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Fri Apr 23, 2021, 12:59 PM

Just got my first shot!

Last edited Fri Apr 23, 2021, 11:57 PM - Edit history (3)

Just got my first shot of the covid vaccine.

I had an appointment in May at a pharmacy 50km (30mi) away, but one closer to home opened up for walk-ins. Got there nearly 2 hrs before they were scheduled to start this morning, I was second in line from the front. Maybe 5 people.

By the time I got out, the line up for vaccines was about a block long.

Astrazeneca, as that's what they're giving out at the pharmacies here in Canada since it doesn't require the ultra cold storage that Pfizer/Moderna does. Pfizer/Moderna are only being distributed through health & rec centers up here and is only open for those 60+. I'm 49. Also no J&J here in Canada yet.

I figured I'd get it done ASAP since they're predicting 18,000 new cases per day here in this wonderful conservative playground called Ontario.

Wife will be watching me for any rare ill side-effects (she had her shot two weeks ago). It's a load off my mind now that it's done.

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Reply Just got my first shot! (Original post)
Hiawatha Pete Apr 2021 OP
soothsayer Apr 2021 #1
Hiawatha Pete Apr 2021 #3
MiniMe Apr 2021 #2
Hiawatha Pete Apr 2021 #4
SheltieLover Apr 2021 #7
Hiawatha Pete Apr 2021 #8
SheltieLover Apr 2021 #10
Hiawatha Pete Apr 2021 #12
SheltieLover Apr 2021 #14
Hiawatha Pete Apr 2021 #15
SheltieLover Apr 2021 #17
SheltieLover Apr 2021 #6
SheltieLover Apr 2021 #5
Hiawatha Pete Apr 2021 #9
SheltieLover Apr 2021 #11
Hiawatha Pete Apr 2021 #13
SheltieLover Apr 2021 #16
TomSlick Apr 2021 #18
Hiawatha Pete Apr 2021 #20
Rizen Apr 2021 #19
Hiawatha Pete Apr 2021 #21
orleans Apr 2021 #22
Hiawatha Pete Apr 2021 #23
orleans Apr 2021 #26
ailsagirl Apr 2021 #24
Hiawatha Pete Apr 2021 #25

Response to Hiawatha Pete (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 01:02 PM

1. Congrats!

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 01:04 PM

3. Thanks!

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Response to Hiawatha Pete (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 01:02 PM

2. Got my second Moderna yesterday

No reaction so far

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Response to MiniMe (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 01:04 PM

4. Awesome!

Me too, so far (other than a sore arm).

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Response to Hiawatha Pete (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 01:08 PM

7. Did they suggest ample hydration & to exercise arm?

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 01:22 PM

8. No actually they didn't. Wonder if that's because it's a different vax (Astrazeneca)

...than what is being used in the U.S.

That said, I try to do curls with my weights once per day and wifey always after me to drink 6 glasses of water/day (as opposed to my preferred rum & ginger ) so hopefully that'll help.

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Response to Hiawatha Pete (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 01:25 PM

10. Maybe

Maybe just stretch arm muscles?

I'm excited for you! Will you need 2nd shot?

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 01:30 PM

12. Yeah, AZ is a two-shot deal. I'm on the gov'ts list to have my second shot...

in approx 3 months to reach max effectiveness.

Sounds like good advice, think I'll do that, Thanks!

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Response to Hiawatha Pete (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 01:34 PM

14. Sounds great!

Quite different protocols among vaccines.

Is it mRNA type?

I had both Pfizers & only had mild sore arm, esp after 1st jab.

Not letting down guard though!

Who knew we would grow up trying to score vaccines?

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 01:37 PM

15. It's not the mRNA type like Pfizer/Moderna

It's in the same family of vaccines as the Johnson and Johnson (viral vector), but requires two shots.

I know, eh? Strange times. We must all do what we can to keep safe.

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Response to Hiawatha Pete (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 01:39 PM

17. Thats good too

It will be helpful, I'm sure, ti protect you, family & community!

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Response to MiniMe (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 01:07 PM

6. Congrats!

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Response to Hiawatha Pete (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 01:07 PM

5. Congrats!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 01:24 PM

9. Thanks!

And I'll always remember as having it the same day Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did:
https://globalnews.ca/news/7782489/trudeau-covid-vaccine/

Liberals rule!

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Response to Hiawatha Pete (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 01:27 PM

11. Yw!

Lol Good one!

Oh, he didn't push to front of line for vax, then tell others not to get one?

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 01:33 PM

13. Yeah he didn't cut the line in front of old people...

and healthcare workers like a conservative would have Isn't that what Tucker did?

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Response to Hiawatha Pete (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 01:37 PM

16. I've not read that, but I have no doubt he did

I've read that shitstain had vax in January. 🤬

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Response to Hiawatha Pete (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 09:59 PM

18. Good on you!

You did your bit for community immunity.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #18)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 11:53 PM

20. Thanks!

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Response to Hiawatha Pete (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 11:42 PM

19. That's good. I finally got an appointment for a shot next Friday.

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Response to Rizen (Reply #19)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 11:54 PM

21. Awesome! It's a load off your mind when you finally get your turn

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Response to Hiawatha Pete (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 12:36 AM

22. hooray!

glad you were finally able to get it.


i got the one & done j&j (in illinois)
(big chills the first night, aches in legs for two days and arm ache)

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Response to orleans (Reply #22)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 01:10 AM

23. Thanks, Me too!

Esp chillin' to the max right now...

J&J & Astrazeneca are in the same family of vaccines (viral vector) except AZ needs two shots. Wish we had J&J here north of the border - if only for that one dose convenience.

Pres. Biden rocks and is sending some our way but I didn't want to delay getting the shot

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Response to Hiawatha Pete (Reply #23)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 01:56 AM

26. hopefully your second round won't be as intense

i wrapped myself in a blanket when i went to make hot cocoa then sat on the couch and held it more than drank it while my feet were on a heating pad.

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Response to Hiawatha Pete (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 01:14 AM

24. ...

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #24)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 01:18 AM

25. Thanks!

too!

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