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Re: Had first vaccine last week

@cactusgal @Drythe @IG @grandma2pkmh 

 

Thank you all for the reassurances.  It's good to hear from others who have the same issue.

 

Having had a bad reaction to an ordinary flu shot and also a tetanus booster in the past, I wasn't looking forward to any reaction to this, but I was still determined to go through with it.

 

Thanks again!

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Re: Had first vaccine last week

I had Moderna in early March, my 2nd dose is April 5.   I only had a sore arm and some fatigue.

 

I am a bit worried about the 2nd dose, but I'm ready to get it done and hope I only have slight side effects.   I also registered with the CDC.  I went to Walgreens and they gave me some info about the CDC texting me for a week and then after to see what my side effects are.  It's kind of cool.  It's now weekly not daily and will be daily again when I get #2.

 

I just know I will feel safer.  I will still be wearing masks and distancing, changing nothing there.  I work full-time and am around people every day.  I have noticed less Covid cases in our bldg, so that is promising.

 

I hope the vaccine proves to be easy on you and we get through this with more confidence that we won't get sick.

 

Take care.

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Re: Had first vaccine last week

I got the moderna, no arm soreness, but night sweats.

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I go tomorrow (3/22) for my first one.  I'm not sure what vaccine they are giving at the clinic I am going to.  We'll see.   I'm a little nervous but happy at the same time.  

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Both my husband and I are going next week to receive first dose.After so many fails of not being able to get an appointment, we were finally successful.  I felt like I won the lottery.

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@ScrapHappy - I know what you mean.  I said the same to my DH because I needed to wait for the two-dose vaccine.  I couldn't believe it, when I actually got an appointment and I said to him "It's crazy - it's like winning the lottery!"

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@Venezia  I have severe RA and my rheumatologist told me to get the vaccine. I have completed the Moderna vaccine...some side effects but tolerable. I feel more secure.

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Re: Had first vaccine last week


@goldensrbest wrote:

I got the moderna, no arm soreness, but night sweats.

 

 

 

@goldensrbest 

 

Hopefully you don't have any more side effects from this shot, nor the 2nd dose when you are scheduled to have injected.

 

 

hckynut 


 

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@Venezia wrote:

I've got mine booked for next week.  I was in two minds about it, because they're still not sure how it affects those with RA, but I've decided to take my chances with a flare-up.  Better that than coronavirus.

 

My DH got his last week; the J&J one-dose.  I was advised to get either the Pfizer or Moderna, so that's why I haven't had it yet.  I'm hoping it doesn't affect me too badly.


I had a "mild" case of Covid (sick three weeks and still not completely over it), and on doctor's orders, I had the first Pfizer  vaccine 2 weeks ago and had a moderately uncomfortable reaction to it, and will have the second Pfizer this weekend.

 

Take my word for it, you have made the right decision. 

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My cousin had her second dose of Moderna on Tuesday.   She was fine all day, went to bed feeling fine.  

 

Woke up after midnight with chills and a fever of 104.   Tylenol brought her temperature down to 102, where it stayed for about 12-14 hours.   She felt fine by bedtime last night, has a noticeable site reaction, but still feels fine today.   

 

My cousin reacts this way to many things, so this reaction was no surprise; she was prepared.