Are you willing to get the Covid vaccine when offered? (44 Viewers)

Will you get the covid vaccine when offered?

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About half of the people I know, including nurses, seem very reluctant to get the vaccination. Surprisingly, this includes different political demographics. What better way to settle it than by coming to a Saints message board.

edit: Geez I somehow allowed people to pick more than one answer on a yes/no poll. Doh!
 

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One of my coworkers, his partner got the J&J shot and he felt like crap the day after. Not sure if he had a fever or not, but definitely malaise.
 

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One of my coworkers, his partner got the J&J shot and he felt like crap the day after. Not sure if he had a fever or not, but definitely malaise.
I feel side effects from the flu shot, so I'm expecting to have some from this one, especially since it's a single dose.

I'm getting the shot at night, so I'll schedule Friday off from work, just in case. We're still working from home, so I'll work a bit on Friday if I feel up to it, and take off early or all day for a three-day weekend if I feel like arse.
 

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I feel side effects from the flu shot, so I'm expecting to have some from this one, especially since it's a single dose.

I'm getting the shot at night, so I'll schedule Friday off from work, just in case. We're still working from home, so I'll work a bit on Friday if I feel up to it, and take off early or all day for a three-day weekend if I feel like arse.
For what it’s worth, I usually get a little hazy after a flu shot, but I had no real side effects from my second shot. The fatigue I had the next morning went away after breakfast and a dog walk, so it may have (well have been?) just been a mild hangover.
 

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I posted a few pages back but no response. I need convincing on this second shot....with science not opinion. I'm not anti vax by any means. I'm also pro mask etc etc. The problem I have is I had covid and got the first shot. Sick as a dog. Tells me my antibody response is very strong. That first shot was basically my booster. I see no reason behind 2 boosters. I was pretty sick.....I don't want to go through that again without solid scientific reasoning. The problem is this virus and studies are new so it's tough to find any real studies done that show the reasoning behind 2 boosters. I've saw the " 2 shots give you better variant protection" stuff but what I haven't seen is scientific proof or studies that focused on people that had had the virus prior to the first shot. I don't necessarily want to decline the 2nd shot but I also see no reasoning for it and I was really sick after the first.
 

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I posted a few pages back but no response. I need convincing on this second shot....with science not opinion. I'm not anti vax by any means. I'm also pro mask etc etc. The problem I have is I had covid and got the first shot. Sick as a dog. Tells me my antibody response is very strong. That first shot was basically my booster. I see no reason behind 2 boosters. I was pretty sick.....I don't want to go through that again without solid scientific reasoning. The problem is this virus and studies are new so it's tough to find any real studies done that show the reasoning behind 2 boosters. I've saw the " 2 shots give you better variant protection" stuff but what I haven't seen is scientific proof or studies that focused on people that had had the virus prior to the first shot. I don't necessarily want to decline the 2nd shot but I also see no reasoning for it and I was really sick after the first.
It may not be the not answer you want, but if you have a primary care physician, you should really talk to them.

From what I’ve seen, the 2 shot vaccines reach 80%+ after the first shot, but don’t stay that high/as long without the booster/second shot. Some countries are stretching that second shot dose out for that reason.



If you want the long boring version (you dont :hihi: ):
 

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I posted a few pages back but no response. I need convincing on this second shot....with science not opinion. I'm not anti vax by any means. I'm also pro mask etc etc. The problem I have is I had covid and got the first shot. Sick as a dog. Tells me my antibody response is very strong. That first shot was basically my booster. I see no reason behind 2 boosters. I was pretty sick.....I don't want to go through that again without solid scientific reasoning. The problem is this virus and studies are new so it's tough to find any real studies done that show the reasoning behind 2 boosters. I've saw the " 2 shots give you better variant protection" stuff but what I haven't seen is scientific proof or studies that focused on people that had had the virus prior to the first shot. I don't necessarily want to decline the 2nd shot but I also see no reasoning for it and I was really sick after the first.
FWIW, your immune system is probably reacting because you had Covid. But also, the vaccines don’t develop the same antibodies as the infection does. For example, after vaccination, I tested negative for Covid infection antibodies but positive for protein spike antibodies.

So only IMO (and you should talk to your doctor), you should get the second shot to develop your generalized antibodies which may have even been hindered (total speculation) by your learned virus immune response.

To be clear, I am not a doctor And I have been drinking so take that FWIW.
 

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It may not be the not answer you want, but if you have a primary care physician, you should really talk to them.

From what I’ve seen, the 2 shot vaccines reach 80%+ after the first shot, but don’t stay that high/as long without the booster/second shot. Some countries are stretching that second shot dose out for that reason.



If you want the long boring version (you dont :hihi: ):
I will read those. I'm not trying to be defiant about the vaccine. I would much rather be educated. There's just not a ton of info out there on studies with people that have gotten covid and then the effectiveness of the shots. I personally assume I'll get the 2nd shot but at the same time I think it's unnecessary.
 

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FWIW, your immune system is probably reacting because you had Covid. But also, the vaccines don’t develop the same antibodies as the infection does. For example, after vaccination, I tested negative for Covid infection antibodies but positive for protein spike antibodies.

So only IMO (and you should talk to your doctor), you should get the second shot to develop your generalized antibodies which may have even been hindered (total speculation) by your learned virus immune response.

To be clear, I am not a doctor And I have been drinking so take that FWIW.
I've been drinking too haha. Like I say....I will probably get the shot but man am I dreading it. I was pretty dang sick after the first shot. Not looking forward to that again and I feel it's unnecessary.
 

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I've been drinking too haha. Like I say....I will probably get the shot but man am I dreading it. I was pretty dang sick after the first shot. Not looking forward to that again and I feel it's unnecessary.
I’m not trying to tell you what to do, because I agree that you probably have a reasonably solid level of immunity. But there’s probably an argument for juicing your vaccine antibodies because they are more generalized against variants.

But not judging. You do what you think is beat.
 

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I'm not trying to be defiant about the vaccine. I would much rather be educated.
I totally get it, especially since the first one knocked you on your butt. Good luck 👍
 

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