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COVID vaccines

My experience of getting a Sinovac shot in Indonesia

My arm felt numb and weak, and I was still nauseous the following day

Nikkei staff writer Bobby Nugroho receives an injection at Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on Feb. 25. (Photo by Dimas Ardian)

JAKARTA -- After I rolled up a shirt sleeve, a nurse wiped my arm with an alcohol swab and delivered my first shot of Sinovac Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine.

It was over in a flash, and I felt no pain. But about five minutes later, the injection site began to ache and my left arm felt numb and weak. I started to feel sleepy, and I went home to take a nap. I could still carry out my daily tasks as the symptoms were mild, but I did feel drowsy all day.

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