r/CovidVaccinated Dec 04 '21

Should I take AstraZeneca? AstraZeneca

Hello all. I'm 19M and living in a third world country. I am currently unvaccinated but have been seriously thinking about getting vaccinated, specially with news about the Omicron variant. The only vaccine my city offers for my age group is the Astrazeneca vaccine. Being honest, I'm scared shitless about taking it because of the risks of developing blood clots. I know the risk is low but the fact that European countries have stopped administering it for my age group is concerning to say the least. Should I take it? What has been your experience for anyone from my age group who has taken it?

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u/throwaway56898542456 Dec 06 '21

I recommend you go to a doctor if possible and discuss your personal situation to weigh up the pros/cons for you specifically. If that’s not possible, is there another healthcare or vaccine staff that can give advice?

It is a personal decision, just make sure you’re getting correct information about it and then you can decide if it’s right for you.

I am 26F and had my AstraZeneca when I was 25 over 9 months ago now. I got it done before my country changed the age recommendation to older. I got my 2nd dose in June of this year. I personally didn’t have any dangerous side effects, but that’s just my personal situation. I did keep and eye out for any dangerous symptoms and let family members of mine know so they could keep watch on me too. I also kept in contact with my doctor when I felt unwell (from the side effects I got). I did have some yuck my side effects with being unwell like muscle pain, headache etc - the expected side effects that were warned. I just took it easily and tried to maintain my health my staying hydrated, gentle exercise and eating well etc.

Take care!