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BFNY516
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Re: On the fence on getting vaccinated… looking for personal experience

Posted by mrsrainbow

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Ask your doctor what the right decision for YOU is.



Between myself, DH, my kids, our parents…I have yet to encounter a medical professional that would advise against it.



Same. Unless it’s “doctor” Rand Paul Chat Icon



DR Rand "I didn't like the state medical regulations so I tried to make my own" Paul? LOL



That’s the one! Who also thinks restaurants can exclude certain races, that America is secretly plotting to join Canada and Mexico. Chat Icon

Posted 8/5/21 12:12 PM
 
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Re: On the fence on getting vaccinated… looking for personal experience

Posted by BargainMama

I had Pfizer the other day, just a sore arm. Same for my daughter. My son had it back in April, he had no side effects at all. The 2nd dose is when I'm away actually, so they said as long as I get it within like 5 days of when I'm supposed to get the 2nd it's fine. My daughter's 2nd is the week of cheer tryouts for high school, so she will just get hers a few days late also. It's hard to coordinate these shots around life, I get it! I was planning to get it before Costa Rica trip last month, but the timing just never worked out up until now!

And PS, don't lose your card because you will never get a new one. My son lost his (he's autistic, and his memory sucks, so no clue where it went), and we absolutely cannot get a new one. I even went back to Stony Brook's state run site, where he got it, and they said nope. People sell them, so they don't give new ones. Called the Vaccine hotline, told me to call the doctor or the place we got it from. Did that before I even called them, nope. So yeah, make like a dozen copies and keep the original in a safe. (I have a photo of his on my phone, that's it)




I assumed there’d be a record with the county you received in. I’m sure you’ve tried that, though. Or the state health department? I’m sure you exhausted all avenues but wow. That’s really wild.

Posted 8/5/21 12:16 PM
 

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Re: On the fence on getting vaccinated… looking for personal experience

Posted by BFNY516

Posted by mrsrainbow

Posted by BFNY516

Posted by Katareen

Posted by Raging2020

Ask your doctor what the right decision for YOU is.



Between myself, DH, my kids, our parents…I have yet to encounter a medical professional that would advise against it.



Same. Unless it’s “doctor” Rand Paul Chat Icon



DR Rand "I didn't like the state medical regulations so I tried to make my own" Paul? LOL



That’s the one! Who also thinks restaurants can exclude certain races, that America is secretly plotting to join Canada and Mexico. Chat Icon



There are actually people whose doctors advise against it due to their health history. Do some research before you have a nasty sarcastic comment.

Posted 8/5/21 12:17 PM
 

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Re: On the fence on getting vaccinated… looking for personal experience

OP I bumped an older similar post with more responses that might help you decide.

Posted 8/5/21 12:27 PM
 

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Re: On the fence on getting vaccinated… looking for personal experience

Posted by BFNY516

Posted by BargainMama



And PS, don't lose your card because you will never get a new one. My son lost his (he's autistic, and his memory sucks, so no clue where it went), and we absolutely cannot get a new one. I even went back to Stony Brook's state run site, where he got it, and they said nope. People sell them, so they don't give new ones. Called the Vaccine hotline, told me to call the doctor or the place we got it from. Did that before I even called them, nope. So yeah, make like a dozen copies and keep the original in a safe. (I have a photo of his on my phone, that's it)




I assumed there’d be a record with the county you received in. I’m sure you’ve tried that, though. Or the state health department? I’m sure you exhausted all avenues but wow. That’s really wild.



There is a record with the state health department - if you use the Excelsior pass website, you can get proof of his vaccination. It is not the same as the original card though, so there are sometimes ( like cruise travel) that you may need the original. The Excelsior pass is only used in NYS. I would make sure the photo you have is backed up somewhere. I need to show proof for a wedding, and they said an Excelsior pass or photo of your card is fine.


OP: To answer the original question, DH & I had Pfizer & just had arm soreness and fatigue. My brother had Moderna & no side effects ( was able to work his physical job the day after both shots) but it seems to be more dependant on the person than the vaccine.

Also, keep in mind after the 2nd shot, it takes 2 more weeks to be considered fully vaccinated. HTat might be where your confusion about the # of weeks came in.

You probably still have antibodies, if you wanted to wait a little bit to work it in your schedule, but my understanding is that the vaccine is a little more effective against variants than natural immunity, but I am not 100% sure on that.

Message edited 8/5/2021 12:43:40 PM.

Posted 8/5/21 12:38 PM
 

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Re: On the fence on getting vaccinated… looking for personal experience

I had the J&J shot just about 3 mo after having Covid. I had pain in my arm for about 2 days and had a “mini Covid” for 36 hours. Fevers chills etc. but was totally fine with Tylenol.

The reasoning behind the J&J was I already had Covid - so it’s like getting “2 shots”

If it comes out that everyone needs a booster, I won’t hesitate. I was on the fence about booster talk before seeing what the delta is doing.

Posted 8/5/21 1:03 PM
 

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Re: On the fence on getting vaccinated… looking for personal experience

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Posted by BFNY516

Posted by BargainMama



And PS, don't lose your card because you will never get a new one. My son lost his (he's autistic, and his memory sucks, so no clue where it went), and we absolutely cannot get a new one. I even went back to Stony Brook's state run site, where he got it, and they said nope. People sell them, so they don't give new ones. Called the Vaccine hotline, told me to call the doctor or the place we got it from. Did that before I even called them, nope. So yeah, make like a dozen copies and keep the original in a safe. (I have a photo of his on my phone, that's it)




I assumed there’d be a record with the county you received in. I’m sure you’ve tried that, though. Or the state health department? I’m sure you exhausted all avenues but wow. That’s really wild.



There is a record with the state health department - if you use the Excelsior pass website, you can get proof of his vaccination. It is not the same as the original card though, so there are sometimes ( like cruise travel) that you may need the original. The Excelsior pass is only used in NYS. I would make sure the photo you have is backed up somewhere. I need to show proof for a wedding, and they said an Excelsior pass or photo of your card is fine.


OP: To answer the original question, DH & I had Pfizer & just had arm soreness and fatigue. My brother had Moderna & no side effects ( was able to work his physical job the day after both shots) but it seems to be more dependant on the person than the vaccine.

Also, keep in mind after the 2nd shot, it takes 2 more weeks to be considered fully vaccinated. HTat might be where your confusion about the # of weeks came in.

You probably still have antibodies, if you wanted to wait a little bit to work it in your schedule, but my understanding is that the vaccine is a little more effective against variants than natural immunity, but I am not 100% sure on that.



Well the next problem is that his vaccine record online is incorrect when I viewed it on the pass plus site. His first dose is listed the week before he actually got it, and it says his family doctor's office did it (they didn't) with no lot number. The only thing I can think of is that when he had a check up, they asked if he got a vaccination I said yeah last week, so they just made up their own date and entered into the vaccine system?! I was told they should be able to fix that, but who knows. I called them, waiting on a call back since it appears his doctor uses a call center for their physician offices (Northwell).

His 2nd dose is listed on the pass and is actually his first dose at Stony Brook, and the date is a week after the first dose they have listed. So yeah if anyone sees the dates they are going to think that is a fake pass or something since you don't get vaccines a week apart. His real second dose isn't listed. I'm really getting annoyed. And yeah, we need the card for traveling at some point and the photo probably isn't going to cut it. I'm going to just have to print the photo and hope for the best. Insane they won't just give a new one though. John Smith isn't going to be able to use his ID and my son's card with his name on it anyway!

Message edited 8/5/2021 1:13:28 PM.

Posted 8/5/21 1:12 PM
 

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Re: On the fence on getting vaccinated… looking for personal experience

Thanks everyone I will read through all responses and the Thread that was bumped for me.

As regards and talking to my doctor I had my physical a couple weeks ago he knew I had Covid and his advice was to get it. Of course he didn’t push me one way or the other and he told me he took it even though he had Covid and told me his experience and why.

Yes I know I should listen to my dr but I’m still questioning what I should do why I don’t know but I am. Chat Icon

Posted 8/5/21 2:33 PM
 

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Re: On the fence on getting vaccinated… looking for personal experience

Posted by blu6385

Thanks everyone I will read through all responses and the Thread that was bumped for me.

As regards and talking to my doctor I had my physical a couple weeks ago he knew I had Covid and his advice was to get it. Of course he didn’t push me one way or the other and he told me he took it even though he had Covid and told me his experience and why.

Yes I know I should listen to my dr but I’m still questioning what I should do why I don’t know but I am. Chat Icon



Just ask YOURSELF why you want the vaccine and decide if getting the vaccine will fulfill the “why”

For me, I was going to get it to protect my parents. But after researching I found that by myself getting vaccinated it doesn’t offer them any protection. So *at this time* I’m not ready to get it. I’ve got antibodies from having Covid recently and it just doesn’t make sense for ME. Once they wear off and there is more longer term info on the vaccines I will re evaluate

Posted 8/5/21 4:01 PM
 

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Re: On the fence on getting vaccinated… looking for personal experience

I got Moderna. With the first dose, my arm was a little sore. The next day, my stomach hurt a bit for maybe 20-30 minutes. I could not say if the stomach was related to the shot. It was fleeting and of little note.

After the second dose, my arm was a bit more sore the next day, and I was very tired. I took the day off from work beforehand, and I just relaxed and napped. I did not have any other symptoms.

Also, I have allergies that required I be monitored for longer than the standard time after getting vaccinated. The regular time is 15 minutes (or at least it was back when I went); I had to wait 30. I had no reactions.

FWIW, I've never had COVID. Or if I did, I didn't know about it. I've been tested a lot of times between testing at work and testing before visiting my relative in a nursing home, and have never tested positive.

Message edited 8/5/2021 4:33:45 PM.

Posted 8/5/21 4:32 PM
 

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On the fence on getting vaccinated… looking for personal experience

I was super super nervous to get it as I have so many allergies. I can not get the flu shot bc of it. BUT I knew I had to get it to protect my mom (currently doing chemo) and my DH (compromised immunity). SO I finally did it. First shot had only sore arm, 2nd shot got a headache and slight fever, slept for 4 hours and woke up and back to normal. Good luck!

Posted 8/5/21 10:59 PM
 

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On the fence on getting vaccinated… looking for personal experience

I had Pfizer. 1st shot I had a slightly sore arm. It felt like I had a bruise.
The 2nd one I also had a sore arm and no other symptoms at all.
I had Covid in December and the shots in July.

Posted 8/6/21 1:20 PM
 

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Re: On the fence on getting vaccinated… looking for personal experience

Pfizer - no side effects other than sore arm for 24-48 hours. My dad had Moderna and didn't have any other side effects either.

Posted 8/6/21 1:55 PM
 

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Re: On the fence on getting vaccinated… looking for personal experience

Posted by blu6385

Thanks everyone I will read through all responses and the Thread that was bumped for me.

As regards and talking to my doctor I had my physical a couple weeks ago he knew I had Covid and his advice was to get it. Of course he didn’t push me one way or the other and he told me he took it even though he had Covid and told me his experience and why.

Yes I know I should listen to my dr but I’m still questioning what I should do why I don’t know but I am. Chat Icon



You are not alone! I am the same way. I finally went and got the 1st Pfizer shot last week. I am up in the air about the 2nd one.......I think more nervous of the unknown potential side effects from the shot and COVID.

Posted 8/6/21 7:47 PM
 

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Re: On the fence on getting vaccinated… looking for personal experience

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Posted by blu6385

Thanks everyone I will read through all responses and the Thread that was bumped for me.

As regards and talking to my doctor I had my physical a couple weeks ago he knew I had Covid and his advice was to get it. Of course he didn’t push me one way or the other and he told me he took it even though he had Covid and told me his experience and why.

Yes I know I should listen to my dr but I’m still questioning what I should do why I don’t know but I am. Chat Icon



You are not alone! I am the same way. I finally went and got the 1st Pfizer shot last week. I am up in the air about the 2nd one.......I think more nervous of the unknown potential side effects from the shot and COVID.



I was just about to make an appointment and I can’t finish it. This is so stupid. I don’t know what to do.

In a surprise my DH has now decided to get it. Why who the f knows. His appointment is next week!! Even with him scheduled I’m questioning what to do!
I hate the unknowns!!

Posted 8/6/21 11:03 PM
 

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On the fence on getting vaccinated… looking for personal experience

Go with your gut!

Posted 8/6/21 11:41 PM
 

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Re: On the fence on getting vaccinated… looking for personal experience

Posted by blu6385

Posted by RainyDay

Posted by blu6385

Thanks everyone I will read through all responses and the Thread that was bumped for me.

As regards and talking to my doctor I had my physical a couple weeks ago he knew I had Covid and his advice was to get it. Of course he didn’t push me one way or the other and he told me he took it even though he had Covid and told me his experience and why.

Yes I know I should listen to my dr but I’m still questioning what I should do why I don’t know but I am. Chat Icon



You are not alone! I am the same way. I finally went and got the 1st Pfizer shot last week. I am up in the air about the 2nd one.......I think more nervous of the unknown potential side effects from the shot and COVID.



I was just about to make an appointment and I can’t finish it. This is so stupid. I don’t know what to do.

In a surprise my DH has now decided to get it. Why who the f knows. His appointment is next week!! Even with him scheduled I’m questioning what to do!
I hate the unknowns!!



Trust me I know. It's like you are rolling the dice no matter which decision you make. It's scary and I totally know how you are feeling because that was me last week. I had no side effects from the 1st shot but now I'm scared to do the 2nd.

You can do what I did and make the appointment and you can always cancel or move it if your not ready. This is exactly what I did when I scheduled my first. I ended up waiting an extra week.

Posted 8/7/21 8:01 AM
 

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Re: On the fence on getting vaccinated… looking for personal experience

Posted by RainyDay

Posted by blu6385

Posted by RainyDay

Posted by blu6385

Thanks everyone I will read through all responses and the Thread that was bumped for me.

As regards and talking to my doctor I had my physical a couple weeks ago he knew I had Covid and his advice was to get it. Of course he didn’t push me one way or the other and he told me he took it even though he had Covid and told me his experience and why.

Yes I know I should listen to my dr but I’m still questioning what I should do why I don’t know but I am. Chat Icon



You are not alone! I am the same way. I finally went and got the 1st Pfizer shot last week. I am up in the air about the 2nd one.......I think more nervous of the unknown potential side effects from the shot and COVID.



I was just about to make an appointment and I can’t finish it. This is so stupid. I don’t know what to do.

In a surprise my DH has now decided to get it. Why who the f knows. His appointment is next week!! Even with him scheduled I’m questioning what to do!
I hate the unknowns!!



Trust me I know. It's like you are rolling the dice no matter which decision you make. It's scary and I totally know how you are feeling because that was me last week. I had no side effects from the 1st shot but now I'm scared to do the 2nd.

You can do what I did and make the appointment and you can always cancel or move it if your not ready. This is exactly what I did when I scheduled my first. I ended up waiting an extra week.



I didn't even make an appointment, I walked into Walmart the other day. I woke up in the morning and said okay I'm going to get a shot today. I find making the appointment makes you go back and forth on it because you can cancel

Posted 8/7/21 3:24 PM
 

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Re: On the fence on getting vaccinated… looking for personal experience

Posted by BargainMama

Posted by RainyDay

Posted by blu6385

Posted by RainyDay

Posted by blu6385

Thanks everyone I will read through all responses and the Thread that was bumped for me.

As regards and talking to my doctor I had my physical a couple weeks ago he knew I had Covid and his advice was to get it. Of course he didn’t push me one way or the other and he told me he took it even though he had Covid and told me his experience and why.

Yes I know I should listen to my dr but I’m still questioning what I should do why I don’t know but I am. Chat Icon



You are not alone! I am the same way. I finally went and got the 1st Pfizer shot last week. I am up in the air about the 2nd one.......I think more nervous of the unknown potential side effects from the shot and COVID.



I was just about to make an appointment and I can’t finish it. This is so stupid. I don’t know what to do.

In a surprise my DH has now decided to get it. Why who the f knows. His appointment is next week!! Even with him scheduled I’m questioning what to do!
I hate the unknowns!!



Trust me I know. It's like you are rolling the dice no matter which decision you make. It's scary and I totally know how you are feeling because that was me last week. I had no side effects from the 1st shot but now I'm scared to do the 2nd.

You can do what I did and make the appointment and you can always cancel or move it if your not ready. This is exactly what I did when I scheduled my first. I ended up waiting an extra week.



I didn't even make an appointment, I walked into Walmart the other day. I woke up in the morning and said okay I'm going to get a shot today. I find making the appointment makes you go back and forth on it because you can cancel



I agree. It’s similar to how I went about it. What made you decide to do it?

Posted 8/7/21 3:39 PM
 

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Re: On the fence on getting vaccinated… looking for personal experience

Posted by BFNY516

Posted by BargainMama

Posted by RainyDay

Posted by blu6385

Posted by RainyDay

Posted by blu6385

Thanks everyone I will read through all responses and the Thread that was bumped for me.

As regards and talking to my doctor I had my physical a couple weeks ago he knew I had Covid and his advice was to get it. Of course he didn’t push me one way or the other and he told me he took it even though he had Covid and told me his experience and why.

Yes I know I should listen to my dr but I’m still questioning what I should do why I don’t know but I am. Chat Icon



You are not alone! I am the same way. I finally went and got the 1st Pfizer shot last week. I am up in the air about the 2nd one.......I think more nervous of the unknown potential side effects from the shot and COVID.



I was just about to make an appointment and I can’t finish it. This is so stupid. I don’t know what to do.

In a surprise my DH has now decided to get it. Why who the f knows. His appointment is next week!! Even with him scheduled I’m questioning what to do!
I hate the unknowns!!



Trust me I know. It's like you are rolling the dice no matter which decision you make. It's scary and I totally know how you are feeling because that was me last week. I had no side effects from the 1st shot but now I'm scared to do the 2nd.

You can do what I did and make the appointment and you can always cancel or move it if your not ready. This is exactly what I did when I scheduled my first. I ended up waiting an extra week.



I didn't even make an appointment, I walked into Walmart the other day. I woke up in the morning and said okay I'm going to get a shot today. I find making the appointment makes you go back and forth on it because you can cancel



I agree. It’s similar to how I went about it. What made you decide to do it?



I actually had planned on getting vaccinated, but just couldn't really do it earlier since I was having health issues and was afraid to inject anything that might mess me up more! The dates just never lined up right though since I was traveling, etc. and the 2nd shot would always be around when I had something to do in life that I couldn't potentially be down for from side effects. Then I saw the news of having to be vaccinated in NYC and I spend a lot of time there with my SO, so I just had to get it over with. The 2nd shot still doesn't align with my life and other plans I have, so it will just have to be a few days late!

Posted 8/7/21 6:39 PM
 

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Re: On the fence on getting vaccinated… looking for personal experience

Posted by BargainMama

Posted by BFNY516

Posted by BargainMama

Posted by RainyDay

Posted by blu6385

Posted by RainyDay

Posted by blu6385

Thanks everyone I will read through all responses and the Thread that was bumped for me.

As regards and talking to my doctor I had my physical a couple weeks ago he knew I had Covid and his advice was to get it. Of course he didn’t push me one way or the other and he told me he took it even though he had Covid and told me his experience and why.

Yes I know I should listen to my dr but I’m still questioning what I should do why I don’t know but I am. Chat Icon



You are not alone! I am the same way. I finally went and got the 1st Pfizer shot last week. I am up in the air about the 2nd one.......I think more nervous of the unknown potential side effects from the shot and COVID.



I was just about to make an appointment and I can’t finish it. This is so stupid. I don’t know what to do.

In a surprise my DH has now decided to get it. Why who the f knows. His appointment is next week!! Even with him scheduled I’m questioning what to do!
I hate the unknowns!!



Trust me I know. It's like you are rolling the dice no matter which decision you make. It's scary and I totally know how you are feeling because that was me last week. I had no side effects from the 1st shot but now I'm scared to do the 2nd.

You can do what I did and make the appointment and you can always cancel or move it if your not ready. This is exactly what I did when I scheduled my first. I ended up waiting an extra week.



I didn't even make an appointment, I walked into Walmart the other day. I woke up in the morning and said okay I'm going to get a shot today. I find making the appointment makes you go back and forth on it because you can cancel



I agree. It’s similar to how I went about it. What made you decide to do it?



I actually had planned on getting vaccinated, but just couldn't really do it earlier since I was having health issues and was afraid to inject anything that might mess me up more! The dates just never lined up right though since I was traveling, etc. and the 2nd shot would always be around when I had something to do in life that I couldn't potentially be down for from side effects. Then I saw the news of having to be vaccinated in NYC and I spend a lot of time there with my SO, so I just had to get it over with. The 2nd shot still doesn't align with my life and other plans I have, so it will just have to be a few days late!



I actually have seen several reports that a longer interval in between is ideal for longer immunity. For Pfizer they were saying 8-12 weeks - have they not changed the recommendations?

Posted 8/8/21 11:37 AM
 

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Re: On the fence on getting vaccinated… looking for personal experience

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Posted by BargainMama

Posted by BFNY516

Posted by BargainMama

Posted by RainyDay

Posted by blu6385

Posted by RainyDay

Posted by blu6385

Thanks everyone I will read through all responses and the Thread that was bumped for me.

As regards and talking to my doctor I had my physical a couple weeks ago he knew I had Covid and his advice was to get it. Of course he didn’t push me one way or the other and he told me he took it even though he had Covid and told me his experience and why.

Yes I know I should listen to my dr but I’m still questioning what I should do why I don’t know but I am. Chat Icon



You are not alone! I am the same way. I finally went and got the 1st Pfizer shot last week. I am up in the air about the 2nd one.......I think more nervous of the unknown potential side effects from the shot and COVID.



I was just about to make an appointment and I can’t finish it. This is so stupid. I don’t know what to do.

In a surprise my DH has now decided to get it. Why who the f knows. His appointment is next week!! Even with him scheduled I’m questioning what to do!
I hate the unknowns!!



Trust me I know. It's like you are rolling the dice no matter which decision you make. It's scary and I totally know how you are feeling because that was me last week. I had no side effects from the 1st shot but now I'm scared to do the 2nd.

You can do what I did and make the appointment and you can always cancel or move it if your not ready. This is exactly what I did when I scheduled my first. I ended up waiting an extra week.



I didn't even make an appointment, I walked into Walmart the other day. I woke up in the morning and said okay I'm going to get a shot today. I find making the appointment makes you go back and forth on it because you can cancel



I agree. It’s similar to how I went about it. What made you decide to do it?



I actually had planned on getting vaccinated, but just couldn't really do it earlier since I was having health issues and was afraid to inject anything that might mess me up more! The dates just never lined up right though since I was traveling, etc. and the 2nd shot would always be around when I had something to do in life that I couldn't potentially be down for from side effects. Then I saw the news of having to be vaccinated in NYC and I spend a lot of time there with my SO, so I just had to get it over with. The 2nd shot still doesn't align with my life and other plans I have, so it will just have to be a few days late!



I actually have seen several reports that a longer interval in between is ideal for longer immunity. For Pfizer they were saying 8-12 weeks - have they not changed the recommendations?



At the vaccination centers here, they wanted me to go in 3 weeks and said that was better. I chose 4 weeks, for other reasons. So who knows at this point? I just want to be protected by winter time and if I have to get a third shot, I’ll get that. But I did read that they think more weeks in between is better, but I thought that was said because we simply didn’t have enough. Now they seem to be in a race against time.

I haven’t gotten my second shot yet. I got my first shot and I was really, really tired that night (I also had taken Xanax). I also had pain in my spine for a few days, but I sometimes still get scoliosis pain.

I was a little bit on the fence, but when I saw many stories of people my age going in the hospital from the Delta variant and they hadn’t gotten the vaccine, that was enough for me to push me to get it. I kept putting it off.

ETA: I also had a sore arm, but it pales in comparison to the sore arm I got for a past tetanus shot.

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Posted 8/8/21 11:57 AM
 

BargainMama
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Re: On the fence on getting vaccinated… looking for personal experience

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Thanks everyone I will read through all responses and the Thread that was bumped for me.

As regards and talking to my doctor I had my physical a couple weeks ago he knew I had Covid and his advice was to get it. Of course he didn’t push me one way or the other and he told me he took it even though he had Covid and told me his experience and why.

Yes I know I should listen to my dr but I’m still questioning what I should do why I don’t know but I am. Chat Icon



You are not alone! I am the same way. I finally went and got the 1st Pfizer shot last week. I am up in the air about the 2nd one.......I think more nervous of the unknown potential side effects from the shot and COVID.



I was just about to make an appointment and I can’t finish it. This is so stupid. I don’t know what to do.

In a surprise my DH has now decided to get it. Why who the f knows. His appointment is next week!! Even with him scheduled I’m questioning what to do!
I hate the unknowns!!



Trust me I know. It's like you are rolling the dice no matter which decision you make. It's scary and I totally know how you are feeling because that was me last week. I had no side effects from the 1st shot but now I'm scared to do the 2nd.

You can do what I did and make the appointment and you can always cancel or move it if your not ready. This is exactly what I did when I scheduled my first. I ended up waiting an extra week.



I didn't even make an appointment, I walked into Walmart the other day. I woke up in the morning and said okay I'm going to get a shot today. I find making the appointment makes you go back and forth on it because you can cancel



I agree. It’s similar to how I went about it. What made you decide to do it?



I actually had planned on getting vaccinated, but just couldn't really do it earlier since I was having health issues and was afraid to inject anything that might mess me up more! The dates just never lined up right though since I was traveling, etc. and the 2nd shot would always be around when I had something to do in life that I couldn't potentially be down for from side effects. Then I saw the news of having to be vaccinated in NYC and I spend a lot of time there with my SO, so I just had to get it over with. The 2nd shot still doesn't align with my life and other plans I have, so it will just have to be a few days late!



I actually have seen several reports that a longer interval in between is ideal for longer immunity. For Pfizer they were saying 8-12 weeks - have they not changed the recommendations?



Nope...my daughter and I were both vaccinated this past week and two different locations, both Pfizer, and were made appts for 3 weeks out. The injector where I went said it's not recommend to go past 4 days after the 3 week mark. So who knows!

Posted 8/8/21 1:56 PM
 

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Re: On the fence on getting vaccinated… looking for personal experience

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Posted by RainyDay

Posted by blu6385

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Posted by blu6385

Thanks everyone I will read through all responses and the Thread that was bumped for me.

As regards and talking to my doctor I had my physical a couple weeks ago he knew I had Covid and his advice was to get it. Of course he didn’t push me one way or the other and he told me he took it even though he had Covid and told me his experience and why.

Yes I know I should listen to my dr but I’m still questioning what I should do why I don’t know but I am. Chat Icon



You are not alone! I am the same way. I finally went and got the 1st Pfizer shot last week. I am up in the air about the 2nd one.......I think more nervous of the unknown potential side effects from the shot and COVID.



I was just about to make an appointment and I can’t finish it. This is so stupid. I don’t know what to do.

In a surprise my DH has now decided to get it. Why who the f knows. His appointment is next week!! Even with him scheduled I’m questioning what to do!
I hate the unknowns!!



Trust me I know. It's like you are rolling the dice no matter which decision you make. It's scary and I totally know how you are feeling because that was me last week. I had no side effects from the 1st shot but now I'm scared to do the 2nd.

You can do what I did and make the appointment and you can always cancel or move it if your not ready. This is exactly what I did when I scheduled my first. I ended up waiting an extra week.



I didn't even make an appointment, I walked into Walmart the other day. I woke up in the morning and said okay I'm going to get a shot today. I find making the appointment makes you go back and forth on it because you can cancel



I agree. It’s similar to how I went about it. What made you decide to do it?



I actually had planned on getting vaccinated, but just couldn't really do it earlier since I was having health issues and was afraid to inject anything that might mess me up more! The dates just never lined up right though since I was traveling, etc. and the 2nd shot would always be around when I had something to do in life that I couldn't potentially be down for from side effects. Then I saw the news of having to be vaccinated in NYC and I spend a lot of time there with my SO, so I just had to get it over with. The 2nd shot still doesn't align with my life and other plans I have, so it will just have to be a few days late!



I actually have seen several reports that a longer interval in between is ideal for longer immunity. For Pfizer they were saying 8-12 weeks - have they not changed the recommendations?



Nope...my daughter and I were both vaccinated this past week and two different locations, both Pfizer, and were made appts for 3 weeks out. The injector where I went said it's not recommend to go past 4 days after the 3 week mark. So who knows!



I'm also scheduled to go back three weeks to the day from shot #1

Posted 8/8/21 3:47 PM
 

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Re: On the fence on getting vaccinated… looking for personal experience

I had Pfizer, 3 weeks apart. The first shot I was fine. The second shot I felt very tired the next afternoon. Oh and I was a little sore. That was it. If you decide to do it, hydrate really well the day before and the day of. It definitely helps.

Side note: my brother had Covid in February so he was using that as a reason to delay getting the vax. He ended up getting his antibodies checked last week and he has none. I'm just sharing that so you aren't reliant on your own body to defend you.

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