My girlfriend got hers, the boys will be getting theirs, but I'm probably a ways off.That's okay, I'm antisocial and don't mind a mask
I'll wear a mask even after the shot..... it's mandated where I'm from.
Quote from: anti-squirrel on January 21, 2021, 04:16:20 PMMy girlfriend got hers, the boys will be getting theirs, but I'm probably a ways off.That's okay, I'm antisocial and don't mind a mask Quote from: avator on January 21, 2021, 04:23:51 PMI'll wear a mask even after the shot..... it's mandated where I'm from.It is a very good idea to continue wearing a mask after getting the vaccination because (1) it takes at least two weeks after the vaccination to build up any reasonable level of antibodies, and(2) really solid antibody levels aren't going to be present until after the second shot, and(3) whatever the level of antibodies, they will not protect you from getting infected, they will just limit the extent of the infection that you suffer and, therefore, the level of symptoms you experience; that means that you can still expose other people to at least some amount of virus even if you have few if any symptoms, and(4) if you get exposed to a large amount of virus, the resulting infection can be extensive enough to overwhelm the level of protection you have developed (infectious dose effect).What that means, overall, is that continuing to wear a mask until herd immunity has been established will be necessary to minimize your possibility of infection and/or exposure to a large infectious dose as well as minimizing the risk of you exposing other people if you do get infected.
Didn't feel a thing!MODERNAWill update with side effects, if any
Scheduled to have my 2nd Pfizer shot next Tuesday. Zero side effects from round 1.
Quote from: Xraycer on January 21, 2021, 08:19:40 PMScheduled to have my 2nd Pfizer shot next Tuesday. Zero side effects from round 1.Dinh, my bro-in-law is a doctor (endocrinologist), he says usually the second shot is the one where folks feel side effects, but this it is only because your body is now fully loaded up with virus fighting antibodies of its own and would be prepared to react to what they think is a real killer virus invasion. It usually goes away in 24 hours.Best of luck to you.
We cannot KNOW how many are attributable to covid now, because CDC has started counting covid deaths in with the flu and pneumonia deaths.