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COVID Vaccine Side Effects

I know that many of us have taken the vaccine, trusting in the CDC to protect us by strict scrutiny of the developers and development process. Sadly I've had some personal experiences with associates who took the Moderna and Pfeizer shots and subsequently developed severe side effects requiring hospitalization. Neither tested positive for COVID, yet many of the side effects were remarkably similar to the virus infection. I took the J&J single shot and have just entered the area of time following injection where side effect manifest themselves. I have had congestive heart failure since 2003, being closely monitored for Pericardial Effusion and Pulmonary Embolism due to Deep Vein Thrombosis. Given that one of the common side effects for my shot is myocarditis, I feel some apprehension about side effects of any form due to the vaccine. Anyone else had any experiences with side effects?

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I got my second shot of Moderna on March 30 and other than shot pain, no side affects. TOM

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My wife and I both got the Moderna with no side effects.

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Rick, take care and keep us posted if you develop any concerning effects. My wife and I got our 2nd Pfizer shots in late March. We were both a bit lethargic the day after but that was it. But I won’t be getting any booster shot, regardless. Enough is enough.

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Hey Rick, Penee my wife and I have both gotten two Moderna shots without any side effects...Im a cancer survivor with a compromised immune system and AFIB...all is good ...in fact, I DID get the booster plus the flu shot...still all good...as an aside, my ex wife caught covid a week ago last friday and was dead by tuesday....my advice, take the shots... including any booster

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Rick, I have not had any side affects with the 2 Pfizer shots nor the Pfizer booster shot I got this past Saturday. I wish you all the best. Ed

So sorry to hear about your ex-wife passing. My friend Marty Glienna also died a few days after getting COVID. Take care - be safe. Always, Ed Smock

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Both Namiko and myself have had both of our Moderna shots with no significant side effects to report. As a result, we are anxiously waiting our opportunity for a 3rd booster shot if approved for Moderna.

Based on the difference between the two vaccines I don't know if they will approve a booster for Moderna in the near term.

"Moderna's shot contains 100 micrograms of vaccine, more than three times the 30 micrograms in the Pfizer shot.'


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Kathy and I had our COVID vaccine shots back in February. She had Moderna and I had Pfizer. No side effects for either of us. Everyone else over the age of 11 in our family of 17 (save for one stubborn son) is fully vaccinated with no side effects reported.

I’ll be receiving the Pfizer Booster next week along with my 47th consecutive annual flu shot. Not taking any chances.

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My wife and I are both in our middle 80's. We both had the two Moderna shots in
March-April 2021 with no side effects other than a short (one day) - and mild - soreness
at the injection sites.

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Another week has passed without side effects for me. I'm hoping all is going well and I will pass through this event unscathed. Good to see so many of you also reporting no adverse effects.

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Pleased to report good news; however, I go nowhere and see no one because I have
a compromised lung capacity due surgery some 8 years ago.

I don't see this self-imposed restriction changing in the near future.

Stay very safe.


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Got the Pfizer booster on September 29th. No side effects except for a slightly sore arm.


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Good news Rick! Praying for that to continue. Barb & I had our Moderna shots in Feb/Mar and the Booster recently. Also had the Flu Vaccine the day before the Booster. No side effects after any of them. Recently battling afib. Have been shocked once and most recently packed with amiodarone. Both put me back in Sinus Rhythem but back in afib a day or so later.

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Another take on the Pfizer COVID vaccine booster shot.

Two days ago I received my third Pfizer COVID vaccine jab (booster shot). While there I asked my pharmacist if I could receive the flu shot at the same time. He indicated I could and that I had the option of receiving both shots in one arm or one shot in both arms. I chose the latter. I’m happy to report that 2 days later I’ve had absolutely no side effects; not even mild soreness around the injection sites.

I’m not sure if this is an old wives tale, Navy urban legend or a scientific fact. But years ago at Barbers Point, Hawaii a Senior Chief Corpsman suggested I go for a long run immediately after receiving the flu vaccine. He said the heavy cardio would help “push” the vaccine through my system thereby eliminating any possible side effects. I did; it worked; and I have followed that advice ever since for every vaccination (flu, pneumonia, tetanus, shingles, COVID etc.).

I’m no longer a runner but I did go for a 1-hour walk at the local park, Mount Trashmore immediately after leaving the Rite Aid on Monday morning. I’m not sure if this is a mental cure (all in my mind), but it sure seems to work for me.🤷🏼‍♂️

I told my kids that with all these shots I sometimes feel half human and half clone.😉😂

- Jim

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Peggy and I both received the Moderna shots in February and March. One day of general fatigue following shot days, but no other side-effects. I received my Moderna booster this morning. Raked and bagged leaves for a few hours afterwards, just in case I won't feel like to tomorrow.