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(CNN)   I am subby: I received J&J on April 9. I am alive. I am 39 years old. I am a man. Although I did have a lot of anxiety, but which if you Google, has been common. Please get the vaccine   (cnn.com) divider line
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2021-05-13 12:30:16 AM  
I am of the belief that any American that fails to get a covid vaccine before July 1 2021 should be allowed to discriminated against in public settings because of a demonstration of wanting to be a public health hazzard.

/Very limited group that can not because of legitimate medical reasons and are exempt
 
2021-05-13 1:37:09 AM  
So glad you're vaccinated. In a few weeks you can look forward to very high immunity.
 
2021-05-13 2:06:52 AM  
I too got the J&J vaccine recent and I feel f...oh god,,,OH GOD...

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/false alarm
//get your damn shot
 
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2021-05-13 3:04:35 AM  
I got my second shot of Moderna on Monday.  I had heard a lot of the dreaded "second shot" side-effects and it also created a lot of angst.

I can't say anything for J&J, but I had read here on Fark about other people's second shot experiences with other vaccines, and a lot of people suggested to drink a lot of water both before and after the second shot.

Again, this isn't J&J, but sharing my experience.

My second Moderna shot, again, just a couple days ago, I drank a big glass of water before the shot, and when I got home, I drank another big glass of water.

My arm didn't really hurt after the shot and I felt fine.  Yesterday my arm was sore but it wasn't a big deal, and today it's not sore at all.

So I recommend for anyone getting a second shot of either vaccine - hydrate before and after.
 
2021-05-13 3:14:42 AM  
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2021-05-13 4:02:17 AM  
I had the AZ vaccine and ended up sore for a while. No big deal, it is better than other possibilities.
 
2021-05-13 4:03:47 AM  
I'm on board with the vaccine and will be getting it when it becomes available here (from July for randoms with nothing special about them).

But the headline reads like an "I'm a mind controlled zombie reading from a script about how wonderful our new alien overlords are" joke from the Simpsons.

It sounds like the kind of thing Zuckerberg would say in congress.
 
2021-05-13 4:11:47 AM  
I had the J&J shot two weeks ago. The day after, I had considerable muscle stiffness and my joints were achy, but that was it. Frankly, I exaggerated my discomfort a little in order to spend the day on the couch watching TV. I was a little worried about the blood clotting thing, but a week after I got the shot, I cracked a tooth and had it pulled with no unusual bleeding problems.

Just an anecdote, but anecdotes matter, even the boring ones. Get the Damn Shot Already.
 
2021-05-13 4:22:41 AM  
I'm looking forward to the nurses giggling at me when I wake up.
/almost always passes out from needles
 
2021-05-13 4:35:50 AM  
'In 1736 I lost one of my sons, a fine boy of four years old, by the small-pox, taken in the common way. I long regretted bitterly, and still regret that I had not given it to him by inoculation. This I mention for the sake of parents who omit that operation, on the supposition that they should never forgive themselves if a child died under it; my example showing that the regret may be the same either way, and that, therefore, the safer should be chosen.'- Benjamin Franklin

Now shut up and get the damn vaccine
 
2021-05-13 5:15:51 AM  

FNG: I got my second shot of Moderna on Monday.  I had heard a lot of the dreaded "second shot" side-effects and it also created a lot of angst.

I can't say anything for J&J, but I had read here on Fark about other people's second shot experiences with other vaccines, and a lot of people suggested to drink a lot of water both before and after the second shot.

Again, this isn't J&J, but sharing my experience.

My second Moderna shot, again, just a couple days ago, I drank a big glass of water before the shot, and when I got home, I drank another big glass of water.

My arm didn't really hurt after the shot and I felt fine.  Yesterday my arm was sore but it wasn't a big deal, and today it's not sore at all.

So I recommend for anyone getting a second shot of either vaccine - hydrate before and after.


I was ready for nasty side effects after my 2nd Pfizer... it was exactly the same as after the 1st: My delt was sore that afternoon/night, and I was a tad groggy the next morning.

Neither of my parents (in their 70s) experienced any worse... dad said the injected arm was stiff later on that day.
 
2021-05-13 5:37:41 AM  
I've lost all patience with the chucklefarks who won't get vaccinated. This shiat could be over by now if the mind controlled idiots would get their heads out of their asses.

STFU about "side effects". These aren't side effects. These are the desired immune reaction, exactly what you want to happen.

Idiots
 
2021-05-13 6:04:49 AM  
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2021-05-13 6:36:21 AM  
I got the J&J shot the evening before they put it on pause. The next day sucked - I was sore, fatigued, and intermittent fever/chills.  Within 24 hours, most of the physical symptoms were gone (still a little sore/fatigued, but not worth complaining about).

But what lasted was far, far worse. I started posting what I knew were deep, insightful comments online. I couldn't help but make brilliantly amusing comments constantly. But for some reason, I didn't get any "Smart" or "Funny" clicks (except from my own alts, of course) - like the vaccine was affecting other people online so they couldn't see how smart and funny I was.  This has persisted ever since then - it's been tragic!
 
2021-05-13 7:06:08 AM  
Both doses of Pfizer, no reaction at all.  My last couple flu shots were much worse.
 
2021-05-13 7:15:28 AM  

DON.MAC: I had the AZ vaccine and ended up sore for a while. No big deal, it is better than other possibilities.


*But I'm just too scared something could happen to me*
 
2021-05-13 7:18:35 AM  
If you're 40 times more likely to die from COVID than the J&J blood clot in general, what are the odds if you're an 18-40 year old woman?

That statistic doesn't make it sound that great to be honest, if there are other vaccine choices - especially if you're a youngish woman.
 
2021-05-13 7:23:51 AM  
The people who refuse to get vaccinated are often the ones who want to carry their guns everywhere.

They're scared of everything.
 
2021-05-13 7:51:02 AM  
Pfizer club here. Neither shot was bad, not sure the second was worse despite the reputation. A little arm soreness, maybe contributed to needing a nap the next day. Didn't even bruise up.

Meanwhile my brother is in the ICU. This shiat is real. Get vaccinated.
 
2021-05-13 7:56:25 AM  
I had no issues with either Pfizer shot.

The shingles booster shot i received a few days ago? That kicked my ass up and down.
 
2021-05-13 8:01:22 AM  
2nd Modena shot knocked me out for about 14 hours, other than that nothing. The j&j vaccine while the deaths are tragic, the percentage of deaths per million doses is minuscule and many more lives could be saved
 
2021-05-13 8:03:29 AM  
I got the Pfizer double tap, and had no side effects at all.
 
2021-05-13 8:04:45 AM  
First Pfizer shot gave me chills, a mild headache for about 24 hours, and left me feeling light headed for 3 days. Second Pfizer shot gave me body aches, and the absolute worst headache of my life for about 8 hours. I've had migraines that felt like a decaf latte compared to that headache. It was awful.

Still totally worth it.
 
2021-05-13 8:05:14 AM  
In 5 more days I'll be as immune as my body will allow me to be after getting two shots of Moderna.

I did get sick from the 2nd shot; for about 12hrs I had fever/chills.  I think the worst part was that it took about 26hrs before I got those symptoms so that whole time I thought I had gotten away with not having any adverse reactions but the my body was like "haha f*ck you"
 
2021-05-13 8:27:15 AM  

notmyjab: The people who refuse to get vaccinated are often the ones who want to carry their guns everywhere.

They're scared of everything.


Or claim to be... just so they can have things their own way.
 
2021-05-13 8:39:13 AM  
Tomorrow will be 3 weeks since my second Pfizer shot.
 
2021-05-13 8:50:46 AM  
First Pfizer shot made my arm just about instantly sore, prob just because of how she jabbed me. Next day arm was still sore and I was a little tired, as if I just had a bad nights rest kind of tired not exhausted.

Second shot was this past Tuesday. Didn't feel a thing, but woke up at 12am with my upper arm in a lot of pain. Wearing a tshirt made it hurt just the cloth touching it. Still worked, cooked dinner, etc. it was hurting but mostly an annoyance. This morning it's down to the soreness of the first shot and isn't bothering me at all.

Husband got the Moderna shot and, being a man, was completely useless for three days for each shot lol. He received both on Saturday afternoons, did nothing all weekend and took both Mondays afterwards off lol.

Men are the weaker sex.
 
2021-05-13 8:51:29 AM  
Got my second Moderna shot two weeks ago, so let the orgies begin!
Huh?  Nobody?  OK then...
 
2021-05-13 9:03:49 AM  

eurotrader: I am of the belief that any American that fails to get a covid vaccine before July 1 2021 should be allowed to discriminated against in public settings because of a demonstration of wanting to be a public health hazzard.

/Very limited group that can not because of legitimate medical reasons and are exempt


I've been discriminating against people without the vaccine since February, so I'm on board. Everyone should join the vaccinated elite.
 
2021-05-13 9:04:52 AM  
First Pfizer dose resulted in my arm being pretty sore the next day, but nothing else. After the second one my arm was sore for about three days, and I was absolutely exhausted for two. Absolutely worth it, of course.
 
2021-05-13 9:05:47 AM  

notmyjab: The people who refuse to get vaccinated are often the ones who want to carry their guns everywhere.

They're scared of everything.


Sure they are.

https://www.statnews.com/2021/04/27/v​a​ccinations-are-plateauing-dont-blame-i​t-on-resistance/

For most Americans - and that includes conservatives - who are given the chance to discuss vaccination on their own terms and timelines and for whom vaccination is easy, nearby, and supported by employers, the question shifts from if they will get vaccinated to when and how.

Read that article, and if you have even a modicum of independent thought you'll realize that you, and people just like you, are part of the problem by "othering" people who don't think exactly like you.

Oh, and BTW:  The single largest group that is hesitant to get the vaccine?  Urban blacks.

https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid​-​19/issue-brief/latest-data-on-covid-19​-vaccinations-race-ethnicity/

For example, look at New York State.  Blacks are 11% of vaccinations, but 16% of the population.   "Well", you say, "They have less access to health care!", which is true, but New York State has made extraordinary efforts to get the vaccines to them:

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/poli​t​ics/new-york-elections-government/ny-c​uomo-sharpton-white-house-vaccines-cov​id-20210210-mdklbtajlfarkdoj3anzo4yk6l​a-story.html

But they still have resistance to getting them:

State data has shown racial disparities among those who have been vaccinated so far and polling has repeatedly revealed skepticism among minorities about the immunizations.

"It's a trust issue," Cuomo said. "And I understand why they don't trust the government, trust the system... but this is a good start."


In fact, the only commercials I've heard on the radio about getting vaccinated are aimed *SQUARELY* at the minority community.

Don't Hesitate. Vaccinate. A Message from Black Nurses Coalition and Columbia Memorial Health.
Youtube quqAXBgEOH8


/Audio version of this is played often on WGY.
 
2021-05-13 9:10:11 AM  
Had my Pfizer shots about 6 weeks ago.  First wasn't bad, a little soreness but the second one kicked my ass.
 
2021-05-13 9:15:11 AM  

scanman61: Had my Pfizer shots about 6 weeks ago.  First wasn't bad, a little soreness but the second one kicked my ass.


I didn't have any issues, beyond the site of the shot being a little tender to the touch both times.  And I'm in my mid-50's, and have a couple of "co-morbidities" that allowed me to sign up a bit earlier for the shot than most my age.

And it was Pfizer.   Wife, who has even more health issues than I do, didn't have any side-effects either, with the one exception that she got an allergy shot in the same arm a couple days later and that made the site inflame a little bit for a day or two.
 
2021-05-13 9:16:20 AM  

DON.MAC: I had the AZ vaccine and ended up sore for a while. No big deal, it is better than other possibilities.


What he said. Got the AZ in mid-March and expect to be called in for shot #2 in about a month or so. Ontario docs say the blood clot risk is 1/60,000 for the first shot and 1/1 million for the second so hey, not about to stop now. Come at me, virus-bro!

And yeah, didn't sleep well the night after the first shot and felt kinda hangoverish the next morning. Took an Advil and I was right as rain by lunchtime. Gonna drink extra water next time, as some Farker recommended.
 
2021-05-13 9:22:55 AM  
I've had both Pfizer shots.  The first one felt like I was punched in the arm.  The second one had less arm pain but felt 'off' for the rest of the day.  I basically felt comfortable walking about half as fast as normal.
 
2021-05-13 9:30:50 AM  
They need to be careful with math in headlines.

An anti-vaxxer reads that and sees "risk of death from COVID 40 times higher" and storms off to quote it in their next screed on Facebook.
 
2021-05-13 9:42:22 AM  

dittybopper: scanman61: Had my Pfizer shots about 6 weeks ago.  First wasn't bad, a little soreness but the second one kicked my ass.

I didn't have any issues, beyond the site of the shot being a little tender to the touch both times.  And I'm in my mid-50's, and have a couple of "co-morbidities" that allowed me to sign up a bit earlier for the shot than most my age.

And it was Pfizer.   Wife, who has even more health issues than I do, didn't have any side-effects either, with the one exception that she got an allergy shot in the same arm a couple days later and that made the site inflame a little bit for a day or two.


Having said that, a former neighbor who is just a couple years older than we are but in better physical shape than either got laid out for a couple of days with bad flu-like symptoms.

So it's luck of the draw I guess.

Even if I *KNEW* I would get hammered for a couple days, though, I still would have got the shots.  That's why I scheduled them on a Friday, just in case, so it wouldn't disrupt my work week or our normal household routine.

Oh, and everyone at the site we went to was great.  And very efficient, too.  We got there about 20 minutes early both times and were out of there before our actual scheduled time in both instances.  Even with the 15 minute waiting period to make sure you don't sprout tentacles or whatever.
 
2021-05-13 9:44:39 AM  

dittybopper: dittybopper: scanman61: Had my Pfizer shots about 6 weeks ago.  First wasn't bad, a little soreness but the second one kicked my ass.

I didn't have any issues, beyond the site of the shot being a little tender to the touch both times.  And I'm in my mid-50's, and have a couple of "co-morbidities" that allowed me to sign up a bit earlier for the shot than most my age.

And it was Pfizer.   Wife, who has even more health issues than I do, didn't have any side-effects either, with the one exception that she got an allergy shot in the same arm a couple days later and that made the site inflame a little bit for a day or two.

Having said that, a former neighbor who is just a couple years older than we are but in better physical shape than either got laid out for a couple of days with bad flu-like symptoms.

So it's luck of the draw I guess.

Even if I *KNEW* I would get hammered for a couple days, though, I still would have got the shots.  That's why I scheduled them on a Friday, just in case, so it wouldn't disrupt my work week or our normal household routine.

Oh, and everyone at the site we went to was great.  And very efficient, too.  We got there about 20 minutes early both times and were out of there before our actual scheduled time in both instances.  Even with the 15 minute waiting period to make sure you don't sprout tentacles or whatever.


Honestly, I'm disappointed I have not acquired no other superpowers besides the ability to fend off a deadly disease (which, admittedly, is a pretty cool superpower). Tentacles can be pretty cool.
 
2021-05-13 10:08:45 AM  

LesserEvil: dittybopper: dittybopper: scanman61: Had my Pfizer shots about 6 weeks ago.  First wasn't bad, a little soreness but the second one kicked my ass.

I didn't have any issues, beyond the site of the shot being a little tender to the touch both times.  And I'm in my mid-50's, and have a couple of "co-morbidities" that allowed me to sign up a bit earlier for the shot than most my age.

And it was Pfizer.   Wife, who has even more health issues than I do, didn't have any side-effects either, with the one exception that she got an allergy shot in the same arm a couple days later and that made the site inflame a little bit for a day or two.

Having said that, a former neighbor who is just a couple years older than we are but in better physical shape than either got laid out for a couple of days with bad flu-like symptoms.

So it's luck of the draw I guess.

Even if I *KNEW* I would get hammered for a couple days, though, I still would have got the shots.  That's why I scheduled them on a Friday, just in case, so it wouldn't disrupt my work week or our normal household routine.

Oh, and everyone at the site we went to was great.  And very efficient, too.  We got there about 20 minutes early both times and were out of there before our actual scheduled time in both instances.  Even with the 15 minute waiting period to make sure you don't sprout tentacles or whatever.

Honestly, I'm disappointed I have not acquired no other superpowers besides the ability to fend off a deadly disease (which, admittedly, is a pretty cool superpower). Tentacles can be pretty cool.


I've found that my ability to annoy my wife seems to be enhanced, that could just be because we have been in lockdown for 6 weeks though.
 
2021-05-13 10:09:28 AM  
Getting my 1st Pfizer shot Saturday, the second June 5th.

I've marked June 19 as "lick doorknobs day."
 
2021-05-13 10:25:09 AM  
Got my 2nd Pfizer stabbing on April 2nd, and my stress level has gone WAAAAY down since then. It hasn't helped that I live in Louisiana, where even in the supposedly more progressive, educated cities half the populace is wandering around bare-faced.

Only bad part was I had volunteered to water the lab's massive new experiment the following day, so I was dragging a water hose around two acres while I had the energy level of a slug. Otherwise, all good!
 
2021-05-13 11:01:57 AM  

eKonk: I got the J&J shot the evening before they put it on pause.


My wife and I got ours the morning before they put it on pause. I had zero adverse reactions. She had a sore arm and flu like symptoms the next day. Her symptoms went away in a day or two. Her freak out over the pause lasted much longer.
 
2021-05-13 11:03:00 AM  

SanityIsAFullTimeJob: If you're 40 times more likely to die from COVID than the J&J blood clot in general, what are the odds if you're an 18-40 year old woman?

That statistic doesn't make it sound that great to be honest, if there are other vaccine choices - especially if you're a youngish woman.



You do know that blood clots are part of covid-19, so the fact that people got them after the vaccination isn't necessarily proof of anything.

There was one study where somebody in the placebo group had blood clots too.
 
2021-05-13 11:58:15 AM  

SanityIsAFullTimeJob: If you're 40 times more likely to die from COVID than the J&J blood clot in general, what are the odds if you're an 18-40 year old woman?

That statistic doesn't make it sound that great to be honest, if there are other vaccine choices - especially if you're a youngish woman.


Hormonal birth control carries something like a 0.3-1.0% risk of developing blood clots over ten years, and the FDA's response to that has basically been a shrug for decades. While this quite apples-to-apples since the J&J clots seem to be more serious overall, the risk for young women is likely lower than one many of them are already taking.

(That said, as a woman of reproductive age, I went with Pfizer. If J&J was my only option, I would've taken it, but I preferred Pfizer or Moderna.)
 
2021-05-13 12:17:30 PM  

Campanula: Hormonal birth control carries something like a 0.3-1.0% risk of developing blood clots over ten years, and the FDA's response to that has basically been a shrug for decades. While this quite apples-to-apples since the J&J clots seem to be more serious overall, the risk for young women is likely lower than one many of them are already taking.


You are comparing the risk of something which is taken close to daily for 10 years (so, roughly 3000 doses depending on formulation) to something that is one dose. If the risk was the same, then the J&J vaccine would be 3000 times more lethal than BC pills.

The reason for the pause was a sudden cluster of clotting issues. It turned out to be chance, but if it hadn't been, it could have been a disaster. It might have been a manufacturing issue, and what do you think would drive mistrust, a two week pause, or a few hundred people dead because a few hundred batches were farked up and we kept handing them out? Do you get a vaccine when you find out "Yeah, we saw 7 people with clotting issues last week but we kept handing them out, tough luck about your dad." Jesus, talk about a game winning interception for anti-vaxxers.

Or maybe it was a real issue. Or maybe it was a real issue *for a particular class of people* and we could avoid it by making sure they got a different vaccine. Thalidomide is very effective in Hansen's disease and may be very effective in some forms of cancer but you MUST NOT give it to women who could become pregnant.

We now know that it was just bad dice - but we didn't then, and there were so many worse outcomes in terms of both actual results and vaccine hesitancy/feeding the anti-vaxxers a free propaganda win that it was worth it.

And, let's be honest. They have to make these decisions in real time. You try getting them right all the time. fark, you try getting them right 1/3rd of the time. I know I almost certainly wouldn't.

\ I might get lucky.
\\ Because that's how chance works.
 
2021-05-13 12:22:41 PM  

Campanula: (That said, as a woman of reproductive age, I went with Pfizer. If J&J was my only option, I would've taken it, but I preferred Pfizer or Moderna.)


Oh, given the info we have now, I think you made the right decision. We won't truly know for years - here's the evidence for side effects we have after five years for these vaccines.


So, yeah. We can't know. It's like "We can't know how long immunity lasts" because, we'll, we've only had vaccines for what, a year? Less? You can't prove longer immunity, literally no living thing has had a vaccine longer.
 
2021-05-13 1:38:17 PM  

LesserEvil: dittybopper: dittybopper: scanman61: Had my Pfizer shots about 6 weeks ago.  First wasn't bad, a little soreness but the second one kicked my ass.

I didn't have any issues, beyond the site of the shot being a little tender to the touch both times.  And I'm in my mid-50's, and have a couple of "co-morbidities" that allowed me to sign up a bit earlier for the shot than most my age.

And it was Pfizer.   Wife, who has even more health issues than I do, didn't have any side-effects either, with the one exception that she got an allergy shot in the same arm a couple days later and that made the site inflame a little bit for a day or two.

Having said that, a former neighbor who is just a couple years older than we are but in better physical shape than either got laid out for a couple of days with bad flu-like symptoms.

So it's luck of the draw I guess.

Even if I *KNEW* I would get hammered for a couple days, though, I still would have got the shots.  That's why I scheduled them on a Friday, just in case, so it wouldn't disrupt my work week or our normal household routine.

Oh, and everyone at the site we went to was great.  And very efficient, too.  We got there about 20 minutes early both times and were out of there before our actual scheduled time in both instances.  Even with the 15 minute waiting period to make sure you don't sprout tentacles or whatever.

Honestly, I'm disappointed I have not acquired no other superpowers besides the ability to fend off a deadly disease (which, admittedly, is a pretty cool superpower). Tentacles can be pretty cool.


I was kinda hoping for a cat-like tail
 
2021-05-13 4:03:24 PM  
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2021-05-13 4:40:06 PM  
Even before COVID, I always felt somewhat super-heroic after vaccinations. I travel in the 3rd world every few years, and always get shot up with whatever the CDC recommends.

"By gum, I could rollick in the sewers of Calcutta with a plump whore!!!!"

Well, ok, maybe it never extended THAT far, but I don't understand anti-vaxxers.
 
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