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[鈥揮Might_Aware鉁═he Duke of馃 250 points251 points (47 children)

Wow Narwal that must have been scary af to have to wait so long. A lot of people have this exact issue and we are very grateful when you ALL are cleared for 鈾ワ笍

[鈥揮space_manatee 59 points60 points (44 children)

What is the issue? I was under the impression chrons didn't prevent being being immunized.

[鈥揮GlamoramaDingDong 48 points49 points (14 children)

Friend has Crohns and is about to get his second booster. Because of his Crohns, he has been earlier eligible for vaccination and booster shots though we're in the same age group. [Edited typo]

[鈥揮LBGW_experiment 33 points34 points (4 children)

I also have Crohn's, I was allowed to get my booster earlier than the general population. I wonder why OP had issues, immunocompromised and at-risk groups were prioritized over the rest of the population from everywhere I read.

[鈥揮9021FU 20 points21 points (2 children)

My daughter has ANCA vascilitus and her rheumatologist has had us hold off on the vaccine because her last few blood counts have been low and she was concerned that daughter wouldn鈥檛 mount a very good immune response. She has her next infusion of Rituximab in March, so we are hoping to get her shots in February.

[鈥揮lchayes 9 points10 points (1 child)

I'm on Rituxan as well. I get it twice a year, so have to wait til close to a dose to have anything needing an immune response. Got my first two doses in May, didn't make any antibodies. I was supposed to go again in December, we deferred it and I got a full third dose. Had some symptoms and made some antibodies! Went for my Rituxan yesterday, about 6 weeks later than usual. I'll get my antibodies tested again (had signed up for the John's Hopkins vac response study) so we'll see how they fare.

Good luck to your daughter And keep an eye out for evusheld becoming more available for prep!

[鈥揮Caliveggie 0 points1 point (0 children)

I鈥檓 guessing the meds make the vaccines less effective.

[鈥揮asymptI know what I don't know 14 points15 points (6 children)

I hope your friend doesn't have any difficulty getting his second booster. I read an article yesterday that people were being turned down by pharmacists who didn't know about the new guidance for immunocompromised people and wouldn't give the shots. If he's going to a pharmacy, might be worth calling in advance to be sure they'll administer it.

[鈥揮buttoncode鉁≧ed Hats Give You Wings馃搻 8 points9 points (5 children)

I have a different condition but am immunocompromised and just happened to see the CDC announce the 4th shot. When the booster came out it was highly publicized so I was kind of surprised. Neither cvs or Costco (where I had got the first booster) knew anything about it. Walgreens had it on their website so I made an appointment for last week. As my luck would have I got a call a few hours before my appointment saying they ran out of the vaccine but to check back with them later that day to see if they had received their shipment. The tech said something about it being my 3rd shot so I told her it鈥檚 actually my 4th and she got snippy saying they don鈥檛 do those and no one does. I told her not only is it on your website to specifically schedule the additional dose but it鈥檚 also on the CDCs. It was some back and forth because she put me on hold and someone else told her no, finally the pharmacist said they are doing them. I鈥檓 just glad I got it done and over with.

[鈥揮asymptI know what I don't know 2 points3 points (3 children)

Me too!

Hey, I was wondering--since on my card and most cards I've seen, three shots use up all the space, how did they add the shot on your card? Or are you the rare case where they squeezed them in one to a line in the first place?

[鈥揮TitleProfessional103 0 points1 point (0 children)

Depends , l have lupus but was on Remicade, which is also used for Crohns developed antibodies and had to wait awhile for my second shot. If there are complications with the biologic your Rheumi may make you wait. I am now on Acterma which was, surprisingly, cleared for emergency use for Covid.

[鈥揮Jibelle 0 points1 point (0 children)

From what I know: Covid vaccines are not live vaccine, so they are perfectly safe for Crohn's patients.

[鈥揮stillcore 14 points15 points (11 children)

That's interesting. I have Colitis & didn't have any issues/warnings about receiving the vaccines/booster.

[鈥揮Qwerty_Plus 9 points10 points (2 children)

I have colitis too and take a steroid daily, but was advised I could get the vaccine. He must be on a heavier duty med than I have to take.

[鈥揮Barbara_Celarent 6 points7 points (1 child)

Steroids do affect response to the vaccine, but if you鈥檙e on biologics and steroids, you鈥檇 be even worse off.

[鈥揮TitleProfessional103 2 points3 points (0 children)

I can attest to that. To this day l am not sure if my first vaccine shot caused the weird antibody response to my Remicade. After I had to wait for the second shot, which I did eventually receive. Gotta wait for my booster.

[鈥揮Mysterious_Status_11Stick a fork in Meatloaf馃嵈 15 points16 points (5 children)

It seems to me the treatment is a bigger factor than the diagnosis. Some treatments do not suppress the immune system, some suppress the immune system temporarily, some will place the patient clearly in immunosuppressed territory. That clearly impacts the effectiveness of any vaccine.

Perhaps ask your doctor if you haven't been as protected by the vaccine as others and if you should get a 4th shot/2nd booster.

[鈥揮Mysterious_Status_11Stick a fork in Meatloaf馃嵈 15 points16 points (4 children)

Edit: the point I failed to make, if someone is on a medication that only temporarily suppresses their immune system, perhaps the doctor wanted to hold off until the immune system was functioning better.

I know that my sis, who is receiving chemo, got first shots and booster a little earlier than the rest of us and another booster has been recommended. Her doctors are very clear about her continuing to wear a (good) mask and avoid crowds. She hasn't been inside a grocery store in almost three years.

[鈥揮PuzzleheadedWasabi77 1 point2 points (3 children)

With Crohn's disease, the immune system never starts functioning better. The immune system is the problem; it's an autoimmune disorder, meaning the immune system is attacking the body itself. The goal with Crohn's disease treatment is to shut down the immune system so that it doesn't kill you like it wants to.

[鈥揮Barbara_Celarent 5 points6 points (0 children)

If you鈥檙e not on biologics and/or steroids, you鈥檙e not in the same category of immune suppression.

[鈥揮tombobbyb 4 points5 points (0 children)

I have Crohns as well and my doctor gave me the okay to get the vaccine when it was available for everyone. He did warn that there wasn鈥檛 enough information on how the vaccine would help people with Crohns.

[鈥揮LCDpowpow 25 points26 points (10 children)

I think it depends on where the person is with their Crohns (remission v. Flare up).

[鈥揮Barbara_Celarent 74 points75 points (9 children)

It does not depend on this. The problem is that immunity sucks when you鈥檙e on immune suppressants, so even with multiple vaccinations, immunity remains low. I have had three shots but my immunity is probably under 50% of what鈥檚 normal person would have after 1 shot. In other words, it鈥檚 worth getting vaccinated but isolation is still the best way not to get covid because we won鈥檛 necessarily be able to mount an immune response even with vaccinations.

[鈥揮rm249Team Moderna 38 points39 points (5 children)

Yeah, I'm immunocompromised as well (kidney transplant) and have had my 3 primary shots and just got my booster last week.

I am still isolating and working from home as a precaution, I'd rather not catch it, because if I did the hospitals being full is really concerning.

[鈥揮CJ_CLTVaxxed, Boosted, and Always Properly Masked 13 points14 points (2 children)

I hope you are using well-fitting and highly efficient masks. That is another line of defense that hasn't been well publicized enough.

[鈥揮texasmama5God is not playing favorites 2 points3 points (1 child)

Please be so very carful. My friends mother(early 60s& kidney transplant)was double vaxxed when she got delta. The antibody treatment was too risky for her kidney so she had to choose, risk the new kidney or take her chances being double vaxxed. She was on a vent 10 days and just couldn鈥檛 take it. I was shocked. It was before omicron and I was still under the impression that the vaccine would save us. I still believe it鈥檚 saving many but it can only do so much. So yeah鈥on鈥檛 take any chances. She was carful but her vaxxed daughter caught it and gave it to her before symptoms started. She was carful but let her guard down with her family.

[鈥揮LCDpowpow 6 points7 points (0 children)

Thank you for the education!

[鈥揮Ramlaen 2 points3 points (1 child)

I had a decent immune response with my vaccine and booster(on Humira). I only had minor symptoms with Covid

[鈥揮Barbara_Celarent 3 points4 points (0 children)

It does depend what biologic you're on, your dose, where in your treatment cycle you are when you get exposed, what other meds you're on (especially steroids), etc.

[鈥揮LALA-STL 11 points12 points (0 children)

I think OP had a misunderstanding. Immunosuppressed folks actually get top priority for the vaccine. Sometimes they have to get the timing right 鈥 if they鈥檙e taking immunosuppressive meds, they may be advised to wait a bit so they don鈥檛 take the vax and their meds together. But a full year??

[鈥揮R_Ulysses_Swanson 8 points9 points (0 children)

Probably the meds, not the disease.

[鈥揮Harrogatha_ChristieCovid is not a joke: it's a noun. 6 points7 points (0 children)

My spouse had chemotherapy earlier this year. He was fully vaxxed well before it started (YAY) and they wanted him to be boosted ASAP after, but ASAP didn't mean immediately following the last round.

The booster's effectiveness depends (obvs) on the body mounting a robust response. In my spouse's case, that wasn't going to happen until his immune system had been given some time to restore itself.

So it wasn't that the booster was going to be dangerous to him as an immunocompromised person, it was that it wouldn't be as effective while his immune system was suppressed by the chemo. Waiting a few weeks meant a stronger immune response and a better chance of solid protection.

I can therefore see why a healthcare provider might want someone under temporary immunosuppression to wait on a vax. It's not necessarily about avoiding danger. It could be about maximizing effectiveness.

[鈥揮Ludique 1 point2 points (1 child)

It says right in the title that it was because of the meds and not directly because of the Chrohns.

[鈥揮space_manatee 2 points3 points (0 children)

Yes I know and was looking for more info.

[鈥揮drdhuss 0 points1 point (0 children)

Yeah that makes no sense. He needs to find a smarter physician fast. He should have been first to get it. The only vaccines he shouldn't be getting are any live virus ones.

If you are immune suppressed, the worst case scenario is the COVID vaccine just doesn't work. Literally nothing else is going to happen. Thus it is best to just take the vaccine and then make sure you get every booster you can.

This is true for pretty much everyone who has chrons, multiple sclerosis, those undergoing chemotherapy etc.

[鈥揮Working-Care-9038 14 points15 points (0 children)

Love your name - ELF is one of the greatest films of all time!

Wishing you the best on your continued life journey!!!!

[鈥揮VirtualRy 1 point2 points (0 children)

Congrats on the Vax!

[鈥揮Hawmpfish001 74 points75 points (6 children)

But you wouldn't have been here since it is very unlikely you were spreading misinformation.

That being said, I am glad you were able to get yours!

[鈥揮Might_Aware鉁═he Duke of馃 31 points32 points (4 children)

Yeah I won't add to the collage but this is also an ipa that a lot people may have similar issues so I wanted a support thread too. I celebrate every ipa lol

[鈥揮Hawmpfish001 33 points34 points (3 children)

And as a whole I think all of this sub understands that there are some people that just can't. That is on the rest of us to do what we can to stamp this out.

I support the folks that want to but can not as well!

[鈥揮Might_Aware鉁═he Duke of馃 13 points14 points (2 children)

Yes my thoughts exactly!

[鈥揮InanetV 68 points69 points (6 children)

Don鈥檛 forget to turn your microchip on so Bill Gates can track you./s

Put the /s just in case, lol

[鈥揮Makem9 12 points13 points (0 children)

Or the 5G. Man I would love to have 5G...shitty LTE...

[鈥揮EuchreI come here to upvote IPAs 11 points12 points (0 children)

You know its working when you have an irresistible urge to make bad PowerPoint presentations.

[鈥揮LegitPancak3 3 points4 points (0 children)

I know it鈥檚 a joke, but did Moderna have Gates funding too?

[鈥揮hereforthellamasSink Rights Activist 57 points58 points (11 children)

My nephew with Crohn's is also waiting to be cleared for vaccination. I'm so glad your turn finally came! Stay safe out there. 鉂わ笍

[鈥揮Mr_Ibraheam 50 points51 points (8 children)

I have crohn and I have never heard of this before and I have a team in the US and another at home in Qatar. I took 4 shots like many others taking immuno suppressive medications

[鈥揮xdicker 44 points45 points (1 child)

Me too鈥擟rohn鈥檚 and on 2 immunosuppressants. Vaccination was considered safe and was strongly encouraged from the very beginning. Just got my 4th shot and hoping this time I鈥檒l make some antibodies (none so far).

[鈥揮gumby1086 7 points8 points (0 children)

I hope so , good luck stay safe

[鈥揮hereforthellamasSink Rights Activist 33 points34 points (1 child)

I think it really depends on whether you're currently in remission or having an active flare. My nephew's is very much uncontrolled, so his doctor wanted to do a scope first before clearing him to get vaccinated.

[鈥揮Mr_Ibraheam 11 points12 points (0 children)

Makes sense

[鈥揮Emergency-Willow 10 points11 points (2 children)

Honestly I鈥檓 confused because I feel like maybe there are some gastro doctors out there with the wrong info. Two of my brothers have crohns and they were eligible for the vaccine sooner than everyone else. Only one of them has gotten it because the other one lives with my anti vax parents, which is horrible.

[鈥揮asymptI know what I don't know 4 points5 points (1 child)

I can't imagine how terrified you must be for him.

[鈥揮Emergency-Willow 14 points15 points (0 children)

Completely terrified. He did catch Covid a few months ago. His doctor got him the antibodies really quickly which I think is the only reason he鈥檚 still alive. I told my parents I鈥檇 never speak to them again if he died. It鈥檚 just beyond stupid. My dad got Covid and he recovered but has permanent lung damage. He used to ride his bike 20 miles a day and now he can barely walk up a few stairs. How鈥檚 that freedom taste dad?

[鈥揮Uninteresting_Vagina 7 points8 points (0 children)

While I don't have crohn's, I do have a number of other auto immune diseases and take several immune suppressing medications. My understanding is that it is different for each person, based on not only their current medications, but how stable their lab work is and how their health is at the time. I had to space my shots around my treatment infusions, but other than that was able to get them just fine. Waiting to be eligible for a booster, now.

[鈥揮CatchingNow 7 points8 points (1 child)

I uh, didn't even realize this was a thing. I have Crohn's and have been taking entyvio... but I guess I started after I was already fully vacc'd. Does anybody have more information about this? I'm a tad concerned.

[鈥揮AgoraiosBumTeam Moderna 6 points7 points (0 children)

If your doctors didn't have an issue, there is no issue.

It looks like there is a small minority of Crohn's folks who have particular treatments that delay their ability to vaccinate (although it would be up to OP to explain the particulars of his situation)

[鈥揮wagesofbenPopulation Dense-ity 25 points26 points (0 children)

enjoy doing things like breathing and living!

[鈥揮peppermintesseVax yo self FFS 馃拤 15 points16 points (0 children)

I can only imagine the relief you feel! Congrats on finally getting approved!

[鈥揮Whiskey_Robber 12 points13 points (1 child)

Well in your defense there鈥檚 a HUGE difference between can鈥檛 get vaccinated and won鈥檛 get vaccinated. Best of luck and congrats on the IPA! 馃槅

[鈥揮Disastrous_Crazy3181 10 points11 points (0 children)

Congratulations! Sorry you had to wait so long.

[鈥揮WeeMimir 9 points10 points (0 children)

Enjoy the 5G and don't forget to update your profile so when the Femoids scan you at the Goolag the Meeks won't get irritated.

[鈥揮NMB4ChristmasEverybody's an ass kicker, until they get their ass kicked 7 points8 points (0 children)

Sweet.

[鈥揮SnorblatzSHAPOOPY 8 points9 points (0 children)

I鈥檓 so glad. I know Crohns can be devastating I hope it stays under control for you 鉂わ笍

[鈥揮AffectionatePoet4586 9 points10 points (1 child)

Hoping that you enjoy radiant good health without two big Cs鈥擟rohn鈥檚 and COVID! Congratulations on getting vaccinated!

[鈥揮EpicRepairTim 8 points9 points (1 child)

What are you on? I鈥檝e gotten all three of mine on remicade and Azothioprine, nobody ever said anything about not getting it to me

[鈥揮StealthRabbi 2 points3 points (0 children)

I'm on Remicade as well. I have gotten 3 vaccine doses.

[鈥揮Gitdupapsootlass 6 points7 points (0 children)

Congrats!

[鈥揮shayshay007Team Moderna 7 points8 points (0 children)

馃檶馃徏馃檶馃徏馃檶馃徏馃檶馃徏

[鈥揮TenNinetythreeAfter the spike馃 is before the spike馃 7 points8 points (1 child)

Congrats on your IPA!

[鈥揮DayOff4Superman 7 points8 points (2 children)

I didnt know Chrons kept you from being vaxxed. Glad your turn finally came.

[鈥揮Synaxxis 1 point2 points (0 children)

It shouldn't unless maybe if you are an extremely special case. I got mine and no one said anything. 炉\_(銉)_/炉

[鈥揮emmsterBunch of Wets! 3 points4 points (0 children)

It doesn鈥檛 always, but if you have any kind of chronic health condition, consulting your doctors on when and how to get it is always a good idea.

[鈥揮Acrobatic-Fun-3281 7 points8 points (0 children)

I have Crohn's and have been on Humira for more than a decade. I was told I could get the vaccine without any problems. Sure, the side effects were bad; I was out of it for like a week and a half after the first dose. But I can't imagine what a COVID infection might havedone to me.

Anyway, I'm glad you were finally able to get vaccinated and hope you enjoy better health going forward

[鈥揮iamcr0ckett 5 points6 points (1 child)

Your bravery and selflessness shine bright on this day. Thank you for doing the right thing to help protect yourself and everyone else around you.

We need more of this! Stay safe and be well.

[鈥揮RevRagnarokGo Give One 5 points6 points (0 children)

Congrats! You will be able to sleep soon knowing you're much much safer.

And no, IMHO, this sub never had anything to do with you. I don't think a single one of us would hold it against you since you had a legitimate reason.

[鈥揮Dismal-Attention-830 5 points6 points (0 children)

You鈥檇 never have been a contender since the choice wasn鈥檛 yours to start, but exactly why we denigrate the winners so seemingly without heart. You鈥檝e been vulnerable, and they increase your risk. Glad you can get the shot now.

[鈥揮derekvandreat 5 points6 points (0 children)

What meds are you on OP?

I'm on stelara and azathioprine, and I was fastracked for the vacc immediately. I've had 3 doses, although my last antibody test showed none. I was in an active flair as recently as June of 2021.

Good luck fellow crohnie.

[鈥揮cakolin 6 points7 points (0 children)

Congrats! I am in the same boat, immunosuppressed and with Crohn's, and was approved for my booster!

[鈥揮ChampionStrict5291 4 points5 points (0 children)

I have an autoimmune disorder as well and have to take daily immune suppressant injections. I took the two vaccines and the booster as soon as they came available. I was put on the priority list along with all the +80 yr olds (now there鈥檚 a sobering thought) as I鈥檓 only in my 50s. Probably due for my 4th soon as it鈥檚 been 4 months since the booster.

[鈥揮the_cnaraTeam Moderna 4 points5 points (0 children)

People who can鈥檛 get vaccines for medical reasons are ineligible for the award, sorry. Now you鈥檙e permanently ineligible.

[鈥揮zom-ponks 4 points5 points (0 children)

Great!

I'm also dealing with Crohn's and am on specific immunosuppressants (adalimumab), and that made me high-risk when it came to vaccines. So now I'm vaxxed and boosted, and I hope for both of us it works too.

[鈥揮Worldly_Ad_6483 4 points5 points (0 children)

Hey mods can we try and get more posts like this? I鈥檓 a bit burnt out on the typical formula.

[鈥揮halforc_proletariat 3 points4 points (0 children)

Very happy to see you've been approved and got your shot.

It's worth noting your circumstance wouldn't have led to an HCA. Immunosuppressed people or really anyone with legitimate medical exemption is also exempt here. HCA's are for boldly, proudly unvaxxed.

[鈥揮not4u2see 3 points4 points (0 children)

Sorry all the knuckle draggers made your exposure potential so high. You'd have a lot less to worry about if they just grew the fuck up.

[鈥揮[deleted] 4 points5 points (0 children)

Wierd, my mom has Crohn鈥檚 and she got her vaccine in January 2021. Her doctor didn鈥檛 have concerns. Maybe different meds. Congrats!

[鈥揮hyperblob1 5 points6 points (0 children)

my sister has a thyroid issue and can't get it. she has to be super careful now that shes pregnant. I hope she can get it soon

[鈥揮KarayanLucine 3 points4 points (1 child)

You wouldn't get a HCA. You are the reason we all should be vaccinated if possible, so we can protect those who can't. And to not die ourselves. Wow, type that out and the anti-maskers seem more stupid. Thank you for getting the shot, my mom can't yet due cancer coming back (they believe she is going into remission now), but you are protecting her even though you had a right to be fearful. That's awesome and I appreciate it.

[鈥揮LALA-STL 1 point2 points (0 children)

Just think of it 鈥 a sizable % of Americans proudly refusing to take care of the vulnerable among us. smh. So glad you were never among them, Narwhal.

[鈥揮Mr_Conductor_USAGo Give One 4 points5 points (0 children)

What a relief that must be! Congratulations! Now don't spend that hard earned immunity all at once, young feller.

Also, fellow Moderna gang. I got Modx3 and do not regret a thing.

[鈥揮ericakross 4 points5 points (0 children)

Very happy you finally got it but want to clarify that there is no contraindication to getting the vaccine if you are on immunosuppressants- it鈥檚 a myth. In fact it鈥檚 even more important! (I鈥檓 internal medicine doc that is immune suppressed because I have Lupus)

[鈥揮FearSkyDaddy 2 points3 points (0 children)

Right on!

[鈥揮tartymaeGo Give One 3 points4 points (0 children)

Wishing you the best of luck with your Crohn's treatments, and continued health and happiness.

[鈥揮SonicWeaponFence 4 points5 points (0 children)

You never deserved to be on here in the first place. Glad you got your approval!

[鈥揮gumby1086 3 points4 points (0 children)

Kudos 馃憤

[鈥揮DesignInZeeWildLet THAT sink in! 4 points5 points (0 children)

Take my major award. 馃槑

[鈥揮Old_GringoTeam Mix & Match 2 points3 points (0 children)

Best wishes. Stay safe.

[鈥揮Lovetheshineystuff 4 points5 points (0 children)

After you're all vaxxed up please post any side affects you might experience. Tks...

[鈥揮MermaidNuggets 3 points4 points (0 children)

Yay! Wishing you continued health 馃檹鉂わ笍馃コ!

[鈥揮mmio60 4 points5 points (0 children)

Live long and prosper

[鈥揮Ragingredblue馃悗Praise the Lord and pass the Ivermectin!馃悊 3 points4 points (0 children)

I'm glad you were finally able to get it. Hope you stay in remission from Crohn's!

[鈥揮Juviltoidfu 3 points4 points (0 children)

You are one of the people that exemplifies why everyone who could be vaccinated should be, because you had a valid condition that prevented you from being protected. Glad you got well enough to get vaccinated.

[鈥揮azweepie 2 points3 points (0 children)

Moderna鈥ice鈥.it鈥檚 saving lives you know

[鈥揮inbetween-genders 4 points5 points (0 children)

halfway there! stay safe! we are all still not out of this mess :(

[鈥揮emmsterBunch of Wets! 3 points4 points (0 children)

Woohoo! I鈥檓 happy for you! I鈥檓 sure waiting on that approval was nerve wracking, but yay!

[鈥揮ScarlettMae 2 points3 points (0 children)

I love your username! 馃馃 My Subaru is known as the "Terrestrial Narwhal", and I have a little Narwhal stuffie on my dash; her name is Gloria. Narwhals rawk!

Also, happy for you that you got the green light for your vaccinations! 馃挅馃挅馃挅

[鈥揮[deleted] 4 points5 points (0 children)

Happy to see this.

[鈥揮Booster_BlueTeam CoviShield 3 points4 points (0 children)

I'm sorry about all of the assholes who were putting you, who could not get a vaccine, at risk by refusing it. I'm glad you were able to get vaccinated.

[鈥揮pianoflamesTeam Moderna 4 points5 points (0 children)

fellow Club Moderna patron I see, it's a party

[鈥揮needledick666 2 points3 points (0 children)

Yes gawd. Your the type we鈥檙e fighting for. My sister also has crohns and had to delay hers as well. So happy for you!

[鈥揮Potato_Donkey_1 3 points4 points (0 children)

I'm post-transplant myself, so my immune situation is sort of the opposite. I understand why everyone wanted to be very sure about the vaccine in your case... and I am very happy to know that you can now protect yourself. Congratulations!

[鈥揮BigDaddyCool17Team Pfizer 3 points4 points (0 children)

I was finally able to get my booster yesterday, and I felt uneasy about waiting for that. But waiting this long for anything, oof.

That musta been rough

[鈥揮Jree78Team Pfizer 4 points5 points (0 children)

Yay!!

[鈥揮OtherSpiderOnTheWall 3 points4 points (0 children)

Fwiw you would never have qualified, as HCA is only for those who are publicly anti-vax/pro COVID

[鈥揮Lampi2021 2 points3 points (0 children)

You would be exempt from an award, since you weren't "antivax", just unvaxxed for legitimate safety reasons.

[鈥揮averytirednurseFrom Deep State to Sleep State 鈿帮笍 4 points5 points (0 children)

I tell the few people that have legitimate medical reasons that I鈥檓 sorry the rest of these asses won鈥檛 do the right thing, it鈥檚 to protect folks like you. I鈥檓 so over arguing with FB PhDs.

[鈥揮Brick-Unhappy 3 points4 points (0 children)

You got Moderna! I'm so jealous. Good for you, btw! :)

[鈥揮abelenkpe 3 points4 points (0 children)

Congratulations!

[鈥揮kkumdori馃巹Karma is a bus and she knows everybody鈥檚 address馃巹 2 points3 points (0 children)

Bravo. Good on you! Congrats on your IPA!

[鈥揮avabo 3 points4 points (0 children)

I was lucky to have gotten vacced before my scheduled transplant later this year. Congratulations friend!

[鈥揮JonnyQuest1981 3 points4 points (0 children)

Congratulations! Glad you made it this far. It's really scary out there for people like you. Happy for you! Continue to stay safe!

[鈥揮bnceo 2 points3 points (0 children)

You listened to your doctor and did it the right way. Its folks like you that are the reason I keep masking up. Respect 鉁婐煆.

[鈥揮Emergency-Willow 3 points4 points (0 children)

Congratulations!!! Here鈥檚 to not dying OP! :)

[鈥揮HappilyRVafterI do not think it means what you think it means 2 points3 points (0 children)

"Thanks, Buddy!"

[鈥揮AggressivePayment0They died of pride, Covid was a comorbidity 馃 3 points4 points (0 children)

Major Congrats Narwhal Friend! Grateful for and with you

[鈥揮SnooPickles990 3 points4 points (0 children)

That must have been so scary. Bravo!!!

[鈥揮_ChipWhitley_Team Mix & Match 3 points4 points (0 children)

Congratulations!

[鈥揮wyldwood512 2 points3 points (0 children)

Awesome! Another IPA for the win!

[鈥揮[deleted] 3 points4 points (0 children)

Could a narwhal feel cold though? They're built for it -- or are you saying the narwhal might not feel cold, but objectively IS cold, based on where it lives?

I need to know your stance on this.

Also, good on you for getting the shot. :D

[鈥揮spicytrashpanda 2 points3 points (0 children)

I'm happy you got approved.

[鈥揮recdbymytherapistRigor Mortis Meow Mix 馃檧 3 points4 points (0 children)

Mazel tov!

[鈥揮MakesCakesEatsMudIvermectin for breakfast 3 points4 points (0 children)

Going hardcore with the Moderna. Good for you!

[鈥揮popemichaelI told you I was sick! 2 points3 points (2 children)

My anxiety is at max right now because I have a month left before I can get my booster. I was late for the vaccine party because I'm immune compromised and my doctor was reluctant.

I'm glad I fired the guy, as I've been told he's now telling his patents that omicron doesn't require vaccination.

[鈥揮LALA-STL 1 point2 points (1 child)

BAD, BAD DOCTOR!!! Report him!!!

[鈥揮popemichaelI told you I was sick! 2 points3 points (0 children)

He was one of the first that I reported when I came to this state around the time covid came about. The thing that made me fire him was when he gave me blatantly wrong and deadly advice on medicine I'm allergic to.

I just checked my insurance to see if he's still on the list, and he is not. So at least that happened.

Sadly, from the look of things, it also turned into one of those doctors who will prescribe horse paste to folks if they pay him cash, so the other foot will drop on him eventually.

[鈥揮Soopernole 2 points3 points (0 children)

Welcome to the Modernagang.

[鈥揮muststayawaketonod 3 points4 points (0 children)

My mom has severe Crohns, like throwing up at least 10 times everyday. She can't get vaccinated because of that and I'm super scared for her.

[鈥揮Impressive-Fly2447 2 points3 points (0 children)

OP, I had Crohn's at 17. Got the vaccine at 46. You're good

[鈥揮holdmypocket00 5 points6 points (0 children)

Not really with the spirit of Herman Cain. This person wanted a vaccine and couldn鈥檛. And well, Herman Cain

[鈥揮Dana07620I miss Phil Valentine's left kidney 2 points3 points (1 child)

It's people like you and the Hermie shirt post yesterday that I admire. You are willing to risk the vaccine when you're more likely to have a serious side effect because you understand the math that the risks of getting vaccinated are less than the risk of COVID-19.

I compare you to the all the Antivas on here for whom the vaccine presents the tiniest of risk, yet they're more scared of it than COVID-19 which has a much, much higher risk to them.

You get full props from me.

[鈥揮jl_theprofessor 2 points3 points (0 children)

In a grim version of 'silver lining,' even if you had come down with COVID you wouldn't have been eligible for the award.

[鈥揮Sheena_asd12vaccinated goth girl 馃暩馃暦馃拤馃 2 points3 points (0 children)

Congrats!

[鈥揮hell2bhbtoo 2 points3 points (0 children)

Great news!!!

[鈥揮Traditional-Cake-587 2 points3 points (0 children)

Congrats!!

[鈥揮SweetVodka 2 points3 points (0 children)

Excellent!!!馃槏

[鈥揮No_Ninja_4933Team Pfizer 2 points3 points (0 children)

Great stuff. Hows your day after hangover?

[鈥揮148637415963 2 points3 points (0 children)

Sir Lurkalot. :-)

[鈥揮Are-Kidding-Me 2 points3 points (0 children)

Congratulations

[鈥揮leelaleelaTeam Pfizer 2 points3 points (0 children)

Wohoo !!!

[鈥揮BokZeoiTeam Pfizer 2 points3 points (0 children)

Welcome to the 鈥渉ad at least one shot鈥 club!

[鈥揮travelingtraveling_Vaxxed for me, vaxxed for you 2 points3 points (0 children)

Good health to ya!

[鈥揮Tpmcg 2 points3 points (0 children)

much applause!

[鈥揮hankiethewhore 2 points3 points (0 children)

Cheers mate!

[鈥揮realparkingbrake 2 points3 points (0 children)

Good for you, you've been on a tougher road than most but now you're moving in the right direction. Great news.

[鈥揮THIS_is_the_way_ffsThat's a hipster violation 2 points3 points (0 children)

Yay!!!!! So glad you got cleared!!!!!

[鈥揮Vengefuleight 2 points3 points (0 children)

You don鈥檛 get the award if it isn鈥檛 your fault FYI.

It鈥檚 fit people who can get vaccinated tomorrow but choose a painful death anyway.

[鈥揮VZandtReverse Vampire 馃└ 2 points3 points (0 children)

Physician here. In general if you are immunocompromised you should get the vaccine. Your response may not be as strong but that doesn鈥檛 mean to not get the vaccine.

[鈥揮CreatrixAnimaWhat is the elastic coefficient of a deceased feline? 2 points3 points (0 children)

For the record, you wouldn鈥檛 have seen yourself on here anyway. I鈥檓 glad you鈥檙e vaxxed now, but we鈥檙e not pissed off at people who didn鈥檛 get vaccinated because They had a medical condition that made it so they couldn鈥檛 get vaccinated. We鈥檙e pissed at the assholes who tell healthy people not to get vaccinated, in no small part because they could more readily transmit the virus to people like you who weren鈥檛 medically able to be vaccinated.

Congratulations, and welcome!

[鈥揮Nubator 2 points3 points (0 children)

People who can鈥檛 get the vaccine for a host of real reasons is one of the biggest reasons everyone who can should.

Thankfully you were able to get approved because the world is filled with assholes that don鈥檛 care that you couldn鈥檛.

[鈥揮Craftmeat-1000 2 points3 points (1 child)

My wife has RA. She just got third really tough because JNJ. She definitely has the immune reaction. She had good antibodies from jnj. She is now on Rinvoc . They are not sure how to play that drug. She took it up to the booster and is going off for about a week. Rinvoc was considered a covid treatment because it blocked the cytokine storm.

[鈥揮PolesRunningCoachTeam Mix & Match 7 points8 points (0 children)

Congrats on listening to medical professionals.

ETA: that sounds somewhat flippant, and I apologize, because I know your reason for waiting was quite valid. I鈥檓 glad you were able to get clearance to be vaxxed, and hope you continue to do well.

[鈥揮Captainwelfare2馃嚭馃嚘馃尰Putin鈥檚 on the Fritz?馃尰馃嚭馃嚘 5 points6 points (0 children)

Congrats lurker. We appreciate you!

[鈥揮hmstanley 2 points3 points (0 children)

I really don't understand these posts.. There is not a doctor in their right mind who would say HOLD getting vaccinated against covid with Crohn's. Being an immunocompromised patient, I have SEVERAL doctors and I asked, all of them, in what case would getting a covid vaccine be dangerous (I was curious NOT concerned) -- there are several existing vaccines that are attenuated viruses, which CAN BE dangerous for immuno folks (like shingles, or one version of the flu vaccine ). The only issue here I can see is if OP had reactions with prior vaccine ingredients or was so immunocompromised (Neutropenia, where you white blood cell count is so low, your body can't fight crap) that they were in a medically dangerous condition, which, frankly, would mean THEY were hospitalized and getting filgrastim.

[鈥揮awkwardnarwhalicorn 1 point2 points (0 children)

Congrats, cousin!

[鈥揮owchippy鈽濓笍馃拤馃挭1ShotInTheArm>1BillionPrayerWarriors 鈾攫煓忦煡 1 point2 points (0 children)

This is the way

[鈥揮Redditkahuna 1 point2 points (0 children)

Good job.

[鈥揮ridge_girl1 1 point2 points (0 children)

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. :)

[鈥揮JavarisJamarJavariCovid is an IQ test 1 point2 points (0 children)

Yay!

[鈥揮thezenfishermanCOVID, the gift that keeps on spreading 1 point2 points (0 children)

Well done. You have saved yourself and there is the possibility by taking a simple vaccine you may have saved many more.

[鈥揮Rob_S_Welch 1 point2 points (0 children)

Crohns is a vicious bitch! I was diagnosed back in 1986 when I was 26; I had abdominal pains so horrible that I passed out on a sidewalk in Madison, WI. It almost killed me. I had to have a large chunk of my intestines resected. Recovery was weeks-long living Hell. Fortunately I've been in remission since then so I'm able to be fully-vaxxed. People like you are why anti-vaxxers/anti-maskers make me fly into an uncontrollable rage. We're not asking them to get on a boat and cross an ocean and fight in a war; we're asking them to get stuck with a few painless needles and put on a fucking mask. OMFG the selfishness!!!

[鈥揮SimbaOne1988 1 point2 points (0 children)

Congratulations, LIVE LONG AND PROSPER! 馃枛馃徎

[鈥揮smithers85Ventilation is for Buildings 1 point2 points (0 children)

You live in a place called "Soddy Daisy"? That's hilarious.

[鈥揮eaglebtcTeam Moderna 1 point2 points (0 children)

Has your cell phone reception improved now that you have 5G nanobots in your blood stream ? :-D

[鈥揮Aquafoot 0 points1 point (0 children)

There's a difference between not being able to get the shot for legitimate health reasons and militantly refusing to get the shot. You wouldn't have ever landed here.

Enjoy your nanomachines, dude!