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CoVid 19 Vaccine
#284560 12/18/20 12:18 AM
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I received the 1st of 2 injections yesterday. The 2nd comes in about 3 weeks. I had just a sore arm at the injection site. I have heard that the 2nd injection can produce fever, chills and aches.

I am so happy to share this news. With conscious gratitude to the thousands of people who worked so hard to get it ready for us and recognition of the sadness of those who did not survive this deadly virus....

It's a rough world.

This vaccine is a win.


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Re: CoVid 19 Vaccine
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That is good news and thank you for all your hard work throughout this pandemic! I guess you are partially immune already now then :-)
Let us know how it goes and whether the 2nd injection produced more of a reaction.


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Re: CoVid 19 Vaccine
WhiteCell #284570 12/19/20 03:49 AM
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So excited for you! Let us know how dose 2 goes.


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Happy for you Whitecell!!


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WhiteCell #284598 01/15/21 02:28 PM
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I received the first of two doses of the Moderna vaccine on Wednesday. The actual shot hurt less than the flu shot, but about six hours later I felt like I had been hit by a truck -- extreme fatigue, headache, muscle aches, and soreness at the injection site. These symptoms persisted for about 24 hours and then lessened considerably. I share this not to dissuade you all from getting the shot (everyone should) but just to warn you not to schedule anything important in the day or so following the shot in case you experience symptoms like mine. A colleague of mine who got the shot at the same time as me only experienced an injection site reaction. So it's going to vary from person to person. Good luck!

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Originally Posted by Winston
I received the first of two doses of the Moderna vaccine on Wednesday. The actual shot hurt less than the flu shot, but about six hours later I felt like I had been hit by a truck -- extreme fatigue, headache, muscle aches, and soreness at the injection site. These symptoms persisted for about 24 hours and then lessened considerably. I share this not to dissuade you all from getting the shot (everyone should) but just to warn you not to schedule anything important in the day or so following the shot in case you experience symptoms like mine. A colleague of mine who got the shot at the same time as me only experienced an injection site reaction. So it's going to vary from person to person. Good luck!


Anecdotally I’ve heard that if you’ve been infected with COVID (even asymptomatic) you are more likely to react to the FIRST dose and if you’ve never been you are more likely to react to the second.

Do you know if you were previously exposed?


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Interesting. I haven't heard or read that. I was exposed once that I know of, but I tested negative twice (on molecular tests) at three and six days following that exposure.

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Originally Posted by Winston
Interesting. I haven't heard or read that. I was exposed once that I know of, but I tested negative twice (on molecular tests) at three and six days following that exposure.

I know a few people with family members in medical fields and some of them seemed to get that impression. Again though it’s just anecdotes at this point.


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Just read this article, https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/12/what-expect-when-you-get-covid-19-vaccine/617428/, which states that the Moderna vaccine has proven to be more reactogenic than the Pfizer one. So perhaps that at least partially explains my reaction.

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WhiteCell #284619 01/23/21 12:48 AM
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I typically get a little fatigue, chills, body and sometimes headaches from flu shots so I’m prepared for reactions.


46, diagnosed with AS in early 2005 and on TNF-blockers since then: They have been miracle drugs for me. On Enbrel from spring 2005 to Nov 2008. On Humira from Nov 2008 to present. Baclofen and OTC anti-inflammatories as needed.

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