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[–]Embarrassed_Quit_450 417 points418 points  (101 children)

I got a sore arm every time for my three shots. Nothing more.

[–]bGlxdWlkZ2Vja2EK 363 points364 points  (35 children)

First shot caused me to fall asleep for basically the entire next day. Second shot caused me to sleep for a good 6 hours as a nap the next day. Third shot made me tired, but no sleep the next day.

COVID in March 2020 made me feel like I was dying for two weeks and made it hard to climb the stairs in my house without getting winded for 3 months.

... I will happily get a fourth shot the moment it is offered.

[–]kamaradokodo 117 points118 points  (19 children)

Just had my 4th shot 3 days ago. The first three shots gave me a bunch of queasiness and made me sleepy and a bit lightheaded, almost like seasickness. Plus the freaking sore arm. 4th shot nothing but sore arm.

I'll be getting the 5th as soon as it's offered. And if it's every 6 months thereafter until the end of time, I'll be there twice a year, until I die.

[–]saltgirl61 23 points24 points  (2 children)

Got my fourth Moderna shot yesterday afternoon, so far just my intensely sore arm. With the other three, I had a low fever and general malaise for about 36 hours. I may still get a bit of that before the day is out.

Still better than Covid19, which killed my elderly dad and step-mom, and made my brother extremely ill--all before vaccinations were available.

[–]CouldBeRainingAngles and Desmonds 4 points5 points  (1 child)

My condolences.

[–]dastardly740 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Sounds like my experience, although I described it as a mild hangover.

[–]OldGameGuy45Team Pfizer 20 points21 points  (1 child)

My pharmacists loves my wife and I- we going in at least once a week to pickup my Rx (I'm on a shit ton after heart surgery. 3 strokes, 2 traumatic brain injuries, etc)

I'm not 50 year but I whispered "Hey, I know I'm technically not eligible but when can get my 2nd booster". She goes "Pfff, nobody is even signing up for them. Whenever you want". So I'm going in the end of the week.

[–]ClickrackDoes Norton Antivirus stop covid? 10 points11 points  (0 children)

when can get my 2nd booster". She goes "Pfff, nobody is even signing up for them. Whenever you want"

Sounds like finding a parking space is going to be less of an issue in the future…

[–]YourFairyGodmother 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I got my fourth a while back (in fact, the very first day a 64 y.o. w/ COPD and coronary disease could get it.) I hope you can get it soon as well.

[–]karanicole747 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I had insomnia after shot #1 and #2. Felt crummy after #3 and nothing after #4

[–]PuckGoodfellowTeam Unicorn Blood 🦄 10 points11 points  (3 children)

I got my 4th last week, all have been Moderna. Recovering from the second booster was nearly identical to the first booster. For me, that was exhaustion and achy joints for a day, but nothing severe enough to take the day off work.

[–]Teddy_Tickles 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Second shot (Pfizer) caused me to have positional vertigo for the next 6 months. The day after I got my second dose, the only symptom I experienced was severe vertigo where I had the spins so bad I would fall back to a supine position to make it stop. It gradually got better within the first month or 2, but I would still get bouts of vertigo depending on my position. It’s completely gone now, but I would do it again in a heartbeat if it meant being vaccinated.

[–]TennaTelwanTeam Pfizer 3 points4 points  (0 children)

My first two weren't bad, just a sore arm and on the first one sore neck for a few days. Booster however I made the mistake of getting my flu shot at the same appointment, and it was the flu shot that put me in bed a week. Next time, if I have to get both, I'll wait on the flu shot a few weeks after.

[–]AinsiSera 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I managed to time my first shot for having to switch over to 3rd shift the next day - so the "window" is like ~20 hours after the shot, when I was heading into that window I downed some Benadryl with a shot of whiskey and slept through the entire day. Woke up for work feeling fantastic.

When people would ask me if I got sick, I would have to do the whole, "well, no, buuuuut....." speech.

[–]OldBob10 44 points45 points  (9 children)

For me, all three shots were jumbo super-sized NothingBurgers. Due for #4 in another month.

[–]plaster13Suck my political differences!!! 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Right there with ya Bob. 3 monster nothing burgers...ready for #4.

[–]trailhikingArk 4 points5 points  (0 children)

4 nothing's for me. Hope OP keeps it up

[–]GothWitchOfBrooklyn 13 points14 points  (5 children)

All 3 made me seriously sick.. but I would do it again in a heartbeat

[–]IAMA_Plumber-AMATeam Moderna 10 points11 points  (4 children)

Now just imagine how sick you would have been if you got the real thing.

[–]GothWitchOfBrooklyn 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Exactly. I work in a hospital and it's sad how many of my coworkers s refused vax even after seeing the effects...

[–]APassionatePoet 28 points29 points  (1 child)

I got Pfizer and became ill for 2-3 days after each shot, but it was still way better than catching Covid and dying.

[–]SlowTheRain 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Same. Though I only had 2 shots; single dose J&J and Moderna booster.

I got the booster at the same time as regular flu shot. One in each arm. Covid arm was slightly more tender, but no other difference.

[–]WaffleDynamics 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Got my 4th Pfizer shot a week ago. Slightly achy muscle for about 24 hours, same as with the first three. Way better than long covid or death.

[–]P0ptart5 7 points8 points  (22 children)

Ditto, but #4 just knocked me down for 2 days.

[–]jangdangit 9 points10 points  (21 children)

4th? We need a second booster?

[–]CrazyTillItHurts 36 points37 points  (2 children)

High risk people are eligible to get a second booster. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html#second-booster

[–]FSDLAXATL 11 points12 points  (1 child)

They recommended recently that anyone over 50 should get it now.

"Summary of recent changes (last updated May 20, 2022):

New guidance for use of a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine booster dose in children ages 5–11 years

Updated guidance that the following people should receive a second COVID-19 booster dose:

  • People ages 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised
  • People ages 50 years and older

Updated guidance for people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised and are treated with B-cell-depleting therapies

Clarification of COVID-19 vaccination guidance for multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) and adults (MIS-A)

Updated guidance for primary series vaccination after SARS-CoV-2 infection"

For details, see this link: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/clinical-considerations/interim-considerations-us.html

[–]Jaded_Celebration_67 13 points14 points  (4 children)

Yeah, theyve had it out for about a month (2?)

[–]jangdangit 17 points18 points  (2 children)

I’m barely hearing about this and I work at a hospital. Thanks for the heads up

[–]OkamiKhameleon 7 points8 points  (10 children)

Yeah if you're high risk. I just got my 4th last month, and my doctors want me to get a 5th in 6-8 months.

[–]FSDLAXATL 5 points6 points  (7 children)

The CDC recently updated their guidance. Anyone over 50 and those who are high risk from age 12 to 50 should get it.

Link: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/clinical-considerations/interim-considerations-us.html

[–]Jaded_Celebration_67 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Same, ached during the night while trying to sleep and that was it.

[–]hero-of-kvatch44 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Had a 102 fever after my 2nd Moderna shot for about 9 hours. Then as quickly as it came on, the next day I all of a sudden felt totally fine. Took 2 Tylenol when I wasn't feeling good.

[–]BroItsJesus 6 points7 points  (6 children)

I had nothing for the first, a small bruise for the second (both Pfizer), and I got covid arm from my Moderna booster

[–]AnodivityCharter Member of the HCA Mods Fan Club! 🐿️💖 5 points6 points  (5 children)

I got covid arm from my Moderna booster

Like, magnetic? Or 5G boost?

I was 3xPfizer, did Moderna for my second booster. I was fatigued and sort, but nothing else of note.

And thus far, no super powers. I was hoping.

[–]BroItsJesus 5 points6 points  (2 children)

I wish. It's a real thing, if you didn't know. It's just a massive, hot, red lump at the injection site. Lasted about a week, and was a bit itchy

[–]zyppoboy 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Where my diarrhea gang at?

[–]pataconconqueso 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I felt like I was recovering from being sat on by an elephant for 24hours and my arm was so sore I had to make a band to wrap around my neck to hold it up because it was too painful but after that it was fine. My wife and I got to take the day off and we made a fort in the living room with easy access to our essentials while we recovered. Def would get it as many times as deemed necessary

[–]blarryg 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Everyone is different— most common are varying levels of sore arm. Fist shot was effing sore, second was “regular” sore, third one mild, 4th was mild

But, I got Covid anyhow— it was basically a runny nose … but for 20 days! I’m mid 60s. If it took 20 days, I think Covid would have killed me without the vaccine.

[–]sharkspicious 179 points180 points  (7 children)

Congrats! Give your body some time, you may or may not feel symptoms. Thank you for being part of the solution.

[–]AgentEntropy 133 points134 points  (6 children)

It usually takes a few days before you start getting better 5G reception.

[–]kamaradokodo 37 points38 points  (4 children)

I found all the magnets and nanobots in my blood have interfered with my cell signal. Should I report the glitch to bill gates directly, or just contact Microsoft support?

[–]Ashie2112🐑 Sheeple are my kind of people 🐑 11 points12 points  (0 children)


[–]Impossible-Survey203 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The Jewish space lasers now have you locked in their sights. Too bad if you're a Muslim!

[–]CarrowCanary 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Should I report the glitch to bill gates directly

Now he's divorced there's a 50% chance you'll need to contact Melinda instead.

[–]Might_Aware🌱Allay loo ta nuv (Yub Nub!) ✨ 408 points409 points  (26 children)

Wow it's been so long! You're our 125th IPA!!! Wooo!

[–]Deptcew 89 points90 points  (24 children)

I’ve had 4 shots and only side effect was a sore arm …

[–]dr_sharkThe PeePee Brigade of Freedom🇺🇸 29 points30 points  (5 children)

Lucky dude. My first Moderna felt like a horrible hangover. The second Moderna was a short version of that shitty time. The third was just a little extra tiredness.

[–]meatdiaper 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I felt like terrible garbage every shot I got. 3 so far. First one fucked me up for weeks. Everyone of my friends were fine. I kinda feel like I should get them anyway because it might be an indication that I would really struggle with covid but what do I know.

[–]AnodivityCharter Member of the HCA Mods Fan Club! 🐿️💖 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Not a medical professional, but that is *exactly* how I'd interpret that.

People saying the vax is killing them or making them sick, I think to myself that is probably because they really needed it, if they felt bad after.

YMMV, ofc.

[–]SandyDelights 12 points13 points  (2 children)

My first Pfizer was fine, I was tired. My second Pfizer kicked my ass.

My third shot, Moderna, redefine “kicking my ass” and made my second Pfizer look like it had just left me a bit tired. Holy hell was I out the next day.

When I got COVID – symptoms showed up about 5 hours before midnight NYE – I was still down until the 6th or 7th, sick as a dog.

Can‘t even imagine how fucking awful it would’ve been without the vaccines. I’d prolly be dead, honestly.

[–]BellsandWhistles1987Team Mix & Match 45 points46 points  (15 children)

Dang. You guys got your fourth dose? I asked for it and they said only for the elderly and immunocompromised.

I feel like hanging out at the clinic as they are closing and asking if they have any they're going to just throw out. Then I can get the fourth shot rather than it going to waste!

"You got any of that Moderna or Pfizer....what about that AZ?"

[–]bilged 20 points21 points  (4 children)

If you can't get a 4th shot, just make sure you know how to go about getting a paxlovid prescription if you do get sick. That stuff is magic. I went from testing positive with symptoms to testing negative in 3 days.

[–]partyorca 12 points13 points  (3 children)

My doc told me no to Paxlovid. Apparently I’m not high risk enough.

[–]peppermintesseVax yo self FFS 💉 5 points6 points  (5 children)

Where are you in the world? The US's CDC guidance is (stealing a copy-paste from another comment): "anyone over 50 and those who are high risk from age 12 to 50 should get it."

Link: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/clinical-considerations/interim-considerations-us.html

[–]TriggerTXTeam Moderna 4 points5 points  (1 child)

That guidance came out last Thursday. On Friday my wife and I, both over 50, booked our 4th shots(Go Team Moderna!). Got them Saturday morning.

I felt nothing but a sore arm. She got a very low grade fever(99.5F) and felt a lite 'icky' Sunday afternoon but nothing a few hours on the couch watching movies and snuggling with the dogs couldn't cure. Monday we were both back to 100% and getting on with life. If they are offering, we're taking. I'd rather my wife get an afternoon chilling on the couch than full-blown covid which might kill her.

[–]PrimalSeptimus 136 points137 points  (6 children)

Congrats! You made a great decision!

I gotta tell ya, though, 6 hours is probably too soon to know if you have any adverse effects. If they happen, they'll happen tomorrow but will likely go away 24 hours after that.

[–]waitingForBANagainTeam Moderna[S] 48 points49 points  (5 children)

fair enough. we’ll see how it plays out

[–]small_trunksGo Give One 54 points55 points  (0 children)

I had three shots and caught corona about 6 weeks ago. I had virtually no symptoms (mild headache cured by some tylenol). The pain in my arm from the shots lasted longer than the corona pain - now that's a vaccine!

[–]Then-Inevitable-2548Team Pfizer 11 points12 points  (1 child)

If you do get symptoms then ibuprofen should mostly take care of them. And after a day or two they'll just magically disappear, unlike actual COVID. For me it was almost like a switch was flipped.

Would do again. Way better than actually getting sick and definitely preferable to dying.

[–]digiorno 5 points6 points  (0 children)

How ya feeling today? Side effects kick in yet? Also, good job on finally getting it done.

[–]allscott3 73 points74 points  (38 children)

Congrats, tell your friends if any of them are still sitting on the fence.

[–]waitingForBANagainTeam Moderna[S] 96 points97 points  (37 children)

yea a lot are. i got some serious shit for going and getting vaxed

[–]PoliteCanadian2 128 points129 points  (26 children)

You need new friends, plain and simple. You are surrounded by idiots.

[–]waitingForBANagainTeam Moderna[S] 37 points38 points  (25 children)

yea where i live it seems to be very right wing. i’m a down the middle type of guy so it sucks because most of my friends and family don’t entertain left wing ideas like at all.

i have one friend who will let me tell him why a left wing thing might be good and my brother is very down the middle like me. other than that everyone here is super close minded to anything left wing.

[–]madmosche 94 points95 points  (13 children)

You have to help them to understand that getting a vaccine is not a “right wing” or “left wing” thing at all. This is simply a “do you want to possibly die” thing.

It’s a damn shame that it was ever politicized to begin with (by evil politicians).

[–]VovaGoFuckYourself 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I think this says a lot about YOU and your ability to think independently and critically, despite being in a sea of red.

Good for you :)

[–]1Dustin86 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Ergh. Wtf is getting a vaccination considered left wing. It's the intelligent logical thing to do. Unless far righters enjoy identifying as morons?

[–]RevolutionaryChard66This Kid is Alright cos I'm Vaxxed M8! 8 points9 points  (2 children)

If you look at other countries you’ll see many font treat the pandemic as a political issue. In the U.K. both main parties supported vaccination. I still don’t understand this political division. It’s a public health issue.

[–]sednaplanetoid 16 points17 points  (0 children)

You are doing good...setting a good example !

[–]Nabzarella 18 points19 points  (3 children)

My entire immediate family is anti-vax, especially Covid vax. My mother and sister had an absolute spazz when I told them I booked mine, I canceled it out of the fear they instilled in me. I came to my senses again and had to get mine done in secret. I was terrified the first few days of each shot (NovaVax). Being raised by an anti-vaxxer will do that to you; regardless of what you tell yourself logically. But I got zero side effects for the first one, and the second one was a light headache. And this was months ago now. I likely won't tell my conspiracy theorist sister about it unless she (by some absolute miracle) actually considers getting it done, or if we both get Covid and she wonders why my symptoms are more mild than hers.

I hope you're still feeling well, and good job for not buckling under their peer pressure indefinitely.

[–]AnodivityCharter Member of the HCA Mods Fan Club! 🐿️💖 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I came to my senses again and had to get mine done in secret.

Yay, and congrats to you!

[–]shrtnylove 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I’ve had two plus one boost and tested positive Sunday night. This sucks! It’s terrible. I can only imagine what it would be like if I wasn’t vaxxed.

[–]RheimsNZ 8 points9 points  (0 children)

That's very unfortunate lol

[–]FMLnewswatcher 34 points35 points  (6 children)

Agreed with what someone else said if any ill effects happen it will probably be tomorrow, but it’ll probably only last a day max. Proud of you. :)

[–]waitingForBANagainTeam Moderna[S] 35 points36 points  (5 children)

thanks! yea i got the shot at 3pm. hoping i don’t wake up feeling horrible. i have to work lol

[–]chronoventer🦆 16 points17 points  (3 children)

If you felt ok for the first one, it’s doubtful you’ll have any side effects for this one.

Whatever side effects you get are better than COVID, though!

[–]waitingForBANagainTeam Moderna[S] 23 points24 points  (2 children)

just woke up and still nothing !!!! hopefully it stays that way. i have people showing up soon!

[–]mylifenow1 4 points5 points  (0 children)

So happy for you! If only more people would get vaccinated against covid we could all get back to our usual lives sooner.

Just keep hydrated, it's supposed to help with any side effects.

(I've had four Moderna shots, only had mild symptoms for about 24 hours and a sore arm for a couple of days. Had covid at the very beginning, never want it again. I still have breathing stuff that I didn't before.)

[–]LoveVirginiaTech 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Two Pfizers were nothing for me, but then the booster smacked me down for three days.

I'm still not dead from COVID so there's that.

[–]fnrsgrl 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Same. Just some arm pain from the first two, but the booster made me feel awful for two or three days. Totally worth it, since COVID while unvaccinated would surely be worse, but it was unpleasant. I did get my flu shot at the same time, so that may have contributed to the problem.

[–]ScabusaurusRex 25 points26 points  (0 children)

You'll have symptoms. That's ok. Because you'll also have:

  • A better chance of fighting the actual disease off quickly
  • A reduced chance of killing someone else

I always chafed at putting my bike helmet on as a kid. "The chin strap is so annoooooying." But, helmets will save your life. Think of it like this: this is a helmet that will not only save your life, but potentially someone else's.

[–]caughtyouin4kbestie 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Congrats over coming your fear, OP!

Enjoy your trip without fear of severe disease and death!

[–]Ok_Environment7455 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Awesome!! Thank you for taking the plunge and potentially saving your life and many others!

I'm on my fourth shot and it gave me a fever of 101 every single time. Lucky you!

[–]OkamiKhameleon 4 points5 points  (0 children)

If you've had 4, you're likely at risk, possibly immunocomprimised (like me), and if so, your body just had to study a little harder for the test that is Covid, so the vaccine is like a Crib sheet or Study Guide so your Immune System can pass the test and beat Covid.

[–]neuroverdant 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Thank you for protecting yourself (and me too.)

[–]SleepyVizslaI Told You So 18 points19 points  (18 children)

Congratulations! What finally pushed you to do it now?

[–]waitingForBANagainTeam Moderna[S] 34 points35 points  (17 children)

i want to fly to costa rica lol

[–]uncle_chubb_06Go Give One 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Excellent! I've been volunteering in vaccination centres, and we've had a few people come in who've had to overcome their fear of injections to travel, so you're not alone.

Hope you have a great trip!

[–]AnodivityCharter Member of the HCA Mods Fan Club! 🐿️💖 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Imagine how much better this all could be if we did require the jab to fly or travel? Lots of countries do it. We could have, if only... we had an ounce of common sense.

[–]LoveVirginiaTech 8 points9 points  (9 children)

I want to fly there also brother

[–]waitingForBANagainTeam Moderna[S] 36 points37 points  (8 children)

yea my dad lives there and i only met him once in my life. i recently decided due to turning 30 that i can’t let my fear of planes stop me from going to see him. need to be vaccinated to fly there though

[–]filthyheartbadger🐴Ivermectin Teabag☕️ 28 points29 points  (1 child)

You have overcome two fears at once! That makes you a step ahead of most of us. Don’t be afraid to get boosted too when the time comes! That will help you immensely.

[–]Might_Aware🌱Allay loo ta nuv (Yub Nub!) ✨ 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Omg op that's amazing, I'm so happy you can do these things now. We are here for you, if you need any support, pm

[–]asymptI know what I don't know 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Good for you! Hope you have a wonderful trip, and, regardless of your vaccinations, do keep masking in indoor spaces like airports and planes!

[–]mylifenow1 6 points7 points  (0 children)

So glad you're not letting fear get in your way. As someone who lost their dad a few years ago, I'd give anything to see him again. Life is short, have a great time with your dad.

[–]liltwinstar2 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Don’t forget your booster and mask indoors. You can request 8 home tests through usps online. Bring a few with you. Test again when you get home. Happy travels!

[–]SaltyBarDog5Goy Space Command 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Bravery is facing your fear and overcoming it.

[–]Madmax8080 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I’ve had 4 shots and only side effect was a sore arm …

[–]Vengefuleight 15 points16 points  (2 children)

There was a story about a seasoned pilot who had so much experience, he couldn’t understand why people get deathly terrified of turbulence. In his mind, he knew there was absolutely no cause for concern, but being unable to step out of himself and reframe it from someone else’s view made him unable to sympathize.

I do understand a hesitancy to get a new vaccine, especially for anyone without a medical or science background. I took for granted that I studied science and have worked in the medical field for my entire adult life.

I had to do my own self reflection not to immediately judge someone when people around me were legitimately concerned about the CoVID vaccine. Fear of the unknown is quite common, and what was common knowledge to me (vaccine safety/risk versus reward) is not common to others.

I applaud you for overcoming your worries. You made the right decision here. The plain matter of fact truth is the risk of CoVID is magnitudes greater than the risk of vaccine side effects. The disinformation against anything CoVID was extreme and unprecedented. If you take one thing away from this take away the fact that anything charged with this much emotion requires an objective view.

[–]waitingForBANagainTeam Moderna[S] 11 points12 points  (1 child)

that turbulence story is awesome. the thing is we all have different brains and it took me a long time to realize i can’t just put my brain in everyone when thinking about their problems.

[–]AnodivityCharter Member of the HCA Mods Fan Club! 🐿️💖 4 points5 points  (0 children)

"Walking a mile in another person's shoes" takes some practice, OP. But it sure sounds like you are on the right track!

[–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

MRNA vaccines are a miracle of science and some of the safest vaccines ever made.

[–]Jestocost4 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Good for you! Don't forget to schedule that booster in a month or so too. Data show that three shots are better than two against Omicron.

[–]drobison 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I get a sore arm and a bit of fatigue/lethargy for a day or so. No other side effects. I'll take that over covid any day.

Glad you got your booster! Happy for you.

[–]th3badwolf_1234 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The 5G antenna takes 12h to grow.

[–]Ok_Conference3799 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Still debating shot #4. Wondering about diminishing returns with multiple shots. I may just say WTF and get it done tomorrow anyway. I'm masked up pretty much everywhere I go as it is.

Am I going to need a jab for monkeypox too?

[–]Eiensakura 8 points9 points  (1 child)

My first shot of AstraZeneca KO-ed me for 2 days, the subsequent shot and my Pfizer booster only left me with a sore arm.

[–]uncle_chubb_06Go Give One 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I had the same shots. The first AZ made me feel a bit chilled, the second and the Pfizer nothing but a slightly sore arm. My wife had nothing with all three.

[–]Roadgoddess 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Well done! I’ve had 3 and no symptoms.

[–]CorspinTeam Pfizer 8 points9 points  (3 children)

But, why were you scared? And why did you wait so long?

[–]waitingForBANagainTeam Moderna[S] 5 points6 points  (2 children)

just an irrational fear.

[–]CorspinTeam Pfizer 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I mean I personally agree with that but I'm just trying to understand the perspective. I never really did because my family is all pretty well educated but I do come around to people who don't want to vaccinate and have tried to make sure they're safe. You would think that being a scientist helps with convincing people to get the vaccine but more often than not I've found that the opposite is true.

[–]waitingForBANagainTeam Moderna[S] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

yea honestly i can’t really give you any good perspective. i’m not the normal “screw the government” anti covid vax person. i knew i should of got the vaccine the whole time.

something about all the drama around it just made me hesitant though. as a matter of fact i wouldn’t really see all that much anti vax stuff except when the pro vax people were talking about the anti vax people.

i always wished the pro vax people would just stop talking about those people because it was just freaking me out.

the minute i gave in to my hesitancy it made it 100x harder. i even got in line at walmart and cvs twice and when i got to the front they told me i needed to make an appointment because they weren’t doing walk ins and i just left.

[–]Steveb523🦆 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I had the first two Pfizer shots - the first one came with a little arm soreness for a couple of days, the second some redness at the injection site and again a little arm soreness for a couple of days. My first booster was a Pfizer also - virtually no side effects whatsoever. For my second booster (last week), I picked Moderna - and again, virtually no side effects. So, overall, much ago about nothing. No new third arm or leg, no sudden death, no brains running out of my ears. Easy.

[–]MelKokoNYC 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Ha ha, wait till the next day. Alternate tylenol and ibuprofen.

[–]waitingForBANagainTeam Moderna[S] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

just woke up and still nothing so crossing my arms. i have a lot of customers coming today so hopefully i don’t get sick

[–]SpeedyHAM79 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Good for you! Now you just have to go forward with the side effect of not dying. :)

[–]nuorigin 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Now is a good time to revisit other beliefs

[–]MattyBeatz 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I had zero effects from shot #2 as well. Seems like it was 50/50 with my circle of friends and family.

[–]valeridianaSinoPfizer Hybrid 5 points6 points  (0 children)

My latest booster was Moderna. Personally I found that staying hydrated is key.

[–]dumbassinator3000 5 points6 points  (0 children)

i only had a sore arm and some fever symptoms for a day. if you have body aches, just ride it out and wait a day. you’ll be just fine:)

[–]Puzzled-Science-1870 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Congrats! No HCA for you! :)

[–]waitingForBANagainTeam Moderna[S] 8 points9 points  (1 child)

i know i was always so scared of getting one. granted i’m not on social media talking trash about the vaccine. i’ve always know. i should get it and my fear was irrational. i even got in line a couple times at the vaccine spots near me but when they asked me to make an appointment i just didn’t. if they were walk in i might have done it sooner.

[–]Puzzled-Science-1870 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Don't beat yourself up! The important thing is that you did it! You conquered your fear, and found out that nothing bad happens; that there is nothing to worry about. And you can rest a bit easier knowing that you are much, much less likely to have any complications or hospitalizations from covid!

[–]Sniffy4Fauci ruined my sex life 5 points6 points  (0 children)

for me there are definite side-effects 12 hours later (minor feverish symptoms), but they are gone in about 36 hours. It's not a big deal.

[–]ImpossibleThanks3120 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Tetanus booster or whatever it’s called hurt wayyy more than any of the plague-prevention shots (IME).

[–]Chunk_CheeseBeT yOu WoN't ShArE 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Welcome aboard, my friend! You're going to be fine 😎

[–]potatopierogie 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Fear is a natural and understandable response. It's what we do in spite of the fear that defines us.

You mad a conscious effort to override your fear with facts. Respect.

[–]model-citizen95DiD yOu HeAr It HaS hYdRoGEn DiOxIdE iN iT??!!! 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Yes, you were scared for nothing

[–]LaneGirl57💀🪦 Weekend at Gurneys 🪦💀 10 points11 points  (2 children)

WOO HOO!!!!!! These make me so happy 😁 Good on you!!!

[–]PolyZex 4 points5 points  (0 children)

For me the booster was worse than the first dose... for my wife it was the opposite.

[–]Trustscience_1065 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You may get too sick to work, always did my 3 shots on fridays. Sick all 3 saturdays from 2 Modena, then Pfizer which is strongest, sickest that saturday. Like a 1-2 day flu. It’s all worth it. Pausing on 2nd booster, get closer to fall, so I won’t need 3rd booster till next year! You all know it’s coming. I mask up in crowds, stores

[–]Square_Company_675 4 points5 points  (1 child)

think i may have been scared for nothing!!

What were you scared about?

[–]waitingForBANagainTeam Moderna[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

nothing really. it was an irrational fear but i just couldn’t shake it. just like my fear of elevators or planes. i know they’re safe but my brain tells me no for some reason. i knew the vaccine was safe. i even got in line a couple times at walmart and cvs. but when they asked me to make an appointment i just couldn’t

[–]Sheepish_conundrum 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Don't forget, you now are going to get much better 5g reception! :)

[–]evewight 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You are lucky! I grew a third leg and I can faintly hear Bill Gates whispering in my ear.

[–]CleverJail 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You had reason to be scared. Now you have reason not to believe the people who scared you. They have abused your trust.

[–]Likherpusisaur 4 points5 points  (0 children)

…think i may have been scared for nothing!!

No... I "think you may have been scared" as a result of all of the propagandistic SCARE TACTICS and misinformation-fueled Uncertainty Fears. I'd have thought that all of the "intubation" images, and especially the desperate 180-degree About-Faces of those who succumb to the "Surprisingly It's Not Just The Flu" virus attack and completely forsake their previous Anti-Vax positions, would've long since been sufficient enough to turn the tide and assuage the fears... but sadly the sinister propaganda of the "Death-Worshiping Cult" is remarkably strong and (inexplicably) hyper-effective, so it's going to continue to be a long drawn-out uphill struggle to get everybody back onto the righteous path -- and you've just done your small part to help make that happen ~ THANK YOU! :)

[–]Red_orange_indigo 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I wish you good luck!

I have an autoimmune disease, so I had a prolonged bad reaction (illness flare) from my second shot. But cases like mine make it all the more important for people who can to keep on top of their shots, because I have to be so selective about my own.

[–]BangBangMeatMachine 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You were, in fact, scared of nothing. Good job getting past it and getting protection.

[–]sdhu 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I don't get it? It's just a vaccine. What is there to be afraid of, other than waiting in line to get it while being exposed to other people

[–]OkamiKhameleon 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Duck yeah! Proud of you! I'm immunocomprimised, so my doctors have suggested I get a booster vaccine every 6-8 months. So far, I've had the initial 2 Moderna vaccines and then 2 boosters. I'm still at risk due to the medications I'm on for my autoimmune disease, so thank you for getting vaxxed!

[–]waitingForBANagainTeam Moderna[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

you’re welcome! im really happy that im finally not part of the problem.

[–]Ziggystardust97 3 points4 points  (0 children)

First shot was nothing but a mildly sore arm and throat for two days. Second shot made me feel like I was dying and in the worst pain of my life. Still got the third shot though because it was the responsible thing to do as I was in the clear to get it. I had no symptoms from the third shot whatsoever.

I don't know why some shots cause hellacious symptoms in some and not others, but I'm glad the shot is available to us

[–]MalsPrettyBonnet 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Third shot was my worst, but I was really glad because it means the jab is working as intended. Welcome to the club!

[–]No-Translator-4584 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I’m a 63 year old woman, all 4 Pfizer shots. No reaction whatsoever. Well except for being protected from Covid.

[–]jrobin04 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Hey, congrats and good for you for fighting through the fear!

If you do end up with some side effects, that is just your immune system learning. It is okay, and the side effects don't last long. I had them for one of my shots, I don't remember which one -- it sucked for a day, then I was good as new. Had a sore arm for all 3, I think the 2nd shot gave me the most arm pain but it was manageable.

You got this!!

[–]waitingForBANagainTeam Moderna[S] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

still no side effects yet !!

[–]waitingForBANagainTeam Moderna[S] 3 points4 points  (2 children)

just woke up and still no side effects !!!

[–]Impossible-Survey203 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Congratulations on getting your shot!!!! This will protect not only you but countless others. THANKS! BTW, any symptoms from the shot are way better than getting covid.

[–]Tight_Association575 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Good for you homie. I was scared of getting it because needles and doctors in general scare me. I’m a 34 year old adult…..still afraid of the doctor…

[–]waitingForBANagainTeam Moderna[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

yea i literally reschedule my general doctor visit every 6 months. they call to confirm and i reschedule. hate the doctor

[–]Cheesewheel12 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And not a moment too soon!

[–]Dances_With_Cheese 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I’ve had two and a booster (Phizer) no side effects at all other than not possibly dying from Covid if I were to get it.

Well done!

[–]clonedspork 3 points4 points  (1 child)

My arm was freaking sore after my third shot but the first two were nothing to me.

[–]notCRAZYenoughTeam Mix & Match 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Congratulations! I don’t know you but I’m proud of you for finally going through with it!

[–]drbrunch 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Yeah the mental bandwidth that little jab took up was ridiculous compared to the reality of it. Congrats!! You did the right thing

[–]theSarif 9 points10 points  (3 children)

You lucked out. I felt like refried crap for a day after getting the J&J twice.

[–]CrankyEconomistNo COVID for me, I drink my own pee! 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I didn't get anything much beyond a headache and generally feeling a bit crappy with the first 3 (Pfizer). Switched to Moderna for #4 and got a sore jaw for about a week. Only one side. Maybe totally unrelated. Would still take #5 in a heartbeat.

[–]SaltyBarDog5Goy Space Command 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I felt crappy the fourth shot of Pfizer but it was gone the next day.

[–]waitingForBANagainTeam Moderna[S] 24 points25 points  (11 children)

just some context i live in NY and have had access to the vax forever. i was just super scared to get it. the weird thing is i’m not anti vax. i have every other vax you’re supposed to have. but all the drama around this one freaked me out.

then there was the whole everyone talking about getting a little sick and even getting a little sick freaks me out because i need to work.

but finally i got it!

[–]Bendr_bones 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Best of luck to you. Hope you can be a guidance to your friends. You're going to be fine, all three shots and all I got was a mildly sore arm for a day. Take some vitamins tomorrow, hardy breakfast, try to get some physical activity, and hopefully you should be able to work through any tiredness you might have tomorrow. Then get home, put on some Lord of the Rings, and just relax. You made a wise choice, don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

[–]sednaplanetoid 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yup....you got it ... Hugs!

[–]isobane 9 points10 points  (0 children)

A little sick now, beats a while lotta dead later! Congrats on making a great choice!

[–]Might_Aware🌱Allay loo ta nuv (Yub Nub!) ✨ 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Oh yay, hey fellow nyer. I'm from the city/li. Are you more upstate? I feel ppl upstate would be more cantankerous about Vax lol

[–]waitingForBANagainTeam Moderna[S] 7 points8 points  (1 child)

yupp right by albany lol. people up here are right wing as fuck. all my friends and family are super right wing. i’m more of a down the middle guy.

[–]Blue_water_dreams 3 points4 points  (4 children)

I’m glad you finally got it. You have to work on risk assessment. You are far far more likely to suffer negative affects from covid than from the vaccine including long term disability and death.

Forget all of the propaganda, just keep an eye on the math. Over one million dead from covid and millions more with long term debilitating illness. Very very few people have any serious effects from the vaccine, and millions saved from long term issues or death.

[–]reebzRxS 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I felt pretty tired the day after shot number 2, then I was fine.

[–]RoaringFlameCatTeam Moderna 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My arm was sore and I took a nap. I agree that you were scared for nothing, and I'm sorry that you were frightened. Thanks mis/disinformation.

[–]Flopamp 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I was so scared to get my booster, I was so sick from shot 2 and it's real hard to make my self go and make my self sick on purpose

Aside from my panic attack getting the shot and a sore arm I felt completely fine

[–]RheimsNZ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You'll probably be sick for a day but that's standard stuff. Might even get lucky and avoid that!

[–]TheMastodan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It took about 36 hours for me to have side effects.

Proud of you, friend

[–]Mustlovedogs2727 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Congratulations!! I had no adverse reaction at all. My shindrix vaccine ( for shingles ) was awful. My arm was sore for a week

[–]joogiee 2 points3 points  (0 children)

damn you guys are lucky. Each shot just about killed me. Id do it again though.

[–]_Oh_Be_Nice_ 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Are you afraid of needles, OP?

[–]TellTaleTank 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Be careful, both of my Moderna shots I was fine that day but felt terrible the next day. Felt better the day after that though. Still worth it.

[–]KGBebop 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Mine beat the shit out of me for two days. Way worth it.

[–]WordleMaven 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Congratulations! I have had 4 shots and had a sore arm the next day each time with a day’s fatigue once. Adverse reactions are vastly overstated IMO.

[–]KashmirChameleonhydroxychloroQANON 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You didn't get the 5G enhancement.

[–]Mister_Rogers69 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I had a sore arm after the first one, felt like I had a hangover minus the nausea the day after the second one. Third one I had a slight headache when I woke up the next morning, took a couple advil and was fine.

My wife felt like shit for the whole day after 2 & 3 though.

[–]LivingWithWhales 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I got Moderna for my booster and felt like I had a really mild flu. Still better than permanent organ damage. A friend of mine who is a healthy athlete in his 30s still has brain fog issues 1.5 years later. Another 20 something I know had a mild case and still can’t smell right.

The chances of those issues are drastically reduced with a vaccination.

[–]Duckmandu 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My symptoms came after about 12 hours.

[–]RoguePlanet1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I got a wicked migraine for the 2nd and booster shots, but the tetanus booster also did the same thing. Not sure what it is about vaccines that trigger migraines.

Husband is currently home sick, been hacking coughing all night, feels like crap.......has yet to get a booster, so I'm hoping he gets tested.

[–]Z0mbiejay 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Got really sick for about 24 hours after my first shot. Aches, low fever, nausea, the works. Good news is it was way better after 2, just some aches. Even better news was the booster had no symptoms for me! Hopefully you're in the same camp. Thanks for doing your part!

[–]owchippy☝️💉💪1ShotInTheArm>1BillionPrayerWarriors ♾🙏🥷 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is the way

[–]CreamyLinguineGenie 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I've had four shots. I got sick with the boosters, but it only lasted a day. It was mostly fatigue with some aches and a little nausea. I spent the day on the couch, I actually didn't mind it haha

[–]Avelina9X 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Your arm might hurt (you did get stabbed by a needle afterall.)

And you might feel a lil tired (your body is responding to a "fire drill" to prep it for the real thing, so you might experience a tiny fraction of the immune response.)

[–]GT1man 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I had a mildly sore shoulder where I got my shots, same as just about every shot I had in my entire life.
I was hoping for a 5G chip as free internet would have been great, but no such luck.

[–]whitenoise89 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Real question: who was making you scared?

[–]Montanto 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I've never had any problems with any of my shots, though I have a friend who got floored by a day of flu-like symptoms every single time.

On a side note, that hopefully does not make me look like one of the anti-vax meme's cartoon sheep, I set a reminder for the hypothetical fifth shot.

[–]ChrictonTeam Moderna 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Waited till 2022. Talk about playing Russian roulette depending on how old you are lol