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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1425 on: October 22, 2021, 12:27:41 PM »
Just scheduled my Moderna booster at CVS this weekend.
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« Reply #1426 on: October 22, 2021, 01:39:52 PM »
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Just scheduled my Moderna booster at CVS this weekend.

I scheduled it for my dad this morning.  What's up with CVS?  When I scheduled mine a few weeks ago it was super easy, it only took a couple of minutes.  I had to spend 2 hours this morning to schedule dad's.  There were a variety of technical errors and information not available.  The availability also kept changing.  At first today was wide open, later the first available appointment was tomorrow but then it changed back to today being wide open.  When I scheduled mine I didn't need to upload my insurance card, today they wanted front and back picts of dad's.  It was also browser picky.  I lock down my browsers for privacy and security.  In the end, I had to use a fresh install of a browser at default settings(thus wide open) for it to complete the schedule.

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« Reply #1427 on: October 22, 2021, 03:13:27 PM »
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I scheduled it for my dad this morning.  What's up with CVS?  When I scheduled mine a few weeks ago it was super easy, it only took a couple of minutes.  I had to spend 2 hours this morning to schedule dad's.  There were a variety of technical errors and information not available.  The availability also kept changing.  At first today was wide open, later the first available appointment was tomorrow but then it changed back to today being wide open.  When I scheduled mine I didn't need to upload my insurance card, today they wanted front and back picts of dad's.  It was also browser picky.  I lock down my browsers for privacy and security.  In the end, I had to use a fresh install of a browser at default settings(thus wide open) for it to complete the schedule.

Mine was easy, they didn’t ask for a photocopy of my insurance card.  However my Chrome browser is known to act unpredictably so it could be an issue with the browser.
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« Reply #1428 on: October 22, 2021, 07:28:06 PM »
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Mine was easy, they didn’t ask for a photocopy of my insurance card.  However my Chrome browser is known to act unpredictably so it could be an issue with the browser.

The CVS covid vaccination system is messed up.  The problems continued at the pharmacy.  We made an appointment for a Moderna booster.  The pharmacy we signed up for didn't have any Moderna vaccine.  It's not that they ran out, they never had any to begin with.  They are a Pfizer only pharmacy.  The pharmacist said we weren't the only ones that had that problem.  Why is CVS having people sign up for a Moderna shot at a pharmacy that doesn't offer Moderna shots?  Shouldn't CVS know what it's own pharmacies offer?  I asked if there was another CVS pharmacy that offered Moderna.  The pharmacist said he spoke to a pharmacy manager and they didn't know of any.  I asked how I could find a CVS that offered Moderna.  They suggested I check the website.  Which is how we got where we were.  It's circular.

So we decided a Pfizer in the arm is better than a wild goose hunt for a CVS with Moderna.  I asked if my dad could get a shot of Pfizer instead.  He said that we are allowed to mix and match.  So that's what my dad got.  I rather my dad got 50mcg of Moderna, but it's better to have 30mcg of Pfizer than nothing.

That wasn't the only problem.  Billing was an issue.  Even though we had uploaded photos of his insurance card, we had to go through billing all over again at the pharmacy.  Then we had to fill out the health questionaire again even though we had already filled it out online.  Other than getting a time for an appt, everything we did online seemmed to have been for naught.

So, I would call the CVS you have an appt for tomorrow and see if they really do have any Moderna vaccine.

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1429 on: October 22, 2021, 07:37:17 PM »
Well that sucks.  My mother got her third Moderna dose at a CVS inside a Target store in Westminster in early September.
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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1430 on: October 22, 2021, 07:38:34 PM »
The FDA appears set on Tuesday (October 26) to approve the Pfizer vaccine for children 5-11.

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1431 on: October 22, 2021, 08:02:50 PM »
given that i had a reaction to the second shot, I'm blocking off between 20 hours and 40 hours for the post jab reaction. As a result i can't get the booster for 10 days due to flying / exams and obligations i can not get out of.

tbh, i don't care which jab i get.
 
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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1432 on: October 22, 2021, 09:42:45 PM »
I anticipate (I hope) it will be like my second shot in which I had to take an entire day after off.  I'll have the Tylonol ready.
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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1433 on: October 23, 2021, 12:08:42 AM »
For my third shot, I had my standard sore arm for a few hours.  That's mechanical since there's a big blob of fluid in my muscle.  The next day, I felt like I was on the verge of a cold.  But I think that was more psychosomatic than anything else.  My temperature never budged from 98.6 the several times I took it.  Then by that night I was over even that.

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« Reply #1434 on: October 23, 2021, 07:41:47 AM »
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For my third shot, I had my standard sore arm for a few hours.  That's mechanical since there's a big blob of fluid in my muscle.  The next day, I felt like I was on the verge of a cold.  But I think that was more psychosomatic than anything else.  My temperature never budged from 98.6 the several times I took it.  Then by that night I was over even that.

i think i got a temp of 101 but the worst was over in 12 hrs- I just need to be in a situation where i can't infect others and make myself as comfortable as possible
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« Reply #1435 on: October 23, 2021, 10:23:58 AM »
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i think i got a temp of 101 but the worst was over in 12 hrs- I just need to be in a situation where i can't infect others and make myself as comfortable as possible

You wouldn't be infectious.  You wouldn't be sick.  In general, there's no way to catch a disease by getting a jab of the vaccine to prevent that disease.  Particularly in this case.  It's not a weaken live virus or even a dead virus.  A MRNA vaccine is just the code that instructs your own cells to make the spike protein that's on the outside of the virus.  Your body then learns to recognize and neutralize that protein.

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« Reply #1436 on: October 23, 2021, 02:56:47 PM »
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So, I would call the CVS you have an appt for tomorrow and see if they really do have any Moderna vaccine.

Just got off the phone with CVS on Baker in Costa Mesa, they say they have plenty of Moderna in stock, so we’ll see.  My appointment is tomorrow.

I should add when I was making my appointment, they say they have all three vaccines available (Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson).
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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1437 on: October 24, 2021, 08:42:02 AM »
Got my third shot on Friday. My arms felt tingly/itchy, which I associate with hives (I've had hives several times before). I took Benadryl, which stopped the hives at 5 welts on one arm (the shot arm) and 1 welt on the second arm. The next day, no hives but I had a fever, sore arm, and fatigue.

If there are more boosters, I'm afraid they might not give it to me. I'm thinking, maybe I just won't tell them, because they will ask if I've ever had a serious reaction and I can say no (it was very limited). I can take some Benadryl to pre-medicate and switch from Moderna to Pfizer or something else. Pfizer might just be different enough to not cause problems.

Hopefully, they will come up with another type of vaccine (I heard they are working on non-mRNA vaccines). I have a feeling they are not working on Johnson and Johnson boosters for variants, but who knows.
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« Reply #1438 on: October 24, 2021, 10:22:44 AM »
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Hopefully, they will come up with another type of vaccine (I heard they are working on non-mRNA vaccines). I have a feeling they are not working on Johnson and Johnson boosters for variants, but who knows.

There are already a lot of vaccines that aren't mrna.  The 3 vaccines in use in the US are only a fraction of the vaccines being used in the rest of the world.  The two big ones are Sinovac and AZ.  Those two aren't available in the US.  But mrna vaccines have proven to be the most effective and thus they have become the gold standard.  The technology also makes it easy to adapt to variants.  So I think mrna is here to stay at the forefront of vaccines.  You may want to try the other brand of mrna vaccine if there's a next time.  The ingredients are different between the two brands.

The Japanese are working on a broad spectrum coronavirus vaccine.  It's early days but in lab research the technique is effective against SARS 1/2 and MERS among other coronaviruses.

Also, that silver lining I was hoping for last year may actually be a thing.  Since what causes the common cold is a coronavirus, I was hoping that the covid vaccine would offer some immunity against that.  Since having a common cold does offer some immunity against covid.  In the lab, using mice as living test tubes, it has been shown that plasma containing covid antibodies does neutralize a coronavirus that causes the common cold.

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« Reply #1439 on: October 24, 2021, 10:58:22 AM »
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There are already a lot of vaccines that aren't mrna.  The 3 vaccines in use in the US are only a fraction of the vaccines being used in the rest of the world.  The two big ones are Sinovac and AZ.  Those two aren't available in the US.  But mrna vaccines have proven to be the most effective and thus they have become the gold standard.  The technology also makes it easy to adapt to variants.  So I think mrna is here to stay at the forefront of vaccines.  You may want to try the other brand of mrna vaccine if there's a next time.  The ingredients are different between the two brands.

The Japanese are working on a broad spectrum coronavirus vaccine.  It's early days but in lab research the technique is effective against SARS 1/2 and MERS among other coronaviruses.

Also, that silver lining I was hoping for last year may actually be a thing.  Since what causes the common cold is a coronavirus, I was hoping that the covid vaccine would offer some immunity against that.  Since having a common cold does offer some immunity against covid.  In the lab, using mice as living test tubes, it has been shown that plasma containing covid antibodies does neutralize a coronavirus that causes the common cold.

I've heard Novavax beats the mRNA vaccines we have, and it's effective against the variants.