COVID19 Vaccinations-How's It Going?

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taxlady

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I was in the grocery store and over the PA system they announced vaccine at the pharmacy. Someone canceled and I got my first Moderna shot.
I was able to make an appt for my wife for the following day as well. So we both got our first shot and both feel bad. I have never had any issues with vaccines. I was freezing all night with headache. The exact symptoms we had when we actually had the virus.
My symptoms started 24 hours after the shot. My wife started with symptoms in 12 hours.
I understand the second dose can make you feel even worse?

As I understand it, people who have had C-19 often get reactions to the first shot the way other people have reactions to the second shot.
 

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I was in the grocery store and over the PA system they announced vaccine at the pharmacy. Someone canceled and I got my first Moderna shot.
I was able to make an appt for my wife for the following day as well. So we both got our first shot and both feel bad. I have never had any issues with vaccines. I was freezing all night with headache. The exact symptoms we had when we actually had the virus.
My symptoms started 24 hours after the shot. My wife started with symptoms in 12 hours.
I understand the second dose can make you feel even worse?



I hope you are better now. But I too heard of negative reactions to the second dose. Personally I had Jhonson and Jhonson and did not feel bad at all.
 

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I hope you are better now. But I too heard of negative reactions to the second dose. Personally I had Jhonson and Jhonson and did not feel bad at all.
It's not really a negative reaction - it's your body's immune system revving up in response to the vaccine. It's normal, although not everyone experiences it to the same degree.
 

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Second dose this morning. Just tired, mild headache (which may be springtime) and I'm ravenous (which may be that I'm fat). So far so good. Will see over the next few hours.
 

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My sister had an appointment in Colorado for Monday morning. When she arrived, she was told her appt. had been cancelled. Got it rescheduled for yesterday, Wednesday. She called Tuesday to confirm and could not get it confirmed. Her dh took her anyway and she got her 2nd shot yesterday. Is only feeling mild symptoms. Everyone in my family now has had both shots...all 4 of us.
 

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Himself got round one on Tuesday. When he finally got up today (around 5PM), he complained about feeling achy. He's slowly feeling better, but time will tell.

I get my first dose next Thursday. Since I suspect I may have had it last year in late spring or early summer, can't wait until Friday! [emoji45] Lol!
 

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Got my second dose of Pfizer today! A friend and I drove 50 miles away since appointments are still so hard to get, but it's done! Red Lobster for lunch! No side effects yet that I've noticed except for a bit tired.
 

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As I understand it, people who have had C-19 often get reactions to the first shot the way other people have reactions to the second shot.

I hope thats it. I will not look forward to my second shot.

I hope you are better now. But I too heard of negative reactions to the second dose. Personally I had Jhonson and Jhonson and did not feel bad at all.

Many years ago I went to work in a sewage plant. I had to have multiple vaccinations before I could work there. It was two shots with I think 4 vaccines. The night after those shots I got terribly ill. But was fine the next morning.
But have never had any reaction to a vaccine until now.
Thanks Charlie I am better and my wife is almost over with her symptoms.
 

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I got an appointment at a pharmacy about 2 km away from home. It's for June 28. That was the earliest I could find anywhere near me. :ermm:

I checked with "my" pharmacy yesterday (Monday) morning and many times during the day. They were already fully booked. Today it wasn't in the list of vaccination places on the provincial website. :( I guess they will be back on the list once they have some vacant spots.

So, I got email on 24 March telling me that that appointment was cancelled. I figure that I had gotten the appointment because of a glitch in their system.

Anyhoo, I have been checking for other appointments and today I got one for this coming Thursday. And, it's at my regular pharmacy which is much closer. Woohoo! The hubster will have to wait until his age group is eligible.
 

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My older daughter has been working 70-80 hours a week so she asked me to get her an appointment when she became eligible yesterday. It took me two midnights with multiple browser tabs open to get her a spot for this Friday. She has a hour's drive to get there but it's worth it.
 

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It's so exciting to know that everyone over 16 across the country will be eligible for the vaccine on April 19! [emoji16] My family is planning a get-together for my aunt's 85th birthday on July 10. Can't wait to see everyone [emoji813]
 
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Andy, does your daughter's town have a sign up list she can get on? That's how Himself and I were able to secure appointments with little effort on our part.

...I have been checking for other appointments and today I got one for this coming Thursday. And, it's at my regular pharmacy which is much closer...

We'll be vaccine twins on Thursday! That's when mine is at the community center in the neighboring town. I'm starting to get a little nervous. Himself still has an odd ache in his lower shoulder blades that showed up a day or two after his first dose that's still a bit sore. I'm thinking I'll have a reaction since I might have had a mild case of Covid last year. I guess we'll find out later this week...
 

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I'm still too young...haven't been able to make that claim for a long time....this time, it's not a good thing, though....they are taking people 60 and up right now..I'm almost there....
I'm a baby senior...;P
 

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It's so exciting to know that everyone over 16 across the country will be eligible for the vaccine on April 19! [emoji16] My family is planning a get-together for my aunt's 85th birthday on July 10. Can't wait to see everyone [emoji813]

This is my feeling too. I really miss seeing my family up close. In about a month everyone but my grandson will be fully vaccinated and fully protected. GS is only fourteen so we're waiting for the current youth testing to be finished and approvals given for 12-16 year-olds.
 

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Yay! I just got home from getting my first Covid-19 shot. That went well. I had been getting more and more anxious. Feeling much better now. They gave me an appointment for the second shot. It's for July 29. I got the Moderna vaccine. Now, the wait to see if I have any reactions to it.
 

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That doesn't sound right. The two shots are supposed to be about 4 weeks apart. Maybe April 29th?

I agree. Seems way long between injections.

Ross

Seems wrong to me too, but that's how Quebec is doing it. We are short on vaccine doses here in Canada. The Quebec government has decided to get the first shots into as many arms as possible before giving out second shots. If, they suddenly got a bunch of doses, we could probably get our second shot appointments changed to sooner.

This came in my email, after I got my shot.
 

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