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Fri Feb 12, 2021, 08:22 AM

The VA called me yesterday.

I have an appointment tomorrow at 9:15 a.m. to receive the first round of the Moderna vaccine which was my personal preference. I asked, and was assured there is definitely going to be enough for the second injection. I was very happy to receive the call.

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Reply The VA called me yesterday. (Original post)
quickesst Feb 2021 OP
soothsayer Feb 2021 #1
True Blue American Feb 2021 #3
quickesst Feb 2021 #7
riversedge Feb 2021 #2
True Blue American Feb 2021 #4
quickesst Feb 2021 #8
gab13by13 Feb 2021 #12
pwb Feb 2021 #5
quickesst Feb 2021 #9
Nuffer Feb 2021 #6
quickesst Feb 2021 #11
Corgigal Feb 2021 #10
quickesst Feb 2021 #13
mnhtnbb Feb 2021 #14
getagrip_already Feb 2021 #15
Corgigal Feb 2021 #20
getagrip_already Feb 2021 #30
Chainfire Feb 2021 #16
littlemissmartypants Feb 2021 #17
Wounded Bear Feb 2021 #18
quickesst Feb 2021 #24
marble falls Feb 2021 #19
Lunabell Feb 2021 #21
quickesst Feb 2021 #25
samnsara Feb 2021 #22
quickesst Feb 2021 #26
Ligyron Feb 2021 #23
quickesst Feb 2021 #28
Uben Feb 2021 #27
quickesst Feb 2021 #29

Response to quickesst (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 08:23 AM

1. That's so awesome

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 08:30 AM

3. Good news!

They will make your second appointment when you get your first.

The vaccine seems to be moving now. I received my second Pfizer yesterday.

Several family members received their first. Pharmacies are getting the vaccine, Walgreens, Walmart, CVS, my local Kroger.

Isnít it great to have a competent President in charge? Saying everyone should be vaccinated by July! Congrats on your first.

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 08:47 AM

7. I am an official....

.... Happy Camper!

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Response to quickesst (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 08:29 AM

2. congrats. I am on several lists waiting waiting

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Response to riversedge (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 08:31 AM

4. Keep checking back.

They are getting more each day.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 09:00 AM

8. hopefully....

.... your wait won't be very long, especially since President Biden has secured 200 million more doses for distribution.
I have been working on getting my wife on waiting lists. Since Joe was elected my confidence that every American will be vaccinated if they so desire has increased exponentially.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 09:15 AM

12. Help is on the way.

When they opened up to people 65 and up I registered right away. I live in rural Pa. in a small county. The pharmacy I registered at had 2,000 doses and got 12,000 applications, their system crashed. 3 days ago I got my first appointment for Feb. 23rd.

Not to worry, help has arrived. We have someone in charge now who is moving us away from herd mentality.

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Response to quickesst (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 08:38 AM

5. Me too. Monday at 11;15 for me.

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I was surprised going on a holiday but happy for the call. Either they are paying overtime or they contracted it out. Follow up second shot is exactly a month later and they scheduled that also. It is in an out building on the Medical center grounds. I was hoping to go in and NOT see Trumps face welcoming me.

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Response to pwb (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 09:04 AM

9. Haha....

I was just thinking earlier, that on my many visits to the VA, the only downside was walking in and seeing the traitors face staring back at me. For me, that ends tomorrow.

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Response to quickesst (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 08:39 AM

6. Getting my vaccine!

I too got a text telling me to schedule...I go tomorrow at 9:45 in Pa. Its like Xmas Eve anticipation! Can't contain myself!

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Response to Nuffer (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 09:10 AM

11. Congrats....

I am in Louisiana, and I have to say the VA where I'm at has been outstanding since I've been here.

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Response to quickesst (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 09:07 AM

10. Good for you.

Thatís how it worked for me too. VA called, got my first dose 4 days later and my last dose will be on the 21st. It took all of 20 mins to be completely done on the first visit. I got the Pfizer shot, no reaction to me on the 1st dose. VA is on top of this. Youíll see, and congrats.

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Response to Corgigal (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 09:16 AM

13. congrats to you as well

I don't expect anything else but a smooth, and efficient visit. The VA? I'm a believer.

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Response to quickesst (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 09:29 AM

14. Congrats! I get my 1st at 10 am today.

Will leave in less than an hour. Got the call earlier in the week from being on a waiting list for my county health department. Don't know whether it will be Moderna or Pfizer until I get there as the scheduler said they've been getting supplies of both.

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Response to quickesst (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 09:29 AM

15. At least one VA office (Bedford, MA) is offering shots to 50+ vets and all workers.....

My wife is a remote IT contractor to the va, and she and all of her coworkers are getting shots.

MA is still on the first category, 70 and over. We have a repug governor who just doesn't seem to give a shit about distribution. We have plenty of doses, just no way to efficiently administer them. Baker actually bristled and gave a sarcastic answer to a reporter who asked why.

I don't know why people like this guy. He is a lazy corporate bastard.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #15)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 10:03 AM

20. Is that the VA cut off?

I didnít know, I thought I was a little young. My husband canít get a vaccine anywhere. I just got an email from the VA and put myself on the list. My doctor pulled my name. Yeah, I was going even if Iím a little younger then the cut off in my state, and donít have any big medical issues. Unless taking a thyroid pill daily is now a thing.

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Response to Corgigal (Reply #20)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 12:25 PM

30. Apparently it is set locally based on vaccine supplies...

Bedford must have enough to do that, but fall river is still 70+.

My wife has had multiple co-workers and friends who are veterans get vaccinated there this week.

Oh, and apparently you shouldn't feel guilty if you get a shot out of line. My bil is a big wig epidemiologist and his position is that if you can get a shot, go for it. Every person who is vaccinated puts us further down the road to general immunity. I mean don't knock an old person off their walker to get ahead, but if an opportunity comes up you should go for it.

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Response to quickesst (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 09:37 AM

16. Good News indeed. Does the VA give you a choice of which microchip you get?

I opted for the Microsoft.

I am due for my second Moderna vaccine next week. I am waiting for the county to call and getting a little worried about it.

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Response to quickesst (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 09:41 AM

17. Excellent! ❤ nt

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Response to quickesst (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 09:45 AM

18. My brother got his first shot yesterday...

and said his second shot is definitively scheduled for mid-March.

They're getting there.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #18)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 11:13 AM

24. they are getting there

I have to wonder where I would be if the traitor was still in the White House. I'm pretty sure I would not be going to the VA tomorrow morning for my first shot of the vaccine.

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Response to quickesst (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 09:59 AM

19. Its nice to see a plan and see it work. Biden/Harris all the way!

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Response to quickesst (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 10:09 AM

21. Best of luck and I wish you no adverse effects.

My wife gets hers at the VA today. I will get mine soon as I am a nurse, though not on the front lines.

I'm so excited!! I just can't wait for this whole pandemic to be over. I'm not a real social person, but we miss dinners out.

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Response to Lunabell (Reply #21)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 11:17 AM

25. I'm not a social animal either....

....but I am pissed the reason I can't socialize is something other than I just don't care to.

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Response to quickesst (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 10:12 AM

22. yay!!!!! its a good feeling isnt it?

..i get my 2nd Pfizer tuesday. Hubby has had both his. I do miss going out to dinner

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Response to samnsara (Reply #22)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 11:21 AM

26. it is a great feeling

Looking forward to going out to dinner again. Our son and daughter-in-law gifted us with several gift cards to some nice restaurants. Can't wait to use them.

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Response to quickesst (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 10:27 AM

23. I was on a waiting list at my VA but GF had an appointment elsewhere earlier.

Drove there with her and they asked if I wanted one too so I took it.

Soon these vaccines will be available everywhere thanks to President Biden and his competent team. t.What's scary is I saw an article with a poll saying around 1/3rd of the US population will refuse to get one due to CT's no doubt

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Response to Ligyron (Reply #23)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 11:29 AM

28. smart to take advantage....

.... of the opportunity. It is extremely difficult for me to wrap my head around CTS in this country. The thought process is something completely alien to mine. The closest I can come is a willful ignorance beyond anything I've ever witnessed or could imagine.

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Response to quickesst (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 11:24 AM

27. Got mine yesterday, too!

Totally unexpected! I was signed up but figured it would be March before my little town got vaccine. I'm 65, so my group was up when it arrived. 600 doses for a county of 20K.

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Response to Uben (Reply #27)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 11:36 AM

29. right place, right time....

....right age. I figured I would be near the front of the line after Frontline workers, and those with medical problems worse than mine. Didn't think it would happen so soon though, but I'm grateful.

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