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klm49 Posted - Dec 30 2020 : 10:46:19 AM
I noticed yesterday that my state (TX) has now opened up vaccinations for their group 1B to be included in people eligible to get the vaccine now.
They have a link to a searchable map that will show you providers that have the vaccine. I called and am on 2 lists now.
If you are in TX, here is a link to the searchable provider map:
https://txdshs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=91ac7fb5e5fd47e7ada4acfe4a05920a&fbclid=IwAR2C0112eXtBXEJlr_Lp_SH2VX2opR9lxSQ9aOkN-VbdHfGeMvRciVbQo0E
If you aren't in Texas you can look at your state's health web site and hopefully find something similar.

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Dave-OH Posted - Mar 13 2021 : 8:41:56 PM
I was wrong, we both have rashes on our backs. Nothing horrible, just itchy.
Dave-OH Posted - Mar 13 2021 : 2:56:53 PM
We had our second Pfizer, and only a sore arm.
mxh0471 Posted - Mar 13 2021 : 11:26:51 AM
Received my second moderna shot thur 3-11. Once again had a sore arm, no other vaccine side effects. PLEASE everybody get your shots
MDC Posted - Mar 05 2021 : 09:22:39 AM
Well Arkansas moved up their vaccination plan and I was able to get my first Moderna shot yesterday. Just a tad sore at site of shot like always.

Mike
Sandy9s Posted - Feb 28 2021 : 7:37:28 PM
This is Day #3 after receiving Shot #2 of the Pfizer Vaccine. No side effects other than the a sore arm again. Thank goodness, I did not have a repeat of the Afib I had at the 48 hr. mark after Shot #1. I had been worried. At 3 days now, it would less likely to blame on the vaccine if it happens again. In retrospect, I had been on a 3-week solid regimen of 500 mg. Amoxycillin because of both COPD and because of a knee injury. The knee injury was at Week #3 at the time of Shot #1. It took until 6-1/2 weeks to totally close up (yesterday), meaning that it was a doozer of a fall onto my carpeting I had taken. Just maybe the knee injury and the antibiotic contributed to that AFIB episode. I won't know that answer, but so far so good at being totally vaccinated now!

Dave-OH Posted - Feb 25 2021 : 12:15:17 AM
Ohio is doing things differently. We are 1b, and that is now 65 and older a certain diseases that begin in childhood.
Gig - IL Posted - Feb 24 2021 : 6:27:19 PM
My second dose was scheduled for this morning, until the hospital called to reschedule to next week. They didn't get their supply in, but are hoping to have it in a week. That give us more time for the snow and ice to melt so I can get the car down to the road. Can't complain about that.
klm49 Posted - Feb 24 2021 : 5:42:35 PM
quote:
Originally posted by MDC

Arkansas
quote:
Originally posted by klm49

quote:
Originally posted by MDC

Still waiting. I am 66 and obviously high risk

Phase 1: Limited and/or scarce supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses are currently
available. Initial efforts are focused on reaching critical populations, ensuring
vaccination locations selected can reach populations, managing cold-chain
requirements, and meeting reporting requirements for vaccine supply and uptake.
Vaccine administration strategies in Phase 1 are divided into three sub-phases:
o Phase 1a
#9642; Hospital employees.
#9642; Long-Term Care employees and staff.
#9642; Other healthcare workers including first responders.

o Phase 1b
#9642; Persons aged 70 years and older
#9642; Teachers and school staff
#9642; Essential priority workers (as defined by ACIP and directed by the state)

o Phase 1c
#9642; Persons aged 65 to 69 years old
#9642; Persons aged 16 to 64 years old with high-risk medical conditions
12
#9642; Other essential priority workers (as directed by the Governor through the ADH
Secretary of Health/Director and defined by ACIP)

Mike



What state are you in?





Texas. I was just curious. They opened up phase 1B here in January so I have had both my shots now. I think I just happened to be lucky and saw the news release saying who was giving the vaccines and happened to get on the list early. People that called after me couldn't get on it. It was at a pharmacy in a local food store chain.
MDC Posted - Feb 24 2021 : 08:55:41 AM
Arkansas
quote:
Originally posted by klm49

quote:
Originally posted by MDC

Still waiting. I am 66 and obviously high risk

Phase 1: Limited and/or scarce supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses are currently
available. Initial efforts are focused on reaching critical populations, ensuring
vaccination locations selected can reach populations, managing cold-chain
requirements, and meeting reporting requirements for vaccine supply and uptake.
Vaccine administration strategies in Phase 1 are divided into three sub-phases:
o Phase 1a
#9642; Hospital employees.
#9642; Long-Term Care employees and staff.
#9642; Other healthcare workers including first responders.

o Phase 1b
#9642; Persons aged 70 years and older
#9642; Teachers and school staff
#9642; Essential priority workers (as defined by ACIP and directed by the state)

o Phase 1c
#9642; Persons aged 65 to 69 years old
#9642; Persons aged 16 to 64 years old with high-risk medical conditions
12
#9642; Other essential priority workers (as directed by the Governor through the ADH
Secretary of Health/Director and defined by ACIP)

Mike



What state are you in?

gms Posted - Feb 21 2021 : 9:15:03 PM
The vaccination record card that I received has stickers that were taken off the vial used for my injections listing Manufacturer, dosage and lot number. This same information is also listed on my medical chart, one of the perks of getting my vaccination from one of my local hospitals vaccination sites.
jmrommes Posted - Feb 21 2021 : 8:26:42 PM
They were very careful here to keep track of what we actually got, right down to the dose and vial it came from. The card I have includes that information. While I suspect there will be mistakes made, I think they'll be very few and far between. I have friends in AZ who've gotten the shots and they have no such fears.
Dave-OH Posted - Feb 21 2021 : 3:22:10 PM
I read an article that said that they have determined that either second dose would do, but I know both of the hospitals I use have detailed tracking.
Jocopd Posted - Feb 21 2021 : 1:33:39 PM
Sounds like where I am, in Arizona. And they just cancelled tons of appointments folks had for the next few weeks due to supply problems due to Texas.

I just don't trust them the have the right second dose to go with the first.

We have lung transplant patients here who cannot get the vaccination.
klm49 Posted - Feb 21 2021 : 1:22:21 PM
quote:
Originally posted by MDC

Still waiting. I am 66 and obviously high risk

Phase 1: Limited and/or scarce supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses are currently
available. Initial efforts are focused on reaching critical populations, ensuring
vaccination locations selected can reach populations, managing cold-chain
requirements, and meeting reporting requirements for vaccine supply and uptake.
Vaccine administration strategies in Phase 1 are divided into three sub-phases:
o Phase 1a
#9642; Hospital employees.
#9642; Long-Term Care employees and staff.
#9642; Other healthcare workers including first responders.

o Phase 1b
#9642; Persons aged 70 years and older
#9642; Teachers and school staff
#9642; Essential priority workers (as defined by ACIP and directed by the state)

o Phase 1c
#9642; Persons aged 65 to 69 years old
#9642; Persons aged 16 to 64 years old with high-risk medical conditions
12
#9642; Other essential priority workers (as directed by the Governor through the ADH
Secretary of Health/Director and defined by ACIP)

Mike



What state are you in?
MDC Posted - Feb 21 2021 : 10:00:15 AM
Still waiting. I am 66 and obviously high risk

Phase 1: Limited and/or scarce supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses are currently
available. Initial efforts are focused on reaching critical populations, ensuring
vaccination locations selected can reach populations, managing cold-chain
requirements, and meeting reporting requirements for vaccine supply and uptake.
Vaccine administration strategies in Phase 1 are divided into three sub-phases:
o Phase 1a
#9642; Hospital employees.
#9642; Long-Term Care employees and staff.
#9642; Other healthcare workers including first responders.

o Phase 1b
#9642; Persons aged 70 years and older
#9642; Teachers and school staff
#9642; Essential priority workers (as defined by ACIP and directed by the state)

o Phase 1c
#9642; Persons aged 65 to 69 years old
#9642; Persons aged 16 to 64 years old with high-risk medical conditions
12
#9642; Other essential priority workers (as directed by the Governor through the ADH
Secretary of Health/Director and defined by ACIP)

Mike
fatpuppy Posted - Feb 20 2021 : 08:28:10 AM
I got my first shot Wednesday. Sore arm the next day but nothing worse than many other vaccines.
gms Posted - Feb 19 2021 : 11:39:14 AM
I got my second Pfizer shot on Tuesday. My arm was sore for less than a day with no other effects. I still plan on sticking close to home, especially with all the different variations showing up.
Dave-OH Posted - Feb 13 2021 : 2:12:37 PM
I had the first shot if the Pfizer yesterday. Slightly sore arm. Slept in this AM. Nothing else to note at this time, 24 hours later.
jmrommes Posted - Feb 12 2021 : 8:39:19 PM
Sore arm, ordinary aches and pains seemed a little exaggerated, tired, but that all went away after a day or so and nothing since. Seems to have gone just like it was supposed to.
Sandy9s Posted - Feb 12 2021 : 4:07:47 PM
jmrommes -- any reaction yet from your 2nd shot?
mxh0471 Posted - Feb 12 2021 : 07:02:04 AM
I received the first shot of the moderna vaccination yesterday. Have a sore arm muscle today, thats it....no other side effects. GET YOUR SHOTS
jmrommes Posted - Feb 08 2021 : 8:08:29 PM
Sandy, I got my second shot this afternoon. So far, so good. Tomorrow will probably tell the tale!
Sandy9s Posted - Feb 08 2021 : 4:20:52 PM
jrommes -- You are absolutely correct. There is only one question as to whether or not I get a 2nd dose of the Pfizer Vaccine. Will an AFIB episode be worse than getting Covid? The answer is definitely NO -- which means I have already decided to get the 2nd dose on my scheduled date!

jmrommes Posted - Feb 07 2021 : 8:26:52 PM
The question really is this: Is a possible Afib reaction worse that having COVID? The answer to that will answer your question.
Sandy9s Posted - Feb 07 2021 : 4:27:14 PM
Exactly 2 days after receiving my 1st dose of Pfizer vaccine, I noticed a rapid heart beat. Yes, it was my AFIB acting up again........from 155 down to 71 ----- staying mostly in the 140's. According to the Cardiologist, my Afib is as a result of my Severe COPD. My 1st AFIB was a little over a year ago, right after a month-long prednisone regimen of high doses of prednisone -- 40 mg x 4, on down. At the end of that regimen, I landed with Afib. The caridiologist said it was as a result of my COPD. The Pulmonologist did not dispute that fact.

It took a couple of weeks to get the heart rate stabilized with Diltiazem. It remained stabilized until I had to take a 2-week high dose of an antibiotic for a bacteria in my big toe (was weeping). The antibiotic fixed the toe. But right after that, I had an AFIB episode which lasted a couple of hours. All Doctors said that the antibiotic had nothing to do with the Afib episode -- that the AFib episode was because of my COPD.

Now -- excactly 2 days after the vaccine, I get another AFib episode -- it lasted 5 hours and then it resolved back into sinus rhythm. I had called my Primary Care Physician this time (late Friday night), who said I could wait it out until Monday morning and then call the cardiologist --IF I had no other symptoms. But 5 hours later, the AFIB resolved itself by itself.

I had called the AARP Healthline -- they said it was not a reaction to the Pfizer Vaccine. My Primary Care Physician said it was also NOT reaction to the Pfizer Vaccine. BUT ---- it seems to me that my own body does NOT like to receive strange medicines --------- and that, in my case, my reaction WAS from the Vaccine.

So now my dilemna is -------- do I still get the 2nd scheduled dose? Do I tell them I had a reaction of AFIB? (Nobody agrees that it was a reaction -- that it was just coincidentally my own COPD).

Sandy
klm49 Posted - Feb 04 2021 : 6:04:48 PM
I got my 2nd. Moderna shot last Tuesday at a local pharmacy on grocery store. The Pharmacist was very emphatic about me keeping my card that shows I got the 2 vaccinations. She said I will need it of their is a booster required. When I got home I looked on the net for info. and I found this: https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/25/moderna-booster-shot-vaccine-covid-variant-462131
Dave-OH Posted - Feb 04 2021 : 1:41:17 PM
My wife had hers on Monday. Sore arm on second day. Same as all other vaccines From a nurse in the family at Hopkins, with both vaccines, the second dose can cause pseudo illness for up to 2 days. So you feel sick, since your immune system is responding, but you are not sick as their is not virus in the vaccine.
Sandy9s Posted - Feb 03 2021 : 10:07:46 PM
Got my 1st Pfizer vaccine around 4 PM today. 2nd dose scheduled for 2/25/21. At 9 PM, just a little sore at the injection site. Seems like all localities are doing things a bit differently. But at age 82, on oxygen 24/7, I was glad to finally get the 1st dose. I am in 1b. This area is doing 1a and 1b. 1a is LOng Term Care, etc. 1b is over 65 and disabled under 65. My husband had already gotten his 1st Moderna dose at the VA in the 80+ category. They are going by ages in this Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

I'm thankful that, so far, I will not die from Covid.
gms Posted - Jan 28 2021 : 12:05:08 PM
I received my first Pfizer shot on Tuesday, 01/26. I got it at a large Hospital office building that converted a portion of the first floor into a vaccination center. As requested I showed up 10 min prior to my 11:30 appointment and was done and out the door by 11:50. I was told this location averages about 1,000 vaccinations day. Wednesday morning I started experiencing some discomfort in my arm at the injection site but it was gone by this morning... and haven't experienced any other noticeable effects. My next jab is scheduled for 02/16 and hope that one goes as well as the first.
Gig - IL Posted - Jan 27 2021 : 5:42:16 PM
Got the first dose of Moderna vaccine this morning. My hospital contacted me yesterday to schedule an appointment this morning only - guess they don't have many doses, or maybe they were leftover from 1a - not that it matters. They were running us through only 2 at a time - don't think I saw more than 8 patients in all the time I was there.

Didn't feel the jab itself and now the arm is a little sore, but not bad at all. We'll see how the 2nd dose goes.
gms Posted - Jan 22 2021 : 03:07:06 AM
Cathy, I live in Oakland County, Michigan. It's in the southeastern part of the state, about 15 mi NW of Detroit. I was given a choice of three locations for my shot and picked one about a mile from home.
I was hoping for one of those drive up vaccination centers but no such luck. This will be only the third time I've been in any public or private building since March of 2020. The first being my doctor and the second a test facility for a heart echo.... so I'm a bit concerned about exposure.
Calycu Posted - Jan 21 2021 : 11:25:21 PM
Gms, that sure sounds like the way it SHOULD work! What state are you in? We're in Florida and it has been a huge mess here.
gms Posted - Jan 21 2021 : 4:45:19 PM
I got an email today from the local hospital that my doctors are affiliated with saying I was eligible for the Covid vaccine. They gave me an access code and directed me to their website to schedule the shot. I answered a few questions, signed a disclaimer and was able to pick a time on next Tuesday for the shot and received a verification email shortly after.... so looks like I'm good to go for the first shot. The second shot will be scheduled when I get the first one.
Gig - IL Posted - Jan 21 2021 : 2:19:03 PM
In Illinois, my priority group starts vaccination on Monday. There's no where to sign up for an appointment nor have we been told who will have the vaccine - we're just told to be patient and that it could take weeks (12 weeks was an estimate floated around last night). I'm hoping my PCP or hospital calls me when it's my time.
MDC Posted - Jan 21 2021 : 08:48:56 AM
In Arkansas there is a state distribution Plan and I have to wait for my age/risk group to become eligible. Now without changes it is looking like March.

quote:
Originally posted by klm49

quote:
Originally posted by MDC

I am just hoping to get it ASAP. I am ready!!!!

Hopefully they will smooth out the vaccine distribution process

Mike


Are you on a list to get a shot? Guess I was lucky getting on a list, just happened to see info. early.

jmrommes Posted - Jan 19 2021 : 7:19:23 PM
Got the Pfizer vaccine first shot yesterday. Sore arm today and tired, but no other problems. Did my fitness assessment this morning and worked all afternoon. Got a three day consulting job starting tomorrow; all remote. Heading to bed soon!
Dave-OH Posted - Jan 19 2021 : 3:01:21 PM
Ohio also, and my VA. Waiting for my age group.
klm49 Posted - Jan 18 2021 : 09:16:00 AM
quote:
Originally posted by MDC

I am just hoping to get it ASAP. I am ready!!!!

Hopefully they will smooth out the vaccine distribution process

Mike


Are you on a list to get a shot? Guess I was lucky getting on a list, just happened to see info. early.
MDC Posted - Jan 18 2021 : 08:49:46 AM
I am just hoping to get it ASAP. I am ready!!!!

Hopefully they will smooth out the vaccine distribution process

Mike
jmrommes Posted - Jan 17 2021 : 8:30:49 PM
Penny, I think the question really is how do you want to live your life from this point forward. What do you think will happen to you if you do take the vaccine? And if you don't, do you think you can avoid COVID completely? I doubt it. It's really better than insurance. You buy health insurance on the chance that you might get sick. You've used yours so it was a good investment. If you hadn't had COPD and gotten the LVRS and never used the insurance wouldn't it still be a good investment? When you buy health insurance you're betting that you'll get sick; when you get the vaccine, you're really hedging that bet a lot.

You have to make your own decision, but I'm getting the first shot tomorrow. I know I don't want COVID, so I'm going to do everything I can to avoid it.

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