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2 minutes ago, Terabith said:

I got my first today (Pfizer)!  Kroger mostly is only vaccinating people 65 or over or in certain professions, but there was like a 48 hour window where they opened it up to anyone with any pre-existing conditions, and I hit it right at midnight exactly and got an appointment.  Second one is in three weeks.

Nice!! How are you feeling? 

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Just got the vaccine! Was just like any other going in lol. Too soon to know about side effects, of course, but I’l keep you posted.

I never expected I'd be getting my vaccine so early -- but I got my first Moderna shot today.   I was at the doctor's with my son for an appointment and it was near the end of the day and th

Got my Blue Envelope!  The appointment is this coming Sunday.  Woohoo!

48 minutes ago, kand said:

Can I say again how envious I am about how many of of you have been able to be vaccinated? I think I’m going to have to rely on Biden’s directive that everyone be able to sign up starting May 1st, and that’s when my hunt will begin. I expect it will be very hard to get one when they finally open it up to everyone here. 

Yeah, I'm right there with you. I am so frustrated that Oregon is moving SO slowly and they have not changed their tiers at all while other states are moving rapidly to open new tiers. This is what you get when your vaccine program is designed by a committee of 27 people (yes, literally 27 people). So we have categories like fisheries workers, people displaced by wildfires (that happened last summer), people living in multigenerational households, etc., and then everyone 45-64, even with known risk factors like asthma or hypertension, is lumped in at the end, which still shows as opening in June. Even if we follow Biden's directive and open it to everyone on May 1, there will be a mad scramble and it will probably be June before I can get an appointment anyway. So frustrating knowing that I would be eligible already in so many other states, but will be stuck waiting months here. 😞 

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1 minute ago, Corraleno said:

Yeah, I'm right there with you. I am so frustrated that Oregon is moving SO slowly and they have not changed their tiers at all while other states are moving rapidly to open new tiers. This is what you get when your vaccine program is designed by a committee of 27 people (yes, literally 27 people). So we have categories like fisheries workers, people displaced by wildfires (that happened last summer), people living in multigenerational households, etc., and then everyone 45-64, even with known risk factors like asthma or hypertension, is lumped in at the end, which still shows as opening in June. Even if we follow Biden's directive and open it to everyone on May 1, there will be a mad scramble and it will probably be June before I can get an appointment anyway. So frustrating knowing that I would be eligible already in so many other states, but will be stuck waiting months here. 😞 

I wish there was just one unified method and a unified system for how people could sign up. Like, DH could get a shot in NY because he's a professor, but he wouldn't be eligible in MA, which is really where we are right now 😛 . 

One way or another, I'm not going to be able to get my shot too soon, because I'm not old enough and don't have any conditions. Well, maybe if they open it up to mildly overweight BMIs, like in San Diego, lol. 

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7 minutes ago, Not_a_Number said:

 

One way or another, I'm not going to be able to get my shot too soon, because I'm not old enough and don't have any conditions. Well, maybe if they open it up to mildly overweight BMIs, like in San Diego, lol. 

Georgia is open to everyone over 25 BMI, too, and there has been some serious defensiveness on some of the facebook vaccine groups I'm in: "But I'm a RUNNER! It's MUSCLE!" Yes, it's true--BMI is a terrible, outdated metric--quit complaining and go get your shot, people!

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2 minutes ago, kokotg said:

Georgia is open to everyone over 25 BMI, too, and there has been some serious defensiveness on some of the facebook vaccine groups I'm in: "But I'm a RUNNER! It's MUSCLE!" Yes, it's true--BMI is a terrible, outdated metric--quit complaining and go get your shot, people!

I'm not a runner, and I could stand to lose 10 pounds, lol. I won't complain if that means I'm eligible! 😛 

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Dh got his first Moderna shot on Friday, and I'm scheduled for mine this Thursday. I'm very, very pleased and relieved, though really it'll be seven weeks or so until both of our vaccinations are fully effective, so I'll be holding my breath until then. Based on his work and dd's required school testing (😠) we have unavoidably increasing risk atm.

Signing up here is nutty. The state has priority groups including various professions, ages, and health conditions. The county agrees on those categories. But the private pharmacies and grocery stores which are administering the shots are mostly only recognizing a couple of those categories, not all of them. The county itself is only administering shots to a couple of categories, while agreeing that others are technically eligible.

Only one pharmacy chain is offering the shots to everyone who is eligible now. Their appointments go fast.

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17 minutes ago, Not_a_Number said:

I'm not a runner, and I could stand to lose 10 pounds, lol. I won't complain if that means I'm eligible! 😛 

Right, ds1 is a bodybuilder and his BMI puts him at obese even though it's all muscle.  He'd be happy to get the shot before he's eligible for his age!  

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Oh man, you guys are really making me wish I could blame my BMI on muscle.

Alas ... no.  It’s that pesky last ten pounds that I can’t seem to lose!

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Oh man, you guys are really making me wish I could blame my BMI on muscle.

Alas ... no.  It’s that pesky last ten pounds that I can’t seem to lose!

Don't worry. I can't, either 😛. I have less muscle now than when we had a life than involved going outside 😉 . I weighed about the same amount, but I used to carry DD4 on my back all around Manhattan, which was actually pretty good exercise 😄 . Now I just... lie around. 

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1 hour ago, Not_a_Number said:

Nice!! How are you feeling? 

Fine, so far.  I was a little concerned, since my immune system is hyped up right now with pollen and younger kid has a stomach bug, but at least so far, no real effects other than a slightly sore arm.  

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7 hours ago, Terabith said:

Fine, so far.  I was a little concerned, since my immune system is hyped up right now with pollen and younger kid has a stomach bug, but at least so far, no real effects other than a slightly sore arm.  

Good to hear your ok so far.

D%*# norovirus. It got me a couple of weeks ago. Only norovirus could survive all of our social distancing etc. Alcohol based sanitizers don’t kill norovirus, so it has free reign. I’m still not right after 2 weeks. 

MRNA vaccine for norovirus?? I’m in !

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On 3/13/2021 at 9:36 AM, SKL said:

Another question:  for those who had a choice in what shot to get, what were your reasons for choosing the one you chose?

Most of us in our family have gotten the Pfizer - on purpose. I knew I wanted Moderna or Pfizer simply because they've been out there in the world a little longer than the J&J, so I felt safer. Still have one kid who needs a first shot, but she's in another state right now and that state is moving at a snail's pace. So frustrating. By the time she comes home from school, the rest of us will be like 6 weeks post-second-vaccination!! 😕 I'm hoping the Pfizer will still be easy to attain at that time and that the pods won't have transferred all their energy to J&J.

One kid received the Moderna #1. She had more immediate arm pain than any of the rest of us did with the Pfizer #1. But it seemed to go away on the same timeline as the Pfizer.

SO GLAD TO BE HALFWAY VACCINATED! We've all cleared our schedules for a day or two following our secondary vaccination just in case we feel crappy. But, we're hopeful we won't - of course! lol

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After an uneventful first shot I’ll admit I’m nervous about the side effects I am hearing about on the second. Has anyone read or heard about anything to possibly mitigate the side effects?  I believe we aren’t supposed to take Tylenol before but it was recommended for after for us if we needed it (we had Moderna). I tried to make sure I was well hydrated before the first and I’ll do that again. A couple people in FB posted about drinking Pedialyte before and maybe eating carbs? I tend not to listen to random suggestions and I’m not sure where they got their info. But the posters here are so smart 🙂 Anyone have any suggestions?

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13 minutes ago, teachermom2834 said:

After an uneventful first shot I’ll admit I’m nervous about the side effects I am hearing about on the second. Has anyone read or heard about anything to possibly mitigate the side effects?  I believe we aren’t supposed to take Tylenol before but it was recommended for after for us if we needed it (we had Moderna). I tried to make sure I was well hydrated before the first and I’ll do that again. A couple people in FB posted about drinking Pedialyte before and maybe eating carbs? I tend not to listen to random suggestions and I’m not sure where they got their info. But the posters here are so smart 🙂 Anyone have any suggestions?

I am having my 2nd Pfizer today. The only effect I had last time was a barely sore arm but I'm really nervous about the effects of this one. 

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16 hours ago, kokotg said:

Georgia is open to everyone over 25 BMI, too, and there has been some serious defensiveness on some of the facebook vaccine groups I'm in: "But I'm a RUNNER! It's MUSCLE!" Yes, it's true--BMI is a terrible, outdated metric--quit complaining and go get your shot, people!

My husband is almost solid muscle with a very physical job. He wears 32 x 32 pants, but his bmi is slightly over 25 according to his Kaiser chart, so I printed out the chart and the appointment info and told him to go get his fat ass vaccinated! Lol. I will say that no questions are being asked here. Newsom just wants shots in arms at this point, so if you want a vaccine and could use a sunny vacay, I've got your spot. 😉

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10 minutes ago, Soror said:

I am having my 2nd Pfizer today. The only effect I had last time was a barely sore arm but I'm really nervous about the effects of this one. 

That's all I had for both of my Pfizer shots. Good luck today. 🙂

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9 minutes ago, SeaConquest said:

That's all I had for both of my Pfizer shots. Good luck today. 🙂

Thank you, fingers crossed I'm as lucky.

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THESE ARE THE CHARTS I WANT TO SEE IN THE US, PLEASE

On 3/9/2021 at 5:21 AM, Laura Corin said:

Woohoo! Husband - age group 60-64 - got his Scottish blue envelope inviting him for his first jab on Saturday.

Meanwhile the cohort uptake of vaccination is looking pretty good.

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On 3/15/2021 at 5:03 AM, Laura Corin said:

Husband is fine this morning apart from a slightly sore arm, so that's one day of exhaustion and aches. 

They start sending out Blue Envelopes to my age cohort (without underlying conditions) from today, so I'll be watching for the postie.  This is the vaccination status now:

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(K that's all)

On friends' and families' experience with the three vaccines:

Octogenarians FIL, his wife, and my mother have all had 2 doses of Pfizer.  Several moderately sore arms; nothing more.

A great number of local friends have had 1 dose of Pfizer; sore arms only.

Octogenarian aunt and uncle have had 2 doses of Moderna. My uncle was knocked out for a day after second dose; aunt was wholly unaffected.

Husband and I and a great number of local friends have had 1 dose of Moderna. Husband & handful others had sore arm.  I had nothing.  I'm anemic and a generation ago went through multiple rounds of IVF and we (used to) travel to farflung corners of the world: I've had a LOT of shots in my life; this was not as sting-y going in as tetanus and nothing like hemoglobin.

Over the last week two friends and one of my students have had J&J and report it as completely uneventful.

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It’s fairly wide open in New York as far as eligibility. That said, they have more vaccine here than interest.  There’s 700 open slots today at the local vaccination site and they expect to fill only about 200.  I suspect locally we are getting to the point where those who wanted to be vaccinated have been, and there’s still a very high percentage who don’t want the vaccine.

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13 minutes ago, Mrs Tiggywinkle said:

It’s fairly wide open in New York as far as eligibility. That said, they have more vaccine here than interest.  There’s 700 open slots today at the local vaccination site and they expect to fill only about 200.  I suspect locally we are getting to the point where those who wanted to be vaccinated have been, and there’s still a very high percentage who don’t want the vaccine.

And yet where I live in NY, some eligible folks can’t get appointments until the end of May. I feel like I’ll never get my turn! I *know* it will be soon, but it doesn’t feel that way. 

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I successfully got my first vaccine this morning!  I got Pfizer.  It was at a mass vaccine drive thru site and I was very happy by how well run it was.  EMTs were the ones giving it and things moved smoothly.  I must say that it is something to behold a mass vaccination like this.  It is hard to describe and it almost other-worldly.  Next dose is already scheduled for 20 days from now.  I know I am not protected yet but am grateful beyond measure to have the first vaccine done.

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DS got his today!  And two of his BFFs got theirs, too.  
 

Our area has a lot of openings, I hope this doesn’t mean there’s low interest in vaccines.

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8 hours ago, freesia said:

And yet where I live in NY, some eligible folks can’t get appointments until the end of May. I feel like I’ll never get my turn! I *know* it will be soon, but it doesn’t feel that way. 

Update:  I looked an hour north and was able to get dd (who is working at a country club dining room) an appoint for March 30! Yay!

ETA: Just realized it was at one of the new places that is opening tomorrow.  No wonder there were so many appointments available.

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I don't feel 100% awesome today (sore arm, super tired, slight headache and body aches, and as the day goes on, I'm feeling very slightly feverish), but not bad.  The tiredness is the worst, but even that I could push through if I needed to.  And again, I'm not sure how much is vaccine versus general immune system ramped up with pollen, barometric pressure, and kid with norovirus in the house.   I could certainly work, although I've sort of taken the excuse to stay in my jammies and work on my sick kid's school work with her.  Not complaining and way better than potential covid!

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Got my jab, turns out it was Pfizer. No pain at all on injection. Teeny tiny needle, great for those who hate needles. The pharmacist at Walgreens was very businesslike and efficient so I didn't even have time to feel nervous!

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24 hrs since I got my first shot of pfizer.  Needle didn't hurt at all.  Around 11pm got a headache and arm started getting sore.  Today arm is still sore sort of like after tetanus.  

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4 hrs since our second dose of Pfizer. I didn't look when she gave me the shot and told her not to warn me so I wouldn't tense up. It seemed like it took her a bit to get it but I barely felt anything at all. After the fact she apologized and said it usually isn't so bad. I guess it was a rough stick but it didn't hurt me. She said something about my skin being tough. I guess I got lizard rna from the last shot or maybe it is my shoulder muscles I've been working on. My skin is honestly not rough or tough, idk. My arm is sore now. Not horrible soreness but def. more than last time. I don't know if that is second shot soreness or due to her having difficulty sticking me. Ds has a bit of soreness too. We'll see how we fare as time goes on.

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Day after 2nd Pfizer. Tiny bit of arm soreness. I've had a headache most of the day, and have felt tired/fatigued. That's all. Very manageable, especially since I didn't have anything on the schedule for the day, just in case. If I were working, I'd be able to push through, just wouldn't be quite as productive. 

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On 3/16/2021 at 4:30 PM, kand said:

Is it bad that I immediately opened a BMI calculator to figure out how much weight I would need to gain to qualify? 😂 (I guess I could make it even easier and just start smoking.)

Or get pregnant!

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On 3/16/2021 at 5:45 PM, Innisfree said:

Dh got his first Moderna shot on Friday, and I'm scheduled for mine this Thursday. I'm very, very pleased and relieved, though really it'll be seven weeks or so until both of our vaccinations are fully effective, so I'll be holding my breath until then. Based on his work and dd's required school testing (😠) we have unavoidably increasing risk atm.

Signing up here is nutty. The state has priority groups including various professions, ages, and health conditions. The county agrees on those categories. But the private pharmacies and grocery stores which are administering the shots are mostly only recognizing a couple of those categories, not all of them. The county itself is only administering shots to a couple of categories, while agreeing that others are technically eligible.

Only one pharmacy chain is offering the shots to everyone who is eligible now. Their appointments go fast.

 Is it 7 weeks for Moderna to be fully effective???

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2 minutes ago, mommyoffive said:

 Is it 7 weeks for Moderna to be fully effective???

Fully effective is 2-3 weeks after second shot, and four weeks between first and second shot, so 6-7 weeks for full protection for Moderna.  Pfizer is 4-5 weeks for full effectiveness, because it's 3 weeks between shots and a slightly shorter time afterwards for efficacy.  

J&J also takes about 6 weeks to become effective, which is (weirdly) a piece of data that even my pro-J&J "one and done" friends don't seem to be aware of.  

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1 minute ago, Terabith said:

Fully effective is 2-3 weeks after second shot, and four weeks between first and second shot, so 6-7 weeks for full protection for Moderna.  Pfizer is 4-5 weeks for full effectiveness, because it's 3 weeks between shots and a slightly shorter time afterwards for efficacy.  

J&J also takes about 6 weeks to become effective, which is (weirdly) a piece of data that even my pro-J&J "one and done" friends don't seem to be aware of.  

Ahh gotcha.  I don't know why that is over my head tonight.  I guess all the reports of the 1 shot of Pfizer or Moderna being 90% effective is what I remember. 

 

Pfizer & Moderna as much as 92 percent effective 2-weeks after first dose, study finds. In a letter to the editors of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), two Canadian researchers say that a single dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines are as much as 92 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 illness after two weeks of receiving the vaccine.

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11 hours ago, mommyoffive said:

 Is it 7 weeks for Moderna to be fully effective???

Yep, basically what Terabith said. My math was nearly one week between dh and myself getting our first shots, plus four weeks between my shots, plus two weeks after my second shot would equal seven weeks until he and I were both fully vaccinated. 

I love that report of Pfizer and Moderna being 92% effective before the second shot, but I don't fully trust it on an individual level. One of us could easily be one in the other 8%. And then, the 92% figure may not apply evenly to every segment of society. @Laura Corin posted some interesting figures in a different thread which suggest slightly less rosy scenarios for the elderly.

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The latest vaccine effectiveness data from PHE show that in those aged over 70, both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines reduce the risk of getting symptomatic disease by around 60% after a single dose. This protection lasts for several weeks.

In those aged over 80, protection against hospitalisation is around 80% and the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is 85% effective at stopping people aged over 80 from dying from COVID-19.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/phe-study-shows-three-quarters-of-over-70s-have-covid-19-antibodies

It's still good news, it just reinforces my inherent caution about assuming that either of us personally is all set and immune, even after both shots. On a public health level, it's superb. On an individual level, I'll be both thrilled to be vaccinated and still wearing my mask.

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13 hours ago, Soror said:

4 hrs since our second dose of Pfizer. I didn't look when she gave me the shot and told her not to warn me so I wouldn't tense up. It seemed like it took her a bit to get it but I barely felt anything at all. After the fact she apologized and said it usually isn't so bad. I guess it was a rough stick but it didn't hurt me. She said something about my skin being tough. I guess I got lizard rna from the last shot or maybe it is my shoulder muscles I've been working on. My skin is honestly not rough or tough, idk. My arm is sore now. Not horrible soreness but def. more than last time. I don't know if that is second shot soreness or due to her having difficulty sticking me. Ds has a bit of soreness too. We'll see how we fare as time goes on.

Next morning. Arm is moderately sore. I feel a little meh. No headache, fever, or bodyaches but just a bit off. I did lower body strength work this morning and felt my energy lagging. I didn't push it hard.

Ds says his arm is really sore. He has a high pain tolerance so it must be pretty bad. Otherwise he says he feels kinda tired but nothing else. 

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Dh and I are scheduled Sunday morning for our first Pfizer at a mass vaccination clinic set up to give 6,000 shots a day. It's indoors, in a huge facility. I'm not crazy about being around that many people, but given the rise in variants we wanted to take our first opportunity. We also scheduled the first appointment of the day and hear it's well-organized and efficient.

My mom is getting her first shot today in MA (not sure what kind).

And my sister is getting J&J Monday in VT. 

Finally feels like things are moving after a year of waiting and waiting!

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So....10 days post my first dose of Moderna, and my arm is itchy (with mild redness) at injection site -- that started on day 8, but then last night, and again some today, my *face* is itchy/sensitive. Like when you've been in the wind, unprotected, for a long amount of time and your face gets all dried out, itchy, sensitive, etc. 

Started around my eyes, but all over/comes & goes. 

Nothing major, or can't function, or whatever (and I did report it on V-Safe) but....weird. Although some in the vaccine finder group I'm in said the same thing. 

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My MIL, 80, had her second dose last week and was fine until day three. She pretty much stayed in bed for two days but felt back to normal day five.

My sister received her second dose even though she probably had Covid between the first and second (she still has no taste or smell). All she had was a very sore arm.

Both of the above had Moderna. I don’t know anyone personally who has had Pfizer but that’s what dh is getting next week.

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22 hours ago, Soror said:

Next morning. Arm is moderately sore. I feel a little meh. No headache, fever, or bodyaches but just a bit off. I did lower body strength work this morning and felt my energy lagging. I didn't push it hard.

Ds says his arm is really sore. He has a high pain tolerance so it must be pretty bad. Otherwise he says he feels kinda tired but nothing else. 

Yesterday was not a good day. Fatigue continued to worsen and I was on the couch after breakfast and the rest of the day. Fever started about 23 hrs after the shot. I usually run 97.2-97.6 and got up to 99.6. Tired but not sleepy. A little achiness I wasn't sure if that wasn't just from exercise (I've been sore all week) until the evening when I went to bed my whole body hurt to roll over. Slight headache off/on. Fever broke at 36 hrs, still a bit tired, slight headache.

Ds feels hot but no fever, said he is achy and slept a ton. Ds is not up yet today.

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@Sororthanks for the updates.  Sorry you had a rough day.

I had my first shot of Moderna yesterday. My arm is ridiculously sore but other than that I feel pretty good - maybe a slight headache.  I struggle with insomnia and I slept better than I have in a while so I don't know if that was from the shot or not. 

 

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4 hours ago, Soror said:

Yesterday was not a good day. Fatigue continued to worsen and I was on the couch after breakfast and the rest of the day. Fever started about 23 hrs after the shot. I usually run 97.2-97.6 and got up to 99.6. Tired but not sleepy. A little achiness I wasn't sure if that wasn't just from exercise (I've been sore all week) until the evening when I went to bed my whole body hurt to roll over. Slight headache off/on. Fever broke at 36 hrs, still a bit tired, slight headache.

Ds feels hot but no fever, said he is achy and slept a ton. Ds is not up yet today.

45 hrs from 2nd Pfizer and I feel mostly normal. Endurance is not 100% but getting there. I made it through exercise easier today but did take a break and didn't push too hard. My arm feels a little tender touching it but I don't notice it otherwise.

Ds has some fatigue still. 

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I have dh scared of the shot but as I told him it is short term, don't be a wimp. I knew going into this that I could possibly/likely have a bad day or two. I didn't take anything as not to interfere with my immune response but laid around and took it easy.

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I got my second Pfizer today. Today the vaccination team was students from the UT medical college. Mine was a very cheerful PA major. If he keeps the same bedside manner, I think he'll do well. 

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DH is 28 hours post 2nd Pfizer shot and has experienced almost zero side effects. He was a little tired last night and his arm is a little sore, but that's it. He says he feels completely normal today except for the arm. 

I am slightly envious, because the 2nd Moderna shot put me down for nearly 36 hours! 

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12 hours ago, MissLemon said:

DH is 28 hours post 2nd Pfizer shot and has experienced almost zero side effects. He was a little tired last night and his arm is a little sore, but that's it. He says he feels completely normal today except for the arm. 

I am slightly envious, because the 2nd Moderna shot put me down for nearly 36 hours! 

It seems like a crap shoot on side effects. With my first it was nothing. The second Pfizer I had def effects. 24 hrs of the worst of it. 48 hrs and I felt normal.

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I have some joint pain and a bit of a headache the morning after the 2nd Pfizer. So far, my side effects were worse for the first one.

 

Best of all, my state is expanding eligibility on Monday, so the rest of my family has appointments for Thursday! 
 

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I’m only about 2 hours in, lol, but thought I’d report that my anxiety is NOT handling it well. My physical body, no issues so far. My mental health issues... can’t say the same!

 

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My parents and I have gotten our vaccines (both shots) and are a few weeks out from the second dose now.

My dad and I both got Moderna. After the first dose, my upper arm was quite sore for 4-5 days (mostly I noticed if I tried to lay on my side to sleep). My dad had arm soreness for a day or two.

After the second dose, I came home and did a lot of physical labor stuff around the house, including an hour or two of literally crawling around in the attic. (Total of about 12 hours constant work.) The next day, I was definitely really sore all over. Whether it was the vaccine or hours of hard work, including crawling, I don't know. I suspect 50/50. I did have an all-day dull headache that I think was a vaccine side-effect. Still, I popped on headphones, listened to podcasts,  and did yard and garage work all day. I wasn't moving quickly but was able to putter around just fine for an entire day. I was exhausted by 9pm (I am a night owl so that's early for me) and spent the rest of the evening relaxing and reading. I did take both motrin (for soreness) and Excedrin (for the headache) the second day, but I don't feel like either helped that day. While I still felt a bit residually sore on day three, I really think it was more the physical work than vaccine side-effects at that point.

After the second dose, my dad said he also had a mild headache the second day, but didn't feel bad other than being a bit tired. Normally he walks many miles every week, but he was a little afraid to the day after the second shot, just in case he started feeling badly. He did do a short walk that day (about 2 miles) and was fine.

My mom got the Pfizer vaccine. She's currently undergoing chemo. Other than being slightly sore at the injection site both times, she said she didn't feel any other effects.

Eta: I felt much worse after the second dose of the Shingrix vaccine (last summer) than I did with the second dose of the covid vaccine. Even so, the worst effects of the shingles vaccine lasted about 16 hours, so not even a full day.

Eta 2: My dad and I got our shots at a county drive-through site. My mom got hers indoors at a medical facility.

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1 hour ago, Carrie12345 said:

I’m only about 2 hours in, lol, but thought I’d report that my anxiety is NOT handling it well. My physical body, no issues so far. My mental health issues... can’t say the same!

 

It is so stressful. Hang in there! Good for you to get the vaccine!

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3 hours ago, Carrie12345 said:

I’m only about 2 hours in, lol, but thought I’d report that my anxiety is NOT handling it well. My physical body, no issues so far. My mental health issues... can’t say the same!

 

Big hug!  I have medical anxiety and I will be a mess when I get mine and worry about side effects until I am out of the woods.  But....get it I will!  Good for you -- You've got this!!!

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3 hours ago, Carrie12345 said:

I’m only about 2 hours in, lol, but thought I’d report that my anxiety is NOT handling it well. My physical body, no issues so far. My mental health issues... can’t say the same!

 

I understand....I have anxiety, and particularly health anxiety, along with a couple autoimmune diseases. I have my first shot scheduled in mid-April, and while I really want it, I’m also very anxious about it and possible side effects/reactions, even though I don’t have any logical reason to be so nervous. 

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50 minutes ago, HSmomof2 said:

I understand....I have anxiety, and particularly health anxiety, along with a couple autoimmune diseases. I have my first shot scheduled in mid-April, and while I really want it, I’m also very anxious about it and possible side effects/reactions, even though I don’t have any logical reason to be so nervous. 

I'm feeling this way about DH who always has strong reactions to vaccines.  He's the one who has to suffer through them and I'm trying not to let him know how anxious I am about him getting them.  His first dose will be on 4/1.  

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