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1 hour ago, Biff84 said:
7 hours ago, Rodrigo Duterte said:

I am scheduled for a vax on Tuesday through Rite Aid in California.  I dug around some for which vaccine I might be receiving, but didn't get anywhere.  I'm just curious is all, feel very fortunate regardless.

Almost certainly Moderna. Very few retail locations have the freezer to handle Pfizer. There’s ways around it but requires a lot of dry ice and most places don’t want to mess with it.

Not anymore -- see worrierking's first link on this page upthread.

Now the question is ... can protocols be adjusted on the fly quickly? Or will there be a few weeks of inertia before people start regularly storing Pfizer vaccines in regular freezers?

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My dad has been sick for a few weeks.  My mom called me today to say he was about to die.  I said some final words to him and he could hear me but was unable to respond.  He passed a short time later.

Not to derail anything, but we had our baby last night! She's doing amazingly well. Due to the hospital's pandemic policies, I had to leave her right after my wife was released from recovery. I can't

On a positive note, my wife gave birth to our first child this morning!! We were expecting our daughter to be born in the first week of April, which does not align very well if this hospital sees a ma

Little tidbit I heard the other day somewhere, all of the Covid virus in the entire world that has infected people could fit into one can of soda, with room to spare.

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34 minutes ago, Alex P Keaton said:

Ah.  I interpreted it as 60% of the relevant (adult) population.  That may have been a poor assumption.

i honestly hadnt thought about kids either.  I was listening to a podcast and they thought that it was getting kids vaccinated that may inhibit us to getting to herd immunity as quickly as many would like.  Though i believe they have started trials on teenagers now. 

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29 minutes ago, Shatner! said:

Little tidbit I heard the other day somewhere, all of the Covid virus in the entire world that has infected people could fit into one can of soda, with room to spare.

I saw that too.  It’s hard to believe.....that it can be true.....AND that masks can be effective at the same time.

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On 2/19/2021 at 11:55 AM, NajehHejan said:

Not sure if this is the right thread or not. Wife and I have been super careful. Always masks around anyone etc. Don't do much outside of shopping. Wife had a headache and didn't feel right - got a rapid test and it came back positive. PCR test is this afternoon. Have you folks heard of many false positives from the rapid tests (15 to know)? I'm getting a regular PCR test as well. She is 40's and otherwise healthy so praying she'll be fine even if she's positive.

PCR tests for both of us came back negative! We still had our two kids tested this morning, for final closure. I really appreciate everyone’s input. Even though the odds of a false positive were very small, looks like they worked in our favor. So relieved! 

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1 hour ago, Doug B said:

Not anymore -- see worrierking's first link on this page upthread.

Now the question is ... can protocols be adjusted on the fly quickly? Or will there be a few weeks of inertia before people start regularly storing Pfizer vaccines in regular freezers?

It’s unlikely that it will be an immediate change. The time frame for freezer storage is still limited to 14 days, I believe. Moderna can be kept in the fridge for 30 days but isn’t being marketed or transported at fridge temps.

Because many more pharmacies started giving the vaccine within the last couple weeks, they will need to keep doing Moderna for the 2nd doses for those have gotten it already and the supply they currently have. A possible scenario is that Pfizer will be cycled in for 1st doses while 2nd doses of Moderna are given. I hope that they do not attempt to make both vaccines available at all pharmacies because that will cause a logics nightmare. Ideally a pharmacy would be a Moderna or Pfizer pharmacy.

Typically I would expect the 14 day storage of Pfizer to be a non-starter but now that they are going to a policy of only sending a week supply at a time, it might be possible.

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Thanks for the info Biff.  I am kind of surprised word doesn't get out what CVS or Rite Aid will be getting.  I mean, I'm scheduled for Tuesday, they know what they're getting or have already.  

Do I have to start a next door account, sheesh.  People are going to walk out and tweet it or whatever asap.  Might as well let us know sooner, instead of fielding calls about it.

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20 minutes ago, Rodrigo Duterte said:

Thanks for the info Biff.  I am kind of surprised word doesn't get out what CVS or Rite Aid will be getting.  I mean, I'm scheduled for Tuesday, they know what they're getting or have already.  

Do I have to start a next door account, sheesh.  People are going to walk out and tweet it or whatever asap.  Might as well let us know sooner, instead of fielding calls about it.

They should but honestly I don’t think our system tells them either. I get people who ask which shot it is after I give them the shot. I try to put the information in my regular cadence before giving the shot but when you’re giving 100 shots a day, sometimes I miss every information point. We’re overworked where I’m at but places like CVS, Rite Aide and Walgreens are even worse. Don’t be surprised if your experience getting the shot is poor but very little of that is on the store level employees. We’re just as frustrated as you with things like vaccines not being disclosed.

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Got mine at Rite Aid. They didn’t give much information or disclosure at all. Did tell me it was Moderna and scheduled my next shot exactly 4 weeks out at the same time. Then she said I could walk around the store for 15min and wave goodbye. 

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1 minute ago, Leeroy Jenkins said:

Got mine at Rite Aid. They didn’t give much information or disclosure at all. Did tell me it was Moderna and scheduled my next shot exactly 4 weeks out at the same time. Then she said I could walk around the store for 15min and wave goodbye. 

So they do tell you which, good.  Where was this?

I know it doesn't matter, this is like getting a Ford or a Chevy, but I'm now curious.

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12 minutes ago, Biff84 said:

They should but honestly I don’t think our system tells them either. I get people who ask which shot it is after I give them the shot. I try to put the information in my regular cadence before giving the shot but when you’re giving 100 shots a day, sometimes I miss every information point. We’re overworked where I’m at but places like CVS, Rite Aide and Walgreens are even worse. Don’t be surprised if your experience getting the shot is poor but very little of that is on the store level employees. We’re just as frustrated as you with things like vaccines not being disclosed.

I find it bizarre that they don't disclose it.  I got a text for my appt, didn't say anything about type of shot.  Not a big deal but still.

So you do know what you're putting in people, and have to tell them, or have them ask about it, probably every single time?  Can't a sign be put up or something?

Are any individual pharmacy locations due to receive more than one type of vax?  I assume not.

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1 hour ago, NajehHejan said:

PCR tests for both of us came back negative! We still had our two kids tested this morning, for final closure. I really appreciate everyone’s input. Even though the odds of a false positive were very small, looks like they worked in our favor. So relieved! 

Did they recommend getting a second pcr just to be safe?  

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26 minutes ago, Rodrigo Duterte said:

I find it bizarre that they don't disclose it.  I got a text for my appt, didn't say anything about type of shot.  Not a big deal but still.

So you do know what you're putting in people, and have to tell them, or have them ask about it, probably every single time?  Can't a sign be put up or something?

Are any individual pharmacy locations due to receive more than one type of vax?  I assume not.

I think our confirmation email tells the vaccine but I’m not positive. I will always give directions for the second dose and the information will be on the vaccination card we give out (manufacturer, lot, exp). I’d hope that we stick with one manufacturer but with the uncertainty of where the vaccine will be coming from, it might be that we take what we can get.

Once J&J gets approved, I imagine that will become a secondary vaccine at most places.

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7 hours ago, Rodrigo Duterte said:

So they do tell you which, good.  Where was this?

I know it doesn't matter, this is like getting a Ford or a Chevy, but I'm now curious.

Rite Aid in Chester County PA (outside philly). 
 

I think all of my county is getting Moderna, however, I just read they are switching to Pfizer because of a supply shortage causing 5400 cancellations at the hospitals. Hopefully that is worked out in the next 30 days for me. 

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Dad got his second Moderna shot a couple days ago. Not much reaction at first. Following evening he had a fever and chills. Guess he was back to feeling ok today.

 

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6 hours ago, Shatner! said:

Dad got his second Moderna shot a couple days ago. Not much reaction at first. Following evening he had a fever and chills. Guess he was back to feeling ok today.

 

Crazy how that works. My dad basically had a headache and was a little tired. My mom couldn’t get out of bed, had a fever, and was nauseated. My aunt could not walk from her bed to the bathroom without holding on to the wall she was so nauseated and exhausted. 

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On 2/19/2021 at 4:22 AM, Nathan R. Jessep said:

This is pretty much the result of every well designed trial featuring vitamins/micronutrients/antioxidants. Yet we still have a multi billion dollar supplement industry, endorsed by a bunch of people who don’t trust “conventional” medicine.

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On 2/19/2021 at 6:55 AM, NajehHejan said:

Not sure if this is the right thread or not. Wife and I have been super careful. Always masks around anyone etc. Don't do much outside of shopping. Wife had a headache and didn't feel right - got a rapid test and it came back positive. PCR test is this afternoon. Have you folks heard of many false positives from the rapid tests (15 to know)? I'm getting a regular PCR test as well. She is 40's and otherwise healthy so praying she'll be fine even if she's positive.

False positives can occur, but overall the rapid PCR tests are really good.

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On 2/19/2021 at 7:58 AM, NajehHejan said:

Unfortunately, no. It just says "rapid antigen test". By 15 to Know

Oh I misread your first post. Antigen tests are more prone to false results than PCR tests.

ETA Glad the PCR was negative.

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5 hours ago, Leeroy Jenkins said:

Pfizer vaccine halted 89.4% of “transmission” in Israel. Huge news if accurate. Same for Moderna?

Extremely big news. Nearing the end of this assuming this is accurate (and no reason to think it’s not). 

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53 minutes ago, Capella said:

Extremely big news. Nearing the end of this assuming this is accurate (and no reason to think it’s not). 

They are at 50%+ penetration though and we need the rest of the world to catch up. 
 

And the US needs to take genome tracking and these emerging diseases seriously. Apparently a bird flu has moved over to humans in Russia. 

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Any further research on how long the vaccines are good for? What about people who got COVID really early on in the pandemic. It’s been almost a year. Any news about if any of these people got it again a year later? I assume China has to have some data after so many people got it there last January but I can’t find anything. 

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My wife got her second dose Friday. Bad headache and fatigue were her only side effects. The headache was pretty debilitating though. Finally got my second dose today (18 days late, 3 days under the six week wire). Will report back later. I want to add, we are both pushing 60, se we'd expect slightly less side effects than the younger folks.

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Has anyone gotten the 2nd dose of Pfizer yet? I'm curious as to how the felt afterwards.

My brother is FDNY and they got the Moderna vax, he said he didn't fell too bad after the 2nd dose but some of the other firemen were down for a few days.

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1 hour ago, Alex P Keaton said:

Me neither.  Why are you worried about making an appointment now then?

I'm worried about all the people who are eligible now. Fastest way we get thru this. Never said I was worried about myself

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1 minute ago, DallasDMac said:

 I want to add, we are both pushing 60, se we'd expect slightly less side effects than the younger folks.

Is there something really to this that younger folks are having more intense side effects?

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1 minute ago, Penguin said:

Is there something really to this that younger folks are having more intense side effects?

Yes. Basically, your immune system reacts to the vaccine. Younger people have stronger immune systems than us older folks, hence a more "violent" reaction. It's actually good in that it means the vaccine is working.

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4 minutes ago, Penguin said:

Has anyone gotten the 2nd dose of Pfizer yet? I'm curious as to how the felt afterwards.

Mine and my wife's were Pfizer. I posted hers, I'll post mine tomorrow, or later if I end up feeling really crappy.

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1 minute ago, DallasDMac said:

Mine and my wife's were Pfizer. I posted hers, I'll post mine tomorrow, or later if I end up feeling really crappy.

Thanks, I'm scheduled for dose 2 on Tuesday

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Went and saw live music for the first time in a year last night.
 

Tables were distanced, still used mask when up from table and going to bathroom (many did not).... But I got to feel comfortable going to see live music thanks to this vaccine. :wub: 

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11 hours ago, Penguin said:

Thanks, I'm scheduled for dose 2 on Tuesday

Woke up with no side effects other than the sore arm. Keep in mind a) I'm older, pushing 60 and b) I had 39 days between doses. So both of those could explain a lack of side effects compared to others. I did keep very busy after my shot. I think that does help.

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On 2/20/2021 at 12:03 PM, Shatner! said:

Little tidbit I heard the other day somewhere, all of the Covid virus in the entire world that has infected people could fit into one can of soda, with room to spare.

I'd probably choose the can of coronavirus before opening a can of Tab.  

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13 hours ago, Penguin said:

Has anyone gotten the 2nd dose of Pfizer yet? I'm curious as to how the felt afterwards.

My brother is FDNY and they got the Moderna vax, he said he didn't fell too bad after the 2nd dose but some of the other firemen were down for a few days.

Was supposed to have mine Thursday, but waiting on a re-schedule. A good many of my co-workers have gotten it (almost all were Pfizer, a few were Moderna) and I'd say it's about 50/50 on reactions. About half ran fever and had fatigue/headache/nausea type symptoms and the others had just some mild fatigue only. 

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1 hour ago, IvanKaramazov said:

I'd probably choose the can of coronavirus before opening a can of Tab.  

Although ... regular consumption of Tab is probably a great COVID preventative. The virions get a taste of that Tab-tainted bloodstream and say "Nope".

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If you go on NY state vaccine website, its says no vaccines available at any of their vaccine sites until April 16th. They even blame the shortage on supply issues right there on the website.

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