I got the first dose of Covid vaccine || My experience and thoughts

Hey guys, how are you all??? I know that this pandemic has started to suck the life out of us all…… and things are pretty scary out there๐Ÿ˜ฌ

I guess for us Muggles, this pandemic is equal to Dementors, yeah that’s what I imagine when I think about Corona…… sucked out all our happiness, life and only makes us think about pain, loneliness, anxiety and what not !!!! Tell me if this makes sense.

Dementors = Corona virus #wefeelyouharry

But I am not gonna talk about it anymore!!! Things will be alright, I am hopeful and you all should be too. Just wear your masks, wash your hands regularly, try to avoid going out of your house unnecessarily, I hate to break it to you but the virus doesn’t discriminate and just want to increase its “stonks” by travelling from one person to another……

Corona virus be like

Also, the talk of the town is (talk of the town is!!!๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”, God you are so dramatic, no one talks about you shivani, get out of your bubble) ok whatever ๐Ÿ™„ let’s start again………

So I got vaccinated today (of course against Corona duhhhh and also half vaccinated as it was my first one), and I decided to write a post about my experiences regarding the same, so I can motivate others or resolve some of their queries (It has nothing to do with my lack of creative ideas for writing story and also, views matters. Nope, not at all, why would you think so ๐Ÿค”)

Hey don’t look at me like that

This post is gonna be more like a diary entry and I am gonna write about all the events I will face for the upcoming 24 hours, so let’s just begin, shall weeee???

12 May 2021, Time- 12:55 pm

My parents are already vaccinated, so I and my elder brother are the ones who were about to get the shot, we went to a designated government hospital, provided them with our registration no. and phone no., they gave us a slip and then we headed towards the room….. My brother got vaccinated first and then it was my turn, see the thing is I no longer cry while getting injections but I just need a strong yet comforting hand of my father to squeeze it, when they bring and inject that prickly thing in me….. but my dad was outside trying to find a suitable parking spot and here I was alone in this room with my brother grinning at me ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’ (yeah talk about moral support)

The nurse just brought the injection near me, I squeezed my jeans pocket with other hands and closed my eyes. And then something touched on my arms, a sound of “tic-tac” was produced and she said “okay next” and I was like, “it’s over??!! Just like that??!! (Does the pain in my life suppressed all other pains for me?? Or Am I strong??)

And the nurse smiled and nodded yes… well then why can’t all of the injection be like this???!!! There would be one thing less for me to get scared of……

So then we went out at 1 pm sharp (yes, this all just took us 5 min) and we saw our dad approaching us as he finally found a suitable parking spot ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ and he was like “done??!! Both of you??!!”. We had a good laugh and then we headed home. So far feeling good…..

12 May 2021, Time- 9:30 pm

The arm which got injected is now aching ๐Ÿ˜ซ it is kind of sore and also my body temperature is slightly high and I am experiencing a terrible headache and everything around me is looking very dull ๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜ด

13 May, Time- 11:30 am

Last night was a little bit difficult, my head felt as if it is about to explode, my body temperature was a little high and my body was aching….. This morning, I had some medicine and now I am feeling better…

This is how, I was feeling last night.

13 May, Time- 12:55 pm

It’s been 24 hours, my body temperature is kind of normal, still experiencing a little bit of headache and body pain !!!

13 May, Time- 9:30 pm

I am feeling ok now, headache is reduced to a greater extent and I finally slept for about 4 to 5 hours… Feeling good…

My overall thoughts-

To get a shot or not is everyone’s personal preference but I will highly encourage everyone to do so, in this post I tried to summarize all my experiences regarding the same, I can fully understand the fears regarding the vaccine and to clear a few-

I have a fear of injection-

I already mentioned in my post, this is not gonna hurt at all…..

Ps- I am talking about Indian vaccines

I am worried about its after-effects like fever, cold etc-

I mentioned all my after-effects in this post very clearly also the after-effects vary from person to person like my elder brother didn’t face any kind of issues, luckily. So you can’t determine this beforehand and even if you face something it is very manageable and you will feel better soon…..

I am worried about its side effects-

This is a legit fear and we have listened and read about such things in the news but all I wanna say is there are more benefits as compared to the loss in taking the vaccine… Everybody is different and so are their reactions but the vaccines are safe at some level and that’s why they are approved…. keep this in mind and have a positive outlook….. Something is better than nothing…… speaking from my experience, even after experiencing some trouble afterwards, the feeling of security and confidence which has boosted in me is very assuring, knowing that I am safe at some level even if not completely is very relieving and a little bit of relief and optimism is what needed at these tiring times…..

Stay safe everyone โค

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92 thoughts on “I got the first dose of Covid vaccine || My experience and thoughts”

    1. I hope everyone gets the vaccine….. and getting a slot was the next to impossible thing for us…. I hope you get yours tooโคโคโค

    1. Haha ๐Ÿ˜„ yes !!! Getting the slot was the most tedious task of all !!! Ummm try between 4 pm to 8pm everyday ….. maybe you will get one

  1. Congratulations Vani di! Hope you are keeping safe โ™ฅ๏ธ
    And one friendly tip! I mean I am no one to give a tip to YOU! But, try writting in Parag whoโ€™s with max 4 line! That way petiole would find it easier to read!
    I hope you donโ€™t mind me giving this tip to you
    Sorry if you do!

    1. Ohh no no, i appreciate that โคโคโค and also I am well aware about it but once I start to blabbering, I just forget everything ๐Ÿ˜… ๐Ÿ™ƒ โ™ฅ Thanks for reminding me

  2. I’m so glad you got vaccinated!! Congrats!!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค— Wow!! Very beautifully explained. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š stay safe my friend shivani!!๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

  3. I’m so glad you got vaccinated!! Congrats dear!!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค— Wow!! Very beautifully explained..๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š Stay safe my family shivani!!๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

  4. I’m so happy to that hear you got vaccinated!! You know here most of us fear of its side effects and there is also a shortage. Hopefully I’ll get the vaccine once if it’s available.

  5. Thanks for sharing! And congrats on getting half vaccinated! Glad that you have little side effects from it & and that they aren’t long term. How do you feel about getting the second dose? Do you feel more anxious? Or less?

    1. I am feeling less anxious about it now as I clearly know what is gonna happen, how the thing works and plus knowing that both my doses will finally get completed is somewhat relieving โคโคโค

      1. Yes I can see how easier it would be once that first dose is done. As with anything in life, taking that first step is the hardest of all

  6. Glad to read you got your first dose, Vani! โค๏ธ And, am glad you are feeling better…I just got my second dose about two weeks ago. I felt okay after, little tired, sluggish over the weekend. Have a great weekend.

    1. Yeah this is what I was feeling, thanks for sharing โคโค and that’s great that you are fully vaccinated now ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  7. Oh yayyyy you did it and you got your first and i my second today. Glad you are feeling better. I felt nothing on the first one. I didn’t sleep last night so I’m tired but can’t tell if that’s why. I’ll tell you tomorrow. keep feeling well Vani!!!! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

    1. yayyy more the people get vaccinated more are the chances to defeat this crazy virus ๐Ÿ˜‘…..
      Thank you so much for sharing โค

  8. Congratulations on that .. awesome ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ
    we were literally hunting for slots in Bangalore and now vacc is stopped for 18 to 45 ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…
    I love the way youโ€™ve written this post … assuring people that there may be after effects …. but the end result is worth it ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

    1. Absolutely the end results are worth it โคโคโค
      Yup getting the slots is the toughest part in all this vaccination drive ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…
      Hope you get yours soon โคโคโค

  9. Good on you Vani! So proud of you -you got vaccinated. We each got to do our bit in fight with this virus. Getting vaccinated is super important and post like yours are always much appreciated about debunking fears about getting the vaccine.

      1. It will be a secret between you, me and the whole world ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ Donโ€™t you worry

  10. Great! It’s getting clearer everyday, scientifically that vaccines are working and the only way out of the current situation. After my first shot I had mild fever for a day, and slight headache, but felt abs normal by 3rd day. After 2nd dose no reaction or side effect at all! And it does as you said boost confidence and give a feeling of protection..

    1. Yeah that’s what I was feeling…..
      That’s great that you are fully vaccinated now ๐Ÿ˜€
      And of course the feeling of we are atleast a little bit protected is very confidence boosting โคโค

  11. Glad you got vaccinated. I’ve heard that the first dose of vaccine lowers the immunity and then the second dose or something makes you strong….it could be gibberish for all I know ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  12. Good job Shivani.
    Though I registered myself but hasn’t got the slot yet(possible lack of vaccines), but hope I’ll soon take my first dose.

    I’ll still say you to be safe and healthy. Take care of yourself and your family.

    1. Getting a slot is the most difficult step in all this ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
      Hope you get your slot soon
      Thank you for reading โคโคโค

  13. Really relateble I just started my own travel blog and then covid hit and I could not travel anymore from my country. No travel planning for me at all ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  14. I’m glad that you got the first dose. I hope to do do too when they make the slots and vaccines available. Hopefully many more will be inspired by your post to get vaccinated.

  15. The โ€œnextโ€ thing is so relatable. I was waiting for the injection to hurt but before I knew it, it was done! Have you got your second shot too?

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