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Fri Oct 1, 2021, 02:07 PM

Can getting the vaccine give you Covid?

OK, title is somewhat clickbait, but it kinda did happen to a friend of mine whom I had not seen since pre-pandemic days, and he mentioned that he had Covid last March.

He had no side effects from his first Pfizer shot, but started feeling bad a few days later and went to the Doctor. He was confirmed as having Covid, and while he was very sick for several days, he recovered without going to the hospital.
In getting info from him to submit to CDC, the Doctor told him it was almost certain that he acquired the virus during the 45 minutes or so that he sat in the Walgreens waiting area to get his shot. He said that the virus starts to grow as soon as you get the necessary load of viral spores, while the vaccine takes days to begin to offer protection, so he basically had to endure a non-vaccinated case.

He said it was a funny story, but funny only because he survived it.

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Reply Can getting the vaccine give you Covid? (Original post)
SCantiGOP Oct 2021 OP
genxlib Oct 2021 #1
SCantiGOP Oct 2021 #6
unblock Oct 2021 #2
Silent3 Oct 2021 #3
SCantiGOP Oct 2021 #8
leftyladyfrommo Oct 2021 #4
lame54 Oct 2021 #7
leftyladyfrommo Oct 2021 #9
lame54 Oct 2021 #5
WarGamer Oct 2021 #10
Leith Oct 2021 #16
CrackityJones75 Oct 2021 #11
SCantiGOP Oct 2021 #13
CrackityJones75 Oct 2021 #25
Blues Heron Oct 2021 #12
SCantiGOP Oct 2021 #15
Blues Heron Oct 2021 #17
SCantiGOP Oct 2021 #18
Blues Heron Oct 2021 #20
SCantiGOP Oct 2021 #22
leftstreet Oct 2021 #27
Wounded Bear Oct 2021 #14
marie999 Oct 2021 #28
XanaDUer2 Oct 2021 #19
ProfessorGAC Oct 2021 #24
Caliman73 Oct 2021 #21
marybourg Oct 2021 #23
we can do it Oct 2021 #26

Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 02:12 PM

1. Concurrence is not causation

Just because they happened at the same time does not mean one caused the other.

I got the shot on a Thursday and was exposed the next Monday and caught Covid. It happens.

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Response to genxlib (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 02:25 PM

6. That's why I admitted that was a clickbait title for my post

He caught the virus while getting his vaccination, so an FOX/anti-vax falsehood would be that getting his shot caused him to get sick.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 02:13 PM

2. It actually occurred to me at the time that the wait around getting the shot

Including waiting after getting the shot to ensure no immediate adverse reaction, was the riskiest thing I had done since first going into lockdown.

Fortunately, the length of time of potential exposure matters, and one has to be quite unlucky to catch it during that window of only 45 minutes or so.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 02:15 PM

3. Only if he'd been living in isolation for a while until he ventured out to get his shot...

...and for the next couple of days after does it make sense that his visit to get the shot was the occasion of his infection.

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Response to Silent3 (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 02:27 PM

8. and that's why the doctor was sure of how he caught it

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He said he had not been out of the house in a couple of weeks until going to get the shot, and then had been at home until he started feeling bad enough to go to the Doctor.
He said that he and everyone he noticed in Walgreens were masked, but he just happened to be unlucky that day.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 02:16 PM

4. It's not a live virus.

You can get Covid and spread it to others after you are vaccinated. It's pretty rare. I read that 1 in 5,000 get a breakthrough case.

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Response to leftyladyfrommo (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 02:25 PM

7. But it's not the vaccine that gives it to you

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Response to lame54 (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 02:30 PM

9. No. You can't get it from the vaccine.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 02:24 PM

5. I see it as going to Walgreens can give you covid...

Makes as much sense

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 02:31 PM

10. Same chance as eating animal crackers turning you into a Giraffe.

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 03:17 PM

16. Or eating beef

will make you grow horns and an extra stomach.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 02:41 PM

11. No. It didn't kinda happen to your friend.

He got it like all people get it. He didnít kinda get anything from the vaccine except possibly the mild side effects and a very valuable tool in fighting off any future infections.

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Response to CrackityJones75 (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 03:13 PM

13. lighten up, people

it was a joke. He caught Covid while getting his Covid vaccination shot. He said that getting the vaccine resulted in him getting Covid, and he thought that was funny, but only because he recovered with no ill effects.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 05:50 PM

25. Hey I am down 10 pounds since July!

Canít get much lighter.

But noted.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 03:07 PM

12. Covid can take up to two weeks to incubate, so they could have caught it anywhere

Itís not 100 percent they got it from the Walgreens. Was he masked?

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Response to Blues Heron (Reply #12)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 03:14 PM

15. yes, he was masked

and he had not been out of the house for weeks before going to get the shot.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #15)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 03:18 PM

17. This story doesnt ring true

sounds made up to me.

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Response to Blues Heron (Reply #17)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 03:20 PM

18. Well then, please block me

so you won't have to see my crap anymore and I won't be on the receiving end of a needless rude comment.
That was really uncalled for.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #18)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 04:01 PM

20. what it DOES sound like is anti vax propaganda

i.e. you might get the the virus while you get your shot JUST LIKE MY FRIEND.

not buying it.

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Response to Blues Heron (Reply #20)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 04:07 PM

22. OK, I'll block you

This crap has no place on a forum like this.
Goodbye.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #22)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 05:53 PM

27. Not sure the poster meant you were making it up

but maybe the person who related the story

I agree - it sounds like BS but that's not necessarily on you

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 03:13 PM

14. When I went to the VA for my shots, they were careful about that...

everybody masked up, space set aside for soc-dist, etc.

Your local pharmacy obviously has less room to do that.

Glad to hear your friend came out on top.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #14)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 06:13 PM

28. At the VA clinic in Jacksonville NC I waited in my car to be called into the clinic

for my first Moderna shot. We were widely spaced apart the whole time we were there. For the second Moderna shot, I drove around to the back of the building. I stayed in my car and was given the shot in my car. Tomorrow I am going to the clinic for my flu shot. The VA is not giving a Moderna booster shot until it gets the okay from the CDC.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 03:46 PM

19. cVS didn't have room for proper social distancing

of course, it wasn't set up for that.

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Reply #19)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 04:56 PM

24. When My Wife & I Got Vaxxed...

...we went to two different places which had a high school field house.
Shots were administered in half the gym, the 15 minute wait the other half.
They had painters' tape Xs on the floor and every chair was 6' from the next.
In both places, they did an excellent job. They could because the venue was perfectly suited.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 04:05 PM

21. Clever play on words...

Well done.

I guess he technically "got COVID-19" from literally "getting the vaccine". Not from the vaccine, but from the act of getting it.

I am glad to hear your friend is okay. Hopefully they will not suffer any of the long term effects. I had a young and healthy co worker get it and while almost fully recovered, does suffer some bouts of shortness of breath that they did not suffer before the illness.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 04:34 PM

23. I loved getting my first two vaxxes at a drive thru mass vaccine site.

Just roll down the window and stick your arm out. My booster was at my pharmacy, but they had a large waiting area, with chairs widely spaced.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 05:50 PM

26. WTF

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