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Mr.Bill

(24,204 posts)
Fri Nov 19, 2021, 05:58 PM Nov 2021

Got my Moderna booster shot today.

Absolutely painless, not even sore at the injection site so far. I don't expect any problems because I had no problems with the first two shots either.

Not bragging or anything, but we need to hear from anyone getting the booster shot how it went for them, good or bad. The more people who tell us their story, the more informed we ill all be. For instance from the comments I have read here, I know I could still have a reaction in the coming day or so, so I am planning my activities accordingly.

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Got my Moderna booster shot today. (Original Post) Mr.Bill Nov 2021 OP
I got my J&J booster last week. honest.abe Nov 2021 #1
Got my J&J booster yesterday. StarryNite Nov 2021 #15
I got a Moderna booster after J & J Freddie Nov 2021 #2
I'm scheduled for the Moderna booster in a couple of weeks. It's half the original dose, right? Vinca Nov 2021 #3
I got my Moderna booster about six weeks ago ... PBC_Democrat Nov 2021 #4
I can now speak 30 different languages and I was turned into a newt. smirkymonkey Nov 2021 #8
Got my Moderna booster today too leftieNanner Nov 2021 #5
I got my shot a a drive through at the family medicine clinic of my local hospital. Mr.Bill Nov 2021 #6
The night I got my booster shot, I came down with a fever which kept me world wide wally Nov 2021 #7
Got my Moderna booster today also a flu shot. Not sore in either arm so far and no problems. SammyWinstonJack Nov 2021 #9
I got Pfizer booster last Friday after initial doses of Moderna. beaglelover Nov 2021 #10
Me too! ellie Nov 2021 #11
The thing is, if you have symptoms, it only means that your immune system is kicking in and is smirkymonkey Nov 2021 #12
Me too, got both shots on the same day......and only one arm was so sore....... a kennedy Nov 2021 #14
It's weird, I never really get a sore arm, but I do feel sick after I get the shots. smirkymonkey Nov 2021 #17
Post removed Post removed Nov 2021 #22
what an absolute joke you are NewHendoLib Nov 2021 #23
Ha ha, you of so little pain.......😂 🤣 😂 I'm kidding....and hope it stays that way.... a kennedy Nov 2021 #13
Got my Moderna today too! Locutusofborg Nov 2021 #16
I got Moderna booster yesterday EYESORE 9001 Nov 2021 #18
It laid my brother out MFM008 Nov 2021 #19
Mild Response For Me, Next Day ProfessorGAC Nov 2021 #20
I got my Pfizer booster late yesterday afternoon, and it's the worst Nixie Nov 2021 #21
It's been about 90% 24 fever, sore arm with people I know that boosted Johonny Nov 2021 #24
Got Pfizer for all three shots MustLoveBeagles Nov 2021 #25
Got my Moderna booster Thursday afternoon last week. Elwood P Dowd Nov 2021 #26
Thanks for the report, I'm now due for my Moderna booster, too Rhiannon12866 Nov 2021 #28
Good for you and thanks so much! I'm now due for mine and I got the Moderna also Rhiannon12866 Nov 2021 #27
Got my Moderna booster yesterday. mnhtnbb Nov 2021 #29
Moderna booster today, slightly punky tonight, arm a bit tender . . . hatrack Nov 2021 #30
I wasn't hit until the second day iemanja Nov 2021 #31
Thanks to everyone for responding. Mr.Bill Nov 2021 #32
Update. Mr.Bill Nov 2021 #33
I got mine 8 days ago, also Moderna DFW Nov 2021 #34

honest.abe

(8,590 posts)
1. I got my J&J booster last week.
Fri Nov 19, 2021, 06:00 PM
Nov 2021

It was fine most of the day then towards the evening I got a slight fever and felt overall crappy. Also very sore arm. The next day I was much better. I think maybe good to have some reaction.. it means it working!

StarryNite

(9,413 posts)
15. Got my J&J booster yesterday.
Fri Nov 19, 2021, 06:45 PM
Nov 2021

Right off my arm was sore, it wasn't at all the first time. About 11:00 pm I started with a fever and some chills and a headache. I didn't sleep well, went out to watch part of the lunar eclipse. Today I still have a fever, some chills, sore arm and headache. If it just keeps getting better from this point on I will be happy because so far it's not been all that bad. I just hope it doesn't take a turn for the worse.

Freddie

(9,254 posts)
2. I got a Moderna booster after J & J
Fri Nov 19, 2021, 06:11 PM
Nov 2021

Had basically no reaction to the J & J, perhaps a mild headache. After the Moderna, I had chills and aches for a day. Not horrible but I’m glad it was a Saturday and I could stay home piled under blankets. By the next day I was fine.

Vinca

(50,230 posts)
3. I'm scheduled for the Moderna booster in a couple of weeks. It's half the original dose, right?
Fri Nov 19, 2021, 06:12 PM
Nov 2021

I didn't have any reaction beyond a sore arm for a day with the other 2 shots, so I'm looking forward to it.

PBC_Democrat

(401 posts)
4. I got my Moderna booster about six weeks ago ...
Fri Nov 19, 2021, 06:15 PM
Nov 2021

My urine turned bright blue
My voice went up 4 octaves
I think I'm growing a 3rd big toe
I lost 25 lbs and then gained back 35 lbs
I now understand what the dog is saying

All in all, still very much worth it!

leftieNanner

(15,040 posts)
5. Got my Moderna booster today too
Fri Nov 19, 2021, 06:17 PM
Nov 2021

Slightly sore arm. Nothing else. Yet.

My second shot in April made me feel punky for a day or so. Hoping this one doesn't.

Mr.Bill

(24,204 posts)
6. I got my shot a a drive through at the family medicine clinic of my local hospital.
Fri Nov 19, 2021, 06:20 PM
Nov 2021

When they asked if I was there for my booster shot, I said no, I want Ivermectin. Much laughter from the nurses.

world wide wally

(21,732 posts)
7. The night I got my booster shot, I came down with a fever which kept me
Fri Nov 19, 2021, 06:24 PM
Nov 2021

up all night. Needless to say, I was worthless the next day. Ugh

SammyWinstonJack

(44,129 posts)
9. Got my Moderna booster today also a flu shot. Not sore in either arm so far and no problems.
Fri Nov 19, 2021, 06:27 PM
Nov 2021

Didn't have any problems with the first two jabs.

beaglelover

(3,453 posts)
10. I got Pfizer booster last Friday after initial doses of Moderna.
Fri Nov 19, 2021, 06:28 PM
Nov 2021

My shoulder was pretty sore for a few days and I felt a bit out of it Saturday afternoon, but other than that, no side effects....no fever, body aches, etc.

 

smirkymonkey

(63,221 posts)
12. The thing is, if you have symptoms, it only means that your immune system is kicking in and is
Fri Nov 19, 2021, 06:32 PM
Nov 2021

healthy. It doesn't mean anything negative. It is only your body's defenses coming to the rescue. You don't actually get sick, but you may feel ill because your body will go on the attack against a perceived invader. I started to feel sick about 10 hours after my shot, however I also got the flu shot at the same time.

Even if you do start to feel unwell, you will bounce back in a day or two. Glad you are all caught up!

a kennedy

(29,590 posts)
14. Me too, got both shots on the same day......and only one arm was so sore.......
Fri Nov 19, 2021, 06:42 PM
Nov 2021

and I feel so silly, can’t remember which shot made my arm sore……..

 

smirkymonkey

(63,221 posts)
17. It's weird, I never really get a sore arm, but I do feel sick after I get the shots.
Fri Nov 19, 2021, 06:50 PM
Nov 2021

My arm gets a tiny bit sore, but nothing worth mentioning. I never got sick after the shingrex shots either, and most people did. I seem to have almost opposite reactions to other people.

Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #12)

a kennedy

(29,590 posts)
13. Ha ha, you of so little pain.......😂 🤣 😂 I'm kidding....and hope it stays that way....
Fri Nov 19, 2021, 06:38 PM
Nov 2021

I did great the first day and night, the 2nd, 3rd, and even a tad on the 4th day we’re very, very sore. So good luck.

Locutusofborg

(524 posts)
16. Got my Moderna today too!
Fri Nov 19, 2021, 06:50 PM
Nov 2021

My first two shots were Pfizer. They gave me a choice so I Decided to mix and match.
Thus far after about four hours my experience is identical. No pain, no other symptoms. I took one preventive Tylenol, that's it. I'm also planning a low activity weekend, just in case.
Hope it stays this way!

MFM008

(19,803 posts)
19. It laid my brother out
Fri Nov 19, 2021, 07:58 PM
Nov 2021

He was in bed for 2 days.
Same as with moderna one and 2.
Maybe he has a sensitivity to it.
He was sick and sweating.
Hes good now almost weeks later.

ProfessorGAC

(64,764 posts)
20. Mild Response For Me, Next Day
Fri Nov 19, 2021, 08:17 PM
Nov 2021

Flushed feeling, a bit achy in the upper back.
Last only around 4 hours.
I had a far stronger response to the 2nd Moderna, even though I had zero response on the 1st.

Nixie

(16,948 posts)
21. I got my Pfizer booster late yesterday afternoon, and it's the worst
Fri Nov 19, 2021, 11:16 PM
Nov 2021

so far. 🤷?♀️ I’ve been horribly tired all day, achy, had a fever. We had to cancel our plans for the day, and I’ve been in bed so exhausted. Thank goodness we planned it when my husband had a day off. He’s been a real gem — just got me Pho and is watching TV with me while I sleep it off.

The first Pfizer felt like this back in the Spring but not nearly as bad, so I’m surprised. The second shot wasn’t bad at all.

This worse reaction makes me wonder if the antibiotics I was just on affected my immune system since I guess it wipes out your gut health. 🤷?♀️ The fever is breaking, so it’s getting better and I just took an ibuprofen for the horrible headache. Ack!

Still worth it, though! So glad to get it done.

Johonny

(20,771 posts)
24. It's been about 90% 24 fever, sore arm with people I know that boosted
Fri Nov 19, 2021, 11:45 PM
Nov 2021

Older males seem to have less symptoms. Not a huge sample, but my work had a booster shot fair so I know a number of people now that have done it.

MustLoveBeagles

(11,572 posts)
25. Got Pfizer for all three shots
Fri Nov 19, 2021, 11:55 PM
Nov 2021

I got the flu shot a half hour after my booster. Some arm pain and I slept 10 hours that night. The arm pain was a little worse than the second shot but much better than the first.

Edit: Congratulation on getting your booster.

Elwood P Dowd

(11,443 posts)
26. Got my Moderna booster Thursday afternoon last week.
Fri Nov 19, 2021, 11:59 PM
Nov 2021

Felt a little rough Friday with chills and fatigue, but fine by Saturday.

Rhiannon12866

(204,328 posts)
28. Thanks for the report, I'm now due for my Moderna booster, too
Sat Nov 20, 2021, 12:25 AM
Nov 2021

And what you described sounds like how I felt after shot #2, which lasted that night and the next day, so that's what I'm expecting from the booster.

Rhiannon12866

(204,328 posts)
27. Good for you and thanks so much! I'm now due for mine and I got the Moderna also
Sat Nov 20, 2021, 12:20 AM
Nov 2021

Let us know how it goes. I felt pretty rotten after shot #2, bad chills and kinda woozy, but it only lasted that night and the next day and I figured this meant it was working. Hope you continue to feel fine and thanks for stepping up!

mnhtnbb

(31,361 posts)
29. Got my Moderna booster yesterday.
Sat Nov 20, 2021, 12:25 AM
Nov 2021

Sore arm, some fatigue yesterday. Went to bed early and ended up awake at 1:30 am so I stayed up to watch the lunar eclipse.

Mild muscle/joint stiffness today. Took a 2 hour nap this afternoon and now getting ready to go to sleep.

hatrack

(59,546 posts)
30. Moderna booster today, slightly punky tonight, arm a bit tender . . .
Sat Nov 20, 2021, 12:44 AM
Nov 2021

That's about it. Turning in in a few.

iemanja

(53,010 posts)
31. I wasn't hit until the second day
Sat Nov 20, 2021, 12:48 AM
Nov 2021

The first 24 hours, I felt nothing. Then I got the worst chills and a fever.
I hadn't had any reactions other than a sore arm to my Pfizer doses, but I had Moderna for the booster. It's now the third day and I'm feeling okay but wasn't feeling great earlier today.

Here's how bad my chills were: I turned the heat up to 78, wore a thick comfy, and got into bed with a really thick down comforter, and I was still freezing.

Mr.Bill

(24,204 posts)
32. Thanks to everyone for responding.
Sat Nov 20, 2021, 01:56 PM
Nov 2021

It's been 24 hours since I got the shot. I'm feeling a little mild pain in my arm. I would describe it as in the muscles, not the joints. It's sort of like how you would feel if you overdid things at the gym the day before. Just feels like that arm was worked a little hard yesterday, although it wasnt.

DFW

(54,244 posts)
34. I got mine 8 days ago, also Moderna
Sun Nov 21, 2021, 04:33 AM
Nov 2021

No reaction so far except some fatigue, but considering that I haven't had one full day at home since last Monday--and won't again until next Wednesday--I don't think I can blame the vaccine for that.

(There is no rest for the weary)

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