I’ll be honest with you — the first shot of the Pfizer vaccine left me feeling tired for about three days. I had low energy and was feeling genuinely sleepy. Yesterday (the fourth day out) was the first day I’ve consistently felt back to normal.
What’s weird is that the fatigue absolutely didn’t set in right away — it took maybe a full 24 hours following the shot Wednesday for me to really feel it. I suppose I should have intuited that most side effects aren’t instantaneous.
Don’t get me wrong, though — I am thrilled that I got the shot, and grateful for the degree of protection that it affords me. A couple of unproductive days are far better than suffering through the worst of a potentially fatal respiratory disease.