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Old 04-07-2021, 10:54 AM
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Got my second dose of Moderna 2 days ago. The day after was pretty awful with a fever that wouldn't break even with Tylenol, but I'm feeling much better today. Well worth it in the end!
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Old 04-07-2021, 05:12 PM
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From what the pharmacists are saying, you need to wait 2 weeks after the 2nd dose before you build the antibodies. My parents (in their 80s) had their 2nd shots in mid February are still are not spending time with friends. I've only had one shot and I still wear a mask around them (and I've tested negative 4 times for antibodies when donating blood)
Should have clarified...socially distanced time with friends. Wasn't spending time with them just because I was vaccinated. I know about the 2 week rule and am now past it, but acting as I did 2 months ago (masked up, socially distanced, etc...). My mom (85), however, had her 2 shots in January and you'd think Covid never happened by the way she's acting.
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Old 04-07-2021, 05:15 PM
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Actually, you have antibodies starting about two weeks after the first dose. During the clinical trials, they were saying that the vaccines were 50% effective after the first dose and you would receive "peak protection" of 90% about two weeks after the second dose. But that wasn't to say that you had no protection or antibodies at all after the first dose.

As it were, additional studies conducted by the CDC, using real-world people who received the vaccine in the earliest rounds, have revealed that the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines were 80% effective after the first dose! 80%!! That means that the second dose only adds an additional 10% of protection.

See it here: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/29/cdc-...effective.html


Also, an antibody test (from your blood donations) won't tell you if the COVID vaccine is working or not. Antibody tests are looking for a certain protein in people who have already had the actual COVID virus. If you have tested negative four times, congratulations! That means that you've never had COVID! Though, those tests don't mean that your body still hasn't produced antibodies from the vaccine. The antibody test you took, I presume, was looking for a different "piece" than the ones the vaccines makes. The Atlantic had an article that's a bit wordy, but it explains it well.

The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/...-tests/617981/

Washington Post, easier read, but less informative: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifes...antibody-test/


Finally, the CDC says that fully vaccinated people are free to visit other fully vaccinated people indoors without masks. They can also visit with unvaccinated low-risk people from a single household indoors without masks. Of course, you and your parents are welcome to operate at your own comfort level; but, it is not necessary to fully stay inside and not visit anyone.

See the CDC guidelines here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019...-guidance.html
Cosign all of this. I'm just treating this all like - You do what's best for you...I'm going to follow the rules pretty tightly, but if your comfort level is at a lower place, then I'll probably meet you there now that I'm vaccinated. And if you want me in full hazmat gear, well then I'm cool with that too.
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Old 04-08-2021, 01:20 PM
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I went out for lunch in a small town in Oklahoma on the 2-week anniversary of my second shot. Literally no one was wearing a mask. It was business as per usual. It was strange after a year of all this, but at what point to those of us who have acted responsibly, and been vaccinated go back to business as usual?
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Old 04-08-2021, 03:50 PM
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I went out for lunch in a small town in Oklahoma on the 2-week anniversary of my second shot. Literally no one was wearing a mask. It was business as per usual. It was strange after a year of all this, but at what point to those of us who have acted responsibly, and been vaccinated go back to business as usual?
It's all about risk management/risk acceptance, right? We each have a different risk tolerance and will go back to "normal" when we feel the risk is low enough for us to be comfortable. I'm not willing to risk GIVING this thing to someone who might be fragile, so I'll keep masking up for a while.
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Old 04-08-2021, 04:12 PM
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As a note, I got my J&J last Thursday. Felt a little drained through about Sunday, but I've had similar reactions to the Flu vaccine.

Note, I'm in the county just north of DC, we are still on strong requirements for masks. They are just *now* allowing Churches to have 100 member meetings.
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Old 04-12-2021, 02:54 PM
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Well I got my last round of Pfizer this pst Saturday. The first one my arm felt pretty sore for a day then I was fine. This time around my arm didn't really hurt but I felt like I had a mild cold for a day but after that I okay.
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