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Mar 11, 2021 20:47:09   #
Rongnongno Loc: FL
I am under 65 and so is my wife. We live in Florida.

This afternoon I received an e-mail informing me that I could make an appointment for the jab... I saw it a few minutes after it was sent.

Quite frankly I was leery because of the issue many folks reported when signing online.

Lo and behold I signed up and have my jab tomorrow at 0915. I asked my wife if she had received the e-mail. She did not. So I signed her up to... 0915 too!

It seems that at the speed the website responded I was one of the first online to sign up.

Mar 11, 2021 20:51:41   #
JimBart Loc: Western Michigan
Very fortunate and good luck. Stay safe after the injection

Mar 11, 2021 21:18:15   #
Curmudgeon Loc: SE Arizona
I am scheduled for my second jab on Sunday. I had no reaction to the first one except a sore arm of about the same intensity as a flu shot.

Mar 11, 2021 21:39:31   #
Garson Loc: Tampa, FL
I only had a sore arm at the injection site from both shots - no worse than flu shots.. Other friends have had some mild reactions the next day.

Mar 11, 2021 21:45:31   #
jdtonkinson Loc: Green Valley, AZ
I had no reaction to my first last week. My wife just her 2nd, and has a sore arm and fatigue

Mar 11, 2021 21:51:46   #
I've had both jabs completed. First minor headache second jab the next day very achy body and tired. All is good now.

Mar 11, 2021 22:03:36   #
SWFeral Loc: SWNM
I've heard than an ice pack greatly reduces the arm pain. An older lady I know had the Moderna vaccines and the second one knocked her down for a full week. She still can't think straight. A friend who got Covid has the same complaint--the mental fogginess, plus the recurring headaches. Nasty business.

Mar 11, 2021 22:05:17   #
Soul Dr. Loc: Beautiful Shenandoah Valley
My wife and I had our second jabs a couple of weeks ago.
Only after effects were sore arms.


Mar 11, 2021 23:10:12   #
DirtFarmer Loc: Way too close to New York City
Jab 2 in 10 hours

Mar 12, 2021 06:52:14   #
whfowle Loc: Tampa first, now Albuquerque
Here in New Mexico, I signed up for the state wide vaccine. Because I work at the Lab, I also signed up there. Over the course of 6 weeks, the state sent me 5 notices to get the shot. I responded within an hour each time, but when I reached the screen to set a date and time, I was told it wasn't available and to try later. On Monday, I got notified by the Lab to lock in a date and time which turned out to be Thursday. Got my first shot yesterday and scheduled for the follow-up on 1 April. I have not had any reaction to the shot. Guess I will see how the second goes. The issues with the state run site has made the papers here in Albuquerque. Seems I am not the only one who has not been able to get scheduled. Makes me wonder how they set their priorities.

Mar 12, 2021 07:22:19   #
David Martin Loc: Cary, NC
SWFeral wrote:
An older lady I know had the Moderna vaccines and the second one knocked her down for a full week. She still can't think straight.

Based on the experience of others:
Vaccine side effects seem to be more common with Moderna compared to Pfizer.
Don't know about J&J yet.

Mar 12, 2021 07:35:34   #
jaymatt Loc: Alexandria, Indiana
We got our second Monday--no reaction whatsoever, less soreness than a flu shot.

Mar 12, 2021 07:58:26   #
sumo Loc: Houston suburb
Wife and i got our second shots iver two weeks ago. Both of us had sore arms for a couple days no other issues. I was leery about getting the shot, but everyone in my extended family got theirs. I felt compelled to do so. Then again im over 80 years and have a pacemaker so maybe for the best

Mar 12, 2021 08:31:53   #
My second is in about 2 hours. My wife, employed in a medical field got her second weeks ago. No reaction for her except very mild soreness at injection site. I was originally, at time of first announcements, very leery. I was worried about how much R&D time had been invested. Were we rushing? I followed the path of how these vaccines were developed. I found no vaccine would contain virus. I read and watched and became quite satisfied that the vaccines were safe. I feel very positive about it now. Also important to me is the fact that so many others are similarly willing to accept the efficacy of these vaccines. We can beat the virus. Awesome!


Mar 12, 2021 08:45:45   #
David Martin Loc: Cary, NC
It may matter which vaccine you receive.

Per new real data from Israel, collected from observing their large-scale vaccination program, the Pfizer vaccine is 97% effective at preventing symptomatic cases of Covid-19 and 94% effective at preventing asymptomatic infection. So chances are, you won't get sick nor become contagious.

Compare that to Johnson&Johnson -- being heavily promoted by our government and the media with the selling point of "one-and-done" - when data show it is only 66-72% effective in preventing "moderate to severe disease," and 85% effective in preventing severe disease. But they don't provide their data on preventing all disease nor on preventing asymptomatic disease. So you only need one shot but at least 1 in 3 will still get sick, and still pass it on to others, but will survive.

And - even mild/moderate cases can lead to significant prolonged symptoms, another tidbit omitted by those promoting J&J.

Which vaccine would you rather get?

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