Got the Vaccine

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Solarguy3500

Member
Dec 3, 2020
153
Western MA
My wife and I got our second Pfizer shots today. No side effects so far. I didn't even feel the needle and had to ask the nurse if she had actually given me the shot.
When I got home this afternoon I felt fine so I went out in the garage and took the snow tires off my wife's car and put the summer tires on.
 

begreen

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Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
88,935
South Puget Sound, WA
I read yesterday that they have noted that seniors develop more antibodies if the second Pfizer shot is delayed 12 weeks. I think this is SOP in Canada, but not in the US yet. We are expecting to be getting a booster shot in the fall.
 

festerw

Minister of Fire
Nov 16, 2009
509
Cambridge Springs, PA
My 13 year old got her 1st yesterday. We leave for Texas June 8 so she'll get her 2nd a few days before we leave.

She's ok other than a sore arm and being tired but she was also up until 2 last night with her friends chatting after they went to a dance so...
 

Solarguy3500

Member
Dec 3, 2020
153
Western MA
So today I did have some mild effects. Fatigue, sore arm, general achiness.

I had hoped to change the oil in my lawn tractor and zero turn mower today, but after I got done with the tractor, I decided to take it easy the rest of the day.

My wife had no effects at all today.
 

Sawset

Minister of Fire
Feb 14, 2015
1,191
Palmyra, WI
Second dose of moderna last Sunday. Tuesday I slept. Way more than normal. Odd that I'm not up late, up early. Zapped. By Thursday back to normal. Kept thinking, if this is mild, what is covid like, don't want to know.
 

PaulOinMA

Minister of Fire
Oct 20, 2018
992
MA
Looks like we lost a post. :cool:

Getting the flu shot next month at my annual physical. Recently saw a commercial for Prevnar (pneumonia vaccine). Was going too ask my physician about it. Already had two shingles shots and two COVID shots earlier this year.

I'm turning into a pin cushion. :)
 

peakbagger

Minister of Fire
Jul 11, 2008
6,410
Northern NH
The new pneumonia vaccine is reportedly far more effective than the prior version to the point that many doctors recommend getting one of the new ones even if you had the prior shot. Things like shingles and pneumonia are both miserable things for elderly folks to get (I am 61 so starting to resemble the "elderly" comment ;). Both my parents had shingles, the VA gave my dad a case of pain patches, when he check into the assisted nursing home with my mom they informed him that he had more patches than they had in whole unit. Luckily my mom didn't have it as bad. \

My flu shot may be coming up later this week. No way do I want to go near a doctor this winter with Covid around.
 
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PaulOinMA

Minister of Fire
Oct 20, 2018
992
MA
Same with Shingles. I'll be 63 in a a few weeks. Two-shot Shingrex is recommended even if one received the prior, single-dose vaccine. MIL and a friend have had shingles. The friend has had it a couple of times. Didn't know it can be recurring. I know I do not want to get shingles based on their experience.
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
88,935
South Puget Sound, WA
Same with Shingles. I'll be 63 in a a few weeks. Two-shot Shingrex is recommended even if one received the prior, single-dose vaccine. MIL and a friend have had shingles. The friend has had it a couple of times. Didn't know it can be recurring. I know I do not want to get shingles based on their experience.
I'll be getting Shingrax #1 on Friday.
 
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PaulOinMA

Minister of Fire
Oct 20, 2018
992
MA
Thr friend that had it twice couldn't sleep. He didn't have a bad rash. Lots of nerve pain, though. Couldn't find a position that was comfortable to sleep.
 

PaulOinMA

Minister of Fire
Oct 20, 2018
992
MA
I am also on a car site. We old guys on there started discussing shingles and a commonality is how bad shingles is. Several of the guys had it, and several of us know people that have had it. A positive in the COVID forum on that car site is that several folks are getting the shingles vaccine.

We have had two discussions on shingles in that COVID forum. There was one earlier in the year, and it was recently mentioned again. It's driving folks to get the shingles vaccine.

My MIL had a bad rash. As mentioned, a friend had it twice with bad nerve pain.
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
88,935
South Puget Sound, WA
My SIL almost lost her sight to shingles. It's not to be ignored.