February 3, 2021 at 2:41 pm #6226MARCIA KOSTERKAKeymaster
If you have either already received your first shot of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, there are two things to be aware of.
1. Be sure that you have the vaccine placed in your non-dominant arm. That would be if you are right handed, have the vaccine injected in your left arm or the reverse if you are left arm dominant.
2. If you have already had your first dose, please let me know if you have experienced a common side effect of either vaccine which is pain in and around the injection site, when it started, and how long it has lasted, or any other side effect.
3. if you have not had your first dose yet, please let me know when you do and any side effects after you are injected. I experienced a severe reaction 4 1/2 hours after being injected. My arm and shoulder was on fire last night. My neighbor, on the other hand, is experiencing pain and discomfort today, a day after her injection. Both vaccines list pain as a possible side effect which can last a day or two or up to a week.
I have received responses from 23 people so far and have tallied the following:
1. 11 people have h ad no side effects from the first dose.
2. 7 people have had mild pain in there arm.
3. 4 people have had moderate pain and one experienced diarrhea from the shot and the other also had a headache and nausea.
4. 1 person experienced searing hot pain in the injected arm for two days.
This is a small price to pay to be immunized from Covid-19 virus. In my mind, there are still many unanswered questions such as how long will a person be immunized from this virus. How long after the second shot will a person be considered safe?
If you have any other questions, feel free to let us know.February 3, 2021 at 7:04 pm #6230Patsy McCarthyParticipant
I had absolutely no side effects of my virus shot, not even a sore injection spot.
I received my Pfizer vaccine at Walgreen’s and, at the time, they were not taking appointments for the 2nd shot due to a shortage. Since that time I am logging on a number of times a day to make my 2nd appointment which is due on Feb. 15th. At the moment they are not taking appointments for the 2nd shot. I spoke with a lady at the Southern Nevada Health Department and was told that you must have the 2nd shot where you had the 1st. I am hoping that part of the 2 million doses promised by our new President will make it to us. So, if you had the first shot at either Walgreen’s or Anthem Center you will not be able to have the 2nd at Doolittle.
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