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    Default I got the COVID shot today

    Has anyone else gotten any vaccine. I signed up and got on a waiting list through a county health department. I got an email two days in advance. I had to drive 60 miles to get it at the Texas Motor Speedway. The setup was crazy big, it was about 20 lanes wide, you drove through several tents, one you get a clipboard, the next you turn the clipboard, and show your email authorizing the vaccination. The next tent you got the shot. The clipboard has health questions. There was probably 1000 workers there, FEMA, local police & Fire departments, volunteer medical workers, National guard, military medics, US Customs service, A young woman from the US forest service did me. There were other agencys involved too. Very professional, and considering the masses of vehicles very efficent. The 2 1/2 hour line to get to the first tent was the worse part. After getting the vaccine you had to park they were staging people into lanes and holding them, there was a big flashing sign, "if you need help or are having trouble flash lights and honk horn" They were looking for allergic reactions, I took a twin pack of epipens with me as a precaution. After 15 minutes they started flagging everyone out to depart. They give you a small card identifying me as having received the first dose and telling you the projected return date. They called it a covid shot record. When I got home there was an email waiting acknowledging that I showed up and got the vaccine. The message also told me that I didn't need to take any further steps, I would be automatically notified when to return. I never had to leave the car either, I was totally impressed in the process. Waiting for the come and get it notification, and the wait in line were the only things that were frustrating.

    I was initially wanting the Pfizer vaccine because it was rated to be a few percentage points more effective. But later I learned the Modenra was 80% effective after the first dose, and the Pfizer was only 50% effective after the first dose. I got the Pfizer today, so now it begins. The Pfizer modifies the DNA in a small percentage of your immune cells. These cells have a maximum lifespan of about 30 days, subsequent replacement immune system cells your body produces return to normal. The DNA modification to your immune cells tricks your immune system into thinking it sees covid19 virus. A protein on the mutated immune cell is created/modified to mimic the protein on covid 19 virus cells. Your body registers this protein as an invader and when your body sees it later it attacks it and kills it. Basically it creates an immune response to the covid 19 without ever having seen the virus, pretty slick. They are already using this type of therapy in cancer treatment with a different chemistry. In cancer treatment it trains your immune cells to attack cancer cells, identifying them by their specific external protein, pretty slick again. Maybe this vaccine technology will help cure the plague of the 21st century (cancer) Other than craving a big T bone steak, I don't seem have any other side effects.
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    That is good information. I am interested in getting the vaccine,the info you posted here is encouraging.I'm 64 so I may need to wait until my PCP and Sutter Health here near Sacramento(Davis)sends me a message to tell me it's time to get vaccinated.I would much rather get the shots,than hide-out in my dwelling 'social distancing'..

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    I received Moderna shot one Thursday and they had me wait 15 minutes to make sure there wasn’t an anaphylactic reaction. Medics were set up where I work. I had appointment and there was no line as they work with far less volume.

    The site where I received the shot became sore several hours later is is still a little sore day 3. I received a CDC card as well with shot details.
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    I got the Pfizer vaccine...first shot: Dec 23rd. Second shot: Jan 13th.

    I work in a hospital and the vaccine was not mandatory. There are still some personnel who are waiting for more testing.

    Both times, I had soreness in my arm. The first shot had a longer affect of soreness; the second, not so much.

    I have my Covid-19 card and put it in a safe place.

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    I'm going to wait it out awhile yet before jumping on the bandwagon, I'm rather low on the "need" list anyhow and would prefer a single dose vaccine.
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    Yep, had both doses of Pfizer vaccine.
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    My wife had both doses of Moderna.

    She felt pretty crappy for most of the day after the second shot, which is very normal. I'd say it's even a welcome sign that it's working. She was fine by that evening.

    She usually feels crappy for a day after getting a regular flu shot, so it was expected. However, she didn't plan ahead and take the day off for some reason, so it caused a little scrambling around at work when she called in.

    I'll be in line for the first available vaccine as soon as I can. Indiana did a pretty good job of getting ready and things are going pretty smoothly here. I really feel sorry for folks in some states that haven't taken things seriously and didn't plan ahead.
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    Well done metalfab. I've not gotten one yet, but I look forward to it. I'm super low on the list though, 40's, healthy, no pre-existing conditions, etc. Maybe in a few months? Here's hopin
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    When will we, wife & I, need a Covid shot? My wife & I both were told we had Covid, back in Oct. If I understand correctly, after we've had it we have the anti-bodies that you get from the shot. How long will our anti-bodies last? & when should we need to get the shot, or shots?
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    You should be scheduling those shots as soon as possible, rphillips. I have two colleagues who suffered through COVID in December, recovered and who have both received both doses.
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