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My wife and I have been fully vaccinated for a few weeks now (our 2nd Pfizer dose was in mid April), never did have any detectable reaction whatsoever to the vaccine. I wear a heart rate monitoring watch (I’ve been wearing them since January 2015 and have 6 years of solid data now) and I saw a couple day marginal increase in my resting heart rate which I assume was my immune system doing what it does, and then back to my long term average.

Now that Pfizer is opened up for 12 and up, our 15 year old got his first shot this morning. So far so good. Now to get it approved for under 12’s so our 11 year old can get it and we’ll be done until it’s booster time whenever that may be.

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1 hour ago, Snownado said:

Yes. I haven't been vaccinated for anything in many years. I am so nervous i'm about to throw up. I think i will just cancel my appointment. I mean, if I don't get the vaccine I will probably still live right ? I'm just trying to debate on whether it's worth it or not.

I’ve been working at the local health dept shot clinic since it opened and I’ve spoken to 2 people who reported any major symptoms (out of hundreds). 

A sore arm for day was well worth the peace of mind I now have.

 

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Similar arm soreness as the first dose, plus some fatigue and generally “under the weather” feeling like when I have a cold. I slept for about 5 hours this afternoon so I’m a little less tired now. I’m not a fan of vaccines either but it’s worth it to put this pandemic behind me and do what I can to help society. 

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4 hours ago, hawkeye_wx said:

I also had not received any vaccinations for many years, but I was not concerned at all getting the COVID shot.  I figured, at worst, I would get a brief headache or feel tired.  Ultimately, I could not even feel being stuck by such a tiny needle (I used to donate plasma and they use a much larger needle) and I experienced no side effects other than a slighly sore upper arm for a day or two after each shot.  Getting the two shots was a nothingburger experience.  Now I am likely protected against any severe COVID symptoms if not completely immune.  Getting the shots was an easy choice for me.

Rumor has it getting the poke pretty much guarantees you will receive no snows in excess of 10 inches for a decade. Courage exemplified. 

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I've been on the road since Easter in a variety of states photographing dance competitions and college commencements.  There are so many various mask and dining mandates and the reactions to masks or no masks are also equally all over the road.  I walked into a Starbucks last Sunday without a mask when in Rockford, IL.  There were five baristas working and they had plexiglass all around the work area.  Three dead stopped and yelled about no mask and being unsafe.  

On Friday I was in Missouri at a commencement doing green screen images. The President was very pro-mask and nobody was allowed to unmask even when speaking.  Most of the commencement team were vaccinated and didn't wear their mask unless in the President's sight.  They had a code word on the radio to alert everyone of his presence.

I've been struggling with so much no indoor dining.  I'm sick of eating in my car or hotel room.

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2 hours ago, KokomoWX said:

I've been on the road since Easter in a variety of states photographing dance competitions and college commencements.  There are so many various mask and dining mandates and the reactions to masks or no masks are also equally all over the road.  I walked into a Starbucks last Sunday without a mask when in Rockford, IL.  There were five baristas working and they had plexiglass all around the work area.  Three dead stopped and yelled about no mask and being unsafe.  

On Friday I was in Missouri at a commencement doing green screen images. The President was very pro-mask and nobody was allowed to unmask even when speaking.  Most of the commencement team were vaccinated and didn't wear their mask unless in the President's sight.  They had a code word on the radio to alert everyone of his presence.

I've been struggling with so much no indoor dining.  I'm sick of eating in my car or hotel room.

Hopefully remaining restrictions can go away soon.  A lot of states have had capacity limits on things (or even no indoor dining as you mentioned) and I think like 37 states had mask mandates at some point.  It was probably unrealistic to expect everything everywhere to change quickly even after the new CDC guidance came out.  We are sort of in a transition phase of pandemic life with places figuring out what to do.  Hopefully things look and feel different pretty soon.  imo it's going to be difficult even for a portion of vaccinated people to return back to a pre-covid type of life though.  May make for an interesting study in human behavior. 

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1 hour ago, Hoosier said:

Hopefully remaining restrictions can go away soon.  A lot of states have had capacity limits on things (or even no indoor dining as you mentioned) and I think like 37 states had mask mandates at some point.  It was probably unrealistic to expect everything everywhere to change quickly even after the new CDC guidance came out.  We are sort of in a transition phase of pandemic life with places figuring out what to do.  Hopefully things look and feel different pretty soon.  imo it's going to be difficult even for a portion of vaccinated people to return back to a pre-covid type of life though.  May make for an interesting study in human behavior. 

I was back in OKC this last weekend-outside of grocery stores nobody was wearing masks. It felt pretty great. Maybe I shouldn’t be but I’m still pretty shocked at some restrictions in some places. The outdoor mask requirement deal in Hawaii is pretty crazy. 

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2 hours ago, Jonger said:

I'm not requiring masks in my business.

About 25% of people are still wearing them.

Glad the unvaccinated folks are being so responsible and considerate.  /s

I bet if you could anonymously poll, the vast majority of those 25% are vaccinated and just generally cautious/anxious about covid. 

I'm looking forward to the governor here giving businesses the option to set their own policies on masks. We have over 70% of adults and 60% total with their first doses, our governor is saying he wants to wait until we have herd immunity to lift mask mandates but doesn't say the number he wants.  I wish he would at least just pick a date or number or something like most other states are doing. 

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28 minutes ago, mattb65 said:

Glad the unvaccinated folks are being so responsible and considerate.  /s

I bet if you could anonymously poll, the vast majority of those 25% are vaccinated and just generally cautious/anxious about covid. 

I'm looking forward to the governor here giving businesses the option to set their own policies on masks. We have over 70% of adults and 60% total with their first doses, our governor is saying he wants to wait until we have herd immunity to lift mask mandates but doesn't say the number he wants.  I wish he would at least just pick a date or number or something like most other states are doing. 

Not really worried about COVID.... people within risk groups need to handle their business and let others get back to normal.

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20 minutes ago, MJO812 said:

Are you stupid? Covid is still out there.

Of course it’s still out there, but the spine of the pandemic has been broken, especially in the US, thanks to a large number of people getting vaccinated. The vast majority of people getting covid in the US at this point are people getting covid by choice because they opted not to get vaccinated.

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Have brought this up before, but would like to see medical people talk more about certain people still being vulnerable from a serious covid outcome after being fully vaccinated.  If I had anybody in my family who I had reason to think that the vaccine would not work well in them, I'd certainly suggest getting an antibody test after full vaccination to get an idea of how much their body responded.  I realize not everyone has the means to do that or may not even want to know, as it would be pretty disheartening to get vaccinated and learn that your immune response to it was minimal.

https://madison.com/news/local/health-med-fit/madison-woman-dies-from-covid-19-she-contracted-after-full-vaccination/article_403d81d3-5dd1-549d-a174-d0c46c92d23a.amp.html

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Second dose of Pfizer is kicking my ass. Got the shot yesterday and felt fine with just a sore arm, but the second I went to bed I got sick as hell. It felt like influenza 2.0... Chills, fever, severe back and neck pain, my head felt like it was splitting in two. Popped 600mg Ibuprofen and that helped a lot, but I'm hoping I don't get worse again in two hours' time.

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54 minutes ago, Malacka11 said:

Second dose of Pfizer is kicking my ass. Got the shot yesterday and felt fine with just a sore arm, but the second I went to bed I got sick as hell. It felt like influenza 2.0... Chills, fever, severe back and neck pain, my head felt like it was splitting in two. Popped 600mg Ibuprofen and that helped a lot, but I'm hoping I don't get worse again in two hours' time.

When I had COVID-19, the back, neck and head pain were like that for over a week. Hope you’re well in short order. 

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21 hours ago, Jonger said:

Not really worried about COVID.... people within risk groups need to handle their business and let others get back to normal.

This is literally discriminatory thinking. You sound like a terrible boss for people who aren’t like you. 
 

https://www.mayoclinic.org/coronavirus-infection-by-race/expert-answers/faq-20488802

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14 minutes ago, purduewx80 said:

When I had COVID-19, the back, neck and head pain were like that for over a week. Hope you’re well in short order. 

That sounds like literal hell. As someone who's been fortunate to escape previous infection, this experience really humbled me. I can't imagine feeling like that for more than a day or two... Let alone breathing complications or anything else on top? Yikes. Appreciate the support man, I'm sure I'll be fine by tomorrow.

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1 hour ago, Malacka11 said:

Second dose of Pfizer is kicking my ass. Got the shot yesterday and felt fine with just a sore arm, but the second I went to bed I got sick as hell. It felt like influenza 2.0... Chills, fever, severe back and neck pain, my head felt like it was splitting in two. Popped 600mg Ibuprofen and that helped a lot, but I'm hoping I don't get worse again in two hours' time.

Did you have anything with the first one?  I don't remember.

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4 minutes ago, Hoosier said:

Did you have anything with the first one?  I don't remember.

Just a sore arm, that was literally it. I was pretty confident/optimistic going into both doses. My mother received the Pfizer vaccine too and was actually worried about her lack of an immune response to dose 2 -at least initially- so I definitely underestimated my chances of a strong reaction.

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1 hour ago, Malacka11 said:

That sounds like literal hell. As someone who's been fortunate to escape previous infection, this experience really humbled me. I can't imagine feeling like that for more than a day or two... Let alone breathing complications or anything else on top? Yikes. Appreciate the support man, I'm sure I'll be fine by tomorrow.

My issues went away after 24 hrs so hopefully you'll be on the mend soon.

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Good read about immunocompromised individuals.

Coronavirus vaccines may not work in some people. It’s because of their underlying conditions.

Early research shows that 15 to 80 percent of people with certain medical conditions, such as specific blood cancers or organ transplants, are generating few antibodies after receiving coronavirus vaccines.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/05/18/immunocompromised-coronavirus-vaccines-response/?outputType=amp

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