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Moderna Vaccine

Old 19th Dec 2020, 15:54
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Moderna Vaccine

News and Updates - Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers May Receive Moderna Vaccine, With Appropriate Precautions
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Old 5th Feb 2021, 05:09
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A similar notice was released for the Pfizer vaccine one week earlier.

https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=96258
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Old 5th Feb 2021, 13:06
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Got my Moderna shot three weeks ago and only thing I noticed was fatigue when not doing anything serious and some sniffles a few days later. Ditto for my wife.
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Old 5th Feb 2021, 13:17
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My wife and I had Pfizer shot 1 last Sunday. We both had sore upper arms for a couple of days. She had the chills the first night.
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Old 5th Feb 2021, 13:30
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Has anyone heard if there's been a similar announcement (or if there's likely to be) for cabin crew/flight attendants? (Asking for my wife.)
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Old 6th Feb 2021, 00:04
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Had the first Moderna, after 24hours still sore upper arm, couldn't sleep on it last night, generally not feeling well today.
When you get it clear your schedule out for the next day.

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Old 6th Feb 2021, 02:05
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Did the Moderna (in California) on Weds. Arm still a bit sore but absolutely no other negative effects. My wife also. I guess ymmv.
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Old 6th Feb 2021, 07:05
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I had the first Pfizer jab, next one due this weekend. As mentioned before, sore arm the next day and slight dose of the swetty chills but nothing worse then the last day of a mild cold. If guidelines are followed you won't be rostered for the following 2 days anyway.
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Old 6th Feb 2021, 10:07
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FWIW (long retired) I had the Astra-Zeneca yesterday, in the UK. A very slight headache last night, so a couple of paracetamol before bed. No effects this morning; in fact going out for a jog soon. Get the vacc when you can; it's the only way we'll get out of this nightmare.
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Old 6th Feb 2021, 13:42
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My daughter-in-law (age 40) is an ER doc and got both Pfizer shots. No reaction to the first one but felt lousy for a day or so after the second. She says she doesn't know anyone who hasn't had at least some reaction to the second shot.

My wife and I (age 70+) got the first Moderna. Sore arms but nothing more. She gets the second shot next week. I can't get my second one scheduled because the website crashed in a couple of minutes when the local government announced that spots were available for second Modernas ( apparently I don't type quite fast enough to outrun the crash). I guess I get an opportunity some time next week to test my typing speed again.

I've read that people 65+ don't have as pronounced a reaction to the second shot because older people don't have as good an immune system function as younger people. True ? I have no idea.

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Old 6th Feb 2021, 19:12
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I'm 79, almost 80. I had AstraZeneca at 12.15 on Tuesday 3 February. Felt nothing. Told to sit for 15 minutes as I was driving. Told side effects likely within 48 hours. Nothing after 80 hours, not even on the arm used. Not even when doing press-ups.
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Old 6th Feb 2021, 19:30
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I am a physician. People are more likely to have a stronger immune reaction to their second shot, and with the second dose, a good percentage of individuals will really not be in good enough to work comfortably for the next 24-48 hours. Nothing very severe and by the end of the time period, everyone is back to normal. This applies to both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

People with a prior history of Covid-19 infection more often than not get a decent reaction to their first shot! They already have antibodies in place to react to the initial shot.

There is a percentage that will get a reaction to the first shot. In my opinion, these individuals who react to the first dose likely had a prior infection with Covid-19 that either was completely asymptomatic or so mild as to have gone unappreciated and undiagnosed.
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Old 6th Feb 2021, 20:47
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Hi Lake1952.

We have been doing laboratory based antibodies on all our hospital staff every 28 days since last summer as it is the best way to check the hospitals are safe - if they are safe no member of staff will develop antibodies!!! Nevertheless we had 15% of staff positive from March 2020 who got infected before we put up defenses. These people did NOT get a greater response to the first dose, although a minority did to the second dose. I am sorry to appear to contradict you but it is important those who get symptoms do NOT take it that they have already been infected and stop safeguarding.

In terms of the older pilots, Pfizer did do phase 3 arms in those 65-75 and over 75. They found that even less older volunteers got infected compared to younger people, so it appears the Pfizer vaccine is effective in older people. I suspect they got less infections than younger vaccinated volunteers merely because they went out less and got less exposure to the virus. This is not proof as the Phase 3 studies were only designed to show that the vaccine at 2 doses at least halved the risk of getting an infection - everything else is a hypothesis or rubbish from politicians - but the ONS will have this data in a month or so.
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Old 7th Feb 2021, 00:59
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Radgirl, certainly not intending that anyone discontinue safeguards and best practices. I have had multiple medical colleagues, doctors and nurses, respiratory therapists, medical secretaries and phlebotomists who had the virus with full blown symptoms, mostly back in April and May. Just about every one of them had a decent reaction to Pfizer #1 when they received it in December.

I had Moderna #1 in December. Nothing... maybe some injection site discomfort. But #2 led to a " not great" day following the shot.
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Old 7th Feb 2021, 09:52
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Age 83. Absolutely NIL reaction with a Pfizer. Didn't even feel the needle! Looking forward to the next one.
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Old 7th Feb 2021, 16:17
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Pfizer jab #1 R deltoid 4.2.2021. Localized soreness at injection site ameliorated by acetaminophen 200mg b.i.d. No discomfort 36 hours post-injection. Scheduled for booster 4.25.2021.
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