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BigmanPigman

(51,523 posts)
Wed Feb 17, 2021, 07:47 PM Feb 2021

DU Poll: Have you received your Covid vaccine?


121 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Unlimited
Yes, received the first shot
40 (33%)
Yes, received the second shot
20 (17%)
No, on a list to get it in March
5 (4%)
No, sceduled for April
0 (0%)
No, no idea when I will be able to get it
55 (45%)
No, don't want to get it
1 (1%)
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DU Poll: Have you received your Covid vaccine? (Original Post) BigmanPigman Feb 2021 OP
VA has a big questionnaire on their website that shows me when I can get scheduled. FSogol Feb 2021 #1
I got an email invite last night for today in Virginia Yonnie3 Feb 2021 #11
Sorry to hear that. I'm healthy, only 54, and can work mostly from home. I only check FSogol Feb 2021 #15
I'm fortunate in that I can isolate Yonnie3 Feb 2021 #22
First Modena a month ago Jerry2144 Feb 2021 #2
I got my first Shingles shot BigmanPigman Feb 2021 #24
Ha. sheshe2 Feb 2021 #32
my 2 shingles shots didn't have any effects. 1st Moderna NRaleighLiberal Feb 2021 #30
I am 1b and on the list but have received no appointment TexasProgresive Feb 2021 #3
and damn, getting terribly nervous, of my zoom lunch group that has 10 women 7 have a kennedy Feb 2021 #4
Got my first...... MyOwnPeace Feb 2021 #5
My husband even found an excuse to walk the Mall today because he Baitball Blogger Feb 2021 #10
My husband 71 has appt next Wednesday marlakay Feb 2021 #23
No, but scheduled first shot this Sat, Feb 20... Wounded Bear Feb 2021 #6
If I wait 18 more hours I can pick a different option. Gore1FL Feb 2021 #7
I missed my appointment once and have yet to get a rescheduling mvd Feb 2021 #8
I am eligible as of tomorrow. sheshe2 Feb 2021 #9
Yes. I'm at a lab where we do COVID mrs_p Feb 2021 #12
Can we add an alternative wryter2000 Feb 2021 #13
Wish I could get it but BittyJenkins Feb 2021 #14
No appointments available, so I'll wait. Hoyt Feb 2021 #16
NO, on the county's list; elleng Feb 2021 #17
I'm not eligible yet MustLoveBeagles Feb 2021 #18
Getting first shot next Wednesday nt marlakay Feb 2021 #19
Getting vaccine dose #2 tomorrow snacker Feb 2021 #20
We get our second Dave in VA Feb 2021 #21
Next week on 2/22 we will get #1 Hekate Feb 2021 #25
I applied the end of Jan Marthe48 Feb 2021 #26
Feb 24th @11:15. Scheduled two days ago. Have to drive 20 mi. to Sparta, Tn SammyWinstonJack Feb 2021 #27
Vaccination hasn't begun canetoad Feb 2021 #28
2nd Moderna on Feb 25 NRaleighLiberal Feb 2021 #29
My wife and I are both scheduled for it on Saturday. RDANGELO Feb 2021 #31
We got our first Moderna vaccination on 1/12/21. gademocrat7 Feb 2021 #33
I was supposed to get my second shot today Mickju Feb 2021 #34
Over 70 and no vaccine in sight. Kingofalldems Feb 2021 #35
I had my 2nd Pfizer today BlueLucy Feb 2021 #36
I had my second Pfizer this morning. Polly Hennessey Feb 2021 #37
My arm is real sore now. BlueLucy Feb 2021 #41
First shot tomorrow. Akacia Feb 2021 #38
March 3rd... dhill926 Feb 2021 #39
As far as I know, it hasn't been opened to the general public yet sakabatou Feb 2021 #40
I'm 3 months away from being 75 but unfortunately (for that purpose) I live in Albuquerque, NM. triron Feb 2021 #42
Not yet. This weekend, so February NotASurfer Feb 2021 #43
I'm registered at MyTurn.ca.gov to get notification R B Garr Feb 2021 #44
both shots eleny Feb 2021 #45

FSogol

(45,416 posts)
1. VA has a big questionnaire on their website that shows me when I can get scheduled.
Wed Feb 17, 2021, 07:50 PM
Feb 2021

Here's what it tells me:

Based on your responses, you can get the COVID-19 vaccine in the future when it is offered to all people your age.


https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/
and
https://vdh.jebbit.com/amkwk6m1?L=Owned+Web&JC=Vaccine

Yonnie3

(17,404 posts)
11. I got an email invite last night for today in Virginia
Wed Feb 17, 2021, 07:59 PM
Feb 2021

When I tried to use the link it was already full, no appointments open. Turns out that people shared the link and a ton of people not yet eligible made appointments.

It ended up FUBAR, with them checking IDs at the entrance and sending anyone under 65 away. Some of the ones sent away had valid appointment as first responders, teachers, etc.

What a mess.

FSogol

(45,416 posts)
15. Sorry to hear that. I'm healthy, only 54, and can work mostly from home. I only check
Wed Feb 17, 2021, 08:03 PM
Feb 2021

to stay up with the info. I'm sure I won't get them until the end of the year.

My wife works for the water company and is considered an essential worker. They were told the water company would have vaccinations for their employees soon, but weeks have gone by and no updates or scheduling has occurred.

Yonnie3

(17,404 posts)
22. I'm fortunate in that I can isolate
Wed Feb 17, 2021, 08:12 PM
Feb 2021

My SO who works in the medical center labs is fully vaccinated as of 15 days ago, so we are no longer worried about her (and her bringing it home to me). EDIT: We still observe precautions, but much less worried.

I've got a few N95 masks for when I have to go in somewhere about twice a month.

I am 70 and think I am fortunate that I am financially and emotionally able to isolate. In the larger scheme of things, a shot in anyone's arm will help protect me and many others so I wait (sort of ) patiently.

Jerry2144

(2,068 posts)
2. First Modena a month ago
Wed Feb 17, 2021, 07:50 PM
Feb 2021

Second one tomorrow. First gave me a sore arm for two days and I felt sleepy and slightly feverish the next day. Nothing I couldn’t push myself through. Getting second Modena tomorrow. People I know who got it had either limited reaction or felt like hell for the weekend. My second shingles spot was hell, so I am expecting this one to suck.

BigmanPigman

(51,523 posts)
24. I got my first Shingles shot
Wed Feb 17, 2021, 08:14 PM
Feb 2021

in March when Covid first started. I got it just in case it would help in case I got Covid. The first shot made my arm sore for a week but the second shot 6 months later had no side effects. My 86 hear old mom got both and didn't even have a sore arm.

sheshe2

(83,516 posts)
32. Ha.
Wed Feb 17, 2021, 08:57 PM
Feb 2021

Was on a waiting list for that as well. Took me a year to get it. I had no issues with the shingles shot. I had a nasty reaction to the flu shot.

NRaleighLiberal

(60,000 posts)
30. my 2 shingles shots didn't have any effects. 1st Moderna
Wed Feb 17, 2021, 08:45 PM
Feb 2021

gave me a slight sore arm, but the day after I was listless and napped. Then, fine.

TexasProgresive

(12,150 posts)
3. I am 1b and on the list but have received no appointment
Wed Feb 17, 2021, 07:52 PM
Feb 2021

I was in my local CVS and saw they will be vaccinating. I am thinking about signing up with them. Now I will say our hub has been shut down during the snow, ice, sleet event.

a kennedy

(29,581 posts)
4. and damn, getting terribly nervous, of my zoom lunch group that has 10 women 7 have
Wed Feb 17, 2021, 07:52 PM
Feb 2021

received their 1st one. I’m getting very nervous.

MyOwnPeace

(16,907 posts)
5. Got my first......
Wed Feb 17, 2021, 07:52 PM
Feb 2021

because of a 'friend who knew a friend who knew......' What a terrible way to run this!
I'll get my second next week - and have friends in the same age group (65-75) who have yet to get their first.

Baitball Blogger

(46,637 posts)
10. My husband even found an excuse to walk the Mall today because he
Wed Feb 17, 2021, 07:57 PM
Feb 2021

heard that sometimes, when the Covid distribution center in Malls start to go bad, they walk out and find pill to inoculate, at random. We're under 65, so it's the only way that we'll get one before April.

It was a long shot because my daughter will be driving down to N.C. mid March for another event, and the only way we would try to meet up with her was if we were both inoculated.

marlakay

(11,399 posts)
23. My husband 71 has appt next Wednesday
Wed Feb 17, 2021, 08:13 PM
Feb 2021

I am 64 and doctor said she always gets a extra dose and will give it to me.

I will believe it if it happens, let you know next week.

Gore1FL

(21,075 posts)
7. If I wait 18 more hours I can pick a different option.
Wed Feb 17, 2021, 07:55 PM
Feb 2021

Last edited Thu Feb 18, 2021, 11:56 AM - Edit history (1)

I received my first three weeks ago today. I get my second, tomorrow.

On Edit: I officially changed my vote to 2!

mvd

(65,150 posts)
8. I missed my appointment once and have yet to get a rescheduling
Wed Feb 17, 2021, 07:55 PM
Feb 2021

Maybe I can go to a local pharmacy instead of to my doctor’s office.

mrs_p

(3,013 posts)
12. Yes. I'm at a lab where we do COVID
Wed Feb 17, 2021, 07:59 PM
Feb 2021

Testing and I am deemed essential (we detect animal diseases that can make humans sick or can be transmitted to humans). I was lucky to get vaccinated through work.

But my husband with multiple autoimmune diseases and who is on heavy biologics that make him immune compromised can’t get an appointment anywhere.

BittyJenkins

(406 posts)
14. Wish I could get it but
Wed Feb 17, 2021, 08:01 PM
Feb 2021

I am allergic to vaccines. My daughter is the head of epidemiology in our county and said I should not get it. Dang and then some.

Hekate

(90,430 posts)
25. Next week on 2/22 we will get #1
Wed Feb 17, 2021, 08:21 PM
Feb 2021

Got the word Monday night from the County that they had received 6,000 new doses, available for sign-up Tuesday 7:00 am. Neither of us got much sleep. I set the alarm for the crack of dawn and went to work on the County portal promptly at 7:00. After uncounted failures, bingo, half a dozen brand new vaccination sites opened up in the town next door, and I jumped on it and grabbed an appointment for me and told my husband to immediately go there and sign himself up.

Thank gods for Joe Biden. I’ll even say a Catholic prayer for that man. I may cry from gratitude when the needle slides in.


Marthe48

(16,834 posts)
26. I applied the end of Jan
Wed Feb 17, 2021, 08:24 PM
Feb 2021

and became eligible 2/8/21. The local hospital. Haven't heard from anyone so far.

SammyWinstonJack

(44,129 posts)
27. Feb 24th @11:15. Scheduled two days ago. Have to drive 20 mi. to Sparta, Tn
Wed Feb 17, 2021, 08:31 PM
Feb 2021

Not sure which of the two vaccines I'll receive.

canetoad

(17,122 posts)
28. Vaccination hasn't begun
Wed Feb 17, 2021, 08:41 PM
Feb 2021

Here in Oz but we are not in dire straits like other countries. I believe the gov has purchased the vaccine and the rollout will begin within a month or so.

I'm likely to be in the third or fourth group - behind health care workers, care home residents, over 70 etc.

gademocrat7

(10,636 posts)
33. We got our first Moderna vaccination on 1/12/21.
Wed Feb 17, 2021, 09:01 PM
Feb 2021

We got our second Moderna vaccination last Friday, 2/12/21. Sore arms with first shot. Last Saturday we both ran fevers, had chills and were tired. I developed a swollen rash at the injection site. Only lasted the weekend. Rash subsided by Tuesday. Our health department started a vaccine center in a closed Sears store. It was easy and efficient. Mainly our age group 65 and over. Our appointments for the second shot were made when we got our first shot.

Mickju

(1,795 posts)
34. I was supposed to get my second shot today
Wed Feb 17, 2021, 09:03 PM
Feb 2021

But it had to be postponed until next week because of the weather here in OK. I was able yo get it because I am 76.

BlueLucy

(1,609 posts)
36. I had my 2nd Pfizer today
Wed Feb 17, 2021, 09:16 PM
Feb 2021

My arm is sore but so far no other side effects but it's only been 4 hours. Kelso WA Walgreens.

Polly Hennessey

(6,772 posts)
37. I had my second Pfizer this morning.
Wed Feb 17, 2021, 09:30 PM
Feb 2021

It now late afternoon and my arm is slightly sore. Who knows what the night will bring!!!!! 😃😷

BlueLucy

(1,609 posts)
41. My arm is real sore now.
Wed Feb 17, 2021, 11:09 PM
Feb 2021

I waited to take tylenol until now. I heard you're not suppose to but I'm thinking that is before you get the shot and not after.

triron

(21,971 posts)
42. I'm 3 months away from being 75 but unfortunately (for that purpose) I live in Albuquerque, NM.
Wed Feb 17, 2021, 11:28 PM
Feb 2021

NM is one of the few states (3) that has no plan to vaccinate 65-75 until after
over 16 year olds with high risk medical conditions (whatever that is).
And I am not yet eligible for over 75.

R B Garr

(16,946 posts)
44. I'm registered at MyTurn.ca.gov to get notification
Thu Feb 18, 2021, 03:02 AM
Feb 2021

for my category. Edit: so I added my name to the No, don’t know when I’ll get it, even though I’m registered for notification in California.

My husband is getting his second Pfizer early March.

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