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Heidi

My husband and I are getting our first shots (Moderna) this evening. I am in the U.S. (Wisconsin) and our state opened up the vaccine eligibility to anyone over 16 on the 5th. I was fortunate to get an appointment right away, although we will have to drive an hour from home to the facility where they are administering it. My mom works at an inner city school and is now fully vaccinated which makes me happy. We haven't seen each other since early November.

 

Most of my friends and family have already made appointments or gotten their first shot. I think summer will be a slow return to some sense of normal. I haven't seen some friends in over a year. Can't wait to be reunited again.

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WolfAmethyst
20 hours ago, Maureen said:

I was waiting in line for the vaccine, I looked around me and found myself, surprisingly, in awe. Whether we realize it or not, we are all working together, cooperatively, to move us through a once in a lifetime global pandemic.  

from Thunder Bay, Ontario, just got the first Pfizer shot, second is booked for July 29th

 

Same here.  For more than a year, people in any public space have been so on-edge, you could palpably feel it.

Complete difference at the vaccination clinic.  It felt calm and peaceful, in a way I haven't experienced anywhere since COVID showed up.    

 

Nothing special about the physical surroundings- one of the university's 1950s-era buildings - but it felt almost like being at a spa, everyone was so calm and relaxed and cheerful.  


Canada's one of the few countries in which all four COVID types are widely circulating at once.
1) original / wild type
2) B117 (first formally identified in UK)
3) B1351 (first formally identified in South Africa)
4) P1 (first formally identified in Brazil)

So we're all going to end up being a kind of experiment these next few weeks...

-Which of the 4 strains is going to become dominant?
-How well do / don't the various vaccines work on them all? (especially with only a single dose)

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KurtisM

I dunno what vaccine they got, but my parents and all of my grandparents have got their first shot.

Lots of my friends online have as well.

I look forward to the growing sense of freedom this brings, which has been long coming since 2016.

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Susan A Flow

Checking in...   I got my first Pfizer shot early in March and the second one the third week of the same month.  I was fine except for some lymph node swelling that started about 4 days out.   That meant it was working.   I had a day and a half of dizziness that came out of the blue but disappeared.

 

One of my brothers insists he won't ever get a vaccination because he's afraid of being "microchipped".    I had no fear.  I stepped right up when it was my turn.    What's the sense of living in the 21st century if you can't take advantage of our medical advancements?   

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Sam K

Just got stuck, sitting in the observation room to check for negative reactions now. Wave of... something about a minute after I sat down.  Nausea, wave of heat in the face, light-headedness. Almost considered informing the observers, but it passed after a few seconds.

 

EDIT: I regret to inform you that it's chills time.

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Heidi

Little update: I ended up getting the Pfizer shot last evening. Everything at the facility ran super smooth. It was their first day so it was surprising. Everyone seemed giddy...or maybe it was just me and the hubby. No side effects to be seen so far except a very sore arm. We have our next shots scheduled for the end of the month. Very relieved to have had it. Feels surreal.

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Heidi
18 hours ago, Susan A Flow said:

 

One of my brothers insists he won't ever get a vaccination because he's afraid of being "microchipped". 

Your brother sounds like mine. I've tried to reason with him by saying that people willingly walk around with cell phones that track our location, are registered with Social Security, have an address, have a computer IP address, social media, a bank account, etc. The gov't already knows our every move. Worrying about microchips is moot at this point.

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WolfAmethyst
26 minutes ago, Heidi said:

Little update: I ended up getting the Pfizer shot last evening. Everything at the facility ran super smooth. It was their first day so it was surprising. Everyone seemed giddy...or maybe it was just me and the hubby. No side effects to be seen so far except a very sore arm. We have our next shots scheduled for the end of the month. Very relieved to have had it. Feels surreal.

Pfizer shot yesterday afternoon, and yes I noticed everyone being giddy / cheerful, too.  

It was a lovely change from the usual undercurrent of tension and fear that seemed to permeate all public spaces once the pandemic began

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Juni
5 hours ago, Heidi said:

Your brother sounds like mine. I've tried to reason with him by saying that people willingly walk around with cell phones that track our location, are registered with Social Security, have an address, have a computer IP address, social media, a bank account, etc. The gov't already knows our every move. Worrying about microchips is moot at this point.

I saw one of my cats get microchipped-unless the tech has advanced wildly there's no way that thing is going to fit in a jab needle!

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Wendy
22 minutes ago, Juni said:

I saw one of my cats get microchipped-unless the tech has advanced wildly there's no way that thing is going to fit in a jab needle!

This is some super duper top secret chip that Bill Gates got all the vaccine makers to put in because...socialism?🤣

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Evelin
16 minutes ago, Wendy said:

This is some super duper top secret chip that Bill Gates got all the vaccine makers to put in because...socialism?🤣


Should we tell them the even deeper Deep State secret that there is This Other Vaccine which, although it looks identical to The Evil Medical Vaccine, actually protects the chip-phobes from the effects of The Chip? Somehow it reacts with the Fear of Chip and makes the fearers immune to Microsoft, as well as microchips... or something.

 

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NickG

I got my first shot of Moderna on Monday. Felt pretty exhausted the next couple of days, and felt a little feverish and warm on Thursday. Ended up sleeping a lot all of those days, but I can't say for certain in was because of the vaccine shot. I'll be getting my second one the very first week in May. 

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Sam K
1 hour ago, Wendy said:

This is some super duper top secret chip that Bill Gates got all the vaccine makers to put in because...socialism?🤣

 

See, this conspiracy theory especially annoys me, because there are SO MANY THINGS that make Bill Gates terrible, but nah, let's make up some goofy conspiracy crap instead.

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Dawn

My husband and I got our first Moderna shots on 3/31. Side effects I experienced were headache, fatigue and chills. The headache subsided by the next day, but for 3 or 4 days I couldn’t shake the tiredness or get warm enough without being all wrapped up in a blanket. 
 

My husband said he had no side effects except for a sore arm, but 3 days after the jab, he got up from the sofa to pick up our daughter and didn’t make it to the garage before passing out. Hard to say if his fainting was related to the vaccine, but I can say that in the 23 years we’ve been together I have only seen him faint once from a high fever. 
 

Our next round is scheduled for 4/29. 
 

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AnnH

I get my second Pfizer shot on Monday and have arranged my teaching schedule on Tuesday to be light in case I have a reaction. With the first, all I had was a sore arm for a couple of days. But then, I am not sensitive to much, physically. No medication allergies, a few food sensitivities (some tummy trouble), but no allergies.

 

But with the vaccine, I think the stronger reactions may mean that your immune system is doing its job.

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Luciana Flora

My mom took her first dose yesterday. She took astraZenica ..

 

  In Brazil there is no way to choose you take what is available on the day .. IoI ... My mother just said that she had a reaction .. headache, body pain .. as if she had the flu ..

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Diane

April 12/21

I had my first Pfizer vaccination yesterday in Toronto.  Everything went well, my arm is a little bit sore and I am very grateful to have received my first shot. Even when I get my second dose I will continue to be just as vigilant. 

Our COVID numbers have climbed drastically since the Easter long-weekend.

This global pandemic isn't going to be over any time soon.

 

 

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William

Three weeks from my second shot of Pfizer. Just a sore arm and temporary low level headache. Same with my wife.

Glad to hear most of us are doing well.

 

I wish my neighbors would get vaccinated.

Trump supporters. I vacillate between patience and kindness and wanting to just smack them upside the head.

I can hear Roy Masters "overlook, and be outspoken, with firmness, kindness and patience"

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WolfAmethyst
50 minutes ago, William said:

Trump supporters. I vacillate between patience and kindness and wanting to just smack them upside the head.

 

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Evelin

My mother -- 76, no chronic health issues -- got her 1st Pfizer last Thursday, felt slightly feverish and a bit tired for two days, now all fine. Next shot, the end of May.

 

I'm on a waiting list at my GP's, not hoping for anything yet, still so many issues with vaccinating the elderly, the first attempt at a mass vaccination center was quite the clusterf*¤%.

We've been in lockdown for over a month? now. I don't even remember! The numbers were 1,500 positives a day before lockdown, now it's down to ca 500 a day, which is better, but still terrible... Schools are closed, only food stores and some other essentials open, take-out/delivery works, medical staff of Covid departments on the verge of collapse. Yet there are protesters (partly organized by guess which country) claiming all sorts of silliness I'm too tired to repeat. If there's no virus, go help in the hospitals, exercise your "right to freedom" and whatever else there.

I'm exhausted from having a virtual school room in my private (also work) space every morning... I'm glad I still have work, actually got even more offers recently, just wish I had the time and peace to focus properly. I spend weekday mornings and early afternoons as part-unpaid-teacher's-assistant-part-parent. In the afternoon my daughter's father, who thankfully can work only mornings right now, takes her, so I can also finally actually work. I'm happy to have this arrangement, to not be a single mom, but I'm still sick as hell of this pandemic!!! Want to go work a couple of hours in a coffee shop while my daughter is at school. Small dreams!

 

My health is nearly back to normal after getting Covid, I'm not too worried about catching it again, or too tired to worry. I'm not impatient about getting my vaccine, so many others need it more, but if they call and invite me, I'll be there.

 

Hope you all are as well as possible right now...

 

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Becca the Student

First shot down! I haven't felt any negative side effects so far. My family also have had zero to no side effects, except one member who had a headache with dose one and fever and muscle aches with dose two (for about a day). Everyone else just experienced some tiredness. We've all gotten either Pfizer or Moderna. Most of my friends have also been vaccinated with at least the first shot.

 

Our trick is to drink a bunch of water and electrolytes throughout the course of the day after getting the shot. Like, double the amount you'd usually drink. I also had a little chat with my body during the 15 minute wait period post-shot, encouraging it to do whatever it needs to in order to make the vaccine most effective and letting it know I wasn't going to get in its way. I have no idea if that did anything, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to make sure we were all on the same page. XD

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Patty

One week after my second moderna shot - no side effects! Even my arm was less sore after the second round. Like @Becca the Student mentioned, I drank more water and I think it helped!

 

Little anxious that our school district is planning for us to go back to in-person teaching on a hybrid schedule next week. We have less than 30 days of instruction, so it seems like an unnecessary risk for the students and their families at this point. I would be more comfortable if we started fresh in August after everyone who wants to has a chance to be vaccinated, but so grateful to be fully vaccinated by next week when students start returning. 

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Amanda

Got first my first p f i z e r dose two days ago.  I had a little bit of fever (only got to 99.8*F) for a couple of hours the day after.  My arm is still sore at the injection site, but only when I touch it or bend my arm a certain way.

 

Hopefully the second dose in May will be similar, but I'm prepared for the side effects to be worse as I've heard multiple first hand accounts of the second one being a smidge more intense.

Will update to let y'all know:)

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Amanda
23 hours ago, Becca the Student said:

I also had a little chat with my body during the 15 minute wait period post-shot, encouraging it to do whatever it needs to in order to make the vaccine most effective and letting it know I wasn't going to get in its way. I have no idea if that did anything, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to make sure we were all on the same page. XD

 

@Becca the Student The power of Intention is nothing to underestimate! ❤️🙂🤩

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Leela Corman

Got my first Moderna shot yesterday, at the very New England-named Dunkin Donuts Arena, or, as it is apparently calling itself, "The Dunk". I am extremely pleased with this very New England turn of events, it's very homely and nice and brings back memories of hot gross nights in Allston, MA in the '90s, getting off work or going to a friend's house late at night and the scent of half-stale donuts filling the air.

 

I was very moved by the entire experience. A lot of people are working very hard at every level to get us these vaccines, and I could feel that there. I also felt slightly insane because that's the largest number of people I've interacted with in the past year or so and I wasn't sure if I was acting like a normal person or not. I had a slight headache afterwards, nothing some advil couldn't handle, and my arm is a bit sore. But no other side effects yet.

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