My mom got her first Covid vaccine a few days ago. She got the Pfizer vaccine.
As background, she had Covid in November but did pretty well with it. She had fluctuating fever, mostly at night. But the fever would come and go. It lasted 2 weeks. She did not have any coughing or anything horrible, she just felt kind of crappy for 2 weeks. She is 92 years old.
Here is what she told me about the first vaccine. She felt really bad the day after. Had a fever of 100.8. Felt weak and tired and the injection site hurt pretty bad. But 2 days after the injection, she felt fine again.
She said it was about the same as the infection in terms of how she felt.
But she also said that her friends who live in the same community who got the same injection on the same day did not have any symptoms.
So it’s interesting that her infection symptoms were relatively minor compared to many, but the shot was worse for her compared to others.
BTW, her community has had a very high compliance, about 90%. So in about 2 months after the 2nd injection has had time to work, they will be maskless when they eat together and hang out together, so that will be very nice for them.