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Offline molesworth

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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #90 on: April 29, 2021, 09:10:14 AM »
They're just starting to move into the low 40s in England. So probably still a couple of months for me.

Clearly the UK population is far too old.
;D That'll be me and my friends taking all the available doses.  I've had both now, so looking forward to a return to something nearer normal!

I had a mild reaction to the first (Pfizer) shot, just general tiredness, but the second really hit me like I had the flu, with chills and sweats for nearly 24 hours  :o
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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #91 on: April 29, 2021, 09:46:26 AM »
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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #92 on: April 29, 2021, 01:08:26 PM »
Is information about what's happening in India being reported in the USA?

I have to admit that I'm not following the news much of late, but I've definitely seen information about that.

Sunday, I am two-weeks-past, but my best friend will not be until another about five weeks.
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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #93 on: April 29, 2021, 10:48:22 PM »
A bit late to the party. I got my first Pfizer shot two weeks ago, also in Ontario like Lunar Orbit. My second shot isn't scheduled until August 4th or something. I'm hoping my family will be able to visit my Dad and my step family who live in Virginia in August. We go to Oak island (not the pirate island, that's Nova Scotia) in north Carolina. I hope the border will be open, my dad is 82 and I'd like to meet my step sister's baby daughter :)

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Edit: My reaction to the first shot was a sore shoulder the next day. It was only one day

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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #94 on: April 30, 2021, 10:03:31 AM »
For me, and I'm given to understand for a lot of other people with chronic pain issues, any side effects were pretty well indistinguishable from normal.  I actually took a nap, which is unusual for me, but "I'm really tired and my joints hurt" is just . . . life.
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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #95 on: April 30, 2021, 10:38:51 AM »
My second shot isn't scheduled until August 4th or something.

I'm hoping that as more doses become available they will decide the 4 month wait between shots isn't necessary.

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I'm hoping my family will be able to visit my Dad and my step family who live in Virginia in August. We go to Oak island (not the pirate island, that's Nova Scotia) in north Carolina. I hope the border will be open, my dad is 82 and I'd like to meet my step sister's baby daughter :)

I hope you're able to do that. I guess it all depends on whether other people do their part and get vaccinated.

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My reaction to the first shot was a sore shoulder the next day. It was only one day

I felt like I had mild cold (slight fever, headache, sore neck and achy joints) yesterday (my second day), but I'm feeling fine now.
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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #96 on: April 30, 2021, 07:06:35 PM »
Also in Ontario. Got mine on the 7th, Pfizer, possibly some tiredness, definitely a slight sore arm for one day (mostly only noticed if I raised my arm). Currently scheduled for 2nd on July 28th.

My younger son, who lives with us and is in his twenties, may be able to schedule one next week as we're in a hot spot. Mind you, he (like I) is working from home, and both of us only go out for medical appointments. Most vulnerable in our household is my wife, who does the grocery shopping.

My company has said we can work from home, on a voluntary basis, through the end of the year. They're also actually hiring, but it's a software firm (backup/document management, primarily), so there's significant demand right now. CEO keeps saying "wear the masks".

Offline NthBrick

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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #97 on: May 02, 2021, 12:40:59 AM »
The big question is which one I'll get. So far it's been all about the Pfizer and the AZ. Moderna is now starting and a few others are on the way. Maybe it'll be J&J, which is single dose. That'll be good. I love being vaccinated, but that doesn't mean I like getting stabbed with a needle.

Heh, I went with J&J for the same reason. Besides that though, one shot is less of a hassle than two.

Side effects of that one were pretty mild for me. It felt like coming down with "Flu-Lite" about 8 hours after the shot (chills, fever, aches, fatigue, etc.) and I spent most of the next day sleeping, though that probably is due in some measure to losing sleep the previous night. I did have a bit of an elevated heart rate for a few days afterwards, though that went away fairly quickly. Maybe related to the immune response?

Anyway, for a shot, I guess it was as close to a 10/10 experience as you can get.

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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #98 on: May 02, 2021, 12:46:56 PM »
Almost everyone I know who's gotten it has gone for the shot that was being offered where they got it.  I'm not sure anyone I know went somewhere where they had a choice.
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