COVID Vaccine.

Pearl

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Today I'm getting my first COVID vaccine, I'll keep you all posted on any side effects I have, if any. I'm hoping by putting it out there it might ease any fears some people might have. I've read all the information from reputable sources and I'm really looking forward to getting this done.
 

Peripheral

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Good luck with the vaccine Pearl. My wife and I are both handicapped and housebound. We have been self isolated for ten months in our own little effort to fight this virus and we will wait for a few months before we have our injections We have good friends here on SW who are all extremely a big help to us in keeping our spirits up. Many thanks to all for your friendship and may your future be brighter than 2020.... Peri and Victoria.
 

Barrychuckle

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Thanks for sharing Pearl, glad to hear you're okay and you're not one of those Covidiots who believe the conspiracy theories of David Icke and the like and refuse the vaccine.
Well done and it's great to hear the Oxford vaccine authorised today too :D :D :D
 

happyjack

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Today I'm getting my first COVID vaccine, I'll keep you all posted on any side effects I have, if any. I'm hoping by putting it out there it might ease any fears some people might have. I've read all the information from reputable sources and I'm really looking forward to getting this done.
I was going to ask you a question but thought better of it. It was something you should never ask a lady. whoops:08:
 

dick

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I've had a text from my local health authority, Nottinghamshire is still awaiting some supplies and I will be sent for in due course.:fp:
 

Pearl

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2 and half hours post jab, no side effects yet and I can't even locate the needle entry.
 

Pearl

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I've had a text from my local health authority, Nottinghamshire is still awaiting some supplies and I will be sent for in due course.:fp:
I think my surgery only got them today. Hope you get yours soon.
 

captain clutterbuck

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Nice of you to share the fact you have now had the Vaccine Pearl, it offers hope given the increasingly daunting news on the variant and the exponentially increasing number of cases . I write this watching the Press Conference on the approval of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine which offers even greater hope for an improvement in everyone's lives . :)
 

Pearl

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Thanks for sharing Pearl, glad to hear you're okay and you're not one of those Covidiots who believe the conspiracy theories of David Icke and the like and refuse the vaccine.
Well done and it's great to hear the Oxford vaccine authorised today too :D :D :D
I've heard so right nonsense, if people did proper research from reputable sources they'd know its perfectly safe. I was so happy getting the phone call from my doctors yesterday asking me if I wanted it, she it'll be early morning, i said I'll be there at 5.... she said no no, 8 40 is fine.
 

Marianna

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Pearl, I'm envious! Which vaccine did you get? I'm hoping for the Pfizer vaccine because the wait between doses is only three weeks, rather than the four weeks required for the Moderna product. The both work the same way, affecting the instructions used by the protein on the end of the spikes, so they don't introduce any live, weakened or killed virus into the recipient's system. The only potential problem is the possibility of an allergic reaction to the protein component. If that hasn't happened in the first 15 minutes after injection, it isn't likely to happen.

Here in New York State, vaccinations for nursing home residents and staff began on the 21st, followed closely by high-risk hospital workers, federally qualified heath center employees, emergency medical personnel, coroners, medical examiners, funeral workers, and residents and staff of Office for People with Developmental Disabilities and Office of Mental Health Facilities.

Additional winners this week are urgent care center employees, COVID-19 vaccine administrators and residents of Office of Addiction Services and Supports Facilities. As of the 23rd, 89,000 state residents had received their first vaccine dose. We're expecting 139,400 more doses from Pfizer this week and 119,600 from Moderna.

Because of all of the people who can't isolate to protect themselves, my turn won't come for some time yet even though I'm 76 years old, asthmatic and my lungs are vulnerable to bacterial infection. There hasn't even been any news yet about how the people I think of as "senior citizens in the wild" will be notified of time and place.
 

happyjack

Dedicated Member
Pearl, I'm envious! Which vaccine did you get? I'm hoping for the Pfizer vaccine because the wait between doses is only three weeks, rather than the four weeks required for the Moderna product. The both work the same way, affecting the instructions used by the protein on the end of the spikes, so they don't introduce any live, weakened or killed virus into the recipient's system. The only potential problem is the possibility of an allergic reaction to the protein component. If that hasn't happened in the first 15 minutes after injection, it isn't likely to happen.

Here in New York State, vaccinations for nursing home residents and staff began on the 21st, followed closely by high-risk hospital workers, federally qualified heath center employees, emergency medical personnel, coroners, medical examiners, funeral workers, and residents and staff of Office for People with Developmental Disabilities and Office of Mental Health Facilities.

Additional winners this week are urgent care center employees, COVID-19 vaccine administrators and residents of Office of Addiction Services and Supports Facilities. As of the 23rd, 89,000 state residents had received their first vaccine dose. We're expecting 139,400 more doses from Pfizer this week and 119,600 from Moderna.

Because of all of the people who can't isolate to protect themselves, my turn won't come for some time yet even though I'm 76 years old, asthmatic and my lungs are vulnerable to bacterial infection. There hasn't even been any news yet about how the people I think of as "senior citizens in the wild" will be notified of time and place.
With all your ailments I would have thought you would be higher up the list.
Good Luck
 

Pearl

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I had to wait at the surgery for 15 minutes before I was allowed to leave. I'm still feeling ok, no side effects so far.
 
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