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Did you get the Covid 19 shots?

Discussion in 'News & Current Events (Articles Required)' started by Johnboy60, Aug 1, 2021.

Did you get the shots?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. durangodawood

    durangodawood Dis Member

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    2x Moderna. Felt some chills the evening of #2. Fine since.
     
  2. GoldenBoy89

    GoldenBoy89 We're Still Here

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    I was lucky enough to get mine in early March and aside from some soreness on my arm and aches and pain for about a day I’ve had no ill effect from the vaccine. I also don’t know a single person who’s had a serious reaction to the vaccine. I can’t say the same about the ones who’ve had Covid. It’s definitely an infection you should want to avoid.
     
  3. Nithavela

    Nithavela Killin' time livin' with it

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    Got my first one a couple of weeks ago, will get my second shot in another couple of weeks. Hooray.
     
  4. Yttrium

    Yttrium Independent Centrist

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    Moderna for me. I had a sore shoulder for a few days and some fatigue the first night. No problems since. I'm in a bit of a risky group for the virus, and I'm looking after my mom, who is in a very risky group.
     
  5. ThatRobGuy

    ThatRobGuy Part of the IT crowd Supporter

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    Actually, based on the data, pretty good.

    Thousands and thousands of vaccinated people descended on a small town for all night parties and bar hopping over a busy/crowded holiday weekend.

    Only ~300 and some odd cases among the vaccinated (many of which were very mild - stuffy nose, mild aches; nearly 1/4 were asymptomatic)
    Only 4 hospitalizations (2 of which had preexisting conditions)
    0 deaths

    Seems like the vaccines held up pretty well given that partying in bars all weekend around maskless strangers is the precise thing you'd do if you were looking to "stress test" a vaccine against a particularly virulent variant.

    If the vaccines held up that well in those circumstances, they're likely quite robust under normal "everyday" circumstances like going to the grocery store for 30 minutes, or going to a friend's house.
     
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  6. ThatRobGuy

    ThatRobGuy Part of the IT crowd Supporter

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    I got both of my shots back in April when Ohio first opened it up to people in their 30's.

    I had Pfizer.

    No side effects at all from shot number 1
    Mild achy feeling and a sore arm the morning after number 2 (but was fine by lunch time, and had a couple of craft beers that evening)
     
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  7. Johnboy60

    Johnboy60 Looking For Interesting News.

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    Just got my first shot a hour ago.
     
  8. DaisyDay

    DaisyDay blind squirrel

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    Both Modernas back in April. Afterwards my left arm hurt like crazy, which was odd because I got the shots in my right arm. This is why the VAERS database should be taken with a lot of salt.
     
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  9. loveofourlord

    loveofourlord Newbie

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    Astra zenica for first, moderna for second, 4 weeks tomorrow :>
     
  10. JayH1119

    JayH1119 New Member

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    Been double pfizer'd since early May. Needed a nap after the first one. Otherwise, no side-effects. It made absolute sense to me. I majored in microbiology in college. We've come a long way in the past 30 years in our ability to manipulate the environment around us.

    My 78 year old mother so far refuses to get it. I hope she doesn't contract delta. She probably won't die from it if she does but quite frankly if that's what happens, I'm not sure I'll have a lot of sympathy for her. I will mourn her passing but she will have dug her own grave.
     
  11. ThatRobGuy

    ThatRobGuy Part of the IT crowd Supporter

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    I think you're the first person I've heard of doing the "dose mixing" approach.

    "Across the pond" I presume? (I heard UK and perhaps Canada were thinking about giving that a try)


    I've heard mixed scientific opinions with regards to the pros & cons of dose mixing.

    I guess the pros are that if one type is more effective on "strain A", and the other is more effective against "strain B", having different types could provide the benefit of more diverse "broad spectrum" immunity. (since one is a viral vector vaccine, the other is mRNA)

    The potential concern I heard with that approach was that mRNA vaccines were thought to need two doses to provide the maximum amount of benefit (the way the doctor who administered my pfizer shots worded it as "the first dose is sort of a primer that makes the immune system aware of it...the second dose is what tells the immune system this is the second time we've seen this, time to step it up a notch!"

    (which explains why people more commonly have a reaction to dose number 2 and not number 1)

    But as more countries try the dose-mixing approach, I'd be interested to see how the results compare to sticking with one particular type.
     
  12. Occams Barber

    Occams Barber Newbie Supporter

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    I had my second Astra Zeneca last Monday with no after effects.

    My first shot was 12 weeks ago. I had a mild headache on the morning after, which is unusual for me, so it may (or may not) have been vaccine related.

    OB
     
  13. loveofourlord

    loveofourlord Newbie

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    Canada, and big part of it was after my first shot there was concern about the blood clots and such and some studies were showing that mixing was better results, so I got the switch due to that. We were given a option.
     
  14. mina

    mina Brown Eyed girl

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    I got pfizer in April. I was sore and tired, but fine. I would defintely do it again. All the adults in my personal life are fully vaxxed, no one had a serious reaction; I don't know anyone that did. I do know 5 people that have died of covid , 3 others that were hospitalized with it and barely made it and then had to be on an oxygen tank for a few weeks afterwards.
     
  15. MehGuy

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    I got both of my Pfizer shots in July.

    The first shot was just soreness in my arm, the second was also soreness in my arm and very tired the next day. Did experience severe vision loss in my right eye for a little while but it went away. Still had no idea if it was vaccination related or not. Makes me a little nervous to get a booster but I think I'll still take the plunge.

    For those who are thinking about it I would. Unless you're taking Johnson and Johnson it will take a good month to become fully vaccinated. With these variants popping up I'd seriously consider taking action as soon as possible. Sadly this has been politicized, but if it makes anyone feel slightly better.. I am not one who gets along with many on the left. Still got my shots, lol.
     
  16. ThatRobGuy

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    Not sure if the concept has been thoroughly researched or not...

    But I was watching an interview with an epidemiologist who suggest that if a person has a worse reaction to the first shot than the second, that may be an indication that they've already had the virus at some point. (like I said, take that for what it's worth, because I don't think the concept has been thoroughly researched yet)

    The concept what "the immune system will have a stronger reaction to something it's encountered before and sees as a problem" (which is why many have a reaction after the second shot and not so much after the first). In essence, for people who've already had it, the first vaccine shot is, in a way, kind of like their "2nd shot".

    Why vaccine side effects might be more common in people who've already had COVID-19

    The research on it is still somewhat minimal, but the idea makes sense, in theory.
     
  17. loveofourlord

    loveofourlord Newbie

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    Yeah I've wondered about that, my first shot was 3 day migraine, second was just tiredness that may be unrelated.
     
  18. Strathos

    Strathos No one important

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    Moderna, both shots, sore shoulder each time. Nothing else.
     
  19. Benjamin413

    Benjamin413 New Member

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    Phizer, both shots 6 months ago
     
  20. Occams Barber

    Occams Barber Newbie Supporter

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    Headache is a known side effect of AZ but I'm not sure if it's related to the first or second dose (or both?). In my case a prior Covid infection is highly unlikely. I live a long way from anywhere and there are no known Covid cases within several hundred kilometres. My public contact is limited to a weekly half hour in a half empty local supermarket and I wear a mask. Given my age and a tendency towards sinus problems I suspect it would be fairly obvious were I to become infected.

    OB
     
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