I got my first Oxford AstraZeneca shot the other day. I didn't have any side effects or soreness. Only a little euphoria, but that was a non-medical side-effect, I think.
Wow, it was so easy! India had been doing the health workers, front-line workers, 60+, and 45+ with comorbidities for a couple of month already. They announced it would open to 45+ on April 1st. I didn't think I'd be able to get one here in my remote rural part of India, not having the Indian national ID card. I had a vague plan of flying to Delhi in April or May to get it at a private clinic. But my local friend went for hers on the first day, and staff at the rural primary health centre asked her about me, so I thought I'd give it a shot the next day. Went in entirely not expecting to be able to get it, but my specific visa type turned out to be sufficient ID, and I received the shot within 10 minutes. Wow! I was so happy.
For those who think the risk of side effects from the shot make it not worth taking, I just have to say the risk from side effects sounds tiny. The risk of serious problems if I get Covid-19 itself sound like much more likely, and much more serious. So I consider it a very good deal. I really do not want to experience a ventilator in a rural Indian hospital, whereas a shot in a rural Indian village health centre was acceptable.