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Published:Friday | April 23, 2021 | 12:08 AM
COVID-19 vaccine
COVID-19 vaccine

The health ministry has been encouraging people to take the COVID-19 vaccine. We asked The Gleaner’s social media followers if they have been vaccinated, and if so, what has been their experience. Here are some responses from Twitter and Instagram.

Only pain at injection site for 48 hours

– @andru876

My experience was awesome. Zero reaction.

– @AdmirableAnn

It was a seamless process for me. Still no notable side effects yet. I feel like normal so far.

– @willryanwilson

Hello. I feel so weak right now. Me need fi go buy one Panadol cause this ain’t it.

– @shevon_whitti

It has been a pleasant experience with no side effects so far.

– @JohnABullock

Took the vaccine yesterday. I feel way more confident in facing life outside, but masked and still adhering to the social distancing requirements and handwashing protocols. Absolutely no side effects.

– @fablyew

Got vaccinated outside of Jamaica, no side effects. I am thankful and remain optimistic for the passing of this global pandemic.

– @king1size

Got mine yesterday, no side effects. The spot where I got it is just a little tender but nothing to write home about.

– @queen_mini39

Smooth sailing. Panadol works – @goodwill_robert

Got the vaccine in the afternoon. I couldn’t sleep until 4 a.m. despite my best efforts the night and started developing a slight headache. The sleep was terrible. I experienced chills and had to sleep with clothes on, socks and all to keep warm. When I woke up, I had a full-blown headache, dizziness, muscle aches all over my body, and a sore injection site. I’m taking the day off because I feel miserable. I’m mitigating the effects with hydration and Panadol extra strength.

– @jjosephs_

Flu-like symptoms, which only lasted for 24 hours. Took pills and was feeling better. – @shushyslimmaz

Severe headache and body ache. – @pinky_loo_loo

I took my vaccine in Cayman and I had no side effects. – @angi_berri

No side effects with the first one. – @meka__davirgo