Tag: vaccination

  • Ripping the bandaid off

    Ripping the bandaid off

    I had my second Pfizer jab last night. Aside from a sore arm and feeling slightly tired I haven’t had any other side-effects. I felt a bit tired after the first jab too and several days later developed a swollen lymph node under my arm on the side I was vaccinated. This went away after […]

  • I got my first covid vaccination jab

    I got my first covid vaccination jab

    I had my first covid vaccine today after receiving my blue appointment letter last Monday. They’re working very methodically through the population going from oldest to youngest. When your turn comes up you get your letter with the appointment date. I’m 45 and it was my turn today. The whole operation is very slick. You […]

  • Easter buns and the AstraZeneca vaccine

    Easter buns and the AstraZeneca vaccine

    Ben had his vaccination appointment today and it was all very smooth. It was at the mass vaccination centre near the airport. There was no queue, he walked in, got the jab, then had to sit and wait for 20 minutes to make sure he didn’t have an allergic reaction. Ben said there were dozens […]

  • Two vaccine trials in the UK

    There are two vaccine trials soon to start in the UK. One is the Oxford University trial which will see actual vaccine injected into volunteers starting this Thursday. Last Sunday Sarah Gilbert, the vaccinologist leading this development, was interviewed on the Andrew Marr show. Here it is below: Imperial College London is also developing a […]

  • The denial of science

    Daniel’s recent battle with a Thai monkey got me thinking about vaccinations. He has had all of his rabies vaccinations now but it was quite a detailed process with lots of shots required and at very particular intervals and all of the same type i.e.there are a few options for rabies vaccinations I am told […]

  • Running

    I am hobbling around like an 80-year-old today. The reason for this is that I’ve started running. I hate running but it’s exercise and I no longer have Busby for that. But because I am not used to running I have sore muscles. My calves are sore, my hamstrings are sore and my thighs are […]

  • Musn’t grumble

    We are back in Auckland and I am down and teary about that but I’m going to try hard not to complain so will leave it at this. Our last couple of days in Thailand were not without drama. We were taken to see some wild monkeys on Friday and fed them a bag filled […]