Vaccine Rollout in Australia - personal accounts.

drron

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Non dominant as always even though have not yet had a vaccine reaction.
 
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louie-m

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Me: 2 x non-dominant
Hubby: first dominant, second non-dominant

The nurse administering his first vax insisted on using the dominant arm as she said you move it around more and that makes it more effective. Sounded a bit unlikely to me, but as he had no reaction to either AZ (nor did I), it did not matter.
 

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Non dominant arm, although im pretty ambidextrous for most things so wouldn't have mattered.the localise dull ache was not sufficient to stop any normal activity. Jab one main effect was a mild head ache that evening, jab too was no energy on day 2, a need for an extra 12 hours of sleep.

The nurses at the hub asked if i was right or left handed, then asked me to roll up sleeve on the non dominant side. I guess you could opt for dominant arm if you wanted.
 

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For me it was dominant arm both times because I encountered the same nurse both times and she was adamant that because of "OH&S" she could only jab one side - for me it was the dominant side. I suspect it was the layout of her space affecting the ergonomics of left side vs right side jabbing. She was keen to keep the layout as is. The chair I was sitting on had to be in a certain place.....

I learnt very early on never argue with the nurses 🤣 (secondly especially one brandishing a needle)
 

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I had both in my left arm because I write with my right arm although I use my left arm for a lot of tasks - cleaning teeth, chopsticks, unscrewing jars, etc.
 

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Were you Vaxxed in dominant or non dominant arm?
Anyone in the leg?
1 x AZ in dominant arm at my request. I always feel like moving the arm minimises the pain, plus I like to sleep on my side - lying on the non-dominant arm. I did have a bit of pain at the injection site but I am glad I went dominant arm. I have my second shot on Thursday this week and will definitely get it in my dominant arm.
 

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My local GP is apparently now only doing AZ one day a week. That was the day I booked in for so my appointment hasn't been shifted, but a friend was booked in for a different day and has had to move the appointment forward a few days (though it will still be over 11 weeks since the first dose).
 

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I just got my appointment reminder for AZ #2 tomorrow afternoon. Feeling happy to get it completed with a 12 week gap.
Nice. I should get my reminder in a couple of days. My reminder for my first dose was sent out 1 business day prior to my appointment.

Looking forward to getting my AZ #2 after a 12 week gap as well.
 

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