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Alliepoo

(2,210 posts)
Mon Feb 8, 2021, 03:35 PM Feb 2021

As I was trying to register for a Covid vax

This morning a question popped into my mind. If anyone has mentioned it here on DU I haven’t seen it. Wondering what would happen if your initial shot is with one brand of vaccine and the clinic, pharmacy or wherever you received it was resupplied with another brand before your second shot? Getting an appointment seems pretty hit or miss here in central Ohio so I was curious what would happen if that did happen.

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As I was trying to register for a Covid vax (Original Post) Alliepoo Feb 2021 OP
CDC guidance is to stay with the same manufacturer for both shots. roamer65 Feb 2021 #1
Thanks for the info! Alliepoo Feb 2021 #3
I've read that the British are studying this question. CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 #2
Thanks for your reply! Alliepoo Feb 2021 #4
How long till the second one, Peggy? roamer65 Feb 2021 #5
My appointment is on Feb. 22nd! CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 #6
.. roamer65 Feb 2021 #7
Most, if not all providers, are receiving only one company's vaccine. It's a purchasing/supply chain TeamPooka Feb 2021 #8
That is what is happening in Texas Gothmog Feb 2021 #9
That's comforting. Alliepoo Feb 2021 #10
It's an issue of interest for sure. I registered appalachiablue Feb 2021 #11
I registered both of us with the county health dept. Alliepoo Feb 2021 #12
The store age difference is strange; I'll check CVS tmrw, tx. appalachiablue Feb 2021 #13
Nobody really knows since there have been no clinical trials. LisaL Feb 2021 #14

CaliforniaPeggy

(149,546 posts)
2. I've read that the British are studying this question.
Mon Feb 8, 2021, 03:41 PM
Feb 2021

They will try to find out what might happen if you get two different vaccines. They just started this and the results will take at least a year.

So we don't know if there might be any difference if you get one of each vaccine. You will get a card that is issued by the CDC and which vaccine you get will be written on that card, along with the date, the place where you got it and like that. You need to bring the card to your second app't. I think wherever you get the vaccine will try to give you the same one that you got the first time.

TeamPooka

(24,211 posts)
8. Most, if not all providers, are receiving only one company's vaccine. It's a purchasing/supply chain
Mon Feb 8, 2021, 03:56 PM
Feb 2021

thing.
Our county is using Pfizer's vax.
One local medical provider, Kaiser, is using Moderna.
It's about who you have contracted with to supply you.
Most entities will only have one supplier.

appalachiablue

(41,105 posts)
11. It's an issue of interest for sure. I registered
Mon Feb 8, 2021, 07:17 PM
Feb 2021

with the county health dept. Feb. 4 and they said I will receive an email in weeks with info. how to set up the date and place for the 1st shot.

Soon after I read that commercial Pharmacies will begin receiving vaccine doses around Feb. 11 as part of a Biden initiative.

I plan to call a couple Pharmacies about availability, and if I can go with that it's better for me.

Alliepoo

(2,210 posts)
12. I registered both of us with the county health dept.
Mon Feb 8, 2021, 08:09 PM
Feb 2021

And did not receive any verification or instruction at all. I did register with our local Meijer store and Drug Mart. I also tried Kroger all across Cbus and no available appointments. CVS, Walgreen, and Ohio Health are all saying you must be 70-even if today starts the 65 age group. I hope you find a pharmacy that can give you your jab! Probably easier to get to than a county location.

LisaL

(44,972 posts)
14. Nobody really knows since there have been no clinical trials.
Tue Feb 9, 2021, 12:43 AM
Feb 2021

I would be concerned about bad immune reaction.

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