Vaccine side effects
Received April 23, 2021
Globe and Mail "Why are some people getting a 'vaccine hangover' after AstraZeneca?" (Wendy Leung)
Quoting Dr. Kelly Grindrod "a pharmacist and associate professor at the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy:"
"With AstraZeneca, about one-third of people get fever, two-thirds get fatigue, about a third experience joint pain, a little less than two-thirds get headaches and about a quarter have nausea...this is about the same with mRNA vaccines. With the latter however, the side effects tend to be worse after the second dose, whereas with AstraZeneca, they appear to be worse after the first dose."
"Differences in how people respond have more to do with differences in individual genetic differences than differences in vaccines, says Jorg Fritz, associate professor in the department if microbiology and immunology at McGill University."
Received April 22, 2021
From an anonymous GP: "Someone I know who works reception at emerg says they are much busier because so many people are coming in because of side effects to vaccines."
Received April 21, 2021
On twitter, from Dr. Alex Patel, ICU doctor:
"Sadly a lot of my admissions last night had received their first vaccine shot within 7-14 days."
Follow-up tweet: "To clarify this doesnít mean vaccines donít work. They work incredibly well so get the first one you can. But just note that for two weeks you wonít have given it enough time to work. So treat that period the same as being unvaccinated."