<VV> covid 19 vaccine shot
whubbell at umich.edu
Mon Mar 1 15:55:10 EST 2021
Ok, I know we are off topic here. However, as a physician, and therefore possessing more than casual knowledge of medicine, let me explain the presence or lack of side effects depends on many factors, including genetics, age, medications, other health conditions, etc.
AS A GENERAL RULE, more severe side effects tend to be seen in younger individuals and/or people with a history of prior exposure to the virus - reason being younger people generally have a more responsive immune system and prior exposure sensitizes the immune system (primes the pump, so to speak).
HOWEVER! The presence or lack of side effects has very little correlation with the protective effect of the vaccine - it works just as well in people who don’t have side effects as in people who do.
ALSO!! While we do NOT recommend taking analgesics (acetaminophen, ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen) PROPHYLACTICALLY (taken before a vaccine) to prevent symptoms, it is PERFECTLY OK to take them to TREAT vaccine-related side effects once (if) they develop.
Side effects can range from none to moderately severe, and may include fevers (perhaps as high as 103, but 101 or less is more typcial), chills, sweats, nausea, fatigue, myalgias (aches) - but NOT cough, sore throat, or altercation of smell or taste. Side effects, if present, usually resolve after 24-36 hours, and rarely require serious treatment.
For what it’s worth, but my wife (65) and I (66) had Moderately Severe side effects the day following our second dose of the Moderna Vaccine - for one day only! We survived and are both perfectly healthy now.
Get your shots, people. Do it for yourself and for all the people you care about.
Dr. Bill Hubbell
On Mar 1, 2021, at 11:46 AM, John Pinard via VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:
I am 88 and live alone. Absolutely no problem or discomfort with first or second Pfizer. Was willing and ready to accept short term discomfort given death alternative.
Anyone refusing shot us a damn fool and a selfish dangerous person, a threat to my grandchildren.
You may quote me.
John W. “Jack” Pinard
iPhone 11 805.340-6533
116 E Garden Grn
Port Hueneme CA
> On Mar 1, 2021, at 08:18, James Davis via VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:
> We live in a retirement village with 750+ residents with an average age of
> 80 years and one month. 98% of the residents and 66% of the staff have had
> their two shots of Pfizer vaccine. Only the residents and staff who had
> previously contracted the virus showed any reactions to the vaccine and
> none were severe .
> Jim Davis
>> On Mon, Mar 1, 2021 at 6:04 AM Byron LaMotte via VirtualVairs <
>> virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:
>> I apologize up front for a non-Corvair post and hope I don't get a
>> demerit from Bryan. Someone posted a while back a negative reaction from
>> the vaccination and I wish to report I had my second shot last Thursday
>> with no reaction aside from a sore arm for a couple of days. Of course
>> everyone is different and some experience flu-like symptoms with aches and
>> pains, tiredness and maybe a mild fever. I strongly urge all to get their
>> vaccination as soon as possible. The sooner we reach herd immunity the
>> better for all!
>> Sorry Bryan but I felt this public health comment was worth sharing.
>> Byron LaMotte
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