By getting it yourself now you'll be helping to protect your family members who have to wait to get theirs by eliminating yourself (hopefully) as a possible source of transmissionI have mixed feelings about the whole thing because I could potentially get it before anyone else in my family for more than one reason. I really would want all of us to get it at the same time/times.
Nice Kim! I got my first dose a few weeks ago and I’m due for second in 2 weeks. I have my appt and time already from the day I was given my first.The residents where I work were eligible for the vaccine and 99% asked to receive it. Those that said no did so because they got one from their primary doc. The shot givers told the staff that if there was enough we would be offered one. There were 9 left at the end of the day. I was given one. Here are my findings:
The vaccines were given January 7, 2021.
-residents-most were the 15 mins wait time
-a few were 30 mins wait time due to past reactions to other meds.
None of the people who received the vaccine had a reaction at the time of the shot.
The next day about half of us were said to have a sore arm at the site of injection.
Several of us noted we were fatigued the night of the vaccine. The fatigued cared into the next day for some of us. Just slightly off more than anything.
No large reactions were noted the next day. So far it has been a non-issue.
We were to get the Moderna but they ran out the day before. We received the Pfizer vaccine. They had the vials in a styrofoam cooler with a temp gauge on it. They had a VERY precise method with 2 checks/balances on mixing it and handling it. Invert not shake to mix it kind of thing.
My arm is still slightly sore today (Saturday) but that is the only thing I can notice. I am back at full energy and feeling great!
If any long term things show up I will update.
We will get our second shot on the 28th of this month.
I did the drive up vaccine, here, in North Texas, and was given a card with Vacc info AND the allThose drive up places they are doing down south worry me cause those people aren’t given dates for second shots we hear. They are kinda on thier own.
See that’s what my biggest fear with these mass sights. I just said that. They are hanging you all to dry. Not good.I got an email reminder to make my appointment for dose 2. It had a link that I tried to use several times a day for three solid days. After no success in scheduling at the same site that did dose 1, I tried the site for the State Farm Stadium in Phoenix, where the are operating 24/7. I was able to schedule for Feb. 3 at 1:00am. Not ideal to have to drive 125 miles for a injection in the middle of the night, but I’ll take what I can get. It took me a while to contact someone to confirm that they are indeed using the Pfizer vaccine. Basically, trying to schedule vaccinations has been my full time occupation every single day for several weeks now.
Yes. Thee as ya how I see it also. My wife and myself are both healthcare. She has been living on the covid floor since April. Luckily we have been spared but we also have a extensive decontamination process when both of us get home cause of the kids and my parents. My parents r pretty much my household being they take my kids to school each day and are in my house every morning getting them ready with me and then after school till we get home.By getting it yourself now you'll be helping to protect your family members who have to wait to get theirs by eliminating yourself (hopefully) as a possible source of transmission