Got the Vaccine

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peakbagger

Minister of Fire
Jul 11, 2008
6,349
Northern NH
Time for an update. NH is opening up their shots to out of staters over age 16 on Monday. I got my 1st Pfizer shot 3 - 1/2 weeks ago. It was 9 AM in the morning on a Wednesday. My arm didnt hurt. It was a regional clinic and took about 1/2 hour. I felt fine the next day but around 1:00 AM on Friday I woke up with a headache. I also was bit dizzy. The headache got worse over the morning and I eventually took some Tylenol. I was pretty tired the rest of the day. Later on I got vertigo. I had it on and off the next two days. The second shot was three weeks later. Same as before I was fine on Thursday and then woke up around 1 AM Friday with vertigo. I was tired and dizzy all day. I got up the next day and I was fine, no trace of dizziness. I have had inner ear issues on rare occasions over the years so I know how to deal with the "spins" from vertigo. So that is done and over . I was expecting to get my first shot in May so getting it done a month early was nice.
 

stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
946
Eastern Long Island NY
I got my first (Pfizer) shot Wednesday - after a two week quarantine b/c my daughter had been exposed and was tested positive. Luckily we were able to avoid further infections at our household. So when the quarantine was over, I was able to immediately schedule a shot the same day. Made me feel good.

Sore arm for one day (shot at 11, sore arm in the pm and night). Could not lift it up above my shoulder - very strange. Had not ever experienced something like that (limited range of motion) before.
Next day all was well again.
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
24,455
central pa
We had our first one second is on next sat. We were both tired after the first
 

tlc1976

Minister of Fire
Oct 7, 2012
766
Northwest Lower Michigan
I got mine a little bit ago. Single shot Johnson and Johnson. Had horrible chills and fever up to 102.6 the first night. Headache the next morning. Then fever of about 100.5 that night. Then the side effects were gone.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
88,225
South Puget Sound, WA
As of 3pm yesterday, the whole family now is officially vaccinated, all Pfizer. No serious reactions, just a slightly sore arm the next day, and my wife felt a little fatigue for 24 hrs. All good now.
 
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johneh

Minister of Fire
Dec 19, 2009
3,463
Eastern Ontario
I got mine 3 weeks ago no real reaction
The wife gets hers today so this house is vaccinated
Just my sons and families they are able to register now
Here in Ontario Canada, it was done in age groups
Just started to register 30 + year olds
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
24,455
central pa
Just got our second Pfizer shot today. A sore arm and fatigue but not bad. I worked around the house so can't be to bad
 

PaulOinMA

Minister of Fire
Oct 20, 2018
960
MA
31 hour out from Pfizer #2. All o.k.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
88,225
South Puget Sound, WA
  • We know that COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing COVID-19 disease, especially severe illness and death.
    • We’re still learning how effective the vaccines are against variants of the virus that causes COVID-19. Early data show the vaccines may work against some variants but could be less effective against others.
  • We know that other prevention stepshelp stop the spread of COVID-19, and that these steps are still important, even as vaccines are being distributed.
    • We’re still learning how well COVID-19 vaccines keep people from spreading the disease.
    • Early data show that the vaccines may help keep people from spreading COVID-19, but we are learning more as more people get vaccinated.
  • We’re still learning how long COVID-19 vaccines can protect people.
  • As we know more, CDC will continue to update our recommendations for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
 

Solarguy3500

Member
Dec 3, 2020
138
Western MA
My wife and I got out first shots (Pfizer) today at around noon.

I felt fine, didn't even have a sore arm so I worked outside this afternoon, added a section onto my pallet woodshed, stacked some wood, etc. Later this evening my arm started to feel slightly stiff, but not bad at all. I've definitely had regular flu shots where my arm has hurt much worse.
 

JRHAWK9

Minister of Fire
Jan 8, 2014
1,674
Wisconsin Dells, WI
I get my second Moderna one tomorrow morning. I had zero side effects to the first one. We'll see how the second one goes.
 
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mcdougy

Minister of Fire
Apr 15, 2014
648
ontario
I received my first shot of AstraZeneca on Thursday. Sore arm and a slight headache the next day. 2nd doses are booked 16 weeks later for all vaccines in Ontario currently......not a great scenario having to wait that long. I'm 45 and AstraZeneca was pretty much the only choice available. I originally hoped to get the J&J but I don't think our country has any to offer, due to lack of vaccine procurement of all 4 major offerings.
 

PaulOinMA

Minister of Fire
Oct 20, 2018
960
MA
No side effects from Pfizer #2 for me.

My wife was finally eligible here in MA last Monday. She said that she may go online, if she wakes up at night and try to schedule an appointment.

She was up at 3 AM and was able to book an appointment for last Wednesday. She said that she would see a slot, refresh her computer, and it was gone.

I slept through her making the reservation.

The first thing she said to me in the morning, "I have vaccine appointment."

My first thought since I slept through her making the appointment: she's going to be really upset when she fully wakes up and realizes that it was a dream. :)
 
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begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
88,225
South Puget Sound, WA
Younger son ended up getting sick with headache, nausea and vomiting about 24 hrs after the shot. Then, by the next afternoon he felt fine again. My wife, my older son and I had little to no side effects.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
88,225
South Puget Sound, WA
So all these so called expected side effects are OK with all of you? No way for something with a 99% recovery
Yes. It's a very temporary immune system response. Coronaviruses are notorious for mutating. Think common cold. We have little idea what Sars-Cov-2 is going to mutate into. The more defenses we have the better.
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
24,455
central pa
So all these so called expected side effects are OK with all of you? No way for something with a 99% recovery
Absolutely. Those minor and short lived side effects are much better than what you get with covid. And the survival rate is 99%. Complete recovery is much less at this point. We just don't know how long the after effects some people are experiencing will last if they ever go away. We also don't know what other ones might show up.

So no personally I am was not really worried about dying from it myself. But I have lots of customers whose houses I am in atleast once a year who are high risk. If I brought it into their house it could easily kill them. Not to mention untill we develop herd immunity either naturally (which would mean hundreds of thousands more dead people) or through vaccination it isn't going anywhere.

So yes I am absolutely willing to go through a couple days of discomfort for the good of humanity.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
88,225
South Puget Sound, WA
Better hope you are not in that 1%
That's where I don't want to be
Depending on one's age group, co-morbidities, and the variant, that number can change. Meanwhile...

...Bjorkman shares this certainty. “This isn’t going to be the last one,” she says. “We’re going to have SARS-CoV-3 and SARS-CoV-4. Everyone said this before the current pandemic. Most of the world ignored them. To do so again would really be burying your head in the sand.”
 
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PaulOinMA

Minister of Fire
Oct 20, 2018
960
MA
My parish priest recently had COVID. Guy on a car website I frequent, too. Both recovered and said it is something you don't want to experience. So glad I received the vaccine.
 
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bholler

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Jan 14, 2014
24,455
central pa
My parish priest recently had COVID. Guy on a car website I frequent, too. Both recovered and said it is something you don't want to experience. So glad I received the vaccine.
I know some people who were pretty unaffected and others who had really bad symptoms. And a few who died. It affects everyone differently you just don't know until you get it.