Greetings all, I've seen a great deal in the media, from anti-vaxers, non-believers, I'll wait, etc in regards to forthcoming vaccine injections.
Firstly, I have been involved in the trial that has been conducted at the Prince of Wales in Randwick NSW. It is part of the Novavax , which the current government has ordered, along with Pfizer and AstraZeneca.
As you probably know, one of the vaccines has been removed as it was found to have incorrect results in regards to HIV. ie the one from the Uni of Qld.
I have so far had 2 injections, and I thought that I would share my experience.
The 1st I believe to be a placebo, or a very low dosage. I had no reaction whatsoever, and felt completely normal.
The 2nd I believe was a low dosage, or high dosage as after a few hours, I did feel some discomfort, swelling, followed by a small lump at the injection site. This was similar to what I had experienced with my first 'flu vaccine' several years ago. This was a few months ago, and other than a short cold a month ago, have been otherwise healthy. I suspect that I received this from my partner, who had a cold the prior week (and tested negative to CV19).
As part of the process, I have monthly nasal swipes, as well as the one when I had a cold.
So, all I am saying is, fellow Australians, there is nothing to fear by having the jab, when/should it become available.
Note: This is not professional health advice, only an anecdote shared by a member of community. Please consult your doctor if you have any medical concerns, questions about COVID-19, or visit https://www.health.gov.au/ for up to date health advice.