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Got my COVID vaccine

SkiBabyMD

Certified Ski Diva
#1
It's been a hectic winter season in California with the hospital and ICU seemingly bursting at the seams. I got my COVID vaccine yesterday and although my arm is a little sore, I feel fortunate to have received it so early. It was the Pfizer vaccine, although we just got a huge shipment of Moderna. I think the differences are negligible between the two and they are more similar than dissimilar. Hoping we get the vaccine rolled out to everyone ASAP so we return normalcy. I would encourage everyone to get the shot when offered. Whatever side effects the vaccine has like soreness, flu-like symptoms, etc. pails in comparison to actually contracting COVID! It feels similar to the flu shot; get that one too if you haven't already!

Happy Holidays ladies and see you on the socially distant slopes!
 

diymom

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
#4
Assuming there are no major new side effects reported by the time my turn finally comes around sometime this spring / summer, I certainly plan on getting the vaccine.

Can't be any worse than the shingles shot #2......
Yes, the second shot left my arm warm and sore for a good week afterwards. But a little discomfort compared to the potential alternative seems like a decent trade off.
 

SallyCat

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
#8
Had mine (Pfizer) last week and haven't had any symptoms other than a little swelling and itchiness at the site for a few hours. They ask you to sign up for an app that tracks your symptoms daily, so I imagine they have a good picture emerging of how people respond.

I've read that after 12 or so days, the vaccine is about 50% effective, then goes up into the 90s after the booster.
 

Tvan

Angel Diva
#11
I’m currently researching to see if I will be able to have the vaccine. I have some medical considerations that make vaccinations challenging for me.
 

SkiBabyMD

Certified Ski Diva
#13
I’m currently researching to see if I will be able to have the vaccine. I have some medical considerations that make vaccinations challenging for me.
Definitely ask your doctor! Aside from severe allergic reactions, I don’t think there are any absolute hard stops.
 

Moonrocket

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
#15
Definitely ask your doctor! Aside from severe allergic reactions, I don’t think there are any absolute hard stops.
Do you know what they are telling people who carry epi pens for bee sting reactions now about vaccinating? My teacher friend was super excited for the vaccination- but she doesn’t even go on camping trips far away due to her bee sting history.
 
#16
I had a wretched time with the 2nd Shingrix, too, but it can't compare to some stories of shingles I've heard. I did feel pretty sick for a day, though.

For covid? I'll put up with a day or 5 of side effects. The disease is far too risky, especially for us with senior season passes!

Thanks for publicizing, @SkiBabyMD - we need all the positive role models putting out the word!
 
#17
Got mine on 12/24, best Christmas present ever! My second dose will be on 1/21/2021 since I got the Moderna vaccine. This vaccine has 95% efficacy per clinical trials, let's hope I won't be in the 5% group.
My arm is bit sore from the injection, I'd say more sore than the flu vaccine.
Also, took photo of my vaccination card with my phone in case I need it for travel.
 

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