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philb
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15 Mar 2021
09:14:06pm

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The VA van took 7 of us up to the VA hospital in Albany for our second dose...its a 60 mile straight run on the Thruway...we left Kingston N.Y. at 8 a.m. ...at 10 a.m. we were back on the bus and 11 a.m. we were back in Kingston....the driver does not change lanes...he was in the fast lane all the way. 12 hours later my wife is waiting for me to keel over...no bad effects yet !Happy

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Dakota
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15 Mar 2021
10:03:21pm

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Wish our VA van was running. It is still shut down because of the pandemic' I hope it gets going pretty soon. I no longer drive and it is very hard to scrounge rides for that 55 mile trip to the VA. I was able to get both of my Covid shots from our county health department. No problems at all.

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Tom in Exton, PA
15 Mar 2021
10:41:33pm

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I got my first dose of Pfizer vaccine two weeks ago and go back next Wednesday for my final. No side effects or discomfort at all.

Here in Pennsylvania it was a mad scramble to get appointments and my wife was spending much of her time searching. Finally she was told about a new site, called and was successful! The catch was that this was a two and a half hour drive each way! It was a nice day and a pretty ride up into the mountains out past State College.

It was actually nice to get out!

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philb
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16 Mar 2021
10:02:31am

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We have a network of women in our area who are constantly on the computer trying to get appointments for people...my wife got her first shot in New Paltz about 30 miles away...Friday we go to Troy N.Y about 65 miles away. Thank goodness our local VA clinic still has the van runs . Too bad you could not take advantage of the APS while you were near State College.

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16 Mar 2021
06:11:49pm
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Dakota, have you reached out to your local American Legion or VFW post? Oftentimes, these organizations are willing to help vets get places, especially important runs like the VA. My home Legion Post does a lot of community service work, although others are mostly social clubs these days. Worth a phone call!

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16 Mar 2021
06:23:02pm
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Second shot yesterday. First one was bad, I fell while walking nearby and had to get help to get home. This one, not much results. I am waiting and know it's early yet

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Dakota
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16 Mar 2021
08:17:45pm

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I haven't had any problems getting transportation. The VA arranged it so I get my blood draws at our local clinic

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18 Mar 2021
04:34:09pm
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Well it hit me, hard today! Went walking with my wife this afternoon, felt so so but on return had dizziness.

My wife thinks they minimize the after effects especially on older folks.

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18 Mar 2021
11:48:32pm
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Got my first Pfizer shot today. No pre-existing health conditions. Just a sore arm from the shot. Get the second shot in four weeks. I'm guessing I'm two years younger than Snick1946.

Tom

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Benque
19 Mar 2021
09:23:51am
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Snick,
Please let us know how you get on. I know that everyone here is hoping and wishing for you to pull through without any more symptoms, and get back to enjoying life with your family!

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20 Mar 2021
08:21:23pm
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Got dose 2 Monday. Saturday night and I'm still feeling it. Throat dry and sore. Usually that subsides evenings but today it hasn't. Will call my doctor Monday to check in if this isn't better.

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Mike
20 Mar 2021
10:17:43pm
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My wife and I both had covid back in December and actually shared the same room for about 4 days, since she went in before me and then I left after she did. Later she was able to get her immunization a couple of weeks before me and of course had a reaction to it and then it was my turn and I had to have a reaction also. Same thing with the second shot for both of us.
But the shots were certainly worth it, to us anyway, because going through all involved with having covid was something I wouldn't wish on anyone. Like most of you that report to be still waiting, or have waited a long time to get the immunizations, there are still a lot of people down here waiting also. Having my wife working at the hospital has been a boon a couple of times, but that all ends April 1st, which is coincidentally "Doctors Day" and she will attend the party they will have for the Doc's and then when she leaves she will be retired and 2 weeks later will have her 78th birthday, sharing it with the part of the family we have in Seattle.
Stay safe and get those shots,
Mike

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26 Mar 2021
04:46:36pm
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Two weeks Monday since my second shot. Throat still sore and dry; my wife says its swelling of pituitary glands, like you get when you have Covid. just annoying.

Lots of people don't get this but I did. Also no energy, I walk a couple blocks and get very tired.

Still beats getting it.

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26 Mar 2021
05:32:28pm

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I took my wife for a doctors appointment at Vassar in Poughkeepsie.... i waited in a sort of lobby where a 20 something girl was checking temperatures and asking people if they knew where they were going. We spoke a bit and i asked if she had her shots...i was surprised when she said No..that she was going to wait she did not trust the vaccines. I guess being vaccinated is not a condition of employment.

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26 Mar 2021
06:07:28pm
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Got our shots booked for 14th. April, hopefully we will not have to stand around like these folks.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/covid-19-winnipeg-supersite-delays-1.5966128
Regarding the medical staff, I think an awful lot of them have not been vaccinated, seem to recall a news article recently that said just over 50% in some hospitals.
As someone said the best shot is the earliest one you can be given. Any of them are better than none.
My rellies back in UK have all had the AstraZeneca one, no after problems at all.

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26 Mar 2021
07:34:59pm

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The young can be flippant...at our age we Trust the Science..

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jbaxter5256
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26 Mar 2021
07:38:07pm
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I have completed both shots, arm was sore for a day after the first one, about like after a nuckle punch when I was a kid so nothing really, and no issues at all after the second shot. The shots were the Pfizer vaccine.

We are still trying to get my wife in for vaccination shots as she just became eligible.

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Benque
26 Mar 2021
08:11:42pm
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Hey Snick,
I'm so happy to hear that you are feeling better!

And Phil, I would guess that you didn't take any science courses in High School. Political "science", maybe?

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Dakota
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26 Mar 2021
08:56:39pm

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I must be lucky. I have had both of my shots. I got the second shot on February 26. I had no problem at all with either shot. I had the Moderna.

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philb
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27 Mar 2021
09:51:13am

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I don't understand your humor Benque .

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lpayette
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01 Apr 2021
05:15:04pm
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Had my first shot of Sinovac March 15, no after effects, Just a lil tired waiting in the lineup on the malecon for 10 hours, second shot in a couple of weeks Happy

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02 Apr 2021
08:05:08pm
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All of us, in our family unit, are fully vaccinated (2 "jabs" of Pfizzer): That's 10 vaccines altogether. Usual symptoms: tired and sleepy (which I blame "retirement and not doing much of anything", and confinement during the Pandemic--with a capital P. My wife's mother (my 90-year old mother-in-law) suffered from the vaccine "red arm." She's OK now.

FLORIDA: As of today, Friday, April 2, 2021, 3,501,600 Florida residents have been fully vaccinated with the coronavirus vaccine. The St Augustine Record, 4/2/2021

Florida's total population, 2021: 22,223,716
Percent of Florida residents vaccinated with at least one dose: 29.57%
Percent of Florida residents fully vaccinated 17%
Florida does not require a citizenship/nor full residency to receive the vaccine.

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Tom in Exton, PA
03 Apr 2021
04:14:20pm

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As of Wednesday I’ll be invincible! Got my second dose of Pfizer a week ago. I had no reactions, funny thing is my arm was sore after my Shingles shots!

I was in the supermarket today, still wearing my mask, but less apprehensive than before!


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Neddie Seagoon from The Telegoons
15 Apr 2021
06:35:05pm

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Notified today that I get my second jab on Monday.

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