Hi guys - help ease my mind
By - Londonloo
Even if you get TTS (1 in 50,000) that doesn’t mean you’ll die. Only 3% of people who get TTS in Australia die… the chance of any complications is extremely low.
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If you're particularly worried you can ask your doc for a blood form checking platelets. If you don't have thrombocytopenia you ain't getting TTS
You don't need to worry, statistically speaking you're more likely to suffer a serious clot from taking hormonal contraception!
Statistically you're also more likely to get struck by lightning (around 1/300,000) then to die from AZ (1/1,000,000)
Clotting, myocarditis etc are concerns with Pfizer. The issue has been overhyped, politicised and polarised. Chances are if Pfizer was the first vaccine to arrive state and federal governments alike would have shit a brick over it.
Hope this helps put your mind at rest
All vaccines have very rare, potentially serious side effects. The benefit elicited FAR outweighs the risk. Stay happy, stay safe :)
I think it’s also interesting to consider that AZ is offering its vaccine at cost price and operating at a net loss while Pfizer and Moderna are rolling in profits - not suggesting it’s a conspiracy, but I’m sure they have a lot more money to spend on ‘damage control’ and marketing than AZ
These figures are averages and not equal across all age groups. Younger women like OP are the ones who need to be careful and watch for symptoms as she is doing.
> [In Australia, severe cases of TTS appear to be more common in women in younger age groups. Nearly half of the TTS cases in women required treatment in intensive care.](https://www.tga.gov.au/periodic/covid-19-vaccine-weekly-safety-report-05-08-2021)
Thank you so much for calming my mind. I really appreciate it
The blood clotting disorder, whilst tragic, is hugely overhyped by the media. There are approximately 8 cases per million, with even few of those resulting in death ([source](https://cosmosmagazine.com/health/medicine/astrazeneca-vaccine-blood-clots-statistics-percentage/)).
The way my dad (who is a doctor) explained it was to compare it to other potentially dangerous medical procedures such as a colonoscopy which is conducted to attempt to find certain types of cancer early-on. Apparently there is a 1 in 30000 chance of a colonoscopy going wrong to the point where hospitalisation is required, and yet doctors perform this procedure all the time, because the benefit (early detection of cancer) outweighs the risk so hugely. Similarly, the benefit of a covid shot (not dying of covid) hugely outweighs the risks for it too.
I hope these statistics help you feel better. Don't stress too much about it.
That you so much, your statistics have eased my mind
Not sure if this helps, but all the doctors I know (Including my GP) have gotten fully vaccinated with AZ months ago.
I don’t think they would risk a substantial number of healthcare workers if they didn’t have confidence in the vaccine.
40 million doses of AZ have been given in the UK too, and 99.9% did not have serious side effects - remember that it is the news’ job to make everything exaggerated to get views. I’m 24 F and had both doses of AZ months ago (in the UK), once my 24 hour side effects passed I was totally fine
99.999997% actually (using the 1 in 300000 number from a few posts up).
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You're way more likely to get blood clots from covid than from Astrazeneca.
People keep forgetting that covid doesn't just cause pneumonia and difficulty breathing. It can cause blood clots too.
So any vaccine is better than covid.
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I'm older than you so less risk but the doc that gave me both shots gave me a sheet about what to look out for and in their words, 'If you get any of these don't buggerise around, go and get checked out straight away'. She also said there's really good treatments on the off chance anything happens. When I went to the ED with a terrible headache I thought was a clot they took it seriously and did blood tests straight away. Turns out I had a sinus infection. 🤦♀️
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Same thing happened to me. Local ED took me seriously, ran a platelet count, I'm all good now.
Wow, what sort of signs did it give off for you to worry?
Persistent two day headache. Panadol helped a bit. But it didn't go away. The information I was given said to watch for a severe persistent headache AFTER day 3. It met one of those criteria but it started ON day 3 and wasn't severe, I was still doing everything normally. I rang health direct and they suggested I visit the ED just in case so I did.
We've got a two week old baby so I put the headache down to a lack of sleep. My wife has had headaches too, despite not being vaccinated yet. So no concerns.
[@thefactsination](https://instagram.com/thefactsination?utm_medium=copy_link) on Instagram has been good at putting the risk into perspective.
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I recommend you continue to monitor for symptoms as the clots are not as severe when caught early. If you do that there is little risk pf severe outcomes despite being in a higher risk category.
I also recommend you read the [weekly vaccine report](https://www.tga.gov.au/periodic/covid-19-vaccine-weekly-safety-report-05-08-2021) by the TGA which gives details such as the median time for symptom onset.
I believe only 200 ppl died from AZ in Europe. In comparison, car crashes kill thousands each year but we all still drive a car.
Here’s an odd one for you all - I’m on day 7 and I’m feeling perfectly normal - BUT - my arm where I was vaccinated is still red, has a small lump and is sore to the touch. Granted it’s gotten smaller but it’s still there. Should it be lasting this long?
Your good to go. Also, stretch out it may help.
I agree with you, the idea that they definitely would have died from covid is an incorrect starting point unless they have serious co-morbidities. However the risk of AZ is super low, and they are worried, so I don't think its appropriate to comment further on their choice.
OP will be fine.
I’ll be fine now with the vaccination despite being terrified of a clot. I’ve got asthma and a compromised immune system. I’m in a big hot spot and I could not ideally wait for Phizer. Any vaccine is better than getting covid