Vaccine side effects: My experience of them and what they mean

I was over the moon to get vaccinated. I’ve covered the coronavirus pandemic, including the race to develop a vaccine, since only a handful of people were infected in Wuhan.

So when it was my turn to roll up my sleeve at the GP surgery, it really felt like a moment.

But I’m going to be open and honest with you: the vaccine floored me.

Let’s be clear, even with hindsight I’d do it all again. I’d rather have side effects than Covid, or another year of restrictions, or a higher chance of accidentally passing the virus onto a loved one.