Five months after I was tested positive for COVID-19, on Saturday, September 4th, I received the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine. To do that, I had to travel to Nis, Serbia, because in Macedonia, the AstraZeneca vaccine is not given to people under the age of 60.
Before receiving the second dose
The process was the same as the first time. First, the doctors asked me few questions:
- “How did you react after receiving the first dose of the vaccine?”
- “Were you positive about KOVID-19? How did it go? “
- “How did the situation affect your diabetes?” “What were your blood sugar levels?”
- “Are you taking any other therapy/pills?”
- “Have you had any breast, uterine surgery?”
- “Are you pregnant?”
Once again, they entered my information into the system. Then another doctor vaccinated me. Finally, I had to sit for 10 minutes and wait if any side effects occur.
Did I have a reaction after the second dose of AstraZeneca vaccine?
Although after receiving the first dose, I had the following symptoms: tenderness, swelling at the injection site, headache, chills and fever (the temperature was 38.6 °C). The blood sugar levels were in the range of 8-12 mmol/L. I was told by the doctors to take paracetamol if the temperature is above 38.0 °C, this time I was very lucky. I only had swelling, redness and pain at the injection site. My blood sugar levels were in the range of normal, between 5-7.8 mmol/L.
When it comes to blood clots, I am aware that they are related to the AstraZeneca vaccine. Fortunately, I didn´t have any.