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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1440 on: October 24, 2021, 01:29:26 PM »
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I've heard Novavax beats the mRNA vaccines we have, and it's effective against the variants.

In what way?  It is easier to make, has less stringent requirements for transport and is thus cheaper.  Which makes it a better fit for much of the world.

In terms of efficacy, they are very close to being the same.

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1441 on: October 24, 2021, 03:34:57 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.
All done, just got my Moderna booster.  The CVS on Baker in Costa Mesa had a supply.
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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1442 on: October 24, 2021, 10:57:52 PM »
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In what way?  It is easier to make, has less stringent requirements for transport and is thus cheaper.  Which makes it a better fit for much of the world.

In terms of efficacy, they are very close to being the same.

I'm just hoping that whatever comes out as boosters for the variants in the future are not what I am allergic to.

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1443 on: October 25, 2021, 12:21:25 PM »
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All done, just got my Moderna booster.  The CVS on Baker in Costa Mesa had a supply.

Did they give you 50mcg or 100mcg?  The boost should be 50mcg but I've heard that some people are still getting 100mcg.  I think it's so new that some people doing the jabbing may still be thinking it should be 100mcg.  Also, did you ask them to aspirate?  If you did, did they even know what you were asking for and do it?  I'm curious.

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1444 on: October 25, 2021, 12:27:42 PM »
Moderna says their vaccine is safe and effective for children 6-11.

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As for myself, I’m feeling weak 24 after the shot, which was to be expected.  I have no headache, chills or fever though.
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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1445 on: October 27, 2021, 12:16:06 PM »
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In what way?  It is easier to make, has less stringent requirements for transport and is thus cheaper.  Which makes it a better fit for much of the world.

In terms of efficacy, they are very close to being the same.
I read that the 5-11 Pfizer shot doesn't need any additional freezing than is already standard: easier than the adult vaccines at least were last spring.
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Moderna says their vaccine is safe and effective for children 6-11.

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As for myself, I’m feeling weak 24 after the shot, which was to be expected.  I have no headache, chills or fever though.
A co-worker of mine got the Moderna booster yesterday: scheduled at a CVS that morning for a mid-afternoon appointment.  He said it was incredibly easy, he had zero wait, and they didn't require he wait around 15 mins afterwards like the first two shots did.

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1446 on: October 27, 2021, 02:14:03 PM »
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I read that the 5-11 Pfizer shot doesn't need any additional freezing than is already standard: easier than the adult vaccines at least were last spring.

Kind of.  For two weeks it can be kept in a normal freezer.  So at a pharmacy they can keep it in their normal freezer for 2 weeks.  Before that, at a warehouse or during shipping, it still needs to be kept ultra-cold.  It's been this way since late February.

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1447 on: October 27, 2021, 03:17:03 PM »
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I read that the 5-11 Pfizer shot doesn't need any additional freezing than is already standard: easier than the adult vaccines at least were last spring.A co-worker of mine got the Moderna booster yesterday: scheduled at a CVS that morning for a mid-afternoon appointment.  He said it was incredibly easy, he had zero wait, and they didn't require he wait around 15 mins afterwards like the first two shots did.

At the CVS in Costa Mesa, I had to wait 15 minutes before leaving.

Two days ago, the day after my booster, I was completely out of it.  I was very weak.  At times I thought I had breakthrough covid except I had no scratchy throat or anything like that, just a mild fever.  I partially recovered yesterday well enough to drive to do errands.  I’m completely recovered today.
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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1448 on: October 27, 2021, 03:39:36 PM »
I've scheduled my Moderna booster (2nd Moderna shot was 4/21) for next week. I was already taking a week off work for a staycation, so it was good timing. I got my initial shots through my county's health department so for simplicity's sake I'm just getting the booster through them as well. My 2nd shot really kicked me in butt, I'm hoping the half-dose isn't as bad.

I live in a low-vax area so I hope they're so happy to see someone who wants a booster that they don't give me too much hassle about why I'm eligible (I'm in a "MAY get the shot" group, not a "SHOULD get the shot" group). My coworker, who was vaccinated within days of me, just had a breakthrough case earlier this month. I know the vaccine is more about preventing serious cases than about preventing ANY case, but still, I'd like all the protection I can get.

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1449 on: October 28, 2021, 12:23:30 AM »
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Did they give you 50mcg or 100mcg?  The boost should be 50mcg but I've heard that some people are still getting 100mcg.  I think it's so new that some people doing the jabbing may still be thinking it should be 100mcg.  Also, did you ask them to aspirate?  If you did, did they even know what you were asking for and do it?  I'm curious.

Sorry I missed your question.

Aspirate???  Why would I ask them that???  Is that something you recommend?

Without me asking, he voluntarily told me it would be a half dose.
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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1450 on: October 28, 2021, 12:13:11 PM »
Wow the CVS appointment website is nutty: it's almost like playing with a slot machine!  I scheduled appointments first for Nov. 11, then my colleague said he tried a few different times, so I did to and came up with:

* Nov. 11
* Nov. 4
* Nov. 1
* this afternoon

So after several tries, I'm going in a few hours apparently!  They send you a text to confirm you appointment, so if you keep said text, then get another appointment it's easy to cancel.  Other than their seemingly goofy website bouncing around dates, it's an incredibly simple process (have your vaccine date info, and they ask for insurance information; I suspect it could've been easier if I went with "no insurance")

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1451 on: October 28, 2021, 07:50:59 PM »
Got my Moderna booster at CVS in Target today.  I scheduled on Saturday, and there were lots of options earlier in the week but this worked with my schedule.  Now I wait for the achy arm, etc.

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1452 on: October 29, 2021, 12:38:32 AM »
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My coworker, who was vaccinated within days of me, just had a breakthrough case earlier this month. I know the vaccine is more about preventing serious cases than about preventing ANY case, but still, I'd like all the protection I can get.

Which is why even though I got my booster, I still wear a mask and avoid crowded areas because I don't want to get sick period.  I live with an 87-year-old mother and I heard even though she had her third shot a month ago, she has just as much chance of dying from Covid-19 as an unhealthy person in the 50-64 age range who ISN'T vaccinated.
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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1453 on: October 29, 2021, 08:27:12 AM »
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At the CVS in Costa Mesa, I had to wait 15 minutes before leaving.

Two days ago, the day after my booster, I was completely out of it.  I was very weak.  At times I thought I had breakthrough covid except I had no scratchy throat or anything like that, just a mild fever.  I partially recovered yesterday well enough to drive to do errands.  I’m completely recovered today.
Yeah, a bit more than 12 hours since my booster shot I'm definitely feeling it.  Achy, going back and forth between hot & cold, feel weak and a bit nauseas.  In hind sight, getting the booster shot 24 hours before our last regular season home football game was not the best idea I came up with.  I was hoping "well, since it's only 1/2 the dose of the first shots, and I only had some fairly mild side effects last time, this should be a cake walk!"  I'm sitting here in my office wondering if I can get away with not leaving my chair for the foreseeable future...

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1454 on: October 29, 2021, 08:48:23 AM »
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Yeah, a bit more than 12 hours since my booster shot I'm definitely feeling it.  Achy, going back and forth between hot & cold, feel weak and a bit nauseas.  In hind sight, getting the booster shot 24 hours before our last regular season home football game was not the best idea I came up with.  I was hoping "well, since it's only 1/2 the dose of the first shots, and I only had some fairly mild side effects last time, this should be a cake walk!"  I'm sitting here in my office wondering if I can get away with not leaving my chair for the foreseeable future...

Yeah, i thought hard about when to get the booster jab & decided to delay until I could clear a day or two for it's impact. My appointment is set for tuesday at noon.
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