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Sat Mar 20, 2021, 12:20 PM

Got tested for COVID after vaccine

I had the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine one week ago. Unfortunately, I had a sore throat and sniffles and felt really tired on Thursday. I decided to call out, forgetting that you can't just call out anymore. My employer required a COVID test, so that led me to a mini-ordeal of finding a test that would allow me to get back to work as quickly as I could. Walgreens said results would be in 3-5 days. Ugh. Community testing sites around me said 48-72 hours. Medexpress said 24-48 hours, and usually results the next day. Staff at Walgreens told me that Medexpress would be expensive, but I went there anyway. I only had to pay a $20 copay, which I'm pretty sure I can get reimbursed for.

They did the up the nose test--which made my eyes water---and I sat for 15 minutes. Instant results were negative. I went home and slept for 3 hours, then started to feel better.

Felt fine yesterday (Friday) and they called with the results (also negative). I kind of was feeling that I had a cold or something and didn't even think to worry too much until I was told I had to take the test.

I was worried that the vaccine might have given me a positive test result, but thankfully it did not.

So I only missed 2 days of work and inched closer to my second dose (April 3rd). I cannot wait!

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Reply Got tested for COVID after vaccine (Original post)
Delarage Mar 2021 OP
LisaM Mar 2021 #1
mainer Mar 2021 #2
Delarage Mar 2021 #6
Ms. Toad Mar 2021 #3
Delarage Mar 2021 #7
SheltieLover Mar 2021 #4
Delarage Mar 2021 #12
SheltieLover Mar 2021 #13
marybourg Mar 2021 #5
Delarage Mar 2021 #8
marybourg Mar 2021 #11
helpisontheway Mar 2021 #14
Nevilledog Mar 2021 #9
hamsterjill Mar 2021 #10
MissB Mar 2021 #15
TeslaNova Mar 2021 #16
Delarage Mar 2021 #17

Response to Delarage (Original post)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 12:45 PM

1. Pollen?

We have had some pollen outbreaks and I got a little stuffed up, which freaked me out, but then I realized I hadn't had a cold or flu in a year!

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Response to Delarage (Original post)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 12:51 PM

2. You can still pick up cold viruses from surfaces

I think I got my cold from delivered items to my home.

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Response to mainer (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 01:22 PM

6. Yup

I think that's what happened---I've been good with my mask, keeping windows open when it was decent out, etc. I can't wait until I can get a regular old cold and not worry so much!

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Response to Delarage (Original post)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 12:57 PM

3. Vaccination does not cause either COVID or a positive test result. n/t

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 01:23 PM

7. Thanks!

I knew it doesn't cause COVID, wasn't sure about the test.

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Response to Delarage (Original post)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 12:58 PM

4. Glad you are negative & feeling better!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 07:36 PM

12. Thank you!

It was pretty quick for me as far as colds usually go, so I am very happy!

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Response to Delarage (Reply #12)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 07:47 PM

13. YW!

I feel great after my 2nd yesterday!

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Response to Delarage (Original post)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 01:22 PM

5. When did calling *in* sick become

calling *out*? Must have been after I retired. We used to call *in*.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 01:29 PM

8. LOL

I had to Google that to see if I was wrong---I guess I've been wrong for a while, most people do say "Calling in sick". Not sure when/why I started saying "Calling out." I think I merged my work conversations "so and so is out today" and calling work when it was me.

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Response to Delarage (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 02:26 PM

11. It isn't just you. I've been seeing and hearing that a lot lately.

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Response to Delarage (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 09:54 PM

14. My sons (27,22 and 20) all say calling out too. Nt

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Response to marybourg (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 01:29 PM

9. The pandemic changed everything...

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Response to marybourg (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 02:10 PM

10. Thank you.

And when did standing IN line become standing ON line? I mustíve missed the memo.

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 10:18 PM

15. Exactly

Are we importing these terms from England?

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Response to Delarage (Original post)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 10:50 PM

16. Weird, same exact thing happened to me...maybe it was the vaccine?

Got the Pfizer vaccine (first dose) a week ago Thursday and 6 days later on Wednesday I started getting a sore throat and was more tired than I think I've ever been and I just basically felt like crap. This went on for a few days. I started thinking maybe I caught Covid and thought I'd give it another day and see how things went before going for a test, today I feel a lot better but still a little tired. I could not find anywhere that said that was a side effect of the vaccine after a week but today I was thinking it most likely was and now after reading this I'm thinking even more so.

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Response to TeslaNova (Reply #16)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 10:27 AM

17. I'm fine now

And I hope you're feeling better, too

It is strange that it would be a delayed reaction, so I'm thinking maybe I just got a cold or something. Plus the weather is all over the place here in Delaware, and I usually feel funky during big weather changes. Maybe it was a combo

I just can't wait until 2 weeks after my second dose on April 3---that's when we're supposed to have max immunity. A couple friends were really wiped out by their Moderna second doses, so I'm hoping my Pfizer second dose is not an issue!

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