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Sat Nov 6, 2021, 05:31 PM

I had my Covid Booster yesterday and I'm worried.

I had no effects - none. Does that mean there was no immune response?

I knew I had received a vaccine after the first two. This time, nothing.

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Reply I had my Covid Booster yesterday and I'm worried. (Original post)
TomSlick Nov 6 OP
Irish_Dem Nov 6 #1
TomSlick Nov 6 #6
Irish_Dem Nov 6 #9
TomSlick Nov 6 #10
Irish_Dem Nov 6 #22
wnylib Nov 7 #37
Irish_Dem Nov 7 #39
Tikki Nov 6 #26
multigraincracker Nov 6 #8
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 6 #2
Irish_Dem Nov 6 #3
TomSlick Nov 6 #13
Irish_Dem Nov 6 #18
jezebel321 Nov 6 #4
TomSlick Nov 6 #7
Irish_Dem Nov 6 #12
BlueJac Nov 6 #5
tanyev Nov 6 #11
Irish_Dem Nov 6 #14
TomSlick Nov 6 #17
Ritabert Nov 6 #15
TomSlick Nov 6 #19
Jilly_in_VA Nov 6 #16
Mz Pip Nov 6 #20
dewsgirl Nov 6 #21
ret5hd Nov 6 #23
TomSlick Nov 6 #31
ret5hd Nov 6 #32
retread Nov 7 #34
VarryOn Nov 6 #24
SheltieLover Nov 6 #25
chocolatpi Nov 6 #27
ailsagirl Nov 6 #28
Golden Raisin Nov 6 #29
bikebloke Nov 6 #30
Equomba Nov 6 #33
zanana1 Nov 7 #35
Buckeye_Democrat Nov 7 #36
Chainfire Nov 7 #38

Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 05:37 PM

1. Tom, it works with or without side effects!

I looked up some of the research on the topic and only about 50% of folks actually have a reaction.
And there is no correlation between reaction and efficacy.

Glad you got the booster, it is working on your immune system quietly as we speak.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 05:48 PM

6. I don't know. Medicine has to taste bad to work.

I know you're right but some discernible immune response would be reassuring.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 05:51 PM

9. I know, I had a delayed reaction to the booster.

After the booster shot, nothing happened for 24 hours and I was fretting about it.

The second day it kicked my butt and I was sick for three days.

I hate to say it, but I felt relieved when I finally got sick.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 05:53 PM

10. Maybe I should be careful for what I ask.

I got the booster on a Friday thinking I would surely be OK by Monday.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 06:43 PM

22. Exactly.I got it at 8am on a Friday. Waited all day and half the night to get some sort of reaction.

Nothing, I was fretting that perhaps I got a rogue shot and it was only water.
Arm not sore, nothing.

Finally went to bed late on Friday nite, woke up the next morning sick.
And was sick for three days.

But I did get the full dose Moderna booster and the flu shot at the same time.
Couldn't move my arm it was so sore.

So if you got half dose and no flu shot, maybe you will not get sick.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #22)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:09 AM

37. Full dose Moderna booster?

I thought that the Moderna booster was half the dose of the original shot. I will be eligible in a few days.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #37)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 10:17 AM

39. As of Oct 20, it is half dose, but I got the booster 2 months ago.

My understanding from the pharmacist is that 2 months ago they were giving full dose as the booster, but then that changed in Oct when the CDC said that the research showed a robust immune system response on half dose.

I wish I had waited because the full dose booster knocked me out.
It was too much for my body to handle. And the research now shows that half dose does the job very well.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 07:25 PM

26. That is what happened to me with my Modern Booster.

20 some hours after the Booster the side effects hit me.
And then 24 hours after the side effects I was fine.

Tikki

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 05:51 PM

8. Thanks, I wondered about it too.

No reactions here.

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 05:37 PM

2. It is my understanding that even if you don't have any side effects...

The booster will definitely protect you.

I'm going to see if I can find any data that would reassure you.

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 05:40 PM

3. From one of the best university hospitals in the entire world:

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 05:57 PM

13. Thanks.

Who am I to doubt THE Ohio State.

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 05:40 PM

4. I had a fever after both my first and second Moderna last spring. Last week I got my

booster and got no reaction at all. I felt like like crap for a day or two with the first two and nothing at all with this one. I wondered if it was because the Moderna booster is a half dose?

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Response to jezebel321 (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 05:49 PM

7. That's my experience.

The first two Moderna shots kicked my butt. The booster - nothing.

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Response to jezebel321 (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 05:54 PM

12. Right, could be the half dose doesn't make people as sick.

I got the full dose Moderna booster and was quite sick for three days.

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 05:42 PM

5. I don't think so..my third shot zero side effects not even sure arm

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 05:54 PM

11. Anecdotal account I heard in a dance class this morning--

one student was complaining that she’d had a rougher reaction to the booster than she’d expected. The teacher knew that this lady had already had Covid and she said every single person she knew that had a reaction to the booster had also had Covid previously. So there’s an overheard conversation reported by someone on the internet, FWIW.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 05:57 PM

14. I had a bad reaction to the Moderna booster but all my Covid antibody tests have been negative.

So I have not had a case of Covid.

(I have some lower GI problems and the specialist has had me take some covid antibody tests to determine whether I have Covid or not.)

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Response to tanyev (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 06:09 PM

17. Our son had a REALLY bad reaction to the first Covid vaccine.

He found himself outside after going to bed. His MD told him that probably meant he had a asymptomatic infection earlier. The MD also told him that he had a probably had really strong immunity between the earlier infection and the following vaccinations.

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 06:04 PM

15. Aside from a sore arm no side effects for me

...and I'm over 70. The sore arm was less annoying than the pneumococcal vaccine.

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Response to Ritabert (Reply #15)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 06:10 PM

19. Thanks. I appreciate the reassurance.

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 06:07 PM

16. All I got was a sore arm

After a few days the site itched a little.

When I was 5 I got my second smallpox vaccination. My mom freaked out because it didn't "take" (scab up and itch like fire). The doc told her not to worry, it just meant that I had a very strong immunity from the first one I'd had.

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 06:14 PM

20. I didn't either

The booster was a piece of cake compared to #2.

Everyone is different so just be glad you’re done.

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 06:20 PM

21. I have had both my Moderna shots, I've yet to get my

booster. All I had was severe pain in my arm. No cold/flu symptoms like most people I know. I'm about to make an appointment for my booster, I'm thinking maybe if I get the Pfizer booster, it may be more effective.🤷

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 07:01 PM

23. Hold a brass key to your forehead.

If it sticks, go stand by your Wi-Fi router and see if you see any network traffic. Tell us the results.

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #23)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 09:23 PM

31. Nothing.

No key sticking - no Wifi signal. That's bad?

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #31)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 09:31 PM

32. Bad bad bad...contact Microsoft support and ask...

how to reboot your chip implant.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #31)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 05:43 AM

34. So far 5G hasn't activated the nanobots.

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 07:18 PM

24. After my Pfizer booster, I woke up the first two mornings with all-over body aches...

800mg of Advil and I was fine in a couple hours. I had no reactions with first two Pfizer shots.

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 07:19 PM

25. I had my 3rd Pfizer 1.5 mos ago, Tom

First two, mildly tender at injection site, starting approx 6 hours after shot & gone by mid-afternoon the next day.

3rd shot, nada, zip.

2 weeks later, I had pneumonia, flu, & tdap vaxes. No reaction to any of them. Tdap has tetanus vax in it & I recall very well how painful that was decades ago, but nothing this time.

I'm sure it still protects us though.

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 07:56 PM

27. I had my 3d about 3 weeks ago.

I had no reaction to all three Pfizer jabs. That is not unusual according to my doctor.

I attended an outdoor wedding and reception for a cousin on Friday of last week. No one was wearing masks, and damn it was nice to give and receive hugs after 18 months.

(My grandson did test positive for a breakthrough case about a month ago. He did not require a hospital visit.)

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 08:21 PM

29. I think everyone has different/individual reactions.

My first Moderna just a sore arm at injection site.
Ditto for Moderna #2 until the second day when I suddenly felt like a cement truck ran over me (super-tired, chills, had to go to bed, etc.) Third day absolutely fine/normal.
Booster: Full-dose Moderna --- just sore arm plus pretty tired the first day and night. It's 5 days later now and feel normal.

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 08:53 PM

30. Nothing after both Pfizer jabs.

Just some tenderness at the jab spot, that faded by the next morning.

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sat Nov 6, 2021, 11:30 PM

33. Same thoughts I had.

 

Got mine (Moderna) yesterday around 3pm. Except for a sore arm, no reaction at all since then. My wife, my sister, several friends all had symptoms, two had a fever, all had aches and pains and tiredness/lack of energy. Fortunately theirs lasted 24 hours and then a quick recovery.

I was actually pizzed... I WANTED a reaction! I even went online to see if there's a potential problem, but as others have mentioned it seems we're OK.

I had my first vaccination in January, that night I had a vivid dream where I discovered the person who gave me the shot was actually giving out nothings, she was pocketing the vaccines and selling them on the black market for thousands of dollars. The dream was so real that I was starting to doubt my sanity... it was like OK, this didn't happen... or did it? Argh.

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 06:18 AM

35. You mean you don't have little octopus thingies in your system?

Sorry. I'm from New Hampshire.

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 06:26 AM

36. It doesn't mean anything, from what I've previously read.

Some people react differently.

My strongest reaction was to the booster, but others replied their earlier shots caused more side effects for them. And there's always a few people who don't notice their immune system reacting at all, despite how it is.

I had a flu shot on the same day, so maybe that's what the booster side-effects worse for me?

And you MIGHT still have side-effects later.

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 09:44 AM

38. I had no side effects from the first two injections, not even a sore arm

The booster made me feel crappy for 24 hours and left me with a sore arm. My wife had a small fever and felt much worse than I did.
We just chilled out and felt good about the extra protection.

Talking with my doctor (a woman) her "gut feelings" from discussions with her patients was that women had more of a reaction from the vaccine than men did, although she admitted that it was anecdotal, and that she would have had no clue as to why that may be.

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