I've been fully vaccinated with both doses of Pfizer vaccine. Had some symptoms with the first that were just mainly fatigue and I felt some chills and my arm hurt where they injected. I had zero symptoms, not even a sore arm, after the second. I feel great peace of mind. I was nervous. But when you think about the consequences that could happen with you get covid and have a serious case? That would make me more nervous. The vaccine that was put on pause briefly had SIX cases out of over SIX Million people vaccinated. So, so rare that the odds of that happening are like winning the lottery. Once you are vaccinated, you will feel better. A lot of stress goes away to have it and know you have that protective factor in place.
I was unsure about the vaccine when they were developing it. Then, the numbers began to come in, and they were spectacular -- it's hard to argue with millions and millions of people being safely vaccinated and having a 90% - 95% success rate for the vaccine.
All of the vaccines are good. My entire family got Pfizer shots one and two with 21 days in between each one and outside of having a sore arm which we all have with most vaccines there were no side effects. The shot itself felt like a pinch for a split second and then it was over. They asks that you sit in an area so they can observe you for twenty minutes to make sure you don't have any reaction. During that time I look at my emails and read a book in order to keep my mind busy and not have any anxiety about the shot. Afterwards, you can leave just keep your vaccination card with you at all times. You will get an email to schedule the second shot 21 or 28 days later depending on which shot you got. The area where you got the shot will get really sore that night and continue throughout the next two days and then it will go away. One thing is you cannot mix the shots if you start with Pfizer or Moderna you have to get the second shot with that as well.
My mom got her first dose of vaccine few days back and she has experienced no side effects. Also, my other family members have gotten their first doses and they are all absolutely fine.
I got my second yesterday. My arm is pretty sore still, and I had some general malaise that is lingering a bit, and a headache when I woke up this morning. I have most certainly felt better in my life, but I've also certainly felt a lot worse. Symptoms started about 8 hours after getting the shot, and now I'm about 30 hours post-vaccination, and I am already feeling a lot better. So, less than 24 hours with what I'll call "annoying" symptoms - and TOTALLY worth it.
I already feel relieved to know that I'll soon be very well protected from COVID, and have done my part to contribute to herd immunity. (This is VERY important, because the more people who become infected, the more likely mutations will occur that might make the current vaccine less effective.)