COVID Vaccine Thread, the Sequel

Rico444

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I moved my second shot up 2 days pretty easily, to a local pharmacy right by my work. The appointment is for 4:15, but I called and asked if I could come in a little earlier and they said that's no problem, that I might just have to wait a few minutes if they're giving someone a shot at that same time.

If you have an appointment for a first shot that's a few weeks away, or your second shot wasn't scheduled exactly 21/28 days after the first, it's pretty easy to reschedule your shot, so I would highly recommend doing that.
 

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There seems to be a lot of

Between my family and close friends I know about 40 people who have gotten both shots of either Moderna or Pfizer and only 1 had any side effects besides a slightly sore arm. I wonder what percentage of people have had anything more than a sore arm.

I personally know two people, one family member and one friend, who have had severe reactions to the Moderna vaccine requiring hospitalization. One has an arteritis that renders her short of breath when she stands. The other is in the ICU with heart failure and pulmonary edema.
 

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The days of 1,500 people getting vaccinated per day at a single location are over. Anyone that wants could walk into their local Price Chopper, Stop and Shop, or corner pharmacy and get a shot at this point.

It will be interesting to see how long it takes Hartford Healthcare to shut down their clinics, because they are running some big ones at venues that must be pretty expensive, like the Oakdale and Hartford Convention Center. Doesn't make sense to do that for 50 walk ins a day.

Vaccine Locations | Hartford HealthCare

Disagree there.

My daughter just got her second at a fairgrounds manned by the National Guard.

Tents, shuttle buses, traffic control, the whole nine yards.
 

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I personally know two people, one family member and one friend, who have had severe reactions to the Moderna vaccine requiring hospitalization. One has an arteritis that renders her short of breath when she stands. The other is in the ICU with heart failure and pulmonary edema.

I’m guessing you know two very sick people who just happened to have gotten a covid shot.
 

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I personally know two people, one family member and one friend, who have had severe reactions to the Moderna vaccine requiring hospitalization. One has an arteritis that renders her short of breath when she stands. The other is in the ICU with heart failure and pulmonary edema.
Wow
 

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I got my second at a local park. I had my paperwork ready and they sent me to the front of the line. Jabbed me through the car window and sent me on my way. Timing is the key. Don’t go when the sheeple go.
 
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Update: Back to 100% as of yesterday by lunch. Roughly just under 48 hours of feeling crappy, well worth it.
 
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Woke up feeling crappy, about 16 hours after getting my second dose. Groggy, headache, achy/bones hurt. No real fever to this point
 

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I’m guessing you know two very sick people who just happened to have gotten a covid shot.

Odd that they didn't think they were sick before the shots.
 
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After getting the vaccine I'm beginning to wonder if I'm a COVID long-hauler. To my knowledge I never had COVID.

In December I started having mild chest discomfort out of the blue and no other symptoms. It mostly felt like muscle spasms. I had just started exercising again and figured I overdid it getting back into bench pressing. I felt fine all of January with only intermittent chest pain. Doctors did an EKG and some blood work and said everything looked normal. Late January I had a brutal bout of fatigue that lasted for days, I barely left the couch. Some brain fog and cognitive issues crept in. The chest discomfort/sensations would disappear for days or weeks then come back for a few days. The severity of the brain fog varied. I had some weird headaches. On random days I'd have trouble exercising but I wouldn't call it shortness of breath. I felt very out of shape, but again I am out of shape and just returning to exercise, but I felt worse than other days I did cardio. Maybe that's what shortness of breath feels like? I've never had it.

Early April I had another bad stretch of fatigue, then got my first Pfizer shot and felt absolutely terrible for three days, then felt 100% normal for the first time since November. That lasted a couple of days then my other symptoms returned. The same thing just happened with my second shot on Thursday--I was feeling crappy for a while, then yesterday (the day after my shot) I felt amazing. Completely normal, no symptoms of any kind. I had no side effects from the second shot. It put into perspective just how awful I'd been feeling. I'd forgotten what normal felt like. Today, 48 hours after my shot, I felt a huge rush of fatigue and chest "fullness", for lack of a better term, came back. I feel like crap again. Been a blob on my couch since 11 AM. Not good.

Doing some quick research on it, it sounds like most people who have a strong reaction to the first shot were those who had COVID. Many long-haulers who've been struggling felt better, some almost cured, after the second shot. Also, to my surprise, many long-haulers were asymptomatic with their initial infection. Doctors have done quite a few tests on me over the last two months and on paper I'm completely healthy but this long-hauler stuff doesn't sound very good for me.
 

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After getting the vaccine I'm beginning to wonder if I'm a COVID long-hauler. To my knowledge I never had COVID.

In December I started having mild chest discomfort out of the blue and no other symptoms. It mostly felt like muscle spasms. I had just started exercising again and figured I overdid it getting back into bench pressing. I felt fine all of January with only intermittent chest pain. Doctors did an EKG and some blood work and said everything looked normal. Late January I had a brutal bout of fatigue that lasted for days, I barely left the couch. Some brain fog and cognitive issues crept in. The chest discomfort/sensations would disappear for days or weeks then come back for a few days. The severity of the brain fog varied. I had some weird headaches. On random days I'd have trouble exercising but I wouldn't call it shortness of breath. I felt very out of shape, but again I am out of shape and just returning to exercise, but I felt worse than other days I did cardio. Maybe that's what shortness of breath feels like? I've never had it.

Early April I had another bad stretch of fatigue, then got my first Pfizer shot and felt absolutely terrible for three days, then felt 100% normal for the first time since November. That lasted a couple of days then my other symptoms returned. The same thing just happened with my second shot on Thursday--I was feeling crappy for a while, then yesterday (the day after my shot) I felt amazing. Completely normal, no symptoms of any kind. I had no side effects from the second shot. It put into perspective just how awful I'd been feeling. I'd forgotten what normal felt like. Today, 48 hours after my shot, I felt a huge rush of fatigue and chest "fullness", for lack of a better term, came back. I feel like crap again. Been a blob on my couch since 11 AM. Not good.

Doing some quick research on it, it sounds like most people who have a strong reaction to the first shot were those who had COVID. Many long-haulers who've been struggling felt better, some almost cured, after the second shot. Also, to my surprise, many long-haulers were asymptomatic with their initial infection. Doctors have done quite a few tests on me over the last two months and on paper I'm completely healthy but this long-hauler stuff doesn't sound very good for me.
When you went to the doctor they didn't run any tests for 'rona or antibodies? That seems like a crappy doctor visit.
 
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When you went to the doctor they didn't run any tests for 'rona or antibodies? That seems like a crappy doctor visit.

I got COVID tests but no antibody tests. I am very upset about that in hindsight. Saw specialists too (cardiologist, GI) and not one of them recommended it. I should have thought of it myself.
 

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I got COVID tests but no antibody tests. I am very upset about that in hindsight. Saw specialists too (cardiologist, GI) and not one of them recommended it. I should have thought of it myself.

It's almost like they are paid professionals in that field and should be thinking of that for you.

A few weeks ago our daughter was at school complaining about a dry, sore throat. Mrs. Diesel told me several other kids were out with strep or the flu.
I called our pediatrician and they said we had to go to UCC instead of Dr office.

They ran 'rona, strep and flu no questions asked. Came back negative for all.

Most likely just seasonal allergies post nasal drip agitating throat.
 
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It's almost like they are paid professionals in that field and should be thinking of that for you.

A few weeks ago our daughter was at school complaining about a dry, sore throat. Mrs. Diesel told me several other kids were out with strep or the flu.
I called our pediatrician and they said we had to go to UCC instead of Dr office.

They ran 'rona, strep and flu no questions asked. Came back negative for all.

Most likely just seasonal allergies post nasal drip agitating throat.
Yeah my nephew's daughter had symptoms a couple weeks ago - automatically did strep, flu and covid tests - all negative.
 
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Same. My sister had flu like symptoms for 3 days. If you look at VAERs there are an awful lot of people with significant symptoms. I’m not expecting anything less. Hoping I will be pleasantly surprised.
Hope you do better than I did.
 

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It's almost like they are paid professionals in that field and should be thinking of that for you.

A few weeks ago our daughter was at school complaining about a dry, sore throat. Mrs. Diesel told me several other kids were out with strep or the flu.
I called our pediatrician and they said we had to go to UCC instead of Dr office.

They ran 'rona, strep and flu no questions asked. Came back negative for all.

Most likely just seasonal allergies post nasal drip agitating throat.
Yeah my nephew's daughter had symptoms a couple weeks ago - automatically did strep, flu and covid tests - all negative.

Never knew I had an Aunt Kathy???
 
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Did my 2nd Moderna yesterday. Woke feeling fine but by noon I had the classic symptoms and couldn’t stare at the computer any longer. Vaccinations have dropped since the handling of the J&J issue, but the number with shots keeps creeping up.

Cases and deaths keep plummeting here in TN. Like many southern states that stayed open it is likely that a huge % of the young crowd had the virus and were asymptotic. Life is pretty normal here except for some white collar offices that remain paranoid to open thinking they will get sued if someone catches the virus. Most stores request masks, but only a few require them. Most people wear them inside.
 

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New Jersey pulling out all the stops to get people vaccinated. Hey, who doesn't like free beer? ?

Have already been vaccinated I will say that I find this campaign a little annoying. Or in BY speak:

"Shut up Phil!"
 

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