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Experiences with Covid vaccine?

My husband is a bit older than me and just got his second dose.  He is doing great!  My first dose will be this Friday.  Has anyone received both doses?  What has been your experience?

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I had difficulty getting an appointment.  There is a vaccination center 2 blocks from my house but there were no appointments available.  Finally, I got an appointment at a hospital 2.5 miles from me. When I got my first Pfizer shot, there was only one person ahead of me in line. When I got my second shot, there was no line and all of the stalls (about 6) were empty.  There were more staff than patients!  No bad reactions, not even a sore arm.

 

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Have had both doses (Moderna) last one as of March 13, 2021.  Zero issues except a little soreness in the area of the injection site and that didn't last long. 👍

 

 

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Had my 1st Moderna in early March - had NO affects, not even a sore arm.

2nd one was last week and I woke up in the middle of the night with chills & fever and a headache that would not stop.  Lasted into the next mid-morning, then I just felt tired - after sleeping most of the day and the night - all was well.

I knew I should have gotten the 2nd shot in a different arm -

you know, just to even stuff out. 😂  🤣

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Johnson and Johnson this morning, sore at the injection location for a couple of minutes with no other side effects. 

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Yes, I have received both doses. No side effects, other than a sore arm where the shot was given.

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I'm waiting for the pill form that I heard about recently. I've waited to see how others were doing after being vaccinated because I have major allergies to Earth (pretty much) since childhood and that list has grown over the course of my life. I've often been told that I'm a doctor's worse nightmare, so patience is the key with me. 

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I'm assuming you have an allergist, given the fact that you have "major" allergies.  Have you spoken to your allergist about your concerns with the vaccine?  They would be a good resource with your situation.  Christine

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My wife and I just had our first doses of the Pfizer vaccine. Other than sore arms we can't complain. We can't wait for the second shot. Thank God for modern medicine and health care workers!

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@postman29 , I got the Pfizer vaccine also and will get my second dose April 2nd, and like you, I can't wait!  Heard the 2nd dose can have a bit strong reaction for some.  But, small price to pay.  Christine

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@ChristineH635132 That's so great to hear! We get our second dose on April 16. Best of luck April second. I'm sure everything will go well for all of us. Steve

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@postman29 , Wanted to give you can update and suggestion.  Got my 2nd dose yesterday, so far only sore arm.  I was able to get my shot without getting out of my car!  Hope you two do well and no side effects.  I've heard moving your arm after shot can help with the soreness. The other thing is not to massage the area, as the soreness can spread. Christine

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@postman29 ,  Thank you so much!.  Hope all goes well for you all too.  Christine

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@ChristineH635132   I'm afraid I've only had one dose.  But I wanted to send a reply that I had absolutely no side effects of any kind.  My shingles vaccine was a whole 'other story.  But then, what's true for one person can be very different for another, too.  Please don't be frightened to get yours.   😊

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@RosemaryF433825 my shingles which I received last year, I was okay. Same with my flu one. Now the 1st dose of the Moderna, no biggie at first. Just a little red. Then on day 8, all hell broke lose. Redness came back triple along with major itching 😱 Went online, normal for some folks (late allergic reaction). Ice pack and hydrocortisone cream for a few days. 2nd dose had me in bed the NEXT day. So glad I am retired. Laid around for 3 days. Unusual as 1st day of 2nd dose I was fine. Glad I had shopped for groceries right after getting 2nd dose as I was out of food.

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@AngelaS579497  I'm so sorry to read of your reactions to the Moderna, Angela!   I didn't realize things could go well at first, then change so drastically.  I hope you are feeling much better now.

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Yes, back to normal @ChristineH635132 whatever that is/lol. 1st dose was 2/10/21. 2nd dose 3/10/21.

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Rosemary, Thank you for your response.  First dose just made me a bit tired the next day and sore arm for about 48 hrs.  

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@ChristineH635132   You're quite welcome, Christine!  😀

 

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I have had both doses, and I am 65 yrs. old. With the first dose, all I wanted to do was sleep and had a headache. The second dose was two weeks ago, all I wanted to do again was sleep, again much to my young playful cat's dismay. Everyone's reaction is different, oh and my arm was really killing me at the injection site for several days, just keep moving it so it doesn't get stiff.

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Shari,  Thx for sharing your experience, and for the tip!  Christine

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First dose, no effects whatsoever.

 

Second dose, pain in arm, red area around injection site, and arm near injection site was rock hard for several days. Nothing more concerning than that.

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That sounds like what happened to my arm when I got a tetanus shot many years ago. I just can't take the chance with that vaccine. I'll still wait for the pill.

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@r447879w my adult daughter refuses any vaccines after getting the flu after getting a flu vaccine several years ago.

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@AngelaS579497  Please tell her it is IMPOSSIBLE to get the flu from getting the flu vaccine.  What is included in the vaccine is not "live," therefore she could not have gotten it that way.  She more than likely was exposed to the flu before getting the vaccine, although she might not have have any symptoms from it yet.

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@RosemaryF433825 wrote:

@AngelaS579497  Please tell her it is IMPOSSIBLE to get the flu from getting the flu vaccine.  What is included in the vaccine is not "live," therefore she could not have gotten it that way.  She more than likely was exposed to the flu before getting the vaccine, although she might not have have any symptoms from it yet.


And few vaccines give 100% protection - not the flu, not the shingles, not any of the covid-19 - but they sure cut way down on your chances of have a very bad case of the (whatever)

 

Did you hear that by just by the many wearing mask this year, we have cut way back on the cases of airborne infections - the regular flu and even the common cold.  That's a real plus especially for the most vulnerable.

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@GailL1   Vaccines were never meant to completely irradiate a person from getting sick.  They are meant to help the body establish antibodies so when a person gets sick it will be with lesser side effects and a shorter duration.

 

Since I've been reading on this site, it got me thinking to the many things we hear or read that we believe when in reality they may not be true.  I think most all of us grew up in a time where we trusted each other because we could.  Seldom did we experience things like phone scams or fictitious offers in the mail.  But unfortunately, we don't live in that world anymore, and it's important to be very careful about what someone is trying to lead us to believe, as well as try to protect each other.   Be well!

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No I did not hear about the masks @GailL1 . Wish more folks would wear them in my area of Virginia. Every day they are posting a surge. I am sure the easter activities will not help this weekend. This St. Patrick's Day had people downtown acting like business as usual. Hmmm, I know where I will be this weekend, INSIDE 🙂

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@AngelaS579497 

Just keep wearing your mask and when this whole thing is over, keep wearing it when in crowds.  By that time, they (the non-mask wearers) will see someone in a mask and will interpret it as someone not wanting to spread what they may have and then they will continue to stay away from us - thinking that it is for their own good when in fact, it is for our own good - if I never get the flu or the common cold again, I will think that life is great.

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@GailL1 good advice. Even though I had BOTH of my Moderna vaccines (2/10 and 3/10 2021), I was told to keep wearing my mask and social distancing. Lol, my next visit to Walmart, I will be using my EMPTY shopping cart to social distance the jerks that luv to be all up in my back. Even without the PANDEMIC, I have always GUARDED my pin numbers, etc. So RUDE someone reading what you are entering and a chance to STEAL your sensitive data. I only go grocery shopping once a week. Wish I was already moved into a rental tiny cottage for more SPACE = BIGGER refrigerator = less grocery trips 🙂 My cute studio apartment = tiny house has a medium refrigerator and of course tiny storage/lol.

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