I am finally partially vaccinated! Thank God.
I have been hesitant to get the vaccine since there were so many precautions being told about people who’s got multiple anaphylaxes and urticaria and there was a point where they’ve declared us ineligible to Covid-19 vaccine.
Earlier, I have consulted with my doctor and he wanted me to wait til there’s a more glaring study about the vaccine being ok for people like me especially considering that one of the major contents of the vaccine was potassium and of course, I am allergic to it. Not the K itself but the infused ones, I mean, I don’t even like it, since it’s burning my veins, but sure, I get major hives too.
Then I’ve got Covid giving me 4-6 months immunity thus, leaving me still ineligible regardless of new studies showing very few cases of anaphylactic shocks due to the vaccine.
After 5 months, the Ministry of Health declared people with multiple urticaria and anaphylaxes eligible to the vaccine — thank God!!! Plus, they also opened the vaccine booking system for people who recovered from Covid within the last 6 months allowing them to request for their first dose.
We requested for appointment and had the shot last Thursday. It was very fast. Ours was AstraZeneca — people here were Astra snobs especially during the initial round of vaccines as they all wanted Pfizer. But I am grateful we’ve got the vaccine (regardless of brand) — Someone told me that Astra vaccine is quite effective against the Delta variant so I guess it should be fine. If that’s the case, I am happy and sad because while I’ve got Astra, my folks got Pfizer. I want them to be more protected than I am. But I haven’t really done my research. It could be a hearsay without any basis. Nevertheless, I am thankful because we somehow feel more secured.
According to our health passport, we are immune since we have already recovered from the vaccine but our doctor recommended to get the second dose because that’s what CDC recommends.
After the injection, I had mild allergic reaction, had difficulty breathing from the nose, then all other psychosomatic effects followed. I was in the observation area for 30 minutes and thankfully, nothing worse developed.
I had fever and chills the next day — so did my husband, but we’re ok the day after that dreadful Friday.
I can’t wait to complete my dose!