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I'm finally eligible Thursday and snagged an appointment for 9:36 a.m. that morning for a Moderna shot #1.  At the place I'm going, they are scheduled every six minutes!  Sigh of relief that the end o

Sounds like my wife on our honeymoon 

So I was conducting a job interview today.  I flat out asked if they had been able to schedule their vaccine.  The response was that they weren't because they didn't want to alter their DNA.  I was le

Virginia must be opening up.  Just registered in Alexandria at the Victory Center for Monday at 1:45 PM. Healthy 48-year-old, 19 BMI and no known comorbidities...👍

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58 minutes ago, AAABatteries said:

I have maybe a dumb question.  If we get chills and run a fever, obviously we are sick, but what are we sick with?  And are we contagious?

My understanding is that you aren't really sick. Your body just "thinks" you have a bug and the symptoms are the result of your body producing an immune response.

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2 hours ago, AAABatteries said:

I have maybe a dumb question.  If we get chills and run a fever, obviously we are sick, but what are we sick with?  And are we contagious?

No you're not sick. Your immune system is working which is always the case when you have a fever. Usually the immune system is working against an illness. But in the case of the vaccine, the immune system is being tricked to react. 

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9 hours ago, AAABatteries said:

2nd Pfizer shot in my arm - 20 minutes later and my arm already feels like I have a tight sleeve on it.  :oldunsure:

I was pretty lucky. Got my second Pfizer shot on Monday and had zero side effects. And, I could barely even feel where they gave me the shot. Pretty weird.

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Nearly seven hours past my second Moderna vaccination. After the first one, my shoulder was profoundly sore after maybe four hours. So far, the soreness with the second shot has not set in.

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####### finally.  Shot #1 tomorrow at a mass drive up place. Hook me up with that 5G Pfizer!

Golfing Saturday morning so mind over matter on this arm soreness I'm reading about.

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1 hour ago, Doug B said:

Nearly seven hours past my second Moderna vaccination. After the first one, my shoulder was profoundly sore after maybe four hours. So far, the soreness with the second shot has not set in.

Good to hear.  Getting my 2nd of Moderna tomorrow morning.  First shot had noticeable soreness but not too bad.  A repeat of that would be great after hearing some horror stories. 

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43 minutes ago, The General said:

####### finally.  Shot #1 tomorrow at a mass drive up place. Hook me up with that 5G Pfizer!

Golfing Saturday morning so mind over matter on this arm soreness I'm reading about.

Pfizer arm soreness, for me, was 9ish hours after the shot.  Lasted about 24 hours. Gllll.  psssssssssss

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On 4/7/2021 at 3:18 AM, Leeroy Jenkins said:

What are you newly fully vaccinated folks doing now that you weren't a month ago?  

Travelled to Idaho last month, and will go to Arizona later this month.

Have stopped wearing masks indoors with my vaccinated friends, except at work.

Unprotected sex with immunized prostitutes.

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Second PFE yesterday at 3:30 PM. Dead tired by 6:30 and went to bed. Woke up eleven hours later feeling good, maybe my back's a bit sore.

Not looking forward to Saturday when my wife gets her second. A precedent has been established that you can lie in bed all day after your second shot. Her appointment is at 9:30 AM and we have three kids under 5. Ts and Ps are appreciated.

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Thousands of available appointments in Mississippi

 

SEC is good at football, bad at getting vaccinated.

ETA: SEC states and where they rank out of the 50 states in percentage of population that’s had at least one shot -

FL (35)

TX (40)

AR (41)

MO (42)

LA (46)

TN (47)

GA (48)

AL (49)

MS (50)

 

 

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45 minutes ago, fatguyinalittlecoat said:

Thousands of available appointments in Mississippi

 

SEC is good at football, bad at getting vaccinated.

ETA: SEC states and where they rank out of the 50 states in percentage of population that’s had at least one shot -

FL (35)

TX (40)

AR (41)

MO (42)

LA (46)

TN (47)

GA (48)

AL (49)

MS (50)

 

 

couldn't read the article without signing in, so ... just wondering if they mentioned this as part of the reason for the lower percentages in some of those states.

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3 minutes ago, otb_lifer said:

couldn't read the article without signing in, so ... just wondering if they mentioned this as part of the reason for the lower percentages in some of those states.

Yes, SEC states have a bad combination of high MAGA populations and high black populations.  Both groups have some level of vaccine hesitancy.

A closer look at Mississippi’s demographics explains why hesitancy may be especially pronounced.The state reliably votes Republican, a group that remains highly skeptical of the coronavirus vaccine. Nearly half of all Republican men and 40 percent of Republicans over all have said they do not plan to get vaccinated, according to severalrecent surveys. Those figures have barely budged in the months since vaccines first became available. By contrast, just 4 percent of Democrats have said they will not get the vaccine.

Another factor in the state’s low vaccination rate may be Mississippi’s large Black community, which comprises 38 percent of the state’s population but accounts for 31 percent of the doses administered, according to state data. Vaccine hesitancy remains somewhat high among African-Americans, though the doubts and distrust — tied largely to past government malfeasance like the notorious Tuskegee syphilis experiments — have markedly declined in recent months.

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1 hour ago, fatguyinalittlecoat said:

Thousands of available appointments in Mississippi

 

SEC is good at football, bad at getting vaccinated.

ETA: SEC states and where they rank out of the 50 states in percentage of population that’s had at least one shot -

FL (35)

TX (40)

AR (41)

MO (42)

LA (46)

TN (47)

GA (48)

AL (49)

MS (50)

 

 

I'm starting to see this problem in North Carolina. Two or three weeks ago, people were scrambling to find appointments, and all of a sudden, they seem to be everywhere (there are open slots TODAY). We just opened up to everyone this week, and I see open appointments available in several places, and our city is one of the more liberal in North Carolina. I knew that we would have a demand problem at some point, but didn't think it would be in early April. I know some other states are still having high demand, but the switch in those states will happen quickly. 

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I am somewhat taken back at how little people have researched on their own when it comes to this vaccine.  That's not necessarily the case here in the FFA...many good discussions and attempts to understand, but wow, IRL, the PSF etc just so much bad information.

I know originally, I was one of the "hold on...that's way too fast...no way that's safe" guys.  But then I decided to look at research, ask my wife questions, her colleagues questions and I learned a bunch, mainly around the differences between the mRNA approach and our standard approach, the time differences in approach etc.  We really are witnessing a huge revolution in the way we approach vaccines moving forward.  Been very interesting to watch the science side of this.

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20 hours ago, AAABatteries said:

2nd Pfizer shot in my arm - 20 minutes later and my arm already feels like I have a tight sleeve on it.  :oldunsure:

Woke up with a slight headache and nausea - arm was killing me.  Walked downstairs and felt light headed - drank some water, had a cup of coffee and just been sitting watching movies.  Already feeling a little better.  If that’s the worst of it then I’ll be happy.

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10 hours ago, Doug B said:

Nearly seven hours past my second Moderna vaccination. After the first one, my shoulder was profoundly sore after maybe four hours. So far, the soreness with the second shot has not set in.

Good to hear.  Getting my 2nd of Moderna tomorrow morning.  First shot had noticeable soreness but not too bad.  A repeat of that would be great after hearing some horror stories. 

Now, after a night's sleep, some mild soreness has crept in to the vaccination shoulder -- but much less than from the first shot. No other side effects as of yet, 18.5 hours out from Shot #2.

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11 hours ago, jobarules said:

No you're not sick. Your immune system is working which is always the case when you have a fever. Usually the immune system is working against an illness. But in the case of the vaccine, the immune system is being tricked to react. 

Right.  The initial kind of non-specific immune response creates inflammation, which is why you feel sick.  Once that response has run its course and your body is producing specific antibodies and T-Cells, the inflammation and related symptoms subside.  That's why you have these symptoms for a few days, but then they go away, but your body is still making antibodies for two more weeks.  

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8 minutes ago, Leeroy Jenkins said:

So, do we think that the UK Variant really is this much more transmissible via children, or is the uptick in child infections more related to schools being fully opened now across much of the country? 

Most likely both

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2 minutes ago, The Commish said:
10 minutes ago, Leeroy Jenkins said:

So, do we think that the UK Variant really is this much more transmissible via children, or is the uptick in child infections more related to schools being fully opened now across much of the country? 

Most likely both

Plus a general, hard-to-pin-down issue of a lot of people just being "over COVID" and thus taking somewhat less care, especially with familiar people in private spaces.

Kind of a "1000 cuts" thing. For instance, here in the N.O. area, nursing homes and elderly care centers have resumed normal visitation for a few weeks now. No, that's not THE factor, but a hundred little things like that can add up in any one locale.

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Wife and I got Moderna shot one yesterday. My 16 year old son will get his first Pfizer in May (after high school baseball season ends but before summer showcase season starts).

Very happy.

 

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22 hours ago, ericttspikes said:

Had a cool thing happen yesterday while getting my 2nd Pfizer/BioNtech dose at Walgreens. The store was empty and and I was first in line. I had my 17 year old with me out in the car. Her age group opens next week and I knew that she was only approved for the Pfizer vax and it would probably be difficult to get an appointment for her right away, so I asked if they had any extra today and if they'd be willing to give my daughter one. To my surprise the pharmacist said yes. They filled out her vax card and said to just come back in the 3 weeks and they'll set her up with her second. They were beyond cool about it.

I'm not sure how "legal" it was, but I thought they were doing what every provider should be doing; getting available shots into willing arms. I figured the worst case they say no, but it paid to ask.

I was sort of on the fence with my own 17 Y.O., not really a skeptic but more so rationally balancing puts/gives of emergency use approval and age group risks. Based on more recent reports of increased infections to the youth population, we're now planning to get him his 1st pfizer next Friday. His own peace of mind is a huge factor; he's been asking when he is able to get a shot ever since me/wife got our 1st. He's anxious by nature and our 'batten the hatches' approach throughout has no doubt had an effect.

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Just got my shot, I have been waiting for this moment anxiously for over a year.  :towelwave:

Three more weeks until it kicks in and then i will be incredibly happy.

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49 minutes ago, Todem said:

Wife and I got Moderna shot one yesterday. My 16 year old son will get his first Pfizer in May (after high school baseball season ends but before summer showcase season starts).

Very happy.

 

My 18 year old nephew, who plays baseball, gets his second shot tomorrow (he is asthmatic). My 16 year old nephew gets his second shot next week (essential bag boy). It is open to all people 16 and over right now, but both of them qualified to get it three weeks prior. 

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52 minutes ago, BigJim® said:

I was sort of on the fence with my own 17 Y.O., not really a skeptic but more so rationally balancing puts/gives of emergency use approval and age group risks. Based on more recent reports of increased infections to the youth population, we're now planning to get him his 1st pfizer next Friday. His own peace of mind is a huge factor; he's been asking when he is able to get a shot ever since me/wife got our 1st. He's anxious by nature and our 'batten the hatches' approach throughout has no doubt had an effect.

Sounds similar. My daughter has anxiety as well. Therapy, meds, the whole 9 yards. She's a bit over the top and wears a mask even when we drive around. Tell her that's not really necessary and she says she's afraid of infecting us. I don't fight her on it. Hoping getting her vaxxed will ease some of that mental burden.

I'm not sure if it's just because I notice it more because she deals with it, but it seems like there is a lot of kids in her generation that suffer from anxiety and other mental issues. Maybe it had the same prevalence when we were growing up but it wasn't diagnosed or treated as much? Needless to say this pandemic completely exacerbated everybody's mental situation, especially people with existing disorders. This @#$% can't end soon enough.

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18 minutes ago, AAABatteries said:

Same arm - left (non-dominant)

What if both my arms dominate? #gunshow #youliftbro?

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2 hours ago, The Gator said:

on my way to get shot #2 of the Pfizer  :thumbup:

 

@AAABatteries did you get it in the same arm as the first or other arm*?

 

 

 

 

 

*just assuming you have both arms, you never know

couple hours in and nothing. Not even a sore injection site.

 

Suck it @AAABatteries

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15 hours ago, The General said:

####### finally.  Shot #1 tomorrow at a mass drive up place. Hook me up with that 5G Pfizer!

Golfing Saturday morning so mind over matter on this arm soreness I'm reading about.

First shot down.

Quite the operation, never left the car. I’m a big #### about needles so didn’t want to look, didn’t even feel it so turned and to look and almost got stuck in the temple by the needle. I said holster that thing Cowboy!!

Was very smooth and they are prolly doing about 6 people a minute the way they had this set up.

No appointment to get the return shot but they said they would email me which I’m a bit skeptical of.

No pain to speak of! Nice work Mr. Pfzier.

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2 hours ago, ericttspikes said:

Sounds similar. My daughter has anxiety as well. Therapy, meds, the whole 9 yards. She's a bit over the top and wears a mask even when we drive around. Tell her that's not really necessary and she says she's afraid of infecting us. I don't fight her on it. Hoping getting her vaxxed will ease some of that mental burden.

I'm not sure if it's just because I notice it more because she deals with it, but it seems like there is a lot of kids in her generation that suffer from anxiety and other mental issues. Maybe it had the same prevalence when we were growing up but it wasn't diagnosed or treated as much? Needless to say this pandemic completely exacerbated everybody's mental situation, especially people with existing disorders. This @#$% can't end soon enough.

Tangent: Really appreciate your post. I honestly don't know his degree of anxiety, as he's more open with the Mrs. He has a general checkup next week, and the admin called today and asked if there was anything we were concerned about, and I raised this (good timing). I'm going to tell him I mentioned to the Dr. office, and I want him to be honest and tackle this head on. Whether this is a generational phenomenon or something that has existed behind a curtain forever, it's not something to leave unspoken when there are possible remedies/alleviators.

/tangent

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3 hours ago, ericttspikes said:

Sounds similar. My daughter has anxiety as well. Therapy, meds, the whole 9 yards. She's a bit over the top and wears a mask even when we drive around. Tell her that's not really necessary and she says she's afraid of infecting us. I don't fight her on it. Hoping getting her vaxxed will ease some of that mental burden.

I'm not sure if it's just because I notice it more because she deals with it, but it seems like there is a lot of kids in her generation that suffer from anxiety and other mental issues. Maybe it had the same prevalence when we were growing up but it wasn't diagnosed or treated as much? Needless to say this pandemic completely exacerbated everybody's mental situation, especially people with existing disorders. This @#$% can't end soon enough.

I mentioned in another thread.  My daughter had/has anxiety luckily no medicine but did therapy.   I 100% have anxiety based on how she explained things. I just thought she was being a teen.  I still have it and it explains A LOT looking back at things in my life. I didn't know I had it

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16 hours ago, kutta said:

I was pretty lucky. Got my second Pfizer shot on Monday and had zero side effects. And, I could barely even feel where they gave me the shot. Pretty weird.

I wonder why? 🥃

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19 minutes ago, belljr said:

I mentioned in another thread.  My daughter had/has anxiety luckily no medicine but did therapy.   I 100% have anxiety based on how she explained things. I just thought she was being a teen.  I still have it and it explains A LOT looking back at things in my life

Me too. I think we are all mostly from the no helmets, hop in the back of the station wagon with no seatbelts, don't be a wussy rub some dirt on it generation, but yeah, if I'm being honest, I'm sure I had and still have some unresolved mental issues that unfortunately I've passed on to my kids. I'm just glad she realized it and reached out for help. Not sure where it's headed for her. It's kind of scary as a parent who knows by experience that growing up is a tough process, and it's probably even tougher for her. Sucks.

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3 hours ago, humpback said:

Just heard about this while we were at the clinical trials place with my son getting his 1st dose.  They were apparently getting calls all morning asking if they can come in for shots for their younger kids.

My two youngest (5 and 8 ) are confirmed for trials that should start at the end of next month or beginning of June.  

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2 hours ago, gianmarco said:

Just heard about this while we were at the clinical trials place with my son getting his 1st dose.  They were apparently getting calls all morning asking if they can come in for shots for their younger kids.

My two youngest (5 and 8 ) are confirmed for trials that should start at the end of next month or beginning of June.  

They going to do it double blind again?

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29 minutes ago, The Z Machine said:

They going to do it double blind again?

I assume so but haven't gotten details and won't until we show up when the study starts.

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11 hours ago, Doug B said:

Now, after a night's sleep, some mild soreness has crept in to the vaccination shoulder -- but much less than from the first shot. No other side effects as of yet, 18.5 hours out from Shot #2.

I spiked the football on the 5-yard line :kicksrock:

Finally, at around hour 22 ... the body aches started. Not horrendous but annoying and tiring me out. Still got the aches now 8 hours later. Looks like I’ll have to sleep them off.

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44 minutes ago, Doug B said:

I spiked the football on the 5-yard line :kicksrock:

Finally, at around hour 22 ... the body aches started. Not horrendous but annoying and tiring me out. Still got the aches now 8 hours later. Looks like I’ll have to sleep them off.

I’m a little over 30 now and have some aches and my neck is stiff and sore.  I’ve been beat all day - just no energy at all.  And still a mild headache.  Honestly, I don’t feel horrible but don’t feel good at all - but I would gladly take this for another day or two to be fully vaccinated.

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