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2022-05-13 3:25:13 PM  
65 and double tapped.
 
2022-05-13 3:35:22 PM  
I've been doing the ordering and managing of the flu vaccine for Veterans in SE New England for a while now...

There's just a certain percentage of people, a high percentage, who just don't give a f*ck and won't do it even if it's free.

We just have to accept that.
 
2022-05-13 3:54:48 PM  
The CDC has garbled the messaging on a lot of things but vaccines and boosters have been pretty consistently hailed as life-saving.  I don't buy this finger-pointing at all.
 
2022-05-13 3:55:34 PM  
39 and double boosted. Fark you idiots.
 
2022-05-13 3:56:10 PM  

vudukungfu: 65 and double tapped.


Leave subby's mom out of this.
 
2022-05-13 3:56:12 PM  
There was a good number of people who whined that COVID was a scare tactic hoax and the vaccine has horrible side effects. They were lucky enough to live through their stupidity which just reinforced it.
 
2022-05-13 3:56:24 PM  
I found out yesterday from my 78 year old dad that my 73 year old stepmother just tested positive for COVID. Bad cold symptoms, headache and cough for now. My dad is feeling fine so far and tested negative (fingers crossed it stays that way). He got his second booster a month ago but she has not gotten her second booster for some reason.

He's healthy for his age, slim, and active (played golf for years, plays pickleball regularly now) so I'm hoping he stays unaffected.
 
2022-05-13 3:57:10 PM  
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2022-05-13 3:57:19 PM  
Boosted but not eligible for 2nd.


Which is fun, because I just won myself a 5 day vacation from work. One of my co workers has covid and I was working near him and interacting with him on Tuesday.  The health office determined that ordinarily I'd be OK to come back to work because I was masked (he wasn't wearing a mask) and vaccinated and boosted but since my booster is more than 5 months old I have to stay home and come back with a negative PCR.


Kinda sucks that it's on a weekend.
 
2022-05-13 3:58:00 PM  

lordjupiter: The CDC has garbled the messaging on a lot of things but vaccines and boosters have been pretty consistently hailed as life-saving.  I don't buy this finger-pointing at all.


Yeah they boned it with masks, but messaging on vaccination has been consistent throughout.  Some people had nasty reactions to the first round of shots, perhaps they're the ones holding out on boosters.  I need to get my 4th shot in a couple weeks.  They only make me a little drowsy so no excuses here.
 
2022-05-13 3:59:06 PM  
EXCEPTIONALISM!!

'MURRIIIIIIIIIIIIICAAAAA

Let them all die.
 
2022-05-13 3:59:10 PM  

IRestoreFurniture: Boosted but not eligible for 2nd.


Which is fun, because I just won myself a 5 day vacation from work. One of my co workers has covid and I was working near him and interacting with him on Tuesday.  The health office determined that ordinarily I'd be OK to come back to work because I was masked (he wasn't wearing a mask) and vaccinated and boosted but since my booster is more than 5 months old I have to stay home and come back with a negative PCR.


Kinda sucks that it's on a weekend.


And, there's a bunch of sarcasm there.  I am glad to keep away from people after an exposure.  I just wish people had done the right thing earlier (like I am doing now by quarantining) and we might not have been in this place over 2 years later
 
2022-05-13 3:59:30 PM  

IRestoreFurniture: Boosted but not eligible for 2nd.


Which is fun, because I just won myself a 5 day vacation from work. One of my co workers has covid and I was working near him and interacting with him on Tuesday.  The health office determined that ordinarily I'd be OK to come back to work because I was masked (he wasn't wearing a mask) and vaccinated and boosted but since my booster is more than 5 months old I have to stay home and come back with a negative PCR.


Kinda sucks that it's on a weekend.


There are plenty of places who will boost you.  Just tell them you have a comorbidty, they don't check or care.
 
2022-05-13 4:00:07 PM  

IRestoreFurniture: Boosted but not eligible for 2nd.


Which is fun, because I just won myself a 5 day vacation from work. One of my co workers has covid and I was working near him and interacting with him on Tuesday.  The health office determined that ordinarily I'd be OK to come back to work because I was masked (he wasn't wearing a mask) and vaccinated and boosted but since my booster is more than 5 months old I have to stay home and come back with a negative PCR.


Kinda sucks that it's on a weekend.


You can still get it. Nobody checks eligibility and there's plenty to go around. Get your 2nd booster.
 
2022-05-13 4:00:25 PM  
Just got my second booster an hour and a half ago.
 
2022-05-13 4:00:36 PM  
Got my three, and going for a forth in a couple weeks.

My 5G signal is awesome.
 
2022-05-13 4:01:08 PM  

IRestoreFurniture: Boosted but not eligible for 2nd.


Which is fun, because I just won myself a 5 day vacation from work. One of my co workers has covid and I was working near him and interacting with him on Tuesday.  The health office determined that ordinarily I'd be OK to come back to work because I was masked (he wasn't wearing a mask) and vaccinated and boosted but since my booster is more than 5 months old I have to stay home and come back with a negative PCR.


Kinda sucks that it's on a weekend.


Stay home and drink beer in the sunshine.
 
2022-05-13 4:01:54 PM  
Could it be that a lot of these idiots are anti-vaxxers, who have listened to the lies for years?

Nah...couldn't be that...
 
2022-05-13 4:02:12 PM  
80 year old FIL, Republican, didn't get boosted. Got Covid.
 
2022-05-13 4:02:49 PM  

Flushing It All Away: IRestoreFurniture: Boosted but not eligible for 2nd.


Which is fun, because I just won myself a 5 day vacation from work. One of my co workers has covid and I was working near him and interacting with him on Tuesday.  The health office determined that ordinarily I'd be OK to come back to work because I was masked (he wasn't wearing a mask) and vaccinated and boosted but since my booster is more than 5 months old I have to stay home and come back with a negative PCR.


Kinda sucks that it's on a weekend.

You can still get it. Nobody checks eligibility and there's plenty to go around. Get your 2nd booster.


I thought the only comorbidity for under 50 was immunocompromised?


I'll ask my doc what he thinks.  When I got my initial booster he basically told me "just go to CVS and tell them you have diabetes".
 
2022-05-13 4:03:03 PM  
55 and double boosted, so is Mrs. Beerguy.

We have so many nanites in our veins, Bill Gates can probably track us from his smart watch.
 
2022-05-13 4:03:33 PM  

theteacher: 80 year old FIL, Republican, didn't get boosted. Got Covid.


Inheritance?
 
2022-05-13 4:07:18 PM  

derpes_simplex: lordjupiter: The CDC has garbled the messaging on a lot of things but vaccines and boosters have been pretty consistently hailed as life-saving.  I don't buy this finger-pointing at all.

Yeah they boned it with masks, but messaging on vaccination has been consistent throughout.  Some people had nasty reactions to the first round of shots, perhaps they're the ones holding out on boosters.  I need to get my 4th shot in a couple weeks.  They only make me a little drowsy so no excuses here.


People have given up.  That's the problem.  "Omicron is less severe" plus "get back to normal" images all over the place and just pandemic fatigue combine to increase risk tolerance.

The "new normal" is vigilance in personal risk management and fark everyone else.
 
2022-05-13 4:07:33 PM  

IRestoreFurniture: Flushing It All Away: IRestoreFurniture: Boosted but not eligible for 2nd.


Which is fun, because I just won myself a 5 day vacation from work. One of my co workers has covid and I was working near him and interacting with him on Tuesday.  The health office determined that ordinarily I'd be OK to come back to work because I was masked (he wasn't wearing a mask) and vaccinated and boosted but since my booster is more than 5 months old I have to stay home and come back with a negative PCR.


Kinda sucks that it's on a weekend.

You can still get it. Nobody checks eligibility and there's plenty to go around. Get your 2nd booster.

I thought the only comorbidity for under 50 was immunocompromised?


I'll ask my doc what he thinks.  When I got my initial booster he basically told me "just go to CVS and tell them you have diabetes".


And well, I sort of have diabetes I guess.  Really borderline type 2.  My docs not a quack or anything.
 
2022-05-13 4:09:03 PM  

Flushing It All Away: 39 and double boosted. Fark you idiots.


I was told you couldn't get a 2nd booster unless you were 50+.  I'd get one right now but I'd have to wait a buncha years...
 
2022-05-13 4:09:30 PM  
64.  Getting my second booster in a couple of hours.
 
2022-05-13 4:10:04 PM  

IRestoreFurniture: Flushing It All Away: IRestoreFurniture: Boosted but not eligible for 2nd.


Which is fun, because I just won myself a 5 day vacation from work. One of my co workers has covid and I was working near him and interacting with him on Tuesday.  The health office determined that ordinarily I'd be OK to come back to work because I was masked (he wasn't wearing a mask) and vaccinated and boosted but since my booster is more than 5 months old I have to stay home and come back with a negative PCR.


Kinda sucks that it's on a weekend.

You can still get it. Nobody checks eligibility and there's plenty to go around. Get your 2nd booster.

I thought the only comorbidity for under 50 was immunocompromised?


I'll ask my doc what he thinks.  When I got my initial booster he basically told me "just go to CVS and tell them you have diabetes".


Technically, you're right, but hell, CVS doesn't even ask. You just schedule it like any other vaccine.

There's plenty to go around, so get it when you can.
 
2022-05-13 4:11:22 PM  

TheOtherGuy: Flushing It All Away: 39 and double boosted. Fark you idiots.

I was told you couldn't get a 2nd booster unless you were 50+.  I'd get one right now but I'd have to wait a buncha years...


Yes, I think that's the specific guidelines, but again, nobody checks and it doesn't even ask you when you schedule it.

If there was a shortage of vaccines, I'd say keep it honest, but when there's more vaccines than arms? Go for it. No harm in my mind.
 
2022-05-13 4:13:56 PM  
41 and was signed up for a fluvid vaccine trial with a Moderna product.  6 months past my booster and they call me to get me scheduled, run through the screening questions .  .  . and I got the boot from the study as the youngest of the twin equations had flu-a two weekends ago and I was symptomatic as well.

Now I might just find a way to get my second booster when the twin equations qualify for their first round in a month I hope.
 
2022-05-13 4:14:27 PM  
I got the J&J to start because it was the first one available. I got my one booster that I'm eligible last fall, well over six months ago.

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2022-05-13 4:15:34 PM  
I've kind of transitioned from "I don't care if they die" to "Hurry up, morons."
 
2022-05-13 4:18:57 PM  
Imma tell you right now the increase in Paxlovid (Covid anti-viral med) orders since mask mandates were abandoned is troubling. Your personal convenience isn't worth catching this. Mask up properly. Wash your hands.

Additionally, the fact that we like to see GFR numbers & a complete list of meds to ensure minimal interactions before dispensing = THIS AIN'T LIKE THE FLU
 
2022-05-13 4:19:57 PM  
Plenty of time until 2024 for hardcore Trumpists to select themselves out of the voter pool.
 
2022-05-13 4:22:31 PM  

vudukungfu: 65 and double tapped.


Turning 64 tomorrow, and got booster #2 about 3 weeks ago.
 
2022-05-13 4:24:42 PM  
I forgot my first dose was in two parts (Pfizer), which had me thinking this would be my third booster.
 
2022-05-13 4:36:07 PM  
(shrug) We got plenty of old people to spare. So ... you do you, COVID.
 
2022-05-13 4:40:53 PM  
The pharmacist verified I was getting my second booster when I went (she was verifying my card with the electronic record).  She giggled like mad when I said "Yup.  One more after this one and I'm told I get a free sandwich."
 
2022-05-13 4:43:13 PM  
I can barely remember a time before COVID.

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2022-05-13 4:44:18 PM  
Personally my parents want to wait for the fall before getting theres, they think theres going to be a another surge when the seasons turn and want the immunity boost then because they'll be more at risk then.
 
2022-05-13 4:46:19 PM  
" The common clay of the New West "
 
2022-05-13 4:47:34 PM  
You can choose to get a second booster if you're an adult. From the CDC:
"If You Get a 2nd Booster
Make sure it has been at least 4 months since your 1st COVID-19 booster.
Remember that 2nd boosters can only be Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (and for people ages 12 to 17 years, only Pfizer-BioNTech).
You can self-attest that you have a moderately or severely weakened immune system. This means you do not need any documentation that you have a weakened immune system to get a COVID-19 vaccine (including boosters) wherever they are offered."
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html
 
2022-05-13 4:50:19 PM  
go ahead & become the graphene borg
 
2022-05-13 4:53:58 PM  
Same reason people ride sport bikes and dont wear a helmet
 
2022-05-13 4:55:11 PM  

Flushing It All Away: 39 and double boosted. Fark you idiots.


39 and single boosted but only bc my next booster is in a month.
 
2022-05-13 4:55:23 PM  
You've got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West.

You know... morons.
 
2022-05-13 4:55:28 PM  
Who cares? People are either going to follow the recommendations or not. They are a waste of time and energy.

Meanwhile, I'm here, 47, with two risk factors and can't get a damn second booster because, "you're not 50....."

/I sound fat and whiney
 
2022-05-13 4:59:49 PM  
66.6 and double vaxxed and double boosted. Now bring on the double mint twins for a double shot of my baby's love.
 
2022-05-13 5:00:21 PM  

Dangl1ng: Who cares? People are either going to follow the recommendations or not. They are a waste of time and energy.

Meanwhile, I'm here, 47, with two risk factors and can't get a damn second booster because, "you're not 50....."

/I sound fat and whiney


I dunno where exactly "West Coast, USA" is, but if you have a CVS, they literally don't even ask why. You just schedule it online and show up day of.

Don't let inane processes be a barrier to your health and well being.
 
2022-05-13 5:11:22 PM  
I'm 43, have risk factors, and my last booster is probably just now wearing off, but I'm holding off until late September when indoor activities start up again. Maybe the omicron version will be ready then too.
 
2022-05-13 5:11:37 PM  

Dangl1ng: Who cares? People are either going to follow the recommendations or not. They are a waste of time and energy.

Meanwhile, I'm here, 47, with two risk factors and can't get a damn second booster because, "you're not 50....."

/I sound fat and whiney


I'm the same age and same situation. My mom is double boosted but managed to pick up COVID a few days ago and despite isolating managed to pass it on to me. Fortunately for both of us so far it's just been flu symptoms. I've just had an itchy throat and runny nose that's caused coughing and frequent sneezing.
 
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