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Got my first dose!

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abita
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I got my first does of vaccine for covid today! It feels so good that soon I only have to worry about cancer :)

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Trubrit
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My first thought was Cancer, my second COVID. 

At the end of the day, I've probbaly just got flu or something.

I'm too young to get the shot. My husband - who is younger than me, and its his birthday today - has had his.  

I'm glad the shot makes you feel safer.   

Tru

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abita
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Hope it isn't covid, cance, or the flu, maybe just a mild cold :) 

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yetti
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Hello Abita I'm so happy to hear that you got your 1st covid vaccine !  Which vaccine did you get?  I got Moderna,  had 1st one on feb 10 and 2nd is on March 10 ! I did have side effects. Headache body aches,   sweaty. No fever. I checked. But felt warm heartburn. Im wondering if I'll have side effects after the 2nd vaccine !  I'm a stage 4 B endometerial cancer survivor !  Just wanted to know how you felt after the vaccine ?  Sincerely Yetti 

 

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abita
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I got pfizer. So far, no side effects, but it has only been about 2 hours :)

Hope you and I both have easy time with the 2nd dose!

I feel very lucky to have gotten it through MSK, as it was easy peasy. I see the lines on TV, and that looks not so great.

Such a pretty cat!

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Tueffel
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Congratulations on your first dose! Isnt it wonderful to be vaccinated? Knowing one worry, covid, is gone? 

I felt so happy about my first dose. I thought this whole pandemic will end soon because of this, studies will go back to normal and meeting friends is okay then even though I will have patients again. 

I hope your arm is well. My arm really hurt for 2 days. I will get my 2nd dose tomorrow. Hope I wont get "sick".

 

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abita
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It is such a relief! I know I still have a second dose to go, and then the time for it to take effect, but it feels so good to be on the way!

Good luck on no effects from the second dose. It has only been 2 hours, so far so good. 

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Tueffel
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You have the Pfizer one right? There are already some studies which are not proofread yet so not official that even before your 2nd dose you will have a slight protection from covid. I believe it was around 60% after 2 weeks. So yeah the mRNA already does its work. 

Thanks! I am just happy to be protected from tomorrow on. Also my parents are, one worry less for their child ;)

Keeping my fingers crossed that you wont get side effects 

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Good news.

I am getting my first one Saturday... 

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Who is all getting the vaccine where your at abita ? Here you got to be 65 or over or frontline worker it's so annoying there not even to people with medical conditions yet . 

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abita
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I live in NY. We are at 1C, which includes underlying conditions

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Canadian Sandy
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Happy that you are getting the shot. Must be a big relief for you. I have to wait few more weeks as I'm in the 75 to 80 age group.

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abita
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NY is good at getting the doses out, so your age group is already open to getting. They were before the immunocompromised. I knew I wanted this, but honestly, it was even more. I feel like a HUGE albatross has been lifted.

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For 24 hours after my sister got her second shot, she felt exactly how I felt with COVID. Body pain, fever and fatigue, but a day later she was completely normal again. My 80 year old grandfather felt nothing with both shots. So hopefully you get no side effects at all and even if you do, way better than COVID obviously! Just make sure you don't take any antii inflammatory medicine if you have side effects because they say that lessens your immune response. Congratulations! 

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abita
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I already have appt for second dose.

However, for either vaccine, the issue I believe is that because of lowered immunity due to chemo, they are not sure if those on chemo will build the anti-bodies needed. 

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I had my second dose of Moderna yesterday.  I went got vaccine and came home had lunch and laid down I felt so tired.  And I got a headache I could not get rid of. , body ache and sweaty feeling. no fever I checked.  I went to bed and was awoken by having to vomit  like 2:30 am. I called in sick to work  no warning. Of it just hit me !  I rested most of today I'm feeling better. To return to work tomorrow. Ugh 

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Trubrit
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that you had a reaction to your second dose.

Here's hoping that it has all passed, and you are able to go back to work.

Tru

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According to my oncologist last week, I'm too young and with no symptoms I'm not on any short list to get the vaccine. Good? I don't know. I've known a couple people who've had the dreaded covid-19. One, a while back said they got sicker than a dog for a couple weeks. Another from last week said she'd had it and it wasn't even as bad as the last flu she had. Also added that since she's now got the antibodies to it that being close to her would be a benefit. Maybe that was a ploy, lol.

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abita
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Were those people cancer patients? Glad that your friends are okay, but over half a million have died in this country, and also there are pople with long term effects. So I am happy to get my vaccine.

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I am happy too.  Second round on Monday.

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abita
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Awesome! It is aazing the huge weight that is lifted off shoulders once vaccinated. I will still take all precautions, etc, but, wow, it feels good to have this fear lifted a bit.

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Next Saturday, a little after 1 PM, I will have had two weeks since my second shot.  And once that happens, I will wear a mask, social distance from people and wash my hands.  But feel a little less concerned :)  

Real Tar Heel
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Interesting, my Onc said that because it had been less than a year since my last treatment I could sneak in with the senior citizens, and she scheduled me to receive the shot just before they opened it up to diabetics and asthma victims sufferers.

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Congratulations Abita! and to everyone who has gotten the Vaccine, Hope the second dose goes well for you

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Safety and immunogenicity of one versus two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine BNT162b2 for patients with cancer: interim analysis of a prospective observational study - The Lancet Oncology

In patients with cancer, one dose of the BNT162b2 vaccine yields poor efficacy. Immunogenicity increased significantly in patients with solid cancer within 2 weeks of a vaccine boost at day 21 after the first dose. These data support prioritisation of patients with cancer for an early (day 21) second dose of the BNT162b2 vaccine.

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abita
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That is encouraging. My city is still not open completely, but soon will be. This had me wondering how the vaccine worked in me. I will still probably be cautious for a while, but yeah, I was really wondering if it was working for me. I got the Pfizer, and the 2nd does exactly on day 21 as it said should do.

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I had Covid back in November...(No Fun)  I don't plan on getting the vaccine.  I am a Stage IIIc Colon Cancer Survivor 2007.   Just found out that it has most likely metastisized to outside the colon near the resection sight.  Colonoscopy came back clear  See the colorectal surgeon Monday. Totally surprised.. Not sure what the protocol is except to open me up and see whats going on.  Any suggestions?  I am approved for Mayo Clinic AZ but they can't get me in until June or July.  They are working on trying to get me in sooner.  I live in Nevada and am not confident in the care here.

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