I got the my second COVID-19 vaccination on Thursday. I was warned that, because the second vaccination is like a booster shot, I might experience more of a reaction than I did when I got the first shot.
They were right. The day I got the second shot, my arm was a little sore. But on Friday, I woke up feeling achy, had chills, and a slight fever. I felt very tired and my stomach was a bit queasy. I took Advil, which helped a little, but it was still a rather unpleasant day.
Today, Saturday, two days after the shot, my arm where I got the shot is still a little sore and I’m not yet at 100%, but I am feeling better than I did yesterday. I’m going to take it easy for the rest of the day today and I’m sure I’ll be back to my old self by tomorrow.
In the scheme of things, feeling achy and not great for a day or two is a small price to pay for having been vaccinated against a highly contagious virus that, for more than half a million Americans, has proven to be fatal.