Saturday, 3 pm: Pfizer BioNTech dose #2 administered for the vaccine. Mildly sore arm started within minutes.
Saturday, 9 pm: instant onset of a feeling of malaise, like I am about to get sick. Slight cough develops. Slight feeling of nausea.
Saturday night: Unable to lie on my left side due to the moderately sore arm.
- Pain in knees, managed to walk but was very uncomfortable
- Pain in finger joints
- Sore arm
- Occasional short bouts of light headedness or dizziness
- Light muscle pain in thigh muscles
- If I were working a sit down job, I felt I could continue so far.
1 pm: Feeling very cold. Very fatigued. Would be unable to work a sit down job at this point.
2 pm: 99.8 degree fever
3:30 pm: 101 degree fever. Took acetaminophen. Hands remain very cold.
7:30 pm: 100.7 degree fever (this 4 hours after acetaminophen on board). Extremely tired, aching leg muscles. General lethargy, don’t want to do anything.
Monday, 4 am: Sweating, feeling hot, fever dropping rapidly.
Monday, 10 am: Temp 99.0. Mostly feeling exhausted. Suspect back to normal at end of today, other than fatigue.
Monday, 1:45 pm: Temp 99.6.
Monday, 2:30 pm: Temp 100.2. Have taken acetaminophen. Starting to feel “out of it”.
Monday evening: Temp 99.3. A bit of a dry cough continuing. Head hurts each time I cough.
Tuesday, 12 noon: Temp 99.1. Still have slight dry cough.
Based on this, I suggest to plan for not be working for a couple of days after getting a vaccination shot.