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(WFLA Tampa Bay)   Over 40,000 residents overdue for 2nd COVID vaccination because old people heard rumor "that the side effects are worse with the second shot"   (wfla.com) divider line
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2021-01-18 1:03:12 PM  
Yep, it's all the old people. Nothing at all to do with the 20-, 30- and 40-something anti-vaxxers spreading their bullshiat. Yep, that's the ticket. In the meantime, this hope it has been trying for 3 f#cking weeks to get an appointment for her first vaccination, so anyone who doesn't go to the second can kiss my ass and die.
 
2021-01-18 3:10:47 PM  
You know what's worse than vaccine side effects?

The side effects of not getting vaccinated.
 
2021-01-18 3:14:07 PM  
Conspiracy theories all about I see.
 
2021-01-18 3:24:07 PM  
Worse?  If your first shot had zero side effect, then if it's 3 or 4 times worse, it's still zero!
 
2021-01-18 4:09:46 PM  
Had my second shot a week ago. The next afternoon felt a little achy and chill for about 1-2 hours. Took a couple ibuprofen and no worse for wear.
 
2021-01-18 4:10:26 PM  
I had uncomfortable side effects from the second shot. But you know what else, I am at a near 95% protection against Covid. That's better than none. I'll take the few days of discomfort for that. But I do think this will be a bigger issue. People may take their chances with a 50% effectiveness to avoid feeling bad.
 
2021-01-18 4:11:34 PM  

SomeAmerican: You know what's worse than vaccine side effects?

The side effects of not getting vaccinated.


Those of us in unions have been saying the same thing for decades and being ignored, why would health be any different?
 
2021-01-18 4:12:08 PM  
Hey subby, you mean that rumor that the article specifically confirms?

Maybe instead of calling something a rumor, call it true, and focus on the lack of time spent on patient education.

If you can't be bothered with being accurate, don't be surprised when people don't seem to believe you.
 
2021-01-18 4:12:17 PM  

Maturin: Had my second shot a week ago. The next afternoon felt a little achy and chill for about 1-2 hours. Took a couple ibuprofen and no worse for wear.


It seems very hit or miss. I had some digestive issues, fatigued, achy and a headache for about three days. Some people I know had zero side effects.  Some people felt like they had the flu. But no one I've talked to regrets getting it.
 
2021-01-18 4:12:44 PM  
I'm in the last group, whatever that is. Like the end of the summer. Just be getting the backwash of leftover vaccine. Probably be called Covid 25 by then.
 
2021-01-18 4:13:48 PM  
what are the side effects of being intubated and ventilated in a crowded florida ICU
 
2021-01-18 4:15:46 PM  

SomeAmerican: You know what's worse than vaccine side effects?

The side effects of not getting vaccinated.


Come on.  That's not fair.  Death isn't so bad.  He plays a mean game of chess though.

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2021-01-18 4:15:47 PM  
Meanwhile  here in Ca. can't even get an appointment for the first shot ..
 
2021-01-18 4:16:05 PM  
They should have found a way to work with the fast food companies to just put the vaccine in the burger and chicken meat. 75% vaccinated over a weekend.
 
2021-01-18 4:17:02 PM  

Maturin: Had my second shot a week ago. The next afternoon felt a little achy and chill for about 1-2 hours. Took a couple ibuprofen and no worse for wear.


Same. The side effects are more intense but lasted 1-2 hours. A lot better than weeks or months of Covid-19 side effects.
 
2021-01-18 4:17:33 PM  
Oddly enough, my niece (she's a doctor) was fine with the first shot and had a severe allergic reaction to the second.

I hadn't even thought of that as a possibility.
 
2021-01-18 4:17:43 PM  

SomeAmerican: You know what's worse than vaccine side effects?

The side effects of not getting vaccinated.


You know whats worse than not being vaccinated? Getting vaccinated once and getting COVID, causing it to adapt to the vaccine and mutate.
 
2021-01-18 4:18:05 PM  
When I went to get my first shot the hospital specifically told us to expect symptoms after the second

Makes me a little nervous because mine were so bad I had to call into work three days in a row and got Covid testing just to be safe. Came back negative though.  Still gonna get the second dose.
 
2021-01-18 4:20:54 PM  
Talk about being ungrateful. Pretty sure there is a huge number of people who would love to get the proper double dose of the vaccine.
 
2021-01-18 4:21:48 PM  

stevecore: When I went to get my first shot the hospital specifically told us to expect symptoms after the second

Makes me a little nervous because mine were so bad I had to call into work three days in a row and got Covid testing just to be safe. Came back negative though.  Still gonna get the second dose.


I got pretty much every side effect from the first shot. I spent the next day in bed. After my second shot I had nothing. Not even a sore arm the day of. There is hope.
 
2021-01-18 4:22:49 PM  
Speaking from experience: the side effects are worse with the second shot. First shot gave me a sore arm, second shot was associated with myalgias and body aches. This is completely appropriate and expected, as the second dose produces a more robust immune response (that's the whole point).  This was actually reported in the original NEJM paper too:

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/​NEJMoa2034577

Scroll down to the part titled Systemic Reactogenicity.
 
2021-01-18 4:23:14 PM  
Isn't  this how you induce mutations?
Yeah, I half protected from it, but there is some of it still in me.
 
2021-01-18 4:23:15 PM  

4seasons85!: I had uncomfortable side effects from the second shot. But you know what else, I am at a near 95% protection against Covid. That's better than none. I'll take the few days of discomfort for that. But I do think this will be a bigger issue. People may take their chances with a 50% effectiveness to avoid feeling bad.


Even a 50% vaccine is probably better than 50% protection.  If it follows the pattern of other vaccines, even if you fall on the bad side of 50% and get covid anyway it will very likely be a much milder case for you than it would be otherwise.  The same is true, possibly even more so for the people who take the more effective vaccine and fall on the unlucky 5% side.  I would expect the death rate for vaccinated people who still catch the disease to be far lower than for the unvaccinated population.

Even so, the side effects for most people from the better vaccine aren't good enough reason alone to opt for the less effective one.
 
2021-01-18 4:25:05 PM  
Vaccines are usually small bits of a disease or a mock-up that teaches your body how to fight the real thing. If you don't expect small side effects from this, I don't know what to tell you.
 
2021-01-18 4:27:22 PM  
Meanwhile, third-world countries aren't getting nearly enough of the vaccines.

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01​/​18/who-chief-covid-vaccine-profits-eld​erly-460157
 
2021-01-18 4:28:53 PM  

noneyourbase: Speaking from experience: the side effects are worse with the second shot. First shot gave me a sore arm, second shot was associated with myalgias and body aches. This is completely appropriate and expected, as the second dose produces a more robust immune response (that's the whole point).  This was actually reported in the original NEJM paper too:

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/​NEJMoa2034577

Scroll down to the part titled Systemic Reactogenicity.


https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056​/​NEJMoa2034577

Fixed link
 
2021-01-18 4:30:03 PM  
I had a couple down days after my first shot (last week, Moderna), I don't care, I am absolutely getting the second shot.

/I didn't think I'd be getting a shot until way later, but my doctor's office reminded me I had (I hope 'had')  cancer last year.
//Shiat, this past year made me forgot about that.
///Yeah I saw her in August and will see her again in February, but wow...
 
2021-01-18 4:31:03 PM  

SomeAmerican: You know what's worse than vaccine side effects?

The side effects of not getting vaccinated.


Yep. I can hear the local idiots outside, screaming into the void about the horror of having to wear masks, not going to bars, or (god forbid) having to even consider receiving the vaccination. They're all so decidedly un-American ideas to them.

I walked from my bedroom to the livingroom to get my laptop for work today, and haven't moved much since then due to exhaustion. Can't taste or smell the vast majority of things still. It's been 2 months, as of Wednesday, since I contracted covid.

So yeah, the side effects of not being vaccinated are no joke.
 
2021-01-18 4:35:06 PM  
Yeah, I know plenty of peeps who felt like crud after their second shot - chills, body aches, etc. Crummy enough to take the day off.

Nothing to be scared of, but plan your schedule accordingly.
 
2021-01-18 4:36:48 PM  
From everything I've read 1st round brings protection to 90% not 50%. 2nd increases it to 95%.

Not EVEN, saying don't get both. If it's a two stage vaccine GET BOTH STAGES!!!!.

I knew this kinda shiat would happen and KNEW it was gonna be Florida starting it! I keep telling people all these redneck, backwoods Maga licking governors WILL blow through their allotments ASAP leaving zero for 2nd dose then start screaming about "Libs are hanging us out to dry..." They have and will continue to sacrifice their own people for bullshiat Fox news brownie points.

Then the icing on the cake is when Covid 2; Electric Bugaloo comes rolling in they'll scream about "The Vacc doesn't work..." meanwhile, all these half-dose assclowns will be a PERFECT breeding ground for Super Covid and back to lockdown by the start of 2022...

Of course, it will all be Biden's, Soro's, "Killary's" Emails, Gate's, Antifa's, Communist's, BLM's fault...
 
2021-01-18 4:41:47 PM  
Got a unsolicted call from Something Some medical Something center.

Commonly getting people trying to sell unwanted things like nurse visits, I told them not to call me anymore

Now I wonder if there was a state medical office looking for people to vaccinate, if they'd call like that

As I understand it I am not in any of the early cohorts, even with Gov DeSatan ignoring the CDC guideline to pander to the 65 and up set

I hate this timeline

/none of the usual spam checks reported it as spam
 
2021-01-18 4:44:05 PM  
Just got my first shot 20 minutes ago. I'm feeling finljkl.sckdljvksdlkmvindvnosjvnodij
 
2021-01-18 4:45:34 PM  
my wife had a rough next day after her 2nd vaccine.  chills, tired, went to bed early woke up fine since then.
 
2021-01-18 4:46:06 PM  
Idiot I work with wont get the shot because "A doctor took it and died 2 weeks later." Yet he is on a ton of meds prescription and OTC. He pops Excedrin like M&Ms and his liver is probably shot.
 
2021-01-18 4:47:16 PM  
I signed up for my second shot, got an email and call that they don't have enough vaccine to schedule me (Northern Virginia). I guess a bunch of people got that, because an email went out trying to reassure people there is enough vaccine and appointments will be made, slowly. We'll see...
 
2021-01-18 4:47:32 PM  
That's fine, don't let them into establishments once enough vaccines have been made available for that phase of the experiment.

You're going to learn real fast how to order groceries online.
 
2021-01-18 4:53:12 PM  
farking old people. The 2nd shot is still a better option than getting covid no matter how 'bad' it is.
 
2021-01-18 5:03:18 PM  

fiddlehead: Yeah, I know plenty of peeps who felt like crud after their second shot - chills, body aches, etc. Crummy enough to take the day off.

Nothing to be scared of, but plan your schedule accordingly.


A friends wife's face swole up for about two hours.  Then returned to normal.

Flu shot always makes my arm sore as hell.  Way more than any other shot.
 
2021-01-18 5:03:42 PM  
The people in this state are so farking stupid. Tranq their asses and haul them in for the swcond shot.
 
2021-01-18 5:04:59 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Vaccines are usually small bits of a disease or a mock-up that teaches your body how to fight the real thing. If you don't expect small side effects from this, I don't know what to tell you.


Except that isn't what an mRNA vaccine is.
 
2021-01-18 5:08:29 PM  

Autumn Moone: Just got my first shot 20 minutes ago. I'm feeling finljkl.sckdljvksdlkmvindvnosjvnodij


Put yourself in airplane mode for a minute, and then it'll be fine.

If you don't know how to do this, simply sit in the least comfortable chair you have, get someone to sit in front of you to lean back and crush your legs, and then have people sitting next to you take the armrest of the chair you're in. Next, drink some ginger ale and eat the cheapest hard pretzels you can find.
 
2021-01-18 5:22:44 PM  
Joe Biden needs to get this vaccine thing into baseball stadiums, football fields, soccer pitches, etc.  if we have an 'appointment' system, it's going to take 6 years to do everyone.
 
2021-01-18 5:30:25 PM  

4seasons85!: Maturin: Had my second shot a week ago. The next afternoon felt a little achy and chill for about 1-2 hours. Took a couple ibuprofen and no worse for wear.

It seems very hit or miss. I had some digestive issues, fatigued, achy and a headache for about three days. Some people I know had zero side effects.  Some people felt like they had the flu. But no one I've talked to regrets getting it.


Same here. First shot was just one a flu shot, just a tiny bit of localized tenderness, nbd. With the second shot, I woke up the next morning achy and exhausted and I'm pretty sure with an elevated temperature. Literally felt like a milder flu. (As in a real flu, not what people mean when they say "oh I got the flu for a day". Anyone who has actually had the flu knows the difference between the flu and a cold.) Tried to suffer through work for 5 hours before I raided my hospital case manager's medicine drawer for ibuprofen. Fixed me right up but I did have to keep on dosing myself with ibuprofen for another day and a half.

I've never felt that bad with a vaccination before in my life. At least it wasn't like one of my pulmonologists who had to come to the ER he felt so bad. And yeah, despite that, no one regrets taking the vaccine.

/doctor
//but I guess I'm just a rumormonger, aren't I?
 
2021-01-18 5:34:07 PM  
I hope to get my time slot soon for injection #1.  I doubt either one will be worse than my chemo side effects every four weeks.
 
2021-01-18 5:37:42 PM  

downstairs: That's fine, don't let them into establishments once enough vaccines have been made available for that phase of the experiment.

You're going to learn real fast how to order groceries online.


Will the armbands look cool?
 
2021-01-18 5:37:56 PM  

gar1013: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Vaccines are usually small bits of a disease or a mock-up that teaches your body how to fight the real thing. If you don't expect small side effects from this, I don't know what to tell you.

Except that isn't what an mRNA vaccine is.


An mRNA vaccine contains genetic instructions for making "small bits of a disease or a mock-up that teaches your body how to fight the real thing". So probably not so different as far a side effects are concerned, because mRNA vaccine or not, the end result is SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins that trigger an immune response.
 
2021-01-18 5:38:27 PM  

Capt_Clown: From everything I've read 1st round brings protection to 90% not 50%. 2nd increases it to 95%.

Not EVEN, saying don't get both. If it's a two stage vaccine GET BOTH STAGES!!!!.

I knew this kinda shiat would happen and KNEW it was gonna be Florida starting it! I keep telling people all these redneck, backwoods Maga licking governors WILL blow through their allotments ASAP leaving zero for 2nd dose then start screaming about "Libs are hanging us out to dry..." They have and will continue to sacrifice their own people for bullshiat Fox news brownie points.

Then the icing on the cake is when Covid 2; Electric Bugaloo comes rolling in they'll scream about "The Vacc doesn't work..." meanwhile, all these half-dose assclowns will be a PERFECT breeding ground for Super Covid and back to lockdown by the start of 2022...

Of course, it will all be Biden's, Soro's, "Killary's" Emails, Gate's, Antifa's, Communist's, BLM's fault...


The effectiveness of a vaccine isn't a measure "how resistant" you are. It's a measure of the reduction in positive cases compared to controls. The 90% figure for the 2nd dose is an error made by the British government. It is a measure of disease reduction between 15 and 22 days post injection only. The real rate is 52%. https://www.bbc.com/future/artic​le/202​10114-covid-19-how-effective-is-a-sing​le-vaccine-dose and, we don't know how long the resistance from only one dose will last.
 
2021-01-18 5:39:20 PM  

James T. Kirk: Capt_Clown: From everything I've read 1st round brings protection to 90% not 50%. 2nd increases it to 95%.

Not EVEN, saying don't get both. If it's a two stage vaccine GET BOTH STAGES!!!!.

I knew this kinda shiat would happen and KNEW it was gonna be Florida starting it! I keep telling people all these redneck, backwoods Maga licking governors WILL blow through their allotments ASAP leaving zero for 2nd dose then start screaming about "Libs are hanging us out to dry..." They have and will continue to sacrifice their own people for bullshiat Fox news brownie points.

Then the icing on the cake is when Covid 2; Electric Bugaloo comes rolling in they'll scream about "The Vacc doesn't work..." meanwhile, all these half-dose assclowns will be a PERFECT breeding ground for Super Covid and back to lockdown by the start of 2022...

Of course, it will all be Biden's, Soro's, "Killary's" Emails, Gate's, Antifa's, Communist's, BLM's fault...

The effectiveness of a vaccine isn't a measure "how resistant" you are. It's a measure of the reduction in positive cases compared to controls. The 90% figure for the 2nd dose is an error made by the British government. It is a measure of disease reduction between 15 and 22 days post injection only. The real rate is 52%. https://www.bbc.com/future/articl​e/20210114-covid-19-how-effective-is-a​-single-vaccine-dose and, we don't know how long the resistance from only one dose will last.


Sorry. For the 1st dose when you haven't gotten the second
 
2021-01-18 5:49:12 PM  
Norway reported a bunch (13) of deaths of people who had the vaccine but is stressing that they weren't related to the vaccine.   That isn't helping things and the story the Murdoch press is pushing isn't quite the same as other news papers. I wonder if Norway is giving too much epinephrin for the 80+ year olds. A full epi pen dose is way too much for many people particularly if they are half the weight of a thin adult and have heart and respiratory problems and no muscle mass to soak up the extra.
 
2021-01-18 5:57:02 PM  

DON.MAC: Norway reported a bunch (13) of deaths of people who had the vaccine but is stressing that they weren't related to the vaccine.   That isn't helping things and the story the Murdoch press is pushing isn't quite the same as other news papers. I wonder if Norway is giving too much epinephrin for the 80+ year olds. A full epi pen dose is way too much for many people particularly if they are half the weight of a thin adult and have heart and respiratory problems and no muscle mass to soak up the extra.


Did 13 elderly people die in the space of 3 weeks? This sounds like a very small number. I'm sure at least 4 or 5 people over 80 die every week in Norway.
 
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