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i got my first covid vaccine shot on Sunday

Posted Over 1 Year ago by ShadowFox08

I got through work. I'm not a front line worker, but work in essential business. There is a small chance you can get some flu symptoms during the first shot, but it happens far more often in the second (fever, body aches etc). as for me and apparently what 9/10 people are experiencing is soreness in the arm. But for me, it was really bizzare. 4 hours after the shot, my arm near the inectjom site became so sore, that I couldn't hold it horizontally at a 180 degree angle or move it up without pain. so I couldn't work out really. but it pretty much lasted 24hrs. it's like tetanus on steroids. I got the moderna vaccine, which takes 4 weeks before I get the booster.


it's sad though I got it before my mom (mid 60s and underlying conditions) and uncle fr Canada (doctor and bad underlying conditions)

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The second dose was really rough for me. I had fever, aches, chills. I was shaking really bad about 10 hours after. It only lasted 24 hours though. Then like another 24 hours of just feeling fatigued.

Over 1 Year ago
Vandy Informer

UK is working its way down the age groups (though healthcare workers rightly got theirs early on too) and being 30 it's going to be a while before they get to me, unless they decide to vaccinate education staff early.

My sister had very few side effects from hers, not sure which of the three vaccines available in the UK that it was though. She just felt a little under the weather later on that day and then the next day she was fine again.

Glad to hear some of you guys are getting yours though :)

Over 1 Year ago
Moonray

I shared this with a lot of people, but back in November I got the vaccine through the Johnson & Johnson trial. But it was only one shot. The symptoms from the immune response sound a lot like what people experienced with their second injection, fever, body aches and all that.

All I can say is do your best to try and get it done on a Friday or the weekend. I had it done on a Tuesday and had a group presentation to do the next day in a morning class over Zoom. I was much better after sleep, but didn't get enough of it and was pretty fatigued.

Over 1 Year ago
Agis

I can’t get one.
I expect there are “line-jumpers”.
All the elderly here in Michigan report the same problem.
They get a message saying that there is vaccine available and appointment times available at a certain location and they should go to a certain website to schedule an appointment.
They go to that website and are offered an appointment at an inconvenient place and inconvenient time but they try to schedule it there and then anyway.
They’re immediately told circumstances have changed and that place can no longer accept appointments (maybe they’re out of vaccine or maybe they no longer have the manpower or maybe they’re just overcrowded).
The suspicion is some people who get the initial message share it on social media, which they’re requested not to do, and people who don’t qualify (and therefore weren’t sent the initial message) “jump the line” and try to schedule appointments, thus knocking the elderly or anyone else who doesn’t “camp out” online, to the back of the line.

Dr Fauci doesn’t expect that problem to be solved until sometime in April.

Our State government is not expecting visible improvement before Feb 1st.

I’ll start trying again after my 69th birthday Feb 6th.

Over 1 Year ago
chiarizio
 

They get a message saying that there is vaccine available and appointment times available at a certain location and they should go to a certain website to schedule an appointment.

I think heard about this too on NPR the other day while driving home. That's awful.

I would say keep trying regardless (as frustrating as it is right now). That's the general message I got when listening to the broadcast on this.

Over 1 Year ago
Forte Lambardi (forgot password)

I think heard about this too on NPR the other day while driving home. That's awful. I would say keep trying regardless (as frustrating as it is right now). That's the general message I got when listening to the broadcast on this.


It took me a while to be sure it wasn’t a phishing scam.

Everyone who has advised me —— including people I trust and respect and think know their stuff —— has advised me as you have.

In spite of recognizing the good advice is good, though, I think I probably won’t follow through with it. Repeated failure is just too frustrating and depressing.
I’m not stating how I intend to behave; I’m only predicting how I expect I probably will behave.

Over 1 Year ago
chiarizio
 

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Over 1 Year ago
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Repeated failure is just too frustrating and depressing.
I’m not stating how I intend to behave; I’m only predicting how I expect I probably will behave.

To be fair, that's reasonable given how all over the place the vaccine rollout has been. Good luck to you; I am hoping you'll be one of the folks who get the phone call to get your second dose.

Over 1 Year ago
Forte Lambardi (forgot password)

My boss informed me that it will take until Summer to vaccinate those 65 or older.

do you live in the states? they are the next ones. I think they could start trolling them out as early as mid to late February. bigger states like cali seem to be getting more vaccines, and I think proportionally more too.

my booster is going to be on a Sunday. kind of excited for it. did you guys get chills right away or it took a few hrs? also wondering if you got that sore arm too on second shot.


besides that anyway, someone mentioned J&J. Speaking of which, they will be rolling out their vaccine soon. think it's fda approved already. only one shot, but 70% effective vs 94-95% of moderna and pfizer.


with all these strains coming out... I expect these vaccines to be a yearly thing and maybe drop dramatically in effectiveness closer to the seasonal fly's 70% maybe.

Over 1 Year ago
ShadowFox08

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I got my second dose on the 18th of March and can expect to be immune by April 1st.
My local township officeholders made it happen.
My daughter got her first shot last Friday. She lives in a different town, but the same county.

Over 1 Year ago
chiarizio
 

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