Did You Get Your COVID Vaccine Yet?

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  1. Sharlee01 profile image84
    Sharlee01posted 14 months ago

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    Very curious --- Who has gotten their COVID vaccination?  I am interested in other's opinions on getting the vaccine, and how they tolerated the injection.

    1. My Esoteric profile image87
      My Esotericposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      My wife and I (in Bradford County Florida) have received both of ours, the final Moderna one at the end of February.  While I have heard terrible stories, including from the lady who gave me my last shot and my nurse practitioner, neither of us had bad reactions. 

      Mine was mild and lasted a day, my wife's was a tiny bit worse and lasted a day as well.

      I feel safe now for the first time in a year.

      1. Sharlee01 profile image84
        Sharlee01posted 14 months agoin reply to this

        So pleased to hear you and your wife have been vaccinated. I know many of us were and are apprehensive. I felt due to the severity of the virus I weighed getting it and just felt we need a herd and did my part. I ended up with Pfizer. I did not have a reaction other than site soreness. I am with you, after I got it I felt a lot safer. 

        I hope many choose to take the vaccine, we need to rid ourselves of the virus.

        1. blondey profile image80
          blondeyposted 14 months agoin reply to this

          Those who don't get it could become isolated forever. Who knows?
          And there could be more worse covid viruses in future requiring additional vaccines.
          How many vaccine do you need to get before your body becomes irreversibly damaged.  Just a thought.

          1. Sharlee01 profile image84
            Sharlee01posted 14 months agoin reply to this

            In my view, no one should take the vaccine if they have thoughts it will possibly have long long-lasting side effects. And they should not become isolated. However, they should continue to mitigate until the herd is developed. This will take a while perhaps a year or more. 

            I think you are right, the COVID vaccine will be part of a yearly vaccine for a long while. H1N1 hit in 2009, and we still have a vaccine added to our yearly flu vaccine to handle mutated  H1N1.

            1. blondey profile image80
              blondeyposted 14 months agoin reply to this

              Good to know thankyou

            2. Castlepaloma profile image74
              Castlepalomaposted 14 months agoin reply to this

              I won't be taking any vaccine. I trust holistic doctors.

              Not the leading cause of death, the medical profession

              1. blondey profile image80
                blondeyposted 14 months agoin reply to this

                I understand. Completely.
                wink

          2. bravewarrior profile image90
            bravewarriorposted 14 months agoin reply to this

            Not all people qualify for the vaccine. Those who have certain allergies to medications, and even eggs, cannot take the vaccine. You need to check with your doctor first.

            People have died after receiving the vaccine. As all drugs that are passed by the FDA, they carry side effects that are often worse than the originating symptoms.

            Check with your doctor before taking the vaccine! I mentioned above that neither my 82 year-old mother, nor I (age 64) can take the vaccine because of certain allergies and no one has responded to that. Don't go into this blindly. Consult your doctor, then make your decision.

            1. blondey profile image80
              blondeyposted 14 months agoin reply to this

              Thank you!! I'll ask my doctor.

      2. blondey profile image80
        blondeyposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        I wonder if there will be reactions that happen a year later.

        1. Castlepaloma profile image74
          Castlepalomaposted 14 months agoin reply to this

          They made this  vaccine Seven
          Months ago. The flu took one hundred years.

          1. blondey profile image80
            blondeyposted 14 months agoin reply to this

            Yea. 7 months is not long for a vaccine. Most vaccines are tested for many years first.

    2. bravewarrior profile image90
      bravewarriorposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      I don't quite yet qualify because I'm a year shy of 65. However, although I decided I wouldn't get vaccinated, I'm not eligible anyway. Nor is my mom who is 82. We're both allergic to medications that end in ine. Her doctor told her that due to the "ine" allergy and sinus problems she has, she can't take the vaccine. The "ine" allergy runs in the family, so we just have to be diligent about maintaining good health, wearing masks, and adhering to social distancing.

      1. blondey profile image80
        blondeyposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        I agree with the social distancing, masks wearing and cleansing and staying healthy.  I juice veggies now

    3. tsmog profile image80
      tsmogposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      I got my first dose of Moderns last month and my second dose will be March 13th. I only had a sore arm for a couple days. I am concerned about side effects with the next dose, which my brother-in-law's wasn't good. We'll see.

    4. CHRIS57 profile image61
      CHRIS57posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Over here in G. only those above 80 are currently eligible or if you are working in an essential service. By now allmost all nursing homes for the elderly are protected.

      My parents however are closing in on 100 and live in their own house. So i had to take care of them being vaccinated. Both got the BionTech (Phizer) vaccine. No reaction, no sore shoulder, no symptoms, nothing. As i stayed with my parents during the vaccination process, i found it fascinating, how small the syringes are in diameter. The puncture was so small, not even a drop of blood coming.

      1. Sharlee01 profile image84
        Sharlee01posted 14 months agoin reply to this

        I started this thread to attempt to ascertain the difference between Moderna and Phizer.  I received Phizer and have no adverse after-injection side effects. From reading the comment here, looks as if some have had some minor side effect from Moderna.

    5. Miebakagh57 profile image70
      Miebakagh57posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      I am yet to have mine. So is every one here in Nigeria.                                      Glad to note side effects.

      1. Sharlee01 profile image84
        Sharlee01posted 14 months agoin reply to this

        Hopefully, you will be able to get the vaccine soon.

        1. Miebakagh57 profile image70
          Miebakagh57posted 14 months agoin reply to this

          Yes. Yesterday I noted the President of Nigeria and his Vice receive they first shot of a vaccine from China.

    6. blondey profile image80
      blondeyposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Apparently over 900 died from it in US. And many had side effects.

  2. Solaras profile image95
    Solarasposted 14 months ago

    I have not, and I can't get one for my 92 year old mother either.  Infuriating.

    1. Sharlee01 profile image84
      Sharlee01posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      I have finally got mine from Meijers, as did a few of my friends. I registered online a few weeks ago and was pleased to finally get the vaccine. I am over 65. I think the elderly as your mom should be the number one priority.

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image95
    FatFreddysCatposted 14 months ago

    I haven't even tried yet. I am still working from home anyway so I don't really have anywhere to go, I can wait.

    1. Sharlee01 profile image84
      Sharlee01posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      I think you are right, I go out little, and have not even got a cold this winter. And I just got the vaccine a few days ago at Meijers. I am glad at this point I got it, I travel out of the country each winter, and I expect I may need it next winter.

  4. profile image0
    PrettyPantherposted 14 months ago

    My husband and I received our second dose of the Moderna vaccine yesteday. We are in Douglas County, Oregon. We are both experiencing arm soreness and fatigue/body aches similar to a major cold.

    1. Sharlee01 profile image84
      Sharlee01posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Good to hear you received the vaccine. I am glad to see so many have gotten it. We need to build a herd.

  5. Peggy W profile image94
    Peggy Wposted 14 months ago

    My husband got his first Moderna injection, and I got my first Pfizer shot days apart and in different locations.  We both had very slight arm soreness.  We are looking forward to receiving our second shots in the weeks ahead.

    1. peoplepower73 profile image90
      peoplepower73posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      My wife and I received our second Moderna shot.  We both had sore arms.  She had a slight headache and slept a lot.  I got the chills for about 8 hours and felt like I couldn't get warm, no matter how I dressed.  But it never affected us to the point where it disabled us.

  6. wilderness profile image94
    wildernessposted 14 months ago

    I have the first Moderna shot (second one scheduled in about a week).  The only reaction was a slightly sore arm, but not so much I could sleep on it, on my side.  Truthfully, it was almost nothing, and certainly less than the flu shot I had last fall.  A lot less.

    1. Sharlee01 profile image84
      Sharlee01posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Same here, I usually feel a bit sick after my yearly flu shot. I am pleased to see so many have been able to finally get the vaccine.

  7. Kenna McHugh profile image89
    Kenna McHughposted 14 months ago

    I didn't and don't plan to get the vaccine. I rather stay away from them in general. I like alternative medicine and try to avoid drugs in general.

    Though, I did get Covid in Jan 2020. I thought it was a real bad strain of the flu since it wasn't out of the bag until March.

    It took forever to get over it. If I knew it was Covid, I might have been more stressed out about it. I did experience shortness of breath after having symptoms for two weeks. It was during racquetball game but I stayed relaxed. I had a heck of a time keeping track of the score, too.

    I found out I had it 10 months later via an anti-body test while traveling and in mandatory quarantine.

    1. Sharlee01 profile image84
      Sharlee01posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Glad to hear you have the COVID antibodies. You are part of the herd...

    2. Castlepaloma profile image74
      Castlepalomaposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      They inject you with some covid like small pox.

      Your amunne system is ready to go.

      1. Nathanville profile image92
        Nathanvilleposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        Not exactly:  The active ingredient in the vaccines that stimulate the immune response is synthetic RNA made in the laboratory and in itself completely harmless to humans.  And after your first jab the immune system isn't ready to go, it takes several weeks (up to one month) before the immune system is ready to protect you against Covid.  The 1st jab gives protection after a month e.g. up to 70% protection.  The 2nd jab does no more than boost that protection, increasing it to over 90% within a few weeks of your 2nd jab.


        What (the Pfizer) COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2 contains:
        •    The active substance is BNT162b2 RNA.
        After dilution, the vial contains 6 doses, of 0.3 mL with 30 micrograms mRNA each.
        •    This vaccine contains polyethylene glycol/macrogol (PEG) as part of ALC-0159
        The other ingredients are:
        •    ALC-0315 = (4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2-hexyldecanoate)
        •    ALC-0159 = 2[(polyethylene glycol)-2000]-N,N-ditetradecylacetamide
        •    1,2-Distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine
        •    cholesterol
        •    potassium chloride
        •    potassium dihydrogen phosphate
        •    sodium chloride
        •    disodium hydrogen phosphate dihydrate
        •    sucrose
        •    water for injections

        What COVID-19 Oxford University AstraZeneca Vaccine contains
        One dose (0.5 ml) contains: COVID 19 Vaccine (ChAdOx1-S* recombinant) 5 × 10^10 viral particles
        *Recombinant, replication-deficient chimpanzee adenovirus vector encoding the SARS CoV 2 Spike glycoprotein. Produced in genetically modified human embryonic kidney (HEK) 293 cells.
        This product contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
        The other excipients are:
        •    L-histidine
        •    L-histidine hydrochloride monohydrate
        •    magnesium chloride hexahydrate
        •    polysorbate 80
        •    ethanol
        •    sucrose
        •    sodium chloride
        •    disodium edetate dihydrate
        •    water for injections

        1. Castlepaloma profile image74
          Castlepalomaposted 14 months agoin reply to this

          I dont buy food that has more than 3 ingredient on it.

          Not in my body.

          1. Miebakagh57 profile image70
            Miebakagh57posted 14 months agoin reply to this

            Up CastlePaloma!...Up CastlePaloma!

            1. Castlepaloma profile image74
              Castlepalomaposted 14 months agoin reply to this

              In your world you can travels up.

              In my world less risk of going down. Because the world's leading cause of death is.... , The mainstream Medical profession. Especially Gates helping to reduce world population.

              1. Miebakagh57 profile image70
                Miebakagh57posted 14 months agoin reply to this

                CastlPaloma, that sounds right. You're welcome.

  8. Sherry Hewins profile image92
    Sherry Hewinsposted 14 months ago

    My husband got his second shot (Pfizer) yesterday. He has had no side effects. I am a few months short of age 65, so I can't get it yet.

    1. profile image0
      PrettyPantherposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Our county must be ahead of the game, as I am only 62 and got my first shot four weeks ago.

      Or, it could just be that there are a lot of people here who don't want the vaccine.

  9. Nathanville profile image92
    Nathanvilleposted 14 months ago

    My wife and I (in our early 60’s) had our first vaccine last week: 

    We had the Oxford University vaccine, and are now booked in for the second jab in mid-May (about 12 week’s gap, in accordance with UK Government Policy).

    In the UK vaccination is so simple e.g. you just wait for the NHS to send you a letter, when it’s your turn; and then turn up at the vaccination centre at the appointed time, so that that there is no quieting, or no waiting e.g. in an out within 15 minutes; job done.

    Below, is the vaccination centre we were told to attend, and how it was done:-

    Ashton Gate Stadium NHS Vaccination Centre – Where to come and what to expect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isLdG6AbeXE

    In the UK, unlike other countries, the Government policy is to vaccinate as many people with the first dose as quickly as possible, within the first three months; and then start doing the 2nd jab e.g. to protect more people in a shorter given period of time. 

    Also, in the UK, unlike other countries, after ensuring that all elderly people in care-homes and all front line medical (NHS) staff are protected, the Government policy is to prioritise the vaccination strictly according to age e.g. the older generation first, and the youngest (18 to 29 year olds to be vaccinated last).  But with the speed of vaccination being carried out in the UK e.g. as of today over 41.5% of the adult population now vaccinated, virtually all adults will have been vaccinated by the end of June; with the Government intention to lift the lockdown in the UK and return to normal life on 21st June.

    Currently (this week, 7th March) those in their 50’s in the UK are being vaccinated. 

    The UK is also running phase III trials on vaccinating children, with the intention, that if those trials are successful, to also vaccinate all children in the UK from the age of 6 to 17 in the coming Autumn e.g. from September.

  10. Brenda Arledge profile image81
    Brenda Arledgeposted 14 months ago

    I had my first one & get the 2nd on March 24th. Here's an article I wrote https://hubpages.com/hub/Poem-Fear-of-t … na?hubview

 
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