17 Jan 11:26
Coping, treatment, healthcare system
Anyone went for the vac and if you have, how do you feel? Been reading up on it and a bit weary to go for it. It's safe for us to go for it? I heard that should I decide to take the vac, I should take the Oxcord jab as its not as strong?
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17 Jan 11:28
Apologies, I am actually talking about the Covid vaccine :)
17 Jan 11:57
Good to hear your skins ok. The vac is so much safer than the chance of getting covid, my advice would be to definitely take it
and I don't think you will have a choice of which vac, until then stay safe
17 Jan 12:08
Hi Michele,checked on the on line calculator and it says there are 24million654 people in front of me in the queue !!🤣🤣🤣 my estimate is June !! Ha ha ha. I stopped taking my methotrexate in July last year as did not want to lower my immunity , don’t feel too bad , skin a little worse off but nothing horrendous and o would rather have my immune system up a bit , hope your staying safe xxx Dave
17 Jan 13:15
Technically the vaccine is still "experimental". It was rushed for "emergency use" by many countries and sadly it hasn't been without dangerous side effects esp for those who have allergic reactions. I will probably wait since here in Canada most of the population will not be vaccinated before Sept. 2021 anyway.
17 Jan 13:56
As I'm on biologics, I've been told that I should be going for the Pfizer vaccine rather than the Oxford one...I guess I'll find out in a few weeks when I get swept up with all the 70-74 year olds....! haha...! >_<
17 Jan 14:04
I’m in Canada and not in a high risk group so I’ll probably be eligible for it in September! That being said I too am apprehensive about getting it. Had the flu shot in November and still suffering from numbness in extremities. Not 100% sure numbness is attributable to vaccine but I didn’t have it before the flu vaccine and I had it within 16 hours after flu vaccine.
18 Jan 07:09
I am very skeptical about taking the vac.... I also stopped my Metho last year April to boost my immunity but I have had such a bad flare up in my hair & nails as well as my feet which I didn't have before... I now had to go back on my Metho ….now my hair is falling out & its a slow process to get this Psoriasis under control again …….
22 Jan 19:07
I had vaccine 10 days ago, no problems at all - a wee bit tired for a couple of days afterwards x
22 Jan 19:08
I had vaccine 10 days ago not had any problems - a bit tired for a couple of days but that’s all
27 Jan 09:00
Hi guys, any of you who got vaccinated while on bio T?
31 Jan 15:51
Thank you for the replies everyone.
@ Dave - I want to take the vac but too scared my immune system will go nuts to be honest. I'm in a new country (England) and the weather is different from SA. My P is still okay but having a different climate and vaccine at same time, I'm not too sure. scared.
@ Dave - Always a joke up your sleeve no matter your condition. I love it. Well I do hope you get your vac after the 100 000 000 humans have had theirs. Hope they have still some left for us! I'm using well women vitamins now to keep my immune system up. Its working quite well so far. I hope you are staying safe too :)
@Ed - I agree Ed. The vac was a rush that's why I'm waiting to be one of the last to see who turns out a zombie from this. I have my eye on Tesco's in Salisbury in case hubby and I need to find a place to survive. :) Good luck to you Ed. Hope all goes well.
@ Rita - here in UK they ask if you have had the flu vac before corona vac. Not sure if the flug vac might cancel the corona vac out? - Good luck to you and I hope all goes well.
@ Ellen - I know how you feel Ellen. I'm scared too. Especially when we don't know how our body is going to react to this vac and meds we are on. Stay safe meisie and remember we are all here for you okay?
@ Jacquie - that is ter..ri..fic...news! I'm glad you are okay. which one did you get Jackie? Pfizer? How you feeling now? still okay?
I hope all of us will be okay with this vaccination. We need this. We need to move forward and by moving forward we have to get this vac. I just pray that this vaccination will not harm us more. Lets stay positive and do what is best for us. :)
31 Jan 16:58
I'm due to take my first (of 2) injection tomorrow. I've been told it will be the Pfizer one.
31 Jan 19:34
I had Pfizer- first dose, second one will be within 12 weeks of first. Still feeling fine- psoriasis is up and down but not significantly different from usual - good luck xx
01 Feb 05:52
I was told by the health authority to wait before i go for the vaccine as im on immunosuppressant meds.. i think its more like a choice at your own risk..
01 Feb 07:01
I had both injections done. The second left my arm swollen at the injection site other than that I feel fine. That was a week ago.
01 Feb 12:10
Hi Michelle. I think they ask you if you’ve had the flu shot to determine whether you’ve had an adverse reaction to it. Both manufacturers of the COVID-19 vaccine have indicated that if you have had an adverse to the flu shot in the past, not to get their vaccine. Unfortunately it’s very difficult to 100% determine whether a physical ailment is attributable to the vaccine or is a coincidence. It’s been over two months since I’ve had the flu shot and I still have nerve damage. I’ve been to a bunch of doctors and a couple say “no it’s not because of the flu shot” and others say it could very well be the trigger to my health problems. Very frustrating. But based on what I think is a definite bad reaction to the flu shot I doubt I am able to get the Covid-19 vaccine. I can’t go through this pain again.
02 Feb 08:06
Well South Africa received its cargo of the vaccine yesterday ...it arrived from India... 1 million injections.... its gone to the lab to get the final testing done & then they will dispense it to front line workers & the elderly first ….. Our government stated you are not forced to take the vaccine …. but in the next breath you state that you wont be able to travel without being vaccinated ……. so how is that not forcing you to have the vaccine …..most South Africans feel that our souls have been sold to the devil w.r.t to all this Covid stuff & vaccines....
02 Feb 13:26
Personally I have no intention of taking it, normally a new vaccine is tested for at least 5 years before being used on the public, this one was created and tested in 6 months?vthey have no idea what the long term effects are, I will trust my immune system.
02 Feb 14:28
My health guru Dr. Ben Kim basically said the same as Alexander. Nobody knows the long term effects of the Covid-19 vaccines. Based on my negative reaction to the flu vaccine, there’s no way I’m taking the Covid vaccine. I think though that there will be many restrictions for people who don't get vaccinated.
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