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Covid Vaccination Poll Update

Covid Vaccination Poll as life returns to "normal"   60 members have voted

  1. 1. My vaccination status:

    • I am fully vaccinated right now
      30
    • I have had one shot of a two shot regimen and will be fully vaccinated in the coming weeks, with a firm date for second appointment
      12
    • I have had my first shot but do not know/have my doubts about getting the second shot on time (or I am already late on the second shot due to government decision-making
      2
    • I want a shot, will take a shot, any shot.
      5
    • I want a shot but would really prefer a specific vaccine
      4
    • I don't need no stinking vaccine
      1
    • I don't need no stinking vaccine for a non-existent "virus"/it's got a tracking device/will mess up your DNA
      2
    • None of the above.
      0
  2. 2. Post vaccine ...

    • I will continue to wear a mask happily
      44
    • I will wear a mask but won't be happy about it, I should flash a vaccine ID and be excused from mask wearing
      7
    • Never wore one anyway.
      1
    • None of the above
      4
  3. 3. As we head into Spring

    • I worry about another surge post-Spring Break
      20
    • I feel like the end is near, in a good way.
      17
    • I feel like the end is near, in a bad way.
      0
    • I worry that Covid will be around forever - too many vaccine skeptics, too many variants
      19

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Forever is a long time....but it's here to stay, like flu (finally, it IS like flu in one way!), and I trust vaccine science to keep pace.

But too many unvaccinated people running wild...that only goes one way, we're not going to defy gravity or anything like that.

But I got my shots, have waited my two weeks, and now feel free to go out to selected spots, wearing that mask, and getting back inside once done.

Long way to go on this one...stil...

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Thanks for updating the poll. I voted.

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Just got a call out of the blue from my regular doctor’s office, asking if I could come down on very short notice tomorrow (or maybe another day this week).

They’re administering J&J shots, and once a vial is open, they have to use all of it within X (4?) hours — and if they call me, can I get there in less than 90 minutes (and which days this week do I have that kind of flexibility).

I also had to have a pre-condition (or maybe that just helped put my name higher on the list) — and my BMI is definitely over 30 (alas), improving my odds — having gained 20 lbs over the last year.

My 93 year old Dad gets his 2nd Pfizer shot tomorrow, and my wife got her 2nd Pfizer shot yesterday (she’s borderline diabetic — but just barely on the “actually diabetic” side of the line, so close enough to qualify). And my wife’s parents both got their second shots a couple weeks ago (both of them are in their early 80’s).

So fingers-crossed for me tomorrow, or this week — knock on wood!!

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Great to see many of you are already vaccined yet. Things are still progressing pretty slow here...As a thirty year old I think its gonna be my turn somewhere around July. I must say that I am not to happy to get the AstraZeneca as the people I know who had that one experienced pretty serious side effects. Like a serious fever for multiple days, extreme headaches, throwing up etc. So I prefer any other vaccine.

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I had the AZ and suffered a slight fever then a few days fatigue (I have an underlying contributory condition) and no more than that.

Of the twenty or so people I know have had it one other experienced similar after effects, the others nothing if note. Both my parents in their 80s also have had it with no Ill effects.

It's gone into so many arms in the UK that I think any serious issues would have been flagged up by now.

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Just got the call to be to my doctor's office in 90 minutes, for a J&J shot -- and am quite pleased, as this literally came out of nowhere barely 20 hours ago.

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GO!

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Got the first Pfizer shot a little over a week ago. 2'nd shot on April 14. No problems with first shot although slight achiness in left shoulder. Just want to get this done at this point. Hopefully we'll have some sense of normality here in Maine when tourist season is in full force by July.

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38 minutes ago, Tom 1960 said:

Got the first Pfizer shot a little over a week ago. 2'nd shot on April 14. No problems with first shot although slight achiness in left shoulder. Just want to get this done at this point. Hopefully we'll have some sense of normality here in Maine when tourist season is in full force by July.

If you're getting your second in Sanford on the 14th, I may see you there. :)

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Posted (edited)

I received Moderna shot number two earlier this afternoon. Aside from the pharmacy being very disorganized as they came back from lunch, it went well. This second one is far less painful than the first one was.

Edited by Ken Dryden

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14 minutes ago, bresna said:

If you're getting your second in Sanford on the 14th, I may see you there. :)

Portland actually. When the state had the press conference a couple weeks back they mentioned a bunch of openings at the Civic Center which is why I ended up there. I would have much preferred going to Sanford. Probably a lot less of a parking hassle. 

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Thankfully our state is ending its mask mandate on April 29th. 

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Fully vaccinated and will continue to wear a mask, especially as NJ is in the throes of an increase. I’m planning or hoping to go to a Mets game in late April. 

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Got Pfizer shot 2 on Thursday and doing fine.  And my wife got her Pfizer #2 weeks ago with only minor side effects.  Gladly will continue wearing mask for the well being of others since it remains unclear whether vaccinated people van carry the disease.  And if I need revaccinated every six months, no problem, bring it on.  Cases up 60% in my county (pop. 800k) and state, so this isn't over ny a longshot.

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Apparently the great state of Tennessee has this all under control!

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On 4/2/2021 at 5:14 PM, Ken Dryden said:

Thankfully our state is ending its mask mandate on April 29th. 

Why thankfully (although I hope this doesn’t lead to a political discussion)?

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I am sick of wearing a mask, period. What is political about that?

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I'm sick of having to drive inside the lines. Fuck these other people, let me drive free, my car, my road.

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30 minutes ago, Ken Dryden said:

I am sick of wearing a mask, period. What is political about that?

Not political at all but your post was — at least to me — ambiguous. No one wakes up saying, “boy, I really want to wear a mask, it’s so much fun!”  However, it’s necessary and even if NJ ended its mask mandate, I’d still wear one. 

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Visiting Mom in Naples, was glad to hear that her medicare mill doctor actually called recently to say they have shots and were scheduling patients if they hadn't gotten vaccinated yet. However she recently had her pain injection in her back, has been told not to get innoculated within two weeks of that shot. And the alternative date they offered was a day and time her weekday helper isn't available. 

But hopefully they will call back soon with another day/time and she'll get this thing started. She knows her daughter/my sister has refused to travel to see her until she is vaccinated. (Lisa's architecture career revolves around hospital/medical/school design so she got her shots in NYC way ahead of most people and without even asking if she could get one. They just said, hey you're coming here for meetings let's get you vaccinated.)

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The science is inconclusive about how much protection a mask provides. I am more likely to lose a hearing aid from removing a mask then to get COVID-19 at this point. I have both shots and spend a lot of time at home when not running an errand or dining out. I still avoid the gym and haven’t flown anywhere since fall 2019.

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Posted (edited)

After 2 shots, I wear masks for others, not for me. "Inconclusive" doesn't mean anything.

Edited by Chuck Nessa

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I agree with Chuck.

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4 hours ago, jlhoots said:

I agree with Chuck.

And I as well. I am assuming I will be wearing a mask in public at least until New Year 2022.

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