Vaccine Booster Done – no worries

Yesterday, I received my COVID booster shot, a third shot from Pfizer. So far, there have been no worries except some expected arm pain, but I will provide any updates later, if circumstances change.

I am aware of several folks who have received the booster, with two experiencing some tiredness. As with the first two vaccines, I encourage folks to get the booster. If people have not gotten the first vaccines, I urge folks to move forward.

Too many folks have died from COVID. And sadly, too many vaccine naysayers have passed away, recognizing only at the end their error in judgement. Are the COVID vaccines perfect? No, as are all other vaccines, medicines and surgeries – just read the possible side effects on any drug description.

Yet, those who have had issues with the COVID vaccines, may seem like a lot, but when compared to the number of vaccines given are a very small percentage. That does not diminish the angst or poor experience of those folks. But, we need to keep these results in context, noting the huge percentage of positive experiences.

As before, please do not take my word for it and check with your own doctor. Be safe. Be healthy. Stay alive.

36 thoughts on “Vaccine Booster Done – no worries

  1. Note to Readers: I am feeling a “half-bubble off-center” today, just a little tired. I noticed during my stretching this morning I perspired a little more than usual. I will offer updates later today or tomorrow.

  2. I had a pretty tough side-effect after the second shot with Moderna – completely knocked out for about 12 hours the next day. BUT that is nothing compared to an infection with the virus and its possible life-threatening danger or long Covid. It is only a few hours and then I am as safe as I can be.
    But it is not only that. Everybody has a responsibility towards everyone they encounter. It is not only about the person that gets the shot, it is about everyone they could make sick and about the staff in the hospitals that are overwhelmed. It is also about those who need intensive care due to necessary surgeries (which get postponed) or emergencies. People die because they don’t have a bed in the ER. I gladly take some side-effects to safe lives.
    Next Friday, I am scheduled for my booster shot 👍

  3. You’re right about people not getting the vaccine dying. My coworker’s wife is a nurse and had a patient begging to get the vaccine because he was in the hospital dying from Covid. She had to tell him there was nothing the vaccine would do, as it’s a form of prevention. She called my coworker crying that night, because watching people die and not being able to do anything is heartbreaking.

  4. There will always be people who think preventative medicine is too expensive, too painful, or simply unnecessary. These are the folks who don’t get colonoscopies, mammograms, and blood tests, innoculations. I know that the temporary discomfort of these procedures is multitudes less than the consequences of discovering cancer at stage 4 or contracting shingles, malaria, tetanus, or COVID.

    • Linda, having been involved with a consulting firm who helped employer clients with managing their health care for employees, plus having been a benefits manager, I have seen data that reveals the efficacy of health prevention. When you measure results, you know what is working and what is not. As an extreme example, we ran a mobile mammogram program that tested about 11,000 women, some for the first time. The program detected breast cancers, many early on. This saved lives. Colonoscopies may be the best screening, as the procedure allows the doctor doing the testing to remove polyps. Thanks, Keith

  5. My husband and I have our two jabs, plus boosters. All Moderna. Although hubby had no issues, other than a sore arm, I had a tough night after my second jab. After my booster, I felt fluish for a day or so. Although not fun, it was so much better than opening myself up to getting Covid. I know there are no guarantees but I wanted to give myself, my loved ones, and those who aren’t able to be vaccinated, as much protection as possible.

  6. Good post and hope its only sore arm and none worse for you. My husband got his and he did get a fever at night but by late morning was fine.

    Yes, you said it perfectly about drugs and surgeries causing side effects but we tske the meds and have the surgeries!! Its about weighing the risk and to me I would much rather deal with a nasty side effect than be on a ventilatior with Covid!

  7. Note to Readers: As they went to commercial break on CBS Sunday News this morning, they flashed a tidbit that US vaccines hit 2.2 million on Thursday, the day after the Omicron variation appeared on our shores, a new record. I may have read this wrong, but the uptick is correct. I took this is uptick as good news.

  8. **A little common sense needed here (Nice touch with the suit.). During all of this time (They begun this farce the day after the failed impeachment trials. Interesting timing, huh?), not one family member, friends, neighbor, co-worker, or anyone else I know suffered from this. Not one. A couple friends indicated relatives, but we don’t know other ailments more serious they may have. **I also talked with a couple physicians, and reading between the pc lines, learned they’re getting very few serious concerns regarding. That’s a huge tell. **Look, if you want this, go for it, then we can learn from what happens to you and others. We choose not to take an experimental MRNA vaccine, never before used population wide, especially when none of us are affected, because politics say so. We are not puppets. All the best. Hope one day you learn to think for yourself.

  9. Note to Readers: Sadly, we have crossed over the 800,000 COVID death threshhold in America. It makes me sad that so many have had to die because of this virus. With so much holiday travel occurring as people want to get closer to a sense of normal, I wish for people to be well, travel safely and avoid taking any frustrations out on people there to help. And, if not vaccinated, please speak with your doctor, about the veracity of your getting vaccinated. My stories are anecdotal just like anyone else’s. We all know someone who knows…. My opinion and anyone else’s and $2.25 will get you a cup of coffee.

  10. Here’s a question, from research. We’re reading that the highest covid rates are in states with the most vaccines. As such, this being a new MRNA vaccine, might be increasing covid rates, actually multiplying.

    • Thanks. I have not seen that. What is the source of the information? Is it due to more population, more congested population? This omicron thing is more contagious, but the vaccines do help us stave off the effects as they did in the case of my family. So, I strongly encourage people to speak to their doctors about the pros and cons of vaccines. Thanks again for your comment. Keith

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