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Thank-you AstraZeneca

file photo: vials labelled "astra zeneca covid 19 coronavirus vaccine" and a syringe are seen in front of a displayed astrazeneca logo in this illustration photo

My wife and I got the call to get ‘the jab’ on Monday, March 22 at the Vaccination Centre, Palia Electriki, Paphos.

We were both given the AstaZeneca (batch ABV5811) Monday morning 8am. I am 70, the wife is 73 with health issues.

Today is Wednesday, March 24, two days later. I’ve had no symptoms whatsoever, no swelling, no pain, nothing.

I was concerned about the wife, she had a stroke two months ago, a Lacunar infarcts ischemic stroke. In simple terms a blood clot in the back of the brain. She is also diabetic. That said since the jab she’s had slight symptoms, pain in her left arm around the site of the injection, nothing more.

My reaction to the Yellow fever inoculation in 2000 to travel to Africa was worse, and also my reaction to the tetanus jab last year when I got bitten, trying to break up a fight between my dogs. The tetanus jab left me with a really bad reaction, and swollen leg and pain in the calf muscle. But I would have been a fool to refuse it.  Lockjaw would be a lot worse.

Just saying. My wife was my main concern, but she’s fine.  Thanks AZ. The next jab in June 2021.

So those who are on the list don’t be put off by the bad publicity, I’d rather have the ‘jab’ than Covid.

 

Peter Davis,

Drouseia, Paphos

 

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