Got the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine


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...but I received the first dose of the Moderna vaccine (healthcare worker).  I receive the second dose on January 19.

 

I will update if any symptoms appear.  Normally I tolerate vaccines well without having any side effects.  

 

Will see how it goes...

 

Edit:  Posted the above while I was waiting during the mandatory 15 minute period (it's 30 minutes for those that have previous allergic reactions to vaccines).  I'm still alive...arm is fine.

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I'm just curious how long the vaccines are effective for...

 

I've heard stories for immunity after having it (covid)  ranging from 3 months to maybe a year, any word on how soon the vaccine wears out?

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Yesterday evening I had a very slight headache ... which could have been a coincidence but my co-worker (who also got it) also said her head hurt a little.  Today head and everything else fine ... aside from my shoulder which is a little sorer than it was yesterday.  

 

28 minutes ago, neufuse said:

I'm just curious how long the vaccines are effective for...

 

I've heard stories for immunity after having it (covid)  ranging from 3 months to maybe a year, any word on how soon the vaccine wears out?

I think that is still up in the air since long term data hasn't been gathered.  I believe the 3 months is a "known" while upper limits are still an "unknown."

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On 23/12/2020 at 13:48, neufuse said:

I'm just curious how long the vaccines are effective for...

 

I've heard stories for immunity after having it (covid)  ranging from 3 months to maybe a year, any word on how soon the vaccine wears out?

Not enough time has passed to know the answer to this.  Normally vaccines undergo far longer tests just to ascertain exactly this kind of information, but with Covid there just hasn't been the time to do that.  It's safe enough for most people, but we just don't know how long for right now.  Best guess is it'll end up being an annual shot, like the flu jab.

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I am hopeful however that since the mRNA vaccines work in a completely different manner than a traditional vaccine that the immunity they kickstart will be longer lasting than the annual flu shot. 

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Sitting for 15 minutes after just receiving the second dose. Will update if I have any symptoms other than a sore arm.  Heard the second dose can be a kicker...but we'll see.

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Update: About 830 last night (about 12 hours after the dose)I started having a headache and an onset of cold shivers (though it wasn't cold) + joint pain.  Had some trouble sleeping due to the headache. At work now, don't have shivers or joint pain really but do have a slight headache.  Side effects are indeed worse this time around compared to the first shot.  Injection site is sore, about the same as the first time. Just waiting for the headache to go away now and hopefully the shivers/joint pain don't come back (that part sucked)....

 

My co-worker took the day off due to her symptoms. 

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@Jim KI am going Friday to get my first dose of Moderna, since FL just changed the age requirement to 40+, I had previously asked my Doctor to fill out the medical form so I could get it sooner considering I qualify on 4 of the items listed. Have you had any lingering  side effects since you posted?

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On 24/12/2020 at 10:36, Biscuits Brown said:

I am hopeful however that since the mRNA vaccines work in a completely different manner than a traditional vaccine that the immunity they kickstart will be longer lasting than the annual flu shot. 

Unfortunately part of the long-term efficacy also depends on what the virus population (e.g. mutants) looks like. If it's out there circulating and mutating in a large fraction of the population, then it's more likely that we'll end up with variants that overcome at least some vaccines. One advantage to the mRNA vaccine platform is that they can conceivably tweak the vaccine very quickly to restore its efficacy, so in worse-case scenarios they can at least minimize the lag between when a vaccine-resistant mutant arises vs pushing out a booster that neutralizes the new mutant.

 

I've been fortunate and have been able to get both doses (Moderna), and have had basically the textbook experience: just soreness from the first, and mild, 12 hours-worth of flu-like symptoms from the second. No lingering effects - after the pandemic ends, I can imagine easily forgetting that I ever got the shots.

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1 hour ago, jnelsoninjax said:

@Jim KI am going Friday to get my first dose of Moderna, since FL just changed the age requirement to 40+, I had previously asked my Doctor to fill out the medical form so I could get it sooner considering I qualify on 4 of the items listed. Have you had any lingering  side effects since you posted?

 

No lingering effects....and the only real update to my last post was that I started feeling better that night and felt normal the next day.  

 

So basically for me. 

First dose:  Slight headache that evening ... sore arm.

Second dose:  Headache the evening of the first day (Tues) with occasional shivers and joint pain which persisted through the next day (Wed).  Started feeling better Wed evening and felt fine on Thurs.   

 

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I got the 1st Moderna shot today or as I call it "The Zombie Shot". Didn't even feel a poke, it was a sharp little needle. I don't even have a sore arm. No effect yet..

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i toke sinopharm vaccine last January

 

hope that will help others  

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