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Fri Jan 29, 2021, 05:53 PM

Got my 1st vaccine shot today even though I don't qualify

How? My wife had an appointment at 8:15. I asked if they take walk-ins at the end of the day to account for the people who didn't show up for appointments. They said yes and to be back at 12:30.
I was there at noon, and got my shot within 30 minutes.
Wifey and I are very happy. We go back on the 19th to get our second.

If you don't qualify and want the shot, you might try it.

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Reply Got my 1st vaccine shot today even though I don't qualify (Original post)
Ferrets are Cool Jan 2021 OP
USALiberal Jan 2021 #1
Ferrets are Cool Jan 2021 #4
Blue_true Jan 2021 #23
USALiberal Jan 2021 #24
Massacure Jan 2021 #2
snowybirdie Jan 2021 #3
Arkansas Granny Jan 2021 #5
Ferrets are Cool Jan 2021 #6
Arkansas Granny Jan 2021 #7
Ferrets are Cool Jan 2021 #8
drmeow Jan 2021 #12
SheltieLover Jan 2021 #9
Ferrets are Cool Jan 2021 #10
SheltieLover Jan 2021 #11
ChazII Jan 2021 #15
Ferrets are Cool Jan 2021 #16
ChazII Jan 2021 #19
JDC Jan 2021 #13
Ferrets are Cool Jan 2021 #17
JDC Jan 2021 #21
Ferrets are Cool Jan 2021 #22
marlakay Jan 2021 #14
Ferrets are Cool Jan 2021 #18
Wawannabe Jan 2021 #20

Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 05:58 PM

1. Was it going to expire? nt

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 05:59 PM

4. Yes, it expires each day

They can't refreeze it.

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 11:58 PM

23. The vaccine has to be thawed out before use.

Any that is not used canít be put back under extreme cold, so it has to be discarded. There are lots of stories circulating about people getting shots because they waited around until the end of the day, when any unused vaccine would have been thrown away, if an arm was not available.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #23)

Sat Jan 30, 2021, 12:14 AM

24. Thank you! Nt

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 05:58 PM

2. I'm glad to hear you got vaccinated

It seems that the general consensus among health authorities is that given the choice between letting unused vaccine expire or giving the vaccine to non-eligible population, clinics should opt for the later and not the former.

There was a story the other day about shots being given out on a snow covered freeway rather than letting vaccine expire in a stranded truck.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 05:58 PM

3. So glad for you

But those of us in Florida who DO qualify, (over 75, pre existing conditions) are at the mercy of a Trumpian governor who lacks the intelligence to have any real plan. Been trying for a month, almost daily, and no luck. Hearing about folks paying under the table here. So damn sick of this mess!

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 06:16 PM

5. Congrats. Better to have it go in someone's arm rather than be discarded.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 06:18 PM

6. Thank you. Especially with my wifes low immune system because of her

recent bout with lymphoma and kidney cancer. We are both feeling better today knowing that in 6 weeks we can breath a small bit easier.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 06:23 PM

7. My sister got her 2nd jab today, which is a relief. She lives with her

daughter and son-in-law. He's an anti masker and I've been worried that he would catch it and pass it around.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 06:40 PM

8. +1

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 07:06 PM

12. You can actually start breathing a tiny bit easier in 2 weeks

You will start showing antibodies by then from the first shot. The second dose will boost them.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 06:42 PM

9. Yaaaaay!

So glad you & Mrs. Ferret got your vaccines! Will they provide timely 2nd dose?

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 06:44 PM

10. Thank you my friend

We will both get the second shot on the 19th.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 06:55 PM

11. Double yaaaaaay!!!

Glad you were able to ferret one out for yourself, too!

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 07:33 PM

15. I don't mean to be a busybody

but with you both getting your second shots on the same day you might want to be prepared for the side effects. Maybe have whatever you like to eat, drink and brings comfort to get through those couple of days depending on the vaccine. In other words I am just trying to let you know that a fellow DUer is cheering for you and your wife.

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Response to ChazII (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 07:43 PM

16. Thank you so much.

And you are not being a busy body. Yeah, we are as prepared as we can be for those side effects. My sister got her second shot on Wednesday and has been really sick for two days. It's letting up a bit now, but it's been hell for her. (She is front-line).

Thank you so much for your support.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 07:57 PM

19. You are welcome.

Like you, I have been reading about our other DUers and their reactions to the shot. Hope you both come through smoothly.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 07:22 PM

13. So how does this tee you up for the second shot?

Does it mean that you get a second de facto appt or do you have to just show up again and fly stand-by?

On the 19th...

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Response to JDC (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 07:43 PM

17. No, it's a guarantee that we will both get it on the 19th

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #17)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 08:40 PM

21. That is awesome. Thanks for the tip as well

My wife is a teacher and I may go w/ her when she gets her call and see if I can also follow this line.

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Response to JDC (Reply #21)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 10:27 PM

22. +1

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 07:29 PM

14. I should try that my husband can go

Long time before me. They said third week of Feb for his age 70+ I turn 65 in July so probably would wait till then.

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Response to marlakay (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 07:44 PM

18. You really should. It is better than them throwing them away, which is what will happen if

no one is there to get them. Good luck.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2021, 08:34 PM

20. Yay

Fauci Ouchi!

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