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Old 01-20-2021, 01:54 PM
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The Portland VA is scheduling vaccinations 1/19 - 1/30 using Pfizer-BioNTech. I'm in on the 23rd.

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Do not come to the vaccine clinic if you have a fever, cough, or are otherwise feeling ill. Please cancel your appointment, and we will work with you to reschedule it.

Please arrive 5 minutes early to your appointment, not sooner. If you arrive earlier, please stay in your car until your appointment time. This will help us keep the clinic from becoming overcrowded.

You will be required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing during your vaccination visit. If a caregiver accompanies you, they should stay in the car during your visit unless you absolutely cannot manage without them.

You will be observed for at least 15 minutes after your vaccination to ensure you don't have a reaction to it. The risk of a serious reaction appears to be very low - approximately 1 in 100,000.
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Old 01-21-2021, 11:24 AM
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Just received notification at my place of work that I am now eligible.

I'm a First Aid Team member so we were given priority (barely anyone is working at any physical location, but I have been).

Looks like it will be the Moderna version.

Excited, but also nervous which I think is normal.
I understand the nervousness but take it from someone who has had the vaccine, I have not had any weird side effects, other than a sore arm which is normal with any injection. I did feel crappy for a few hrs after the 2nd shot, but well worth it.

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Old 01-22-2021, 07:07 PM
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Just to complicate things on a local level, one of my bubblemates tested positive for covid and the flu today (despite having had a flu shot).
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Old 01-22-2021, 09:17 PM
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Just to complicate things on a local level, one of my bubblemates tested positive for covid and the flu today (despite having had a flu shot).
Catching influenza despite receiving a vaccine happens. The formulation of the vaccine is based on predictions of what 3 or 4 strains they expect will reach a given part of the world. These predictions are imperfect.

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Old 01-22-2021, 10:04 PM
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Catching influenza despite receiving a vaccine happens. The formulation of the vaccine is based on predictions of what 3 or 4 strains they expect will reach a given part of the world. These predictions are imperfect.
Yeah, I realize that. But the vaccine reduces the odds....which makes for even longer odds to catch both, at the same time.
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Old 01-22-2021, 10:06 PM
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....it also means I have to worry and, if I get symptoms, I won't be sure how much I should panic. Flu (despite my flu shot) or the Big C?
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Old 01-22-2021, 10:06 PM
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Catching influenza despite receiving a vaccine happens. The formulation of the vaccine is based on predictions of what 3 or 4 strains they expect will reach a given part of the world. These predictions are imperfect.
Which is exactly why I've never gotten a flu shot. Do plan to take the Rona vaccine when it's offered though
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Old 01-22-2021, 11:06 PM
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Just to complicate things on a local level, one of my bubblemates tested positive for covid and the flu today (despite having had a flu shot).
Flu levels are almost nonexistent, so that's surprising. Might be time to, um, re-think your bubble.

Best wishes for the covid side of things. As miserable as the flu is, I'd take that over covid.

And, just for the record, most years the flu vaccine is pretty effective.

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Old 01-22-2021, 11:33 PM
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Flu levels are almost nonexistent, so that's surprising. Might be time to, um, re-think your bubble.

Best wishes for the covid side of things. As miserable as the flu is, I'd take that over covid.

And, just for the record, most years the flu vaccine is pretty effective.
Actually, my bubble's pretty tight. Then again, my state's aflame. The lesson is that even if you're very careful, there's no guarantee. Of course, I knew that.

 

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https://imgur.com/a/Y9jGBVe

not a good look for discraft by posting it on their official page, or for paul and co. in general.


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