Corona vaccines ?

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  1. olderguy

    olderguy Member

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    Just curious how the vaccine program is where your at ? I got my first shot last week and was surprised there were only 2 other people where I had an appointment and received a confirmation e-mail. 2nd shot scheduled right there before I even got the 1st shot. I'm 75 and no side effects. Most of my older friends are still waiting especially members of Kaiser. I guess I got lucky !!!
     
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    We’re in full swing. Already done with emergency response and healthcare staff. I got my second shot a few weeks back. Working on the over 70 and high risk groups now.

    Our public health department is the main vaccinator. There are one to two distributions a week. I try to volunteer once a week and the number of shots given out is around 400 per day. I heard tomorrow is supposed to have 700 appointments. The hospital and Kaiser are also giving shots at a lower rate.
     
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    Apparently we are one of the best states, which is surprising.

    They just very recently opened it up for folks 18 and older with underlying health conditions.
     
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    Started here yesterday. Aged, health care, border staff and quarantine hotel workers are first.
     
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    I am very surprised by how at least the southern part of the state I live in is handling things.

    They are throwing the vaccine at pretty much anyone who signs up. No proof needed you actually “qualify” for the shot according to state guidelines. We actually have people coming from 2 states in either direction to the local vaccine sites.

    From what I understand the 4-5ish local county health departments have been distributing on average 400 shots per location per day 5 days per week. Then on the weekends each site has a more “targeted” groups put on by different organizations and they give 1100-1500 shots over the weekend.

    We also have local hospitals now running large maybe 1000 shot pop ups about 1 day per week.

    Plus retail pharmacies have just started I think last week giving shots.

    Additionally there is a large Veteran population in the state and surrounding states so the VA has been running a large 1 day pop up about every two weeks.

    Plus the National guard and local AD troops have helped vaccinate all of the local senior centers and assisted living facilities

    A lot of these “pop up”/ special clinics are short notice but all have been extremely successful. I think the real important factor is when shots are available it goes on the local news, F@ce Bo0k, local radio and church reader boards.

    The system is not perfect but the state is really trying to vaccinate as many people as they can, help out where and who they can.

    IMO this is what it’s going to take to get everyone who wants it vaccinated.
     
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    We finally managed to get all of our older family members their first dose. They have just in the last 2 weeks really started cranking out cattle calls for shots. One of our supermarkets just did 4K shots this morning to anyone who wanted them as an example. I'm in the final cohort for vaccination unless I get vaccinated through work so it seems like it will be a while for me
     
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    Originally we were told it would be mandatory and we would be in the first herd. Then we were told it would be voluntary, but still in the first run. Now, it's offered, but while not advised against it, we aren't encouraged either.
    The wife's PCP told her not to get it because of her immune system.

    I don't know what to think. I've talked to people who've had no effects past a sore arm for a day or two, and some who've felt like hammered horse poo for a couple days. I'm glad to hear y'all are making it ok.
     
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    Already had the China flu once. I’ll take my chances with that again before some experimental medical trial pushed through without the resemblance of safe
    Testing via the emergency use authorization... but good luck to all who venture that route and I pray for little to no side effects and a speedy recovery
     
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    Agreed. I've been shot with enough mandatory vaccines and experimental medications. I'll pass, but to each their own.
     
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    I have been watching the vaccines out of curiosity.
    From what I understand the MRNA vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer) are riskier to already Immune compromised folks. Due to the larger scale immune response they might produce..

    At least for now I am hearing that the Johnson Johnson / Jansen shot is the safer of the options. I cannot explain exactly the difference. But the J&J vaccine supposedly causes a “limited” immune response to the “sample” virus.
     
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    Only problem is that no one is saying they were given a choice. I’ve heard they’ve been told this is what we are giving, take it or leave it
     
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    NE Ohio is currently in what they call phase 1C, I belive. As far as I know, the 2 part Pfizer vaccine is all that is currently available here. I've known several that have received both doses, and the majority have felt like complete crap after the second shot. This has lasted about 1 to 2 days from what I've been told. That said, others were perfectly fine.
     
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    I had the first shot of Pfizer 3 days ago, for now - no ill effects. We will see how I will feel after the second one. From what I know from doctors - it is the best one for now. We have some young folks dying here, so I decided to take the vaccine. In fact my whole family did it.
    We have mostly Astra Zeneca here which apparently has had some issues, so when the Pfizer was released we were in a bit of hurry.
     
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    Had the first dose of the Moderna vaccine on Thursday.

    Arm was a little sore, not any different than a flu shot really.
     
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    Had another family member get there 2nd dose on Friday afternoon.

    Friday night was fine.

    Saturday AM they felt like death. Headache, nausea and aches all over. Nice silver dollar size red mark on their arm. (They are not the complaining type) They ended up crashing/ sleeping on the couch all day.

    Sunday by AM they feel perfectly fine again. No symptoms. Red dot at injection size now looks like a big bite.

    Everyone reacts differently IMO..
     
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    Supposed to get my 2nd shot tomorrow but this snowstorm we had in Colorado will likely force a reschedule !!!
     
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    Just a couple of fact tidbits. The groundwork for COVID vaccines started 2 decades ago with the SARS CoV-1 outbreak in 2002. COVID is SARS CoV-2. The technology for mRNA vaccines has been in use for over a decade in targeted cancer treatment. The difficulties were working out the appropriate techniques to keep the mRNA molecule stable. I’m in a clinical trial for what specialists have referred to as “an aggressive form of an aggressive cancer”, and I’m fairly up to date on cancer treatment technologies. I support everyone’s right to make their own choices, but I wish they would make them based on facts rather than rumors and fear-mongering hearsay.

    I’m getting my 2nd Moderna shot in 2 days. I didn’t spend the last 3 years fighting stage 4 cancer only to potentially die from a global pandemic when the opportunity to protect myself is available.
     
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    @Creaky Bones
    Not to change the subject off Covid for a second but. Doesn’t the MRNA technology also have a history in the rapid development of treatments and vaccines for “orphan diseases” ie Ebola, Lassa Fever, Congo Fever, West Nile, etc?
     
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    Yes it does. I just wanted to point out to people that it’s not something they just invented this year with no track record of safety. Thanks!
     
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    Got my 2nd Moderna shot yesterday but I'm so sore from digging out snow from our spring Colorado snowstorm on Monday I can't tell if I have any side effects :D I'm sure I'll be fine.
     

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