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Tue May 11, 2021, 05:38 AM

I received my first(Pfizer) covid vaccination this past Friday..

I have an appointment scheduled for May 28th to receive my second shot.

I just wanted to write this OP to share my experience.

There's not much to this story. I went online and scheduled both injections with a well known pharmacy company. They had several appointment openings for the following day to receive the first shot.

The injection site was upper arm near the shoulder. I hardly felt anything, a near pain-free injection done by a very cool nurse that we had a few good laughs during the quick process.

I felt great walking out of that "clinic".

It felt good to get the process started. I felt like I was doing my part to help stomp out covid.

That's all I've felt since. ZERO side effects. Nothing bad. Nothing at all other than the good feeling that I'm trying to be a responsible citizen.

No tiredness. No flu-like symptoms, nothing. Several of my family members report the same. Zero side effects but a feeling of happiness, knowing they are vaccinated.

I still need my second shot to be fully vaccinated and eagerly await May 28th.

Likely, the only side effect you'll see is the feeling of happiness that comes from doing your part to get vaccinated.

It's a wonderful feeling.

Don't be afraid to get vaccinated. It's worth it. Trust me.

Get Vaccinated! Appointments are quick, easy, and available.

Let's all do our part and wipe out this fucking scourge once and for all.

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Reply I received my first(Pfizer) covid vaccination this past Friday.. (Original post)
Imallin4Joe May 2021 OP
soothsayer May 2021 #1
secondwind May 2021 #2
LisaL May 2021 #3
Imallin4Joe May 2021 #4
Rhiannon12866 May 2021 #5
LisaL May 2021 #8
Rhiannon12866 May 2021 #18
House of Roberts May 2021 #6
Imallin4Joe May 2021 #16
Woodwizard May 2021 #7
Imallin4Joe May 2021 #25
Woodwizard May 2021 #27
LetMyPeopleVote May 2021 #9
marble falls May 2021 #10
MrModerate May 2021 #11
BoringUsername May 2021 #12
LisaL May 2021 #19
BoringUsername May 2021 #22
Evolve Dammit May 2021 #13
CaptainTruth May 2021 #14
LisaL May 2021 #20
niyad May 2021 #15
Imallin4Joe May 2021 #23
niyad May 2021 #24
MiniMe May 2021 #17
Imallin4Joe May 2021 #26
Hortensis May 2021 #21
Imallin4Joe May 2021 #33
lagomorph777 May 2021 #28
LAS14 May 2021 #29
Imallin4Joe May 2021 #30
LAS14 May 2021 #31
BadGimp May 2021 #32
Delmette2.0 May 2021 #34

Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 05:44 AM

1. Excellent!

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 05:50 AM

2. Sounds like the wait between the first and second shot has gotten longer?



I thought Pfizer was a two- week wait. In any event, congrats!!!

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Response to secondwind (Reply #2)

Tue May 11, 2021, 05:53 AM

3. It's 3 weeks.

NT

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Response to secondwind (Reply #2)

Tue May 11, 2021, 06:16 AM

4. Yup, like LisaL said, 3 weeks.

The nurse that gave me my shot reminded me to come back in 3 weeks for the second shot.

Walgreens online will auto-schedule the two shots. 3 weeks apart.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Reply #4)

Tue May 11, 2021, 07:29 AM

5. It's 3 weeks for the Pfizer, 4 weeks for Moderna

I got the Moderna at CVS, Walgreens now offers the Pfizer here, too. And there's now a state-run clinic at the local mall in the old Sears store where I took my vaccine-reluctant brother 2 weeks ago and I was so pleased to see that it's doing a booming business. They're also offering Pfizer.

I felt pretty rotten that night and the next day after getting the Moderna, but those I've known who got the Pfizer (including my brother) have experienced little to no after effects at all. But I was just grateful that I was able to get the vaccine when I did. I took Dr. Fauci's advice and got the first one available to me - and I know what you mean, I felt both relieved and much happier when I walked out after getting my shots - both of them.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #5)

Tue May 11, 2021, 07:45 AM

8. It's an individual reaction.

I had minor side effects after Moderna. Only minor sore arm after the first dose, some minor cold like effects and mildly sore arm after the second dose, that went away quickly. I know people who had worse reactions after Pfizer and J&J.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #8)

Tue May 11, 2021, 10:02 AM

18. I had terrible chills the night and the day after Moderna shot #2

Only a slightly sore arm after shot #1. And, like you said, it depends on the individual. Of those I know who had the Pfizer shot, the only reaction I'm aware of is my friend who couldn't stay awake after shot #2. But the reactions don't last all that long and I was just grateful to finally get it.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 07:37 AM

6. My Pfizer #2 is tomorrow.

Shot #1 resulted in a sore shoulder for about three days, sore enough I couldn't sleep on my left side.

We'll see after tomorrow just how much #2 affects me.

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Response to House of Roberts (Reply #6)

Tue May 11, 2021, 09:29 AM

16. Good vibes. Hopefully tomorrow's shot will be better.

Without the soreness.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 07:38 AM

7. I have had both

Pfizer besides a little shoulder soreness and slight fatigue the first day that was it.

And the bonus with the microchips is I can sync with the bluetooth in the car and phone. Thanks Bill!

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Response to Woodwizard (Reply #7)

Tue May 11, 2021, 03:35 PM

25. Can we get free WIFI if we stand next to you?

Love the microchip reference!

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Reply #25)

Tue May 11, 2021, 04:43 PM

27. Currently only if I am in a 5g area.

I am sure chip hacks will be available shortly. Been checking the Q connections for updates.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 08:01 AM

9. Congrats

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 08:17 AM

10. Great! All the cool kids are getting them!

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 08:21 AM

11. So far, I don't know a single person who...

Has had any side effects from the vaccine aside from a desire to both celebrate and take a nap after the second shot.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 08:27 AM

12. Just had 2nd Moderna yesterday.

I couldn't get comfortable enough to sleep all night. My arm is more sore after the second shot and it seemed to get sore faster than it did the first time. The sore arm is very common, especially for younger people. I also was getting hot flashes last night, which didn't happen the first time.

https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/vaccine/getting-your-second-dose-of-coronavirus-vaccine-heres-what-to-expect/95-e77a072b-d309-4891-a17a-5cb18b41c671

"Whether it's Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson, all three vaccines have similar side effects. But they're more pronounced after the Pfizer and Moderna second doses. According to data from the Food and Drug Administration, 78% of people ages 18-55 who received the Pfizer second dose, experienced pain at the injection site. 59% had fatigue, while more than a third of recipients experienced chills, and only 16% reported a fever.

Meanwhile people who got the Moderna shot had it worse, especially after the second dose. "Body aches, hot flashes, my arm was red and swollen," said Gale Cornute. "I felt like I had the flu. That's what it felt like."

The FDA found that a whopping 90% of Moderna second-dose recipients experienced pain at the injection site, 68% experienced fatigue, 62% had headache, and almost half experienced chills.

According to health officials, younger people are more likely to have more severe side effects after the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. According to Dr. Dean Blumberg, a specialist in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at UC Davis Health, it's because younger people have a stronger immune response to vaccinations. As a result, they have higher antibody levels following immunization, meaning their immune systems are working harder.


Women also fared worse than men, which is no surprise to doctors, since women tend to produce stronger responses to most vaccines."

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Response to BoringUsername (Reply #12)

Tue May 11, 2021, 10:16 AM

19. I know someone who had covid, who had unpleasant side effects after J&J vaccine, presumably

because in their case, J&J acted as a second dose (since they had covid already, immune system recognized it and acted accordingly). I usually don't react much to vaccines, and my Moderna was no exception. I had mild side effects both time, worse after the second dose than the first.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #19)

Tue May 11, 2021, 11:22 AM

22. I never had side effects from any vaccination before this Moderna vaccine

It feels like someone beat the hell out of my left arm. Not complaining though. I'm glad to have the vaccination. It doesn't feel good at the moment, but I'm expecting to be back to normal in a couple days. I think my youngest kid is not going to like the vaccination. He doesn't like getting shots to begin with. He's probably going to complain a lot about the arm pain, but maybe he'll get lucky and it won't be as bad for him. He will have to get the Pfizer shot and it seems like there are less complaints about pain with Pfizer than Moderna.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 08:35 AM

13. Same experience here. Quite a relief.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 08:48 AM

14. Congratulations! I've had both Moderna shots.

I'm convinced I had COVID January-March of this year (I had all the symptoms, didn't want to venture out to get tested, just took it easy at home) & that seemed to be confirmed by my reactions to the shots. Bad body aches everywhere & felt lethargic for a couple days after the 1st shot, then nothing after the 2nd shot, just minor arm soreness.

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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #14)

Tue May 11, 2021, 10:17 AM

20. Sure sounds like you had covid.

I didn't, so my second reaction was worse than the first after Moderna.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 09:01 AM

15. Getting an appt here was neither quick nor easy, but I finally did.. Now our community center

and a local help agency are giving them on a walk-in basis. I was waiting for one of the staff at the agency yesterday as we were going to lunch, and heard two staffers talking to a vaccine-hesitant client. I asked if I could step in, and told the woman that I, one of the most needle-phobic people in the world, had gotten both modernas, with absolutely no side effects. I told her that she would feel relief after. She chose to take it! That made the staffers and me feel good.

I am needle-phobic and claustrophobic. One of my friends has a son-in-law who is a stubborn, health-indifferent jackass, who actually wears a mask to protect his family. I tell people, if he and I can wear masks, and get our shots, so can everybody else.

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Response to niyad (Reply #15)

Tue May 11, 2021, 03:17 PM

23. niyad, you did a great deed.

Helping the staffer convince the vaccine hesitant person.

Kudos to you!

Thanks for sharing your experience.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Reply #23)

Tue May 11, 2021, 03:24 PM

24. You are most welcome.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 09:57 AM

17. Remember, it's 2 weeks after the 2nd shot that you are considered fully vaccinated

Don't skip over that 2 weeks.

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Response to MiniMe (Reply #17)

Tue May 11, 2021, 04:08 PM

26. The nurse that gave my first shot reminded me of that important fact..

once I get my second shot. She said they will once again stress the fact that it takes 2 weeks after the second dose to be considered fully vaccinated.

Thanks for the important reminder!

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 10:18 AM

21. Congrats, Imallin. It is a great feeling, isn't it? :) nt

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #21)

Tue May 11, 2021, 06:22 PM

33. So true, feels great!

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 04:46 PM

28. I got my Pfizer on Friday also; also scheduled for another on May 28th.

I felt fine on Friday, but woke up with a headache on Saturday morning, and puked for a few minutes. Took a Tylenol, and by noon I was fine, though a little tired.

About average, I figure, and I am ready for shot #2.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 04:49 PM

29. Thanks for posting. Could I ask what the circumstances were...

... that you hadn't gotten it earlier? Your age? Availability in your location? I ask because around my neck of the woods anyone who wants one could have gotten it several weeks ago.

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #29)

Tue May 11, 2021, 05:32 PM

30. Totally fair question..

I'm 50. In pretty good health and in shape. In the early days of the vaccine, people like me were kind of put to the back of the line. Which I fully support and understand.

Vaccinate the most vulnerable first..

Due to that, I procrastinated. That's on me. My fault 100%.

I finally took the initiative once I had seen most of my family members getting their shots. They were doing their part. It woke me up to get my rear end into the clinic and get the vaccine process started.

I was pleasantly surprised to see next-day appointments available in my area and signed up immediately. The next day, I recieved my first shot. EZ-peasy.

I'm a tad embarrassed with myself that I procrastinated. But am so glad that I finally got it done.

A big reason why I wrote this OP is to bring attention to the fact that most any adult can now get the vaccine. There's no excuse to procrastinate like I did.

Hope this helps answer!

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Reply #30)

Tue May 11, 2021, 05:37 PM

31. Well, I'm heartened to find out that there are still willing people in the unvaccinated pool!!! :-)

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 06:15 PM

32. Got mine (Pfizer) on Thursday the 6th

painless and no side effects at all...

going back for another on the 4th of June

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 10:05 PM

34. Welcome aboard!!

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