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So I've received both of my Pfizer shots and I have had no reaction at all, other than the usual sore shoulder.  I am beginning to wonder if I received the actual vaccine at all.  Maybe they just give you a shot of saline and then sell the actual vaccine on the black market.   :unsure:

I just heard that Pfizer is now saying we are going to need another shot in 9 months or so.   

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My SIL had his second Pfizer shot yesterday evening and it knocked him on his ass today.  Looks like I’m taking Smokey for his mid day walk.

Yeah you got saline! 😁

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If you didn't feel it, it probably won't work for you. I studied medicine on the Internet.

I bet that the Covid shot will be annual just like the flu shot.

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16 minutes ago, Road Runner said:

Maybe they just give you a shot of saline

Oh, you're just being silly!

You got the saline all right, but with the gubmint micro chip in it.

And you'll know it's true when you get this strange urge to be honest when filing your taxes.

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18 minutes ago, Road Runner said:

So I've received both of my Pfizer shots and I have had no reaction at all, other than the usual sore shoulder.  I am beginning to wonder if I received the actual vaccine at all.  Maybe they just give you a shot of saline and then sell the actual vaccine on the black market.   :unsure:

I just heard that Pfizer is now saying we are going to need another shot in 9 months or so.   

You could test it by licking door knobs.

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Of course, another possibility is that most people actually have no reaction to the vaccine, but it makes a great excuse for taking sick leave.  :D

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3 hours ago, Road Runner said:

So I've received both of my Pfizer shots and I have had no reaction at all, other than the usual sore shoulder.  I am beginning to wonder if I received the actual vaccine at all.  Maybe they just give you a shot of saline and then sell the actual vaccine on the black market.   :unsure:

I just heard that Pfizer is now saying we are going to need another shot in 9 months or so.   

Yeah, I've had both the Pfizer.  I had the same experience you did -- which is nothing. Only I went down to the hospital so depending on your point of view -- could be more or less interesting.

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1 hour ago, Square Wheels said:

Not everybody reacts.

Once there are more variants, and there will likely be lots, the current vaccine will be useless.

The earth is trying to rid itself of a nasty infection.

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10 hours ago, Road Runner said:

hSo I've received both of my Pfizer shots and I have had no reaction at all, other than the usual sore shoulder.  I am beginning to wonder if I received the actual vaccine at all.  Maybe they just give you a shot of saline and then sell the actual vaccine on the black market.   :unsure:

I just heard that Pfizer is now saying we are going to need another shot in 9 months or so.   

Here's what Pfizer said, which isn't surprising since flu vaccinations are needed annually. It will depend on variants that may not respond to the current vaccines.

  • Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said people will “likely” need a third dose of a Covid-19 vaccine within 12 months of getting fully vaccinated.
  • He also said it’s possible people will need to get vaccinated against the coronavirus annually.

“A likely scenario is that there will be likely a need for a third dose, somewhere between six and 12 months and then from there, there will be an annual revaccination, but all of that needs to be confirmed. And again, the variants will play a key role,” he told CNBC’s Bertha Coombs during an event with CVS Health.

“It is extremely important to suppress the pool of people that can be susceptible to the virus,” Bourla said.

The comment comes after Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky told CNBC in February that people may need to get vaccinated against Covid-19 annually, just like seasonal flu shots.

I got the two Pfizer shots from Walgreens.  The first shot resulted in a swollen shoulder that felt sore if I raised my arm staight out or upward. The pain was totally gone in a day and a half.  The 2nd shot had much less effect, but there was a little soreness touching the injection spot for four days.

My sister the nurse, who almost died of COVID in April 2020, had a severe reaction to the first shot a week ago, with a fever of 102.6° the next day, 100.4° the following day, then back to normal.  She expected it because her blood was so full of antibodies before getting the vaccine.

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11 hours ago, Road Runner said:

So I've received both of my Pfizer shots and I have had no reaction at all, other than the usual sore shoulder.  I am beginning to wonder if I received the actual vaccine at all.  Maybe they just give you a shot of saline and then sell the actual vaccine on the black market.   :unsure:

I just heard that Pfizer is now saying we are going to need another shot in 9 months or so.   

 Rite-Aid is still around?  :dontknow:

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The first Pfizer shot WoUB's autoimmune disorder through the roof. She had a flare-up that lasted about two weeks. The second shot didn't do as bad, but still kicked it in a little.

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The guy who gave me the second shot said that most people have a more severe reaction to the second shot.  I've also read that same thing on various internet sites, but some here say otherwise.   :dontknow:    

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3 minutes ago, Road Runner said:

The guy who gave me the second shot said that most people have a more severe reaction to the second shot.  I've also read that same thing on various internet sites, but some here say otherwise.   :dontknow:    

I definitely wouldn't go with the people here unless it's Further, UglyBob, and every once in awhile maybe Mick. 

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2 hours ago, Road Runner said:

The guy who gave me the second shot said that most people have a more severe reaction to the second shot.  I've also read that same thing on various internet sites, but some here say otherwise.   :dontknow:    

I had minimal reaction to either. More soreness with the first than the second shot.

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8 hours ago, Square Wheels said:

Not everybody reacts.

Once there are more variants, and there will likely be lots, the current vaccine will be useless.

Even if it eventually provides zero protection against future variations (which I highly doubt), it won’t have been useless if it prevents you and others around you from getting sick now or over the next X number of months. And the faster people get vaccinated, the lower the rate of new mutations, so again, not useless. Quite useful, actually.

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7 hours ago, Road Runner said:

The earth is trying to rid itself of a nasty infection.

Like the human population??  :runcirclsmiley:

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5 hours ago, Dottles said:

Like the human population??  :runcirclsmiley:

That is exactly what I was referring to.  You win 100 potato points!   :)

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6 hours ago, Road Runner said:

That is exactly what I was referring to.  You win 100 potato points!   :)

I like the sound of that. Can I put ketchup on those potato points?

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