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MarathonKnitter
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finally got a vaccine appt - update: reaction

holy cow did that take forever!

let the countdown begin to family functions without masks and limited guests!!



UPDATE:
i was a little afraid of the reaction i might have.
happy to say that the reaction(s) i had were VERY minor.
* sore arm that evening and into the next morning. by lunch time the next day it was getting noticeably better and all gone by bedtime.
* i felt a LITTLE light headed about 30 minutes afterwards, but it lasted all of 3-5 minutes.

nothing else.

LSP2005, thanks for the heads up. i made sure i was well hydrated. i did take a tylenol pm before bed, just in case.

looking forward to my second dose!!

Message edited 3/22/2021 10:56:52 AM.

Posted 3/16/21 4:42 AM
 
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chilltocam
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finally got a vaccine appt

I just got an appointment today, too - for tomorrow!!! I'm so excited

Posted 3/16/21 4:48 AM
 

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Re: finally got a vaccine appt

Posted by chilltocam

I just got an appointment today, too - for tomorrow!!! I'm so excited



woo hoo!

my appt is for saturday.
i'm doing to take a breather and then jump back in to help tag-team with my son to help get him an appt.

Posted 3/16/21 5:02 AM
 

LSP2005
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Re: finally got a vaccine appt

Drink water and Gatorade. Keep your arm limp. Use the arm you do not sleep on. No pregaming with medicine. If you end up needing something, make sure it is 12 hours after your shot. Ideally, power through because this is your immune response. You want it to have the full effect. If you do need something use Tylenol.

Posted 3/16/21 5:14 AM
 

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finally got a vaccine appt

I got one too but mines not until may so I’ll keep trying!!

Posted 3/16/21 5:23 AM
 

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Re: finally got a vaccine appt

Posted by LSP2005

Drink water and Gatorade. Keep your arm limp. Use the arm you do not sleep on. No pregaming with medicine. If you end up needing something, make sure it is 12 hours after your shot. Ideally, power through because this is your immune response. You want it to have the full effect. If you do need something use Tylenol.



thanks for the heads up!

Posted 3/16/21 5:47 AM
 

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Re: finally got a vaccine appt

Posted by alli3131

I got one too but mines not until may so I’ll keep trying!!



keep at it!

i was able to get my appt by going to the cvs website. give them a shot.

Posted 3/16/21 5:47 AM
 

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Re: finally got a vaccine appt

Posted by alli3131

I got one too but mines not until may so I’ll keep trying!!



If you’re on LI, There are 3 more state sites opening up tomorrow. You can go on starting at 8am to get appts

When I was looking for others, if you keep clicking eventually you get appts within the same week or 2. It’s very weird how it throws a March 18 appt at you one seconds and a may 18 the next.

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Posted 3/16/21 6:46 AM
 

chilltocam
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Re: finally got a vaccine appt

Posted by LSP2005

Drink water and Gatorade. Keep your arm limp. Use the arm you do not sleep on. No pregaming with medicine. If you end up needing something, make sure it is 12 hours after your shot. Ideally, power through because this is your immune response. You want it to have the full effect. If you do need something use Tylenol.



Thanks - I had heard all of that but forgot. Will keep it all in mind for sure!

Posted 3/16/21 7:29 AM
 

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Re: finally got a vaccine appt

Can the general public just get it now?

Posted 3/16/21 8:03 AM
 

chilltocam
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Re: finally got a vaccine appt

Posted by NervousNell

Can the general public just get it now?



Not yet. As of tomorrow it opens up to government employees (with some exceptions I think)

Posted 3/16/21 8:12 AM
 

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Re: finally got a vaccine appt

Posted by chilltocam

Posted by NervousNell

Can the general public just get it now?



Not yet. As of tomorrow it opens up to government employees (with some exceptions I think)



Do you know if postal workers are included yet?

Posted 3/16/21 8:21 AM
 

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Re: finally got a vaccine appt

Posted by NervousNell

Can the general public just get it now?



Supposedly may 1 all adults should be able to get it.

The roll out in NY is super slow. It’s frustrating when they are coming up with things vaccinated people can do but unvaccinated people cannot when a huge percentage of NYers can’t even get the damn thing.
NJ lowered their eligibility to include overweight people (not just obese) Along with smoking and other everyday illnesses. And you can go anywhere including pharmacies. But NY is a real shit show as per usual.

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Posted 3/16/21 8:58 AM
 

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Re: finally got a vaccine appt

Posted by Jenn79

Posted by chilltocam

Posted by NervousNell

Can the general public just get it now?



Not yet. As of tomorrow it opens up to government employees (with some exceptions I think)



Do you know if postal workers are included yet?



These are the new groups. I’m not sure if postal workers are considered government employees but I would think they are considered public employees

- Public-facing government and public employees
- Not-for-profit workers who provide public-facing services to New Yorkers in need
- Essential in-person public-facing building service workers (does not include workers at construction sites)

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Posted 3/16/21 9:51 AM
 

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Re: finally got a vaccine appt

Posted by NervousNell

Can the general public just get it now?



I qualify now (in CA) as an essential worker in logistics and transportation.

Posted 3/16/21 10:26 AM
 

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Re: finally got a vaccine appt

Posted by PhyllisNJoe

Posted by NervousNell

Can the general public just get it now?



Supposedly may 1 all adults should be able to get it.

The roll out in NY is super slow. It’s frustrating when they are coming up with things vaccinated people can do but unvaccinated people cannot when a huge percentage of NYers can’t even get the damn thing.
NJ lowered their eligibility to include overweight people (not just obese) Along with smoking and other everyday illnesses. And you can go anywhere including pharmacies. But NY is a real shit show as per usual.




CT had a schedule based on age groups & they are actually ahead of schedule and opening to 45+ this week. As of April 9, it will be open to all adults. You can also see all of the locations (including pharmacies) from the state page.

CT vaccines

Meanwhile, Cuomo says we probably can't meet the President's May1 guideline.

Posted 3/16/21 11:35 AM
 

NervousNell
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Re: finally got a vaccine appt

Posted by tourist

Posted by PhyllisNJoe

Posted by NervousNell

Can the general public just get it now?



Supposedly may 1 all adults should be able to get it.

The roll out in NY is super slow. It’s frustrating when they are coming up with things vaccinated people can do but unvaccinated people cannot when a huge percentage of NYers can’t even get the damn thing.
NJ lowered their eligibility to include overweight people (not just obese) Along with smoking and other everyday illnesses. And you can go anywhere including pharmacies. But NY is a real shit show as per usual.




CT had a schedule based on age groups & they are actually ahead of schedule and opening to 45+ this week. As of April 9, it will be open to all adults. You can also see all of the locations (including pharmacies) from the state page.

CT vaccines

Meanwhile, Cuomo says we probably can't meet the President's May1 guideline.



Why is NY such a mess and last in literary EVERYTHING except taxes of course? And why hasn't the answer to that question resigned yet?

Posted 3/16/21 6:46 PM
 

PhyllisNJoe
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Re: finally got a vaccine appt

Posted by NervousNell

Posted by tourist

Posted by PhyllisNJoe

Posted by NervousNell

Can the general public just get it now?



Supposedly may 1 all adults should be able to get it.

The roll out in NY is super slow. It’s frustrating when they are coming up with things vaccinated people can do but unvaccinated people cannot when a huge percentage of NYers can’t even get the damn thing.
NJ lowered their eligibility to include overweight people (not just obese) Along with smoking and other everyday illnesses. And you can go anywhere including pharmacies. But NY is a real shit show as per usual.




CT had a schedule based on age groups & they are actually ahead of schedule and opening to 45+ this week. As of April 9, it will be open to all adults. You can also see all of the locations (including pharmacies) from the state page.

CT vaccines

Meanwhile, Cuomo says we probably can't meet the President's May1 guideline.



Why is NY such a mess and last in literary EVERYTHING except taxes of course? And why hasn't the answer to that question resigned yet?



He’s a douche bag

Posted 3/16/21 7:34 PM
 

LI12345
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finally got a vaccine appt

Biden said that we would have supply for all adults on May 1, not that everyone would get it by May1.

Also, the population of Connecticut is 3.7 million, NYS is 19 million. You can’t compare the two.

Posted 3/16/21 7:40 PM
 

NervousNell
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Re: finally got a vaccine appt

Posted by LI12345

Biden said that we would have supply for all adults on May 1, not that everyone would get it by May1.

Also, the population of Connecticut is 3.7 million, NYS is 19 million. You can’t compare the two.



NY is also grossly mismanaged so there's that too....

Posted 3/16/21 7:46 PM
 

ali120206
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Re: finally got a vaccine appt

Posted by LI12345

Biden said that we would have supply for all adults on May 1, not that everyone would get it by May1.

Also, the population of Connecticut is 3.7 million, NYS is 19 million. You can’t compare the two.



Cuomo said all adults would be eligible by May 1st in NY - I think that's what the reference was.

To another poster's point - yes the roll out is slow but, until the last week or two it's been so difficult to get an appointment for those eligible - it makes sense they aren't increasing the eligiblity list faster.

I noticed this past week that appointments took longer to fill up than in the past so it is going better.

Posted 3/17/21 8:57 AM
 

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Re: finally got a vaccine appt

Posted by LI12345

Biden said that we would have supply for all adults on May 1, not that everyone would get it by May1.

Also, the population of Connecticut is 3.7 million, NYS is 19 million. You can’t compare the two.



I know, but you would think a larger state would have a better system. It is just frustrating to see our neighbor states be more organized.

I know Biden just wanted the availability opened up by May 1, but it just seemed to annoy Cuomo when that date was piut out there, I guess because people will be impatient.

It was just the way he said:
"Once you tell people they are eligible, then eligibility suggests, 'Now I should be able to get it,' and we're going to have to dramatically increase our capacity to do that, because we are not at that capacity now,"

that annoyed me, but I guess he is just trying to manage expectations.

Posted 3/17/21 9:23 AM
 

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Re: finally got a vaccine appt

Posted by tourist

Posted by LI12345

Biden said that we would have supply for all adults on May 1, not that everyone would get it by May1.

Also, the population of Connecticut is 3.7 million, NYS is 19 million. You can’t compare the two.



I know, but you would think a larger state would have a better system. It is just frustrating to see our neighbor states be more organized.

I know Biden just wanted the availability opened up by May 1, but it just seemed to annoy Cuomo when that date was piut out there, I guess because people will be impatient.

It was just the way he said:
"Once you tell people they are eligible, then eligibility suggests, 'Now I should be able to get it,' and we're going to have to dramatically increase our capacity to do that, because we are not at that capacity now,"

that annoyed me, but I guess he is just trying to manage expectations.




It's a vaccine supply issue though. isn't it?

The actual vaccination sites are very efficient and well run (speaking from personal experience). The website to schedule is a pain right now, but that is because there are no available appointments because the vaccine supply just isn't there right now. As supply increases, the rate of vaccinations can increase as well.

Posted 3/17/21 9:37 AM
 

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Re: finally got a vaccine appt

Got my husband in this Sat. in Brentwood.
New appointments opened

Posted 3/17/21 9:41 AM
 

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i believe that websites in all states are a cluster!

once i got passed the "you don't qualify at this moment" block, i was refreshing non-stop and appointments would appear and then disappear immediately because someone else grabbed that one.

it was very frustrating.



if you have the time, remember that there are a lot of FB groups for vaccine hunters. these groups help you find places that might vaccine the general public - with leftover doses at the end of the day (missed/cancelled appointments). i tried it for los angeles, but it was more trouble than i was able to put into it... and then i became eligible.

Posted 3/17/21 11:59 AM
 
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