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Spartan1
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08/14/2021 09:50AM  
This morning I was at Kroger's pharmacy window at 9:00 am to receive my third COVID-19 shot. I received the third dose because I'm immunocompromised as the result of a Kidney transplant.
Very little reaction after the first 2 shots, hope for more this time.

Spartan1
 
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straighthairedcurly
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08/14/2021 08:46PM  
Let us know. My sis will need one.
 
OCDave
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08/14/2021 08:55PM  
It will be interesting to hear about your booster experience.
 
08/14/2021 09:46PM  
OCDave: "At one point earlier this week the Minneapolis Metro health system I work for had 75 patients hospitalized for and testing positive for COVID. Of those, one was partially vaccinated and two others were fully vaccinated. Most, 72 of the 75, were never vaccinated.

I hope the booster is effective for those who have compromised immune systems. I hope the booster remains unnecessary for the remaining vaccinated population. "

In our health system we currently have 50 COVID patients hospitalized, 1 was vaccinated. We are seeing 98% of the hospitalizations are the unvaccinated. Average age of patients are now in the 40s. So far no deaths, but definitely permanent health issues for some.

Scary thing is three weeks ago, we only had five patients. If it keeps going up exponentially, we are in trouble.

Had a patient of mine, who called us sheep for making him wear a mask to clinic visits and for getting vaccinated, end up giving COVID to his entire family…killed his brother in law. Three months later, he is finally well enough to come back to PT to finish the rehab for his shoulder.

I feel bad for him. He has a lot of guilt, depression and regret. No I told you so’s - the damage is done. He just needs support now. Very sad…

T
 
08/14/2021 10:27PM  
Spartan1: "This morning I was at Kroger's pharmacy window at 9:00 am to receive my third COVID-19 shot. I received the third dose because I'm immunocompromised as the result of a Kidney transplant.
Very little reaction after the first 2 shots, hope for more this time.

Spartan1
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Which shot? Pfizer, or Moderna
 
08/14/2021 10:29PM  
timatkn: "OCDave: "At one point earlier this week the Minneapolis Metro health system I work for had 75 patients hospitalized for and testing positive for COVID. Of those, 1 was partially vaccinated and two others were fully vaccinated. Most, 72 of the 75, were never vaccinated.



I hope the booster is effective for those who have compromised immune systems. I hope the booster remains unnecessary for the remaining vaccinated population. "



In our health system we currently have 50 COVID patients hospitalized, 1 was vaccinated. We are seeing 98% of the hospitalizations are the unvaccinated. Average age of patients are now in the 40’s. So far no deaths, but definitely permanent health issues for some.


Scary thing is 3 weeks ago we only had 5 patients. If it keeps going up exponentially we are in trouble.


Had a patient of mine who called us sheep for making him wear masks to clinic visits and for getting vaccinated… He ended up giving COVID to his entire family…killed his brother in law…3 months later he is finally well enough to come back to PT to finish his rehab for his shoulder. I feel bad for him he has a lot of guilt, depression and regret. No I told you so’s…the damage is done he just needs support now. Very sad…


T"


Yes sadly this is so common,someone who doesn't do any prevention, than passes it on to others and they eventually die. I know many instants of that. To me it is like a case of manslaughter when you don't even try to slow down the disease. At least try,that is all you can ask of anyone.
What would of happened if we treated polio shots like this-it would of been devestating.
 
andym
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08/14/2021 10:31PM  
I'm glad you got your booster. In the trials, reactions didn't correlate with antibodies and so I hope you get antibodies and only enough reaction to give you a good feeling about it.
 
08/15/2021 09:27AM  
Thanks for posting. I wasn’t aware they were doing boosters, but saw it on the news that this started for the immunocompromised.

Stay safe.

T
 
Spartan1
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08/15/2021 12:09PM  
Pinetree: "Spartan1: "This morning I was at Kroger's pharmacy window at 9:00 am to receive my third COVID-19 shot. I received the third dose because I'm immunocompromised as the result of a Kidney transplant.
Very little reaction after the first 2 shots, hope for more this time.


Spartan1
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Which shot? Pfizer, or Moderna"


Pfizer
My arm is a little tender, but no other symptoms.

Neil
 
yellowcanoe
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08/15/2021 02:47PM  
Good to hear. You have a tough tightrope to walk. Can you get tested for antibody levels? I would hope so... there are lots of folks on immunosuppressants.
 
08/15/2021 05:11PM  
Pinetree: "timatkn: "OCDave: "At one point earlier this week the Minneapolis Metro health system I work for had 75 patients hospitalized for and testing positive for COVID. Of those, 1 was partially vaccinated and two others were fully vaccinated. Most, 72 of the 75, were never vaccinated.



I hope the booster is effective for those who have compromised immune systems. I hope the booster remains unnecessary for the remaining vaccinated population. "




In our health system we currently have 50 COVID patients hospitalized, 1 was vaccinated. We are seeing 98% of the hospitalizations are the unvaccinated. Average age of patients are now in the 40’s. So far no deaths, but definitely permanent health issues for some.



Scary thing is 3 weeks ago we only had 5 patients. If it keeps going up exponentially we are in trouble.



Had a patient of mine who called us sheep for making him wear masks to clinic visits and for getting vaccinated… He ended up giving COVID to his entire family…killed his brother in law…3 months later he is finally well enough to come back to PT to finish his rehab for his shoulder. I feel bad for him he has a lot of guilt, depression and regret. No I told you so’s…the damage is done he just needs support now. Very sad…



T"



Yes sadly this is so common,someone who doesn't do any prevention, than passes it on to others and they eventually die. I know many instants of that. To me it is like a case of manslaughter when you don't even try to slow down the disease. At least try,that is all you can ask of anyone.
What would of happened if we treated polio shots like this-it would of been devestating."


Scary in Texas
 
yellowcanoe
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08/15/2021 07:16PM  
my daughter is again on the Covid battle lines in MO. She has been there for two weeks and has at minimum another two week assignment. She is not in any high exposure patient care situation as she is logistics manager for some 100 ambulances under FEMA contract to shuttle sick Covid patients to open hospitals. Some of these patients are being driven several hundred miles. And some will die alone.

Masking is no big deal. Losing a family member is a big deal. I wish more folks "got this"

I would like to see my daughter before I pass. Perhaps dramatic( I am feeling this will never end!) but the anti vaxxers are doing a great job of perpetuating the virus and its mutants. Bluntly I am pissed.
 
OCDave
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08/15/2021 08:13PM  
Spartan1: "Pinetree: "Spartan1: "This morning I was at Kroger's pharmacy window at 9:00 am to receive my third COVID-19 shot. I received the third dose because I'm immunocompromised as the result of a Kidney transplant.
Very little reaction after the first 2 shots, hope for more this time.



Spartan1
"




Which shot? Pfizer, or Moderna"



Pfizer
My arm is a little tender, but no other symptoms.


Neil "


This is good to hear.
 
jhb8426
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08/16/2021 12:32AM  
yellowcanoe: "Masking is no big deal. Losing a family member is a big deal. I wish more folks "got this"

...the anti vaxxers are doing a great job of perpetuating the virus and its mutants. Bluntly I am pissed."


Totally agree.
 
08/19/2021 09:16PM  
agree
 
Spartan1
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08/22/2021 11:15AM  
Per the FDA and CDC I got a third dose not a booster shot. See below from University of Michigan Health.

The FDA and CDC have just approved and recommended an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines as part of a primary series for moderately and severely immunocompromised people.

The additional dose should be the same mRNA COVID-19 vaccine as the first two shots the person received before, and should be administered at least 28 days after completion of the initial primary series of two shots. Specifically, those who have had two doses of the Pfizer vaccine can get a third dose of that vaccine, and those who have had two doses of the Moderna vaccine can get a third dose of that vaccine.

This is not considered a “booster shot,” but rather an additional dose to the recommended use of COVID-19 vaccines in these individuals. It’s being recommended because they have likely not produced an adequate immune response after getting the first two doses of COVID-19 vaccine. True booster shots for anyone who received their last dose of vaccine more than eight months ago will be available in early fall.

Spartan1
 
burgydancer
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08/22/2021 04:33PM  
You are correct Spartan2. Thank you for your clarification. My husband also got his third shot last week as due to his cancer treatment he did not produce antibodies to the first two Pfizer vaccinations.
 
RedLakePaddler
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08/30/2021 03:09PM  
I got my 3rd Pfizer shot last week. Mayo Clinic messaged me that I should get as soon as I can because of my CLL and treatment. Messaged my local Doctor in Grand Forks ND and had my shot by 2:00 the next day. They really take care of me!!
Arm was a little sore and maybe a little tired the next day, nothing like the second shot.

Carl
 
09/07/2021 12:58PM  
Received a third Moderna shot late August. No side effects.
 
billconner
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11/23/2021 08:20PM  
HighnDry: "Received a third Moderna shot late August. No side effects."

We got Moderna booster Sunday and I think reaction was worse than being positive a year ago, or either first and second jab. Every symptom in spades. I hope that it means it's very effective.
 
Bearpath9
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11/24/2021 07:15AM  
Getting one next Thursday. We had already planned on it earlier since we are heading to the Virgin islands in Jan. We would have gotten one anyway.
 
11/24/2021 08:14AM  
Got Pfizer booster a month ago. I had no reaction and don't know anyone who had a reaction. My young niece's son, about 12, had the booster and he did want to sleep a couple extra hours.
 
Mocha
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11/24/2021 09:55AM  
I wonder what the difference is between the two vaccine shots and the booster?

I wonder if unvaccinated people will try to just get the booster and say they are vaccinated, unless you have to show your card in order to get the booster.

I wonder if vaccinated people can refuse to work in small spaces with unvaccinated people.

I wonder if I have too much time on my hands for all this wondering. :)
 
andym
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11/24/2021 05:07PM  
The only difference for the boosters is that the Moderna booster is a half-dose. Pfizer and J&J are the same dose as one of the initial injections.
 
11/24/2021 05:52PM  
I got my booster last week. I had a milder reaction than after my second dose.
 
Basspro69
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11/24/2021 10:42PM  
Got my third Phyzer shot a couple days ago, no reaction to any of the 3 shots
 
billconner
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11/25/2021 05:20AM  
From what I read, having the virus and then the initial vaccine gives me "hybrid immunity" and the booster shot was unnecessary, and especially effective against variants. Some scientists say why not anyways. In any case, the strong reaction is a good sign my body is making the antibodies.
 
saltdog
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11/25/2021 10:48AM  
My wife and I received out boosters yesterday. No adverse reaction. I am now ready for Quetico. Any updates?
 
4keys
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11/25/2021 06:50PM  
Both my husband and I received our 3rd Pfizer shot last week. Slightly sore arm, a little tired for a day.

I live in a county that is only 48 % vaccinated, and I am a substitute teacher at a school that is mask optional. Even with the 3rd shot I still wear a mask in school. Small annoyance compared to some covid effects.
 
nofish
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11/25/2021 10:46PM  
Both my wife and I got a Pfizer booster this week. For our first round I had the j&j and my wife had the Moderna. We both got laid out for a day after our first time but nothing beyond a sore arm after the booster.

We also were able to get our 5 and 8 year old vaccinated recently so we feel optimistic. Then we look at case counts in Minnesota and our kids schools and it starts to feel hopeless again. Hoping with more vaccines out there things will start looking better soon.
 
12/02/2021 10:15AM  
I got the Moderna booster about 15 hours ago. Sore right arm and right leg, not sure why my leg is sore. Shot related?
I don't seem to notice any other symptoms.
 
12/02/2021 10:25AM  
I just hope everyone gets the shots, it saves lives. Yours and others and helps give the virus less victims to mutate.
 
Mocha
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12/02/2021 03:13PM  
got my booster today, pfizer. the pharmacist asked if i'd had any reactions to the vaccine and i said, yes...it felt like i had covid all over again. she said, Sorry to hear that.... this might react the same way. bummer.

on a side note, i just read bobbers post previous to this about his wifes book club members rant.... very insightful. i've had runaway sniffles, sore throat and slight cough for about a week now. no fever or headache. the pharmacist didn't even ask about any of that, i was wearing a mask so she probably couldn't see my pink nose. i was attributing these things to a cleaning binge and the vapors from the toilet bowl cleaner...nasty stuff if even just one squirt! or the sheet rock dust and propane booster heat while working on our garage addition.

it's getting to the point where it's wrong to keep silent about being or not being vaccinated, when people die of covid it should be part of their obit...
i just think you never know who you have had contact with that had contact with that had contact with.... and so on. instead of talking statistics we should be proactive.
 
12/02/2021 03:34PM  
Agree 100%> Now in Brainerd their is no vacant beds in the hospital. Aitkin is the same way. Get vaccinated and relief some of the pressure with less virus cases.
 
12/02/2021 05:04PM  
nofish: "Both my wife and I got a Pfizer booster this week. For our first round I had the j&j and my wife had the Moderna. We both got laid out for a day after our first time but nothing beyond a sore arm after the booster.


We also were able to get our 5 and 8 year old vaccinated recently so we feel optimistic. Then we look at case counts in Minnesota and our kids schools and it starts to feel hopeless again. Hoping with more vaccines out there things will start looking better soon. "


So my first round was the J&J this last May. Time for my booster. My first thoughts were to get the same again. However I hear that others are mixing.

Does anyone know (who has a medical background) about mixing the covid vaccines. Advantages, disadvantages, reactions, and effectiveness.

Thx.
 
12/02/2021 06:42PM  
Now it has been 36 hours since my Moderna booster. Sore right shoulder, leg and lower back along with some flu like symptons, not too bad all in all, but after this 3rd shot, each time/shot seems to be a little tougher on me.
 
Bearpath9
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12/03/2021 11:04AM  
Got the booster shot yesterday afternoon. Got a little tender around the injection site last night, still tender this morning. I did go on a 2-3 mile hike this morning with no ill effects. I actually feel better than when I got the first shot.
 
12/03/2021 11:18AM  
Bearpath9: "Got the booster shot yesterday afternoon. Got a little tender around the injection site last night, still tender this morning. I did go on a 2-3 mile hike this morning with no ill effects. I actually feel better than when I got the first shot."

good going
 
LarryS48
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12/05/2021 12:02AM  
airmorse: "nofish: "Both my wife and I got a Pfizer booster this week. For our first round I had the j&j and my wife had the Moderna. We both got laid out for a day after our first time but nothing beyond a sore arm after the booster.



We also were able to get our 5 and 8 year old vaccinated recently so we feel optimistic. Then we look at case counts in Minnesota and our kids schools and it starts to feel hopeless again. Hoping with more vaccines out there things will start looking better soon. "



So my first round was the J&J this last May. Time for my booster. My first thoughts were to get the same again. However I hear that others are mixing.


Does anyone know (who has a medical background) about mixing the covid vaccines. Advantages, disadvantages, reactions, and effectiveness.


Thx."


The data I’ve seen suggests that any of the three will give a person with the J&J a good boost but that getting boosted with one of the mRNA vaccines ( Moderna or Pfizer) gives a stronger boost at least in terms of antibodies.
 
nofish
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12/05/2021 12:34AM  
LarryS48: "airmorse: "nofish: "Both my wife and I got a Pfizer booster this week. For our first round I had the j&j and my wife had the Moderna. We both got laid out for a day after our first time but nothing beyond a sore arm after the booster.



We also were able to get our 5 and 8 year old vaccinated recently so we feel optimistic. Then we look at case counts in Minnesota and our kids schools and it starts to feel hopeless again. Hoping with more vaccines out there things will start looking better soon. "




So my first round was the J&J this last May. Time for my booster. My first thoughts were to get the same again. However I hear that others are mixing.



Does anyone know (who has a medical background) about mixing the covid vaccines. Advantages, disadvantages, reactions, and effectiveness.



Thx."



The data I’ve seen suggests that any of the three will give a person with the J&J a good boost but that getting boosted with one of the mRNA vaccines ( Moderna or Pfizer) gives a stronger boost at least in terms of antibodies. "


I've heard the same. Before getting a booster I did a bit of reading to determine what is the best having had the J&J for my first. There really wasn't a clear winner. Getting a mRNA seemed to be the best option with no clear winner between the 2. The main take away i got was to get whatever was available to you.
 
12/05/2021 09:08AM  
Thanks for the replies.

I'll be getting my booster this month. Dreading it though. I got so sick from my JandJ shot it was like I had covid again.
 
Mocha
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12/05/2021 12:14PM  
Yep, the Pfizer booster knocked me right out, just like before only adding, vomiting and diarrhea and a low temp of 97.2 and low oxygen of 89 for 2 days.
 
12/05/2021 02:12PM  
Mocha: "Yep, the Pfizer booster knocked me right out, just like before only adding, vomiting and diarrhea and a low temp of 97.2 and low oxygen of 89 for 2 days."

Wow--so sorry to hear. Is this because of your long-haul status? We have family with long-haul issues, one whose symptoms have stretched nearly a year, but she's slowly getting back to normal. Hope you continue to improve!

TZ
 
nofish
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12/06/2021 10:42AM  
airmorse: "Thanks for the replies.


I'll be getting my booster this month. Dreading it though. I got so sick from my JandJ shot it was like I had covid again."


The j&j knocked me out for a day after my first dose but the booster of Pfizer just gave me a sore arm for a day or two. Booster was way easier than the first. That also seems to be the common theme I'm hearing from people. Most people I know were laid up for some amount of time after their first round of vaccines but the majority have been just fine or only mild symptoms after the booster.
 
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