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I got shot today
« on: January 21, 2021, 03:51:35 PM »
Didn't feel a thing!

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Re: I got shot today
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2021, 04:16:20 PM »
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 :D
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Re: I got shot today
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2021, 04:23:51 PM »
I'll wear a mask even after the shot..... it's mandated where I'm from.
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Re: I got shot today
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2021, 05:23:36 PM »
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 :D
I'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.
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Re: I got shot today
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2021, 05:28:59 PM »
I've gotten so used to wearing a mask that I almost feel undressed without it. I wear it 8 - 10 hours 6 and 7 days a week at work and everytime we go out in public. We now own more masks than socks...  :o
We even coordinate... lol

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Re: I got shot today
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2021, 05:34:34 PM »
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 :D
I'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.

Yea,.. that was on the news the other day. The vaccine will (not) keep you from getting sick,... just LESS sick (hopefully). In my mind,... that point has not been stressed enough. To me,... it has been more like,... you get a shot(s),.. and you are all good to go. You can still get it and spread it.

Something to think about at any rate,..........
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Re: I got shot today
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2021, 06:23:26 PM »
Didn't feel a thing!

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Re: I got shot today
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2021, 06:55:52 PM »
Miss Baby got her's the other day. They were doing everyone over 80. I'll have to wait till the over 70 start.
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Re: I got shot today
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2021, 08:19:40 PM »
Scheduled to have my 2nd Pfizer shot next Tuesday. 
Zero side effects from round 1.
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Re: I got shot today
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2021, 09:01:13 PM »
Saturday for mine (1st), my wife had her second Monday , only some soreness with the arm, 2  of her coworkers were out for 2 days with temps and aches ( a nurse and a fellow office worker  )
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Re: I got shot today
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2021, 09:07:44 PM »
Scheduled 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.

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Re: I got shot today
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2021, 10:54:25 PM »
Scheduled 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.
Thanks, Charlie!

That's what I've been hearing as well. My brother, who's a physical therapist, got his second shot about a week ago, had flu like symptoms for about 24hr.
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Re: I got shot today
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2021, 11:36:50 AM »
Didn't feel a thing!

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Here's a 24 hour update
No noticeable side effects other than a little tiredness a few hour after the shot
My favorite rocking chair cured that.

Huge thanks to everyone who has responded to this post.
Hopefully your (and future) replies will induce others to get vaccinated.

Stay safe
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Re: I got shot today
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2021, 11:47:32 AM »
Nice thread with good information thanks to you all.   waiting for my group to open up.  In my state they are prioritizing teachers over the elderly and most essential workers, which I do not feel comfortable with (because it protects me but it doesn't protect the families of my students at all).   I think folks are so desperate to get back to normal and they hope somehow immunizing teachers will be a good next step, but I fear it is not e most compassionate way to go.  I want my elderly parents inoculated first for obvious reasons.  Also I think supermarket workers, cashiers, delivery people... those folks should be getting it first. But I'll take it since it will be available to me starting this weekend.  Peace to you all and stay safe!
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Re: I got shot today
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2021, 11:56:53 AM »
Our daughter is a nurse practitioner and got her second shot on Wed. She said when she woke up Thursday morning, she had some joint pain and soreness/swelling at the injection spot. By the afternoon she was feeling better.
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Re: I got shot today
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2021, 12:25:31 PM »
Again.... many people are misunderstanding and expecting these vaccinations to make them 100% immune. That is not the case. You can still contract the virus and spread the virus, albeit, not as severe.
Mask up, wash your hands and practice social distancing until this thing is GONE !!

What was it? 4,000 new deaths reported? And that was just yesterday.
Ok, let's just say, for argument's sake, that only 60 to 70% of those deaths were 100% directly caused by the virus.
Even so, imagine the daily death count nearly matching that of the 9/11 attack.... and reoccurring day after day.
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Re: I got shot today
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2021, 12:46:26 PM »
We cannot KNOW how many are attributable to covid now, because CDC has started counting covid deaths in with the flu and pneumonia deaths.
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« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2021, 12:53:10 PM »
We cannot KNOW how many are attributable to covid now, because CDC has started counting covid deaths in with the flu and pneumonia deaths.
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Re: I got shot today
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2021, 01:05:00 PM »
I finished my second dose last Friday and had extreme lethargy for 2 days each time with all likelihood it being attributed to existing immunity from a past CoV-2 illness.

It is still speculation that the original strain will/could reinfect as the strain has and will continue to mutate as do all viruses. 

Consider these Corona strains, remember MERS and SARS?

229E (alpha)
NL63 (alpha)
OC43 (beta)
HKU1 (beta
MERS-CoV, a beta virus that causes Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)
SARS-CoV, a beta virus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19

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Re: I got shot today
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2021, 02:54:34 PM »
We cannot KNOW how many are attributable to covid now, because CDC has started counting covid deaths in with the flu and pneumonia deaths.


Remember that masking, social distancing and hand washing will help protect against flu and pneumonia as well (as will, obviously, the vaccinations against them).
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