My COVID-19 Vaccine Experience


There is a lot of controversy when it comes to vaccines and a few months ago I thought I would never get this one. I didn’t want to get a COVID-19 vaccine just because it was still very new to the world and not that I was afraid of it but I thought it might not be worth getting. 


Over Christmas break, I did get COVID-19 and I will be one to tell you that 14-day quarantine is really not fun. I hated being in quarantine but during those two weeks, I still felt no need to get vaccinated. 

Months after quarantine, I saw staff from our school district getting vaccinated all over Twitter.

It was no big deal to me because I still didn’t think about getting a vaccine. Then came late March, my family had gone out of town and my house got COVID-19 again. I immediately wanted to get the vaccine.  I almost felt so devastated because I didn’t want to deal with having to go through the 14-day quarantine all over again. 

I eventually got the Pfizer vaccine at the end of March and didn’t know what to expect. At the time I was hearing, some people get symptoms and others don’t. I also heard some people get symptoms after getting one dose and not the other. 

I got my first dose of the vaccine in the morning and my arm was for the rest of the day. That night I started to feel a headache and got really tired. I took Tylenol and went straight to bed. 

The next day I woke up feeling good and my arm wasn’t as sore. 

I booked my next dose online for 21 days later as instructed. 

I got my second dose in the middle of April and didn’t get symptoms the first two days other than having a really sore arm. My arm was so sore I couldn’t lay on it because it was aching so bad. The third day I woke up with a sore throat that lasted all day. On the fourth and fifth day I was congested. I wasn’t able to sleep unless I took medicine because I felt I had a cold.

What was weird to me was I had a lot of energy while I felt sick and after those few days, I felt fine. I wasn’t too worried about it but I am a person to live in fear of the unexpected.