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Thu Apr 8, 2021, 04:46 PM

Why Your Second COVID Shot Might Be a Doozy :: SciShow News



As Covid-19 vaccines make it into more and more people's arms, you may be hearing that the second dose can be a little rough. But, while it may be unpleasant, these intense side-effects are actually a sign that the vaccines are working. And there may be even more good news when it comes to people who've already had COVID-19 getting the vaccine.

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Reply Why Your Second COVID Shot Might Be a Doozy :: SciShow News (Original post)
NurseJackie Apr 8 OP
Lunabell Apr 8 #1
louis-t Apr 8 #2
EYESORE 9001 Apr 8 #3
Shrike47 Apr 8 #6
Leith Apr 8 #4
Mr.Bill Apr 8 #5
markpkessinger Apr 8 #7
Mr.Bill Apr 8 #8
markpkessinger Apr 8 #9
Mr.Bill Apr 8 #10
LetMyPeopleVote Apr 11 #11

Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 05:01 PM

1. My second dose was yesterday

and my arm is really sore today. The first shot didn't hurt at all. But it may be sore because the nurse went through a vein and I bled a lot yesterday. Other than a sore arm, no noticeable side effects at all from round 2.

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 05:19 PM

2. Arm was more sore the second time.

And I woke up hot in the middle of the night. No biggie.

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 05:38 PM

3. I wish my reaction to the second Moderna shot had been more pronounced

All I had was slight soreness in my arm for three days.

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Response to EYESORE 9001 (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 06:58 PM

6. That's the way I'm feeling about my second Pfiser yesterday. Is anything really happening?

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 06:01 PM

4. The SciShow Channel is terrific

It has mini-lessons on what's going on in every field of science and it has a lot of videos about every aspect of covid. I watch it almost every day (and Hank is one of my favorite presenters).

Thanks for posting this.

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 06:21 PM

5. My reaction to both Moderna shots was

pretty much the same as having no shot at all. A tiny bit of soreness at the injection site on the first one, that's all. Never even felt the second one.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 07:18 PM

7. My arm was sore for close to a week after the first Moderna shot . . .

. . . so I was prepared to be totally knocked flat after the second. But to my surprise, I had almost no reaction to the second shot. I noticed some body aches about 36 hours afterwards -- nothing too severe -- but they passed, and I was fine.

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Response to markpkessinger (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 07:34 PM

8. Same thing happened to my older brother.

I've been getting flu shots every year after going over 50 years without getting any shots except for dental work, and that was only a few times. I've learned it is very important to practice relaxing your arm before the shot. It seems the better I get at that, the less pain there is.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 08:50 PM

9. Well, I don't think it was a failure to relax my arm . . .

. . . I am a diabetic, and before getting an insulin pump, injected myself five times daily. So I don't get tensed up over injections.

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Response to markpkessinger (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 09:02 PM

10. Wow. You're a pro.

My wife also injects meds. She's a retired RN and it doesn't phase her at all.

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 10:24 PM

11. I ran a fever the day after but was fine the next day

The second day after my second injection was the Houston freeze and ice storm. Can I blame the freeze on the shot?

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