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klm49
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Posted - Dec 30 2020 :  10:46:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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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klm49
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Posted - Jan 05 2021 :  07:37:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by klm49

I noticed yesterday that my state (TX) has now opened up vaccinaeions for their group 1B to be included in people eligible to get the vaccine now.
They have a link to a searcheable 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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jmrommes
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Posted - Jan 05 2021 :  10:26:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great news! Let us know how it goes.......

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sslei
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Posted - Jan 05 2021 :  6:35:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I got my first vaccination on Thursday Dec 28th, the one that starts with M, get the second one on Jan 22nd. My arm was quite sore the lst couple of nights, and then it also ached some lifting it around. But it all went away after about 5 days. My Doctors office called me, and ask if I was interested. My husband goes to a different doctor, and they are not going to get any, so he will have to look for a list.

Sandy Lei North Texas
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sslei
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Posted - Jan 05 2021 :  6:45:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I put the wrong date on my last post it was Dec 31, New Year's eve day that they were giving vaccinations.
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klm49
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USA
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Posted - Jan 06 2021 :  07:26:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sslei

I got my first vaccination on Thursday Dec 28th, the one that starts with M, get the second one on Jan 22nd. My arm was quite sore the lst couple of nights, and then it also ached some lifting it around. But it all went away after about 5 days. My Doctors office called me, and ask if I was interested. My husband goes to a different doctor, and they are not going to get any, so he will have to look for a list.

Sandy Lei North Texas


Sandy, the link I posted above lets you search by zip code in Texas for places that have the vaccine.

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mxh0471
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USA
53 Posts

Posted - Jan 07 2021 :  07:32:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Michigan just opened up our group (older than 65) to this coming week. Will follow up with how shot goes for me and the Mrs.

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gms
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USA
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Posted - Jan 07 2021 :  09:40:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mxh0471

Michigan just opened up our group (older than 65) to this coming week. Will follow up with how shot goes for me and the Mrs.


What part of Michigan are you in..... I'm still waiting to hear from my doctor about where and when.
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mxh0471
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USA
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Posted - Jan 07 2021 :  10:44:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm in Grand Rapids. The gov was on TV last night and announced it. Please go to Michigan.GOV\coronavirus That will give an explanation and how to sign up. Good Luck

Mike-mi
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PennyPA
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Posted - Jan 08 2021 :  10:06:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does getting the 2 shots guarantee you won't be hospitalized with Covid? I realize that, just like getting the flu shot doesn't guarantee you won't get the flu but you SHOULD get a milder case, does getting the covid shot mean you should get a milder case of Covid?

Klm49, we, too, are in Texas. Where are you?

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jmrommes
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Posted - Jan 09 2021 :  8:24:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Penny, the vaccines, both Moderna and Pfizer, were shown to have 95% efficacy. That generally means that they should be effective for 95 out of every 100 people who get them. There is a chance that 5% of the people who got the vaccines may still get COVID. Both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines used mRNA to develop the vaccines, so there's no live element to them at all. Both the Astra Zeneca and Johnson and Johnson vaccines used live material to develop the vaccine.

Here's a link that may help: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines.html

There's no guarantee that you won't get COVID even if you do get the vaccine, but you should get a much less virulent case if you do. If you don't get both shots, I would say that the likelihood that you could get the virus is greater.

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PennyPA
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Posted - Jan 11 2021 :  12:49:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jean, is everyone here Going to get theirs when it becomes available? I'm so up-in-the-air whether I'm going to get it or not.

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jmrommes
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Posted - Jan 11 2021 :  10:35:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Penny, everyone can make up their own mind whether to have the vaccine or not. I intend to ask my pulmo regarding getting the vaccines using the live virus as the base, but unless I'm given very specific and compelling reasons why I shouldn't, I intend to get it, regardless of which is available to me. It's going to be a lot easier to deal with a reaction to the vaccine than to get treated for COVID, both for me and for people who may have to treat me. If I don't get vaccinated I run the risk of getting the disease and because of my co-morbidities, I have a good chance of having a tough time with it. I think it's my duty to my community and to myself not to run the risk of having to use those valuable resources when I can do something to avoid it.

Once I'm vaccinated, I won't be as vulnerable to the disease and when enough people get vaccinated, I think we can go back to a more normal sort of living. I do think that I'm going to be much more likely to wear a mask in some situations. I don't know that I'll even travel again by air as often as I did before COVID, but when I do go by air, I think I will wear a mask or at least have one with me.

If your question is will be vaccines be available to everyone, the answer's supposed to be yes. Whether we see that in actual fact remains to be seen, but I certainly hope so. Access to a vaccine shouldn't be denied anyone for any reason.

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PennyPA
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USA
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Posted - Jan 17 2021 :  7:00:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jean, I'm still up in the air on whether I want to get one or not. I know it's been tested and it passed those tests and I know I'm in the classification of 1B and I know I'm not going to become pregnant (I.e. the thermalhide or whatever babies) but for some reason I'm totally hesitant about getting these shots. I don't have a pulmonary doctor or a PCP so I guess I'm just going to have to make up my mind.

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jmrommes
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Posted - Jan 17 2021 :  8:30:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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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MDC
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Posted - Jan 18 2021 :  08:49:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am just hoping to get it ASAP. I am ready!!!!

Hopefully they will smooth out the vaccine distribution process

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klm49
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131 Posts

Posted - Jan 18 2021 :  09:16:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.
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Dave-OH
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USA
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Posted - Jan 19 2021 :  3:01:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ohio also, and my VA. Waiting for my age group.

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jmrommes
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Posted - Jan 19 2021 :  7:19:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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!

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MDC
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Posted - Jan 21 2021 :  08:48:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.


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Gig - IL
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Posted - Jan 21 2021 :  2:19:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.
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gms
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USA
147 Posts

Posted - Jan 21 2021 :  4:45:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.
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Calycu
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Posted - Jan 21 2021 :  11:25:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.

Cathy
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gms
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USA
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Posted - Jan 22 2021 :  03:07:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.
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Gig - IL
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Posted - Jan 27 2021 :  5:42:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.
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gms
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Posted - Jan 28 2021 :  12:05:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.

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Sandy9s
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USA
604 Posts

Posted - Feb 03 2021 :  10:07:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.
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Dave-OH
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Posted - Feb 04 2021 :  1:41:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.

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klm49
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Posted - Feb 04 2021 :  6:04:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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
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Sandy9s
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Posted - Feb 07 2021 :  4:27:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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
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jmrommes
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Posted - Feb 07 2021 :  8:26:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The question really is this: Is a possible Afib reaction worse that having COVID? The answer to that will answer your question.

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Sandy9s
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USA
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Posted - Feb 08 2021 :  4:20:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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!

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jmrommes
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Posted - Feb 08 2021 :  8:08:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sandy, I got my second shot this afternoon. So far, so good. Tomorrow will probably tell the tale!

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mxh0471
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USA
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Posted - Feb 12 2021 :  07:02:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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

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Sandy9s
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USA
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Posted - Feb 12 2021 :  4:07:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
jmrommes -- any reaction yet from your 2nd shot?
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jmrommes
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Posted - Feb 12 2021 :  8:39:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.

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Dave-OH
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Posted - Feb 13 2021 :  2:12:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.

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gms
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USA
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Posted - Feb 19 2021 :  11:39:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.
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fatpuppy
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Posted - Feb 20 2021 :  08:28:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I got my first shot Wednesday. Sore arm the next day but nothing worse than many other vaccines.

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MDC
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Posted - Feb 21 2021 :  10:00:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Still waiting. I am 66 and obviously high risk

ē 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
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#9642; Other essential priority workers (as directed by the Governor through the ADH
Secretary of Health/Director and defined by ACIP)

Mike

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klm49
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Posted - Feb 21 2021 :  1:22:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MDC

Still waiting. I am 66 and obviously high risk

ē 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?

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