaccinated in 1999 died? If the 20,000 were not vaccinated, that’s a very different case to if they were.
  13. RoyleBlue

    RoyleBlue pfm Member

    Pain at the injection site is a sign that the immune system is making antibodies in response to the virus in the vaccine. So fingers crossed.
  14. RoyleBlue

    RoyleBlue pfm Member

    No problem, and thanks.
  15. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    You forgot to put ‘just sayin’ at the end of your post.
  16. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    is one of the signs

    I have had loads and loads of vaccinations from when i travelled - the only two that produced prolonged pain at the injection site - are flu and yellow fever. Rabies produced no pain but alot of localised swelling.
  17. 2ManyBoxes

    2ManyBoxes pfm Member

    The flu vaccine isn't a fair comparison because it has to be prepared in advance of the actual outbreak, so they're guessing to some extent. With covid we're in the middle of the outbreak so they've got more than enough of the virus to work from. We're 9 months into this thing don't forget.

    Also both new vaccines use a new technique that doesn't rely on giving someone a deactivated version of the virus. Instead the vaccine makes your own cells produce a small outer piece of the virus that your immune system then has time to identify as foreign and destroy it. Then when the real virus arrives you're already geared up.
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  18. misterdog

    misterdog Not the canine kind

    So which of the strains of Covid currently in circulation are the vaccines targeted against ?

    Just saying. (for Dec.)
  19. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats


    My limited understanding from my colleagues, is that CV19 variations are small variations, small changes, so the vaccine should work with all (for the moment). With flu there are significant differences to the type and strains in annual circulation, hence the need to reformulate the flu vaccine annually. Maybe CV19 will become like that? Who knows, i think we need more cycles of vaccination to determine that.
    linnfomaniac83 likes this.
  20. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member


    They're hiding the side effects don't get the vaccine.
    glenn jarrett and sean99 like this.

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