People were quick to respond to a pro-vaccine message with their own painful experiences endured after taking the Covid jab.
“Finally the asthma is paying off!” Tweeted Josh Widdicombe Saturday along with a picture of himself holding a vaccine record card stating the vaccine he received was from the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca.
Not long after Widdicombe’s tweet, his account was inundated with people describing adverse effects they experienced after receiving the Covid vaccine.
Had mine on wednesday felt fine thursday but then like i had been hit by a bus yesterday feeling a bit better today and its so worth a couple of days feeling like crap id rather be like this than have covid
— Tracy (@tracy24586) March 20, 2021
You may get some side-effects, but they’ll ease off after a few days. I had a lot of pain at the injection site, and all my muscles ached for a few days. But it was manageable. Mild flu symptoms only.
— Jay Fountain Au (@JayFountain6) March 20, 2021
be prepared to feel like you have been hit by a bus later tonight…. paracetamol will be your best friend for the next 24 hours 🙂
— Marion Gillies (@marion91) March 20, 2021
Had mine yesterday morning. All ok until about 8.00pm never felt so ill. 2 paracetamol off to bed I went 🤒Didn’t think it would affect me so bad. Ok this morning 👍
— karen france (@kazfrance) March 21, 2021
A recurring sentiment was people treating their vaccine record like a badge of honor despite being hit with adverse effects.
Well done! 🥳 I had My Astra Zeneca jag on Thursday (due to age not asthma though😁) Apart from an achy arm and sleeping for 10hrs + (a lovely side affect I must say! I’m tempted to get a daily jag 😂) I’ve been fine and dandy. I hope you are too! 😁
— Mrs Mac (@jan_fellows) March 20, 2021
This asthmatic had her AZ jab too. Be prepared for a day or 2 of possibly feeling like you've been hit by a bus – the side effects of this one kicked my arse, and those of many I've spoken to. TOTALLY worth it though & definitely going for round 2 ASAP.
— Kristel O'Rourke (@Hordonk) March 20, 2021
Nice one Josh, get the Paracetamol on standby and prepare for a bit of a manflu. It won’t last long, if at all, but is a great opportunity to curry sympathy 🥴😉
— Tony Boston (@HighSpeedTony) March 20, 2021
i just got mine an hour ago as well! we shall suffer in unison
— ab ⓥ (@novelliberland) March 20, 2021
Other notable sentiments included people being glad their own ailing conditions were enough to get them the vaccine ahead of others.
It was the epilepsy that did it for me 💪
— Rachel Moss-Jones 💙🏴 (@Rachiepooster) March 20, 2021
Brilliant!! My asthma paid off too never thought I’d be grateful for having it 🥳 💉
— fiona johnstone (@fionajo92089107) March 20, 2021
Diabetes is my ticket to my jab later today – all those hypos are finally paying off 🤣🤣🤣
— Kirsty Chapman (@kirstychap2) March 20, 2021
Pays off being on the disability register eh 😂
— orla ✨ (@orlaxoneill) March 20, 2021
Conversely, others were disappointed the condition they chose was not enough to earn the jab.
Damn it! I chose being fat .. got me nowhere!
— 🇪🇸 Jon TP 🇬🇧 (@Jontp1) March 20, 2021
My asthma is apparently not bad enough, under control, despite being a bit rubbish this time of year?! 😢
— Rob Hornby 🇪🇺🇬🇧 (@hornbyrob) March 20, 2021
We only hear snippets of the truth concerning the wave of deaths due to the Covid vaccines.