13 May 2021

Fighting back at last

Finally got my covid-19 vaccination yesterday, now that it's available in this state at regular pharmacies.  I went to one which is less than half a mile down the street, to minimize driving time back home, in view of the unpredictable side effects.  This turned out to be a wise decision, since within minutes I started feeling drowsy and spaced out.  But that was gone when I woke up this morning, and I've seen no sign of any other side effects.

I got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which works with just a single injection -- no need for a second shot.

I'll still be taking serious precautions until herd immunity is achieved in this area, but it's nice to know there's that extra layer of protection in case I do get exposed.


Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

Good news! We don't have the J&J shot here in Canada because it hasn't been approved yet. I'm currently waiting for my second shot of AstraZeneca.

13 May, 2021 06:38  
Blogger bluzdude said...

That's good to hear. Glad you're not running out willy-nilly to tempt fate.

I'm about two weeks past "full vaccination," having received the Moderna vaccine. No side effects here but a sore arm for a day. I'm looking forward to resuming something resembling a normal life, only with masks on occasion and working from home. (They'll have to drag me back to the office and I'll probably leave nail marks on the door jamb.)

13 May, 2021 07:41  
Blogger Sixpence Notthewiser said...

I heard from someone who got the J&J vaccine that they also felt a little under the weather the day they got it. Then? Nothing.
I got my shots too. No side effects. Zilch. Nada.


13 May, 2021 08:24  
Anonymous Ole Phat Stu said...

We get our second Biomtech next week, so by the end of the month we are considered immune.
Still under lockdown here in Germany though :-(

13 May, 2021 11:17  
Blogger Martha said...

Wonderful news! I'm very pleased for you. My husband and I are waiting for our second shot but we're already feeling so much better with an added layer of protection.

13 May, 2021 13:52  
Blogger Mike said...

I'm three months past my second Pfizer shot. Never had any kind of reaction to either one. No matter which shot you had, the main benefit of them is you won't die even if you do catch COIVD-19.

I also made a copy of my card to carry with me. Today it was announced you don't have to wear a mask or social distance if you're vaccinated. I can hear the "prove it" coming.

13 May, 2021 20:59  
Blogger Kay said...

YAY!!! I'm so glad you are now vaccinated. They say Hawaii should maybe reach 70% vaccination by June. Fingers crossed.

14 May, 2021 12:35  
Anonymous nonnie9999 said...

So glad to hear that you got your vaccine, Infidel! I had a very, very painful arm and some flu symptoms after the first and a pretty sore arm and some flu symptoms after the second. As I said at the time, a helluva lot better than being dead. My sister had her vaccines, too, and for the last few weeks, she's been coming over twice a week for dinner. We were saying just the other day how weird it is that it feels so normal for her to be here.

My biggest sense of relief was that my son got vaccinated. He lives in NYC and COVID hit him pretty badly the week after he moved there. I was so worried about him and knowing he was vaccinated allowed me to finally relax a bit. The only problem, according to him, is that I am team Pfizer, and he is team Moderna, so he can no longer associated with me. (I don't know who raised him!)

14 May, 2021 13:22  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Debra: Sounds good -- you're in the home stretch.

Bluzdude: Sounds like once the vaccine protection is in full effect, you can even drop the mask in most situations -- though I'll wait for more detailed information on that. Hope you can avoid going back to an office.

Sixpence: It's been three days now and I haven't had any side effects except for that few hours of sleepiness.

Phat: Germany seems to keep going back and forth on lockdowns. I'd think they'd be better organized.

Martha: Good for you. It does seem to make a huge difference to safety.

Mike: I'll be making a copy of my card too. They look pretty easy to fake, unfortunately. The anti-vaxxers are going to be a problem.

Kay: That's good -- June isn't far off. I think Oregon is getting close as well. The cities might well be there already (rural Oregon is pretty Trumpy).

Nonnie: Thanks! It's going to be strange going out with no mask, when we get to that point. But I think people will get used to it. I felt silly the first few times I used one, but I got used to that.

15 May, 2021 01:04  
Blogger Lady M said...

Feels good to be fully vaccinated!

15 May, 2021 15:50  

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