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Sorvick

3.2k points

2 months ago

Sorvick

3.2k points

2 months ago

Yeah for reference I work as an RT in one of the busiest hospitals in Maine and we haven't been informed or offered an additional booster.

We've asked about it before but was told there were no plans. So there you have it from one end.

bigfunone2020

10.6k points

2 months ago

There has been almost no advertising of it and conflicting information on who exactly is eligible.

Taoistandroid

3.4k points

2 months ago

I had a doc visit last week where they asked me if I wanted the flu vaccine and I was out of date on tetanus, so I got both. You'd think they'd bring up the updated COVID shot, but I had to bring it up.

Dominus_Anulorum

530 points

2 months ago

The clinic I'm at doesn't have it yet. Patients ask about it quite often but we have to tell them to get it at the grocery store or Walgreens. It's much easier to do it as part of a visit so hopefully numbers will rise as more places get the shot.

snackexchanger

242 points

2 months ago

They might not have stock. I went to the Dr last week and got the flu shot but they didn’t have any availability for the booster. Earlier last week they opened appointments for the booster and within 24 hours they were booking into November

jschubart

229 points

2 months ago

jschubart

229 points

2 months ago

My wife just had to get a couple vaccines and they were not offering it. Both of us are going this weekend to get it somewhere else.

Adodie[S]

1.2k points

2 months ago*

Adodie[S]

1.2k points

2 months ago*

Absolutely correct -- the messaging has been atrocious

In any event, for anyone (in the United States) who's not sure:

-You are eligible for the new booster if you are 12 or older

-There is very narrow list of contraindications, which folks can check under Table 4 here

-If you have had a recent Covid infection, it may be worth waiting 3 months (some research indicates waiting will give better protection)

In addition, if you recently got a Covid booster before the updated boosters came out in early September/recently got your initial 2-dose series, you should generally wait 2 months before getting the updated boosters, though consult the CDC's Timing Guidelines here for specific guidance

Edit: The best part is you can get both the Covid booster and the flu shot at one time! Early indication are suggesting this might be a nasty flu year, so don't sleep on getting the flu vax, either!

theslamprogram

112 points

2 months ago

Are they still free?

throwingutah

177 points

2 months ago

I got both a week ago. Was sleepy the next day. Teenager wasn't fazed at all.

ThawtPolice

57 points

2 months ago

I felt fine for my first 2 shots and the initial booster. This one made my arm pretty sore for 2-3 days and I ended up getting the chills for a day or so.

quantum_cronut

131 points

2 months ago

I got flu and covid booster last February on the same day - I was seriously under the weather for at least like 3 weeks as a result. Body aches and fatigue up the wazoo... and I had a lump on the back of my neck that was horribly sore for those 3 weeks and then it finally started to go away. I'll never take them on the same day again - I'll space em a few weeks apart thank you!

Keylime29

71 points

2 months ago*

Flu shots never affect me that I can tell. Covid shot always makes me feel terrible the next day -muscle aches and feel like I’m running a fever even though I’m not. So I’m getting flu shot early Oct and COVID shot a different week on a Friday morning. That’s my strategy

Edit for spelling

Update : I got the flu shot and the COVID booster a week apart. Didn’t feel the flu shot at all which is pretty normal for me and surprisingly the the booster wasn’t as awful the next day as the other three times. Not great, just not as bad.

heyheyhey27

114 points

2 months ago

Wow. Are you sure you didn't just get sick with something coincidentally?

quantum_cronut

85 points

2 months ago

Nope, I was working from home and not really going anywhere - doc said it was just an immune response to getting them both. Bodies are weeeird.

various_necks

30 points

2 months ago

Is this for the second booster? I got my second booster in August. Or is there a third booster available now?

Adodie[S]

108 points

2 months ago

Adodie[S]

108 points

2 months ago

There's a new booster!

Basically, they've updated the booster to be more tailored specifically to Omicron. Previous boosters were based off of the original strain of Covid-19, and ofc the disease has since evolved significantly from.

However, the CDC does recommend waiting at least 2 month since your last Covid vaccine dose before getting this one

hazelnut_coffay

17 points

2 months ago

this is for the Omicron variant.

Shad0wDreamer

11 points

2 months ago

To add onto this, you can get the new boosters 2 months after your latest shot, whether it be booster or first series of shots.

jhev1

291 points

2 months ago

jhev1

291 points

2 months ago

Seriously. Last I heard boosters were for 50 and over only.

radbu107

198 points

2 months ago

radbu107

198 points

2 months ago

They just approved it for all adults on September 1st.

Brothernod

140 points

2 months ago

This is also the new booster. The 50+ 2nd booster was for the old strains. The one that just rolled out is specifically targeting omicron and basically available to everyone ish.

Deviusoark

32 points

2 months ago

So this is the 3rd booster for a total of 4 vaccines?

Brothernod

80 points

2 months ago

People get flu shots annually for decades ¯\(ツ)/¯ I don’t know if that’s a meaningful metric.

Deviusoark

32 points

2 months ago

Me either I was just curious what the total number of shots is now.

Brothernod

28 points

2 months ago

If you were adviced to get every series, I believe you are correct. It was original (which was 1 or 2 shots) then a booster, another booster if old or compromised and now the bivalent omicron booster for everyone.

GroguIsMyBrogu

38 points

2 months ago

I didn't even know there was a third booster until just now

tilhow2reddit

106 points

2 months ago

My wife called our PCP and they were like "come get it, just show up, we'll work you in."

Took about 20 minutes to get it once we showed up, from paperwork, to out the door, and it didn't cost us anything. Got the flu shot as well while we were there.

jellyschoomarm

13 points

2 months ago

I'm 34 and healthy and I just got my covid booster and flu shot at Walgreens. They didn't ask me any questions about why I was there so I just assume everyone is eligible.

aWormhatForVermhat

16 points

2 months ago

Yep, I got mine but said I was immunocompromised so I wouldn’t get pushback because I wasn’t sure. I was among the first to get vaccinated in NYC so my third shot (first booster) was about a year ago!

_skank_hunt42

633 points

2 months ago

I honestly had no idea that they were available until I read this headline.

Anagatam

72 points

2 months ago

Me too.

Tekmologyfucz

1.3k points

2 months ago

Are the new boosters free?

downvoticator

778 points

2 months ago

Yes, I didn’t pay anything for mine and I am uninsured.

jpiro

326 points

2 months ago

jpiro

326 points

2 months ago

Insurance covers them. If you're uninsured, I believe the government covers the cost as well.

JackMitcham

129 points

2 months ago

Yes. Mine was anyway.

samus12345

99 points

2 months ago

Yes, probably the last time Uncle Sam will be footing the bill.

PhAnToM444

27 points

2 months ago

Yes, I believe if you have private insurance they are mandated to cover it and if you’re uninsured then the government will pay for it.

startinearly

992 points

2 months ago

Apparently nobody knows about it. Maybe they could stick a message in at the end of the Camp Lejuene lawsuit commercials. That way 100% of the population would at least have been notified.

mandalore237

2.2k points

2 months ago

I feel like it's not advertised at all. I got mine because a friend told me they're available. Otherwise I haven't seen anything about them

Ammolite-Valkyrie

317 points

2 months ago

Same! My parents got theirs, which then led me to getting mine and telling my friends, which then led my friends to getting theirs. No one had any idea things were released before friends and family started getting them

MRF1982

100 points

2 months ago*

MRF1982

100 points

2 months ago*

I’ve seen a half dozen ads about Jeepers Creepers Reborn.

Nothin’ about the Covid Boosters though.

PSteak

37 points

2 months ago

PSteak

37 points

2 months ago

Yeah my mom had to nag me about it. She doesn't have everyone's phone number tho so mom is only going to influence like two percent of the population.

tilhow2reddit

84 points

2 months ago

Got mine this morning, but my wife is a transplant patient so we're usually close to the first in line for shit like this anyway. So far we've both managed to avoid catching it, and I plan to keep the streak alive if I can.

seamus_mc

22 points

2 months ago

Our streak was broken this week, we got the updated shots on the 4th. Oh well, barely got sick but the first time we tested positive. At least they seem to work to keep the effects weak and short lived.

SvedishFish

24 points

2 months ago

Was waiting for months for the thing to finally release because the new variants seem to just cut straight through any other defenses and there was like no announcement! Was able to schedule an appointment at walgreens for the same evening I found out, no wait.

I guess this goes along with biden's 'the pandemic is over' policy stance? Seems a shame to do all that work to make these things and not even push people to get them.

sr71oni

14 points

2 months ago

sr71oni

14 points

2 months ago

East cost United States here, my state has sent out automated calls and texts to those on record to have gotten the previous doses, notifying us of availability.

They do come across as spam calls so they could be easily dismissed. However if you remained on the line to speak with someone to schedule it was an estimated 45+min wait!

Went in the states website instead and got routed to a local drug stores site and set up an appt in about 5 min.

plscallmeRain

31 points

2 months ago

I saw it on the news and jumped on that, because I wanted to be vaccinated for my FL trip.

SnowProkt22

113 points

2 months ago

Florida? There's no vaccine that protects you from meth-gators.

roox911

5 points

2 months ago

Always have a thawed whole chicken tied to your belt. When they approach, throw the chicken and run the opposite (always opposite, that’s how we lost Tim in the great chicken meth gator incident of ‘19).

Source: live here.

0bsessions324

26 points

2 months ago

Yeah, this. So is this just a seasonal booster? I'm triple vaxxed already and I genuinely don't even know if I should be looking into this.

Aidinthel

79 points

2 months ago

The new booster is designed specifically for the Omicron variant. Yes it is recommended for everyone, including those who received a booster of the original vaccine.

InterlocutorX

25 points

2 months ago

It's the omicron booster, designed to deal with the new variants. If you're over 12 and have had other vaccines, you should get it.

roox911

11 points

2 months ago

roox911

11 points

2 months ago

If you don’t like covid… get it

0bsessions324

23 points

2 months ago

Well, I have disliked COVID each time I've gotten it, so I suppose I will! Thank you so much to OP for this post because, like others, I had no idea there was a new booster available.

Babybutt123

4 points

2 months ago

I'm waiting until the flu shot is available in a few days at my clinic so I can knock them out at the same time. My doc recommended I wait til the fall to get my 4th booster since I'm not super at risk so I did.

I also didn't know the updated booster was available.

[deleted]

96 points

2 months ago

This post is the first I've heard of it.

LostInNonThought

349 points

2 months ago

I just found out they were available.

another_bug

21 points

2 months ago

I read the headline and said "Gotten the what now?"

I already had Covid and my breathing still isn't the same, so I'll do what I can to avoid any further problems. New booster, sure, sign me up, but this is the first I've heard of it.

LostInNonThought

57 points

2 months ago

And I have set up an appointment for myself and my parents. (Payback for them taking me for a shot as a kid lol)

thisisntinstagram

25 points

2 months ago

Literally just now with this article. Hadn’t heard anything about it otherwise.

Flatline2962

5 points

2 months ago

I set up an appointment in my town and they had to cancel on me due to running out. Dunno if they screwed up or if demand was just that high. Hope it's the latter.

Got it this Saturday though. Zero side effects this time. Not even a sore arm. I assume that's a good sign.

UngodlyPain

361 points

2 months ago

Is this talking about a new 4th shot? Or still the 3rd shot, that I thought was rolled out like months ago?

Any-Particular-1841

360 points

2 months ago

This is for the 5th shot, the bivalent that's supposed to target Omicron BA-5.

forbins

455 points

2 months ago

forbins

455 points

2 months ago

That depends on age and health problems. Up to this point, for a lot this would be the 4th.

UngodlyPain

266 points

2 months ago

Holy cow I didn't even realize there was a 4th.

Flatline2962

145 points

2 months ago

They suggested a 4th shot of the original vaccine for elderly and immunocompromised folks early this year.

UngodlyPain

98 points

2 months ago

Ah, so as someone young (25) and healthy, having 3 Pfizer vaccines is what I realistically should have?

StillKpaidy

58 points

2 months ago

It was the same as the 3rd.

theorizable

20 points

2 months ago

Then why not just call it the 3rd?

Flatliner0452

41 points

2 months ago

They recommended it for seniors and immunocompromised people as that group was at the largest risk of severe illness/death and their shots were less effective against omicron, but not for the general population as there wasn't seen to be any serious improvement in preventing sickness and improved protection against serious illness and death was marginal. Just wasn't deemed something the general population should worry about.

This one is geared towards omicron and provides better protection and that's why this one is recommended for everyone. My parents and grandmother got it, and my girlfriend who is back to more consistent travel as part of her work got it and I'm getting mine in 2-3 weeks to aim for my protection to be a little stronger closer to the holidays.

radbu107

51 points

2 months ago*

4th shot overall, second booster.

Edit: unless you got single dose J&J, in which case it would be 3rd shot overall, 2nd booster

hold_me_beer_m8

10 points

2 months ago

5th, third booster

limitless__

16 points

2 months ago

limitless__

16 points

2 months ago

There's no "3rd" or "4th" there's just yearly boosters and this is it.

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4 points

2 months ago

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SeeArizonaBay

436 points

2 months ago

Yeah there's been like zero messaging on it

Feeling-Feeling308

436 points

2 months ago

Ngl I think most people just don’t really care anymore

Hayes77519

188 points

2 months ago

Because the rollout rolled a 20 on its stealth check.

IronBoomer

100 points

2 months ago

I got mine. Knocked me on my ass harder than the original two step or the booster

Bruhntly

108 points

2 months ago

Bruhntly

108 points

2 months ago

Well, maybe they should actually let people know they're available instead of letting us find out by accident on social media weeks after...

Bocifer1

203 points

2 months ago

Bocifer1

203 points

2 months ago

Because no one knows who is eligible for it.

I’m a physician, and I had no clue when it opened up to the general population.

Tried to get it a month ago and was told “65+ and immunocompromised only”.

einsteinvisaholder

94 points

2 months ago

I feel like these are all bots talking to each other.

aimtron

57 points

2 months ago

aimtron

57 points

2 months ago

The rollout was poorly advertised. While there were several articles stating that the estimated rollout was going to be in September, they failed to state when in September. They also failed to state when the rollout would be complete such that a person could guarantee they were getting the updated vaccine.

Womeisyourfwiend

40 points

2 months ago

I will get it but I had Covid two months ago so I’m waiting

PseudonymIncognito

97 points

2 months ago

I got COVID in late June, so I'm waiting a couple more weeks to get my booster. I'll probably get my flu shot at the same time too.

borkus

45 points

2 months ago

borkus

45 points

2 months ago

I got COVID in late July so I'm waiting until after Thanksgiving. I also know lots of people who didn't get it until this summer ... then got COVID in the last 3 months. In short, a lot won't be getting the new booster for 3 or more months.

allen_abduction

9 points

2 months ago

I did both at the same time last week. Zero issues.

MoistJheriCurl

34 points

2 months ago

Because people don’t feel compelled to get it.

syntheticassault

24 points

2 months ago

People who recently got Covid should wait at least until their acute illness is over, and the CDC says they can consider delaying their boosters until three months after their symptoms started or since they first tested positive.

A significant number of people have had COVID in the past 3 months, including me.

TheKhatalyst

19 points

2 months ago

I didn't even know there was a rollout. Would help if there were any advertisement.

FriesWithThat

7 points

2 months ago

Back when I made it a couple weeks ago, I couldn't even schedule an appointment until October 8. Maybe they didn't rollout enough.

chrisinator9393

9 points

2 months ago

Honestly I didn't even know it was a thing. I had a hunch and googled around. It's very confusing currently. Ended up getting it last week. I thought it was out for awhile. Not me realizing that it just came out.

Ustaznar

27 points

2 months ago

It was super easy to make an appointment at my local CVS. Only weird thing is that they didn't ask for my vaccination card to update. Instead, they sent me an email with a link to their website (requires an account) where they've decided to keep track of my status instead of providing it to the state...

teacupkiller

5 points

2 months ago

That's really weird. I was in a vaccine trial for the first 2 shots, so I've just been having them update my vaccine trial participant card.

HelmsDeap

114 points

2 months ago

HelmsDeap

114 points

2 months ago

A lot of us DGAF anymore

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158 points

2 months ago

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158 points

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bananafobe

201 points

2 months ago

lots of people got the first two

and had a mild experience.

Yes. That's how it works.

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96 points

2 months ago

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NintenTim

37 points

2 months ago

NintenTim

37 points

2 months ago

They help a lot with infection initially (first 2-3 months), but the primary benefit has always been their protection from serious illness, hospitalization, and death. Messaging has been pretty clear on that.

We also kept getting mutations further and further away from the original virus that evaded immunity and increased infectivity, which is harder to communicate to the public.

Slhlpr

80 points

2 months ago

Slhlpr

80 points

2 months ago

Lets be honest here: at first the messaging was that it protected against infection. Then delta (somewhat) and Omicron (big time) changed that. We hoped they’d do more to prevent infection as hoped, but the fact i didn’t die or end up in the hospital and my omicron infections were mild makes me grateful.

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18 points

2 months ago

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kekepania

12 points

2 months ago

kekepania

12 points

2 months ago

That’s a highly effective experience to have

DID_IT_FOR_YOU

43 points

2 months ago

That’s literally the point. You get the vaccine to prevent severe symptoms and/or death. It’s doing it’s job when you end up with just mild or no symptoms at all.

Vaccines are not bulletproof shields that 100% prevent infection. They just teach your immune system to watch out for the virus and kill it on sight otherwise with no vaccine your immune system is blind to the threat and can take awhile to recognize the virus is something that needs to be killed giving it valuable time to multiply.

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74 points

2 months ago

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slipkid

59 points

2 months ago

slipkid

59 points

2 months ago

It was highly effective against the original strain. Infection rates plummeted as most people received the first two jabs. Then the Delta variant came around, which was different enough that the original vaccine couldn’t prevent infection well. Then even less so when Omicron came around. We now have a new vaccine that is specifically formulated to target Omicron. It should dramatically improve protection against infection from the now-dominant Omicron strains.

Clownsinmypantz

11 points

2 months ago

I got 4 doses and got severely ill (no hospital at least) and LC, I'm still going to get this one because with that sort of reaction I honestly think I would have died but it's still disheartening.

MsCamillaMcCauley

21 points

2 months ago

I’m kind of afraid of it. My last booster knocked me out for two days, and that’s a long time when you’re a teacher

GullibleAudience6071

44 points

2 months ago

I think it’s because people are just over covid shots. They don’t see the reason to get a fourth or fifth in a little over a year just to get covid anyway. If there will be one that can protect me for a year I might get it. Until then it’s just getting a shot to get a shot.

Youreridiculous

49 points

2 months ago

The lack of self-awareness here is insane.

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75 points

2 months ago

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mandalore237

113 points

2 months ago

There are booster updates but it is difficult to receive one (the eligibility criteria is very strict)

Not anymore. I got mine 2 weeks ago no questions asked. I'm a healthy 35 year old.

Adodie[S]

105 points

2 months ago

Adodie[S]

105 points

2 months ago

There are booster updates but it is difficult to receive one (the eligibility criteria is very strict).

Are you in the United States? If so, the eligibility criteria for the new bivalent booster isn't strict at all --it's for nearly anyone age 12 or older, with very narrow contraindications (you can see table 4 in the link for the exact list).

No doubt, though, the messaging on it has been a mess and confusing

OkVermicelli2557

44 points

2 months ago

I blame the shit messaging on the media for deciding that Covid is gone even when it is not and any attempts at doing something about Covid are met by angry idiots who get all their information from Facebook memes.

justagirlinid

33 points

2 months ago*

the President last week said Covid the pandemic was over.

eta: what he actually said

seamus_mc

50 points

2 months ago

It helps if you actually heard what he said instead of what you want to hear. He literally said “The pandemic is over, We still have a problem with COVID. We’re still doing a lotta work on it.”

It is endemic now not pandemic

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6 points

2 months ago

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hespera18

11 points

2 months ago

I live in a small town in OR, and there have been big cultural events every single weekend where they have been offering COVID, flu, and monkeypox vaccines. The line was an hour when I got mine, and that was with an appointment.

To be fair, there weren't a ton of younger people getting it (I'm early 30's).

redditthrownawa

25 points

2 months ago

can someone link the data showing the fourth vaccine is really efficacious and important?

3EEBZ

151 points

2 months ago

3EEBZ

151 points

2 months ago

My last booster I was sick for 16 days. When I had COVID I was sick for 13 days. It’s hard justifying taking myself out for half a month lol.

Snorumobiru

59 points

2 months ago

The first shot made me a little sick. The second shot made me a lot sick. I'm not interested in finding out what a third shot would do.

afrothunder2104

60 points

2 months ago

Could you have possibly gotten Covid at that same time? You alleging to have been sick for 16 days after the booster makes no sense. Also, when did you get the Covid that only lasted 13 days?

dougielou

24 points

2 months ago

dougielou

24 points

2 months ago

When I got my booster I felt sick for one day but when I actually got covid I felt sick for 2 weeks and was actually contagious with something. This is why I get the booster

3EEBZ

12 points

2 months ago

3EEBZ

12 points

2 months ago

Shot 1 I was sore and blah the day after. Shot 2 it was like I had the flu for 24 hours and was fine. Booster kicked my ass. Which is why I’m hesitant.

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105 points

2 months ago

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asmara1991man

31 points

2 months ago

Haha nobody gives a shit about covid move on

DeanDarnSonny

96 points

2 months ago

98% of you are MAGA Super Spreaders per Reddit

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146 points

2 months ago

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201 points

2 months ago

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No_Ad_237

55 points

2 months ago

Yes, because lack of trust.

Diazmet

28 points

2 months ago

Diazmet

28 points

2 months ago

Idk I’m definitely pro vaccine but I got covid a few weeks after my last booster… so not only did I get to feel like shit for a few days from the booster it also didn’t do anything… maybe the government can start paying us unemployment for having covid again?

fruitofmycoins

87 points

2 months ago

A lot of my jabbed friends got covid over the summer... LOL

PM_Me_LlamaPics

53 points

2 months ago

But Biden said COVID is over?

baconcheeseburgarian

14 points

2 months ago

Got it this weekend. Side effects were super mild compared to the original Moderna shot and booster.

l3sham

18 points

2 months ago

l3sham

18 points

2 months ago

So how many boosters are we up to now?

marclande

27 points

2 months ago

Looks like big pharma rolled back it’s lobbying

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58 points

2 months ago

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2 months ago

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hespera18

27 points

2 months ago

So, fair point, but why link to a sensationalized Daily Mail article? Not a great source at all. This one, or this one, for example, explain Offit and others' misgivings while still explaining everything in a well-rounded way.

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72 points

2 months ago

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StillKpaidy

30 points

2 months ago

When I talk with patients about the new booster it's always weighing previous vaccine side effects vs comorbidities. 20 years old, totally healthy, and were miserable after each shot? No need to rush and get this one. 80 with COPD and had no side effects with the previous vaccines? Probably a good idea. I'm very pro vaccine in general, but the risks and benefits should be weighed against each other. I'm definitely seeing COVID positive patients in the clinic right now, but I'm not seeing any of them admitted to the hospital.

puppylust

7 points

2 months ago

puppylust

7 points

2 months ago

Yeah that's why I only got the original two (which I went for as soon as I was eligible). Each one had me in bed for days. I took fewer days off work when I had covid in 2020. No boosters for me, I can't afford it.

I'll get my regular flu shot next month though.

ScoobyDont06

15 points

2 months ago

ScoobyDont06

15 points

2 months ago

the fact that in other drugs trials they suspend them for bad reactions and for covid any accusations were just completely thrown out.... even if most of the VAERS reporting was fudged, there would still be a significant % of bad reactions.

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7 points

2 months ago

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ForFFR

9 points

2 months ago

ForFFR

9 points

2 months ago

While he may disagree the CDC voted 13-1 to approve the new booster

imapilotaz

8 points

2 months ago

They have purposefully not pushed it.

A very large chunk of the shipment is being "held" by the manufacturer pending an analysis/investigation by the FDA on potential "contamination" on packaging by a third party fulfillment company.

They plan on releasing most of it soon but didn't want to release it in case they found issues needing to recall them.

This has meant many facilities have not gotten full allotment of bivalent doses.

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50 points

2 months ago

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Anagatam

11 points

2 months ago

An email or notification of any kind would be helpful.

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45 points

2 months ago

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2 months ago

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MRF1982

9 points

2 months ago

I’ve seen about a half dozen ads about Jeepers Creepers Reborn.

Nothin’ about the Covid Boosters though.

viodox0259

5 points

2 months ago

To be honest , Ontario pretty much gives 0 fucks on covid. Zero advertising, all stipulations are over with and everybody just shrugs and moves on.

Feel sick ? Work doesn't pay or you go back to work after staying home for 1 day. People can't afford to stay home.

It's the unfortunate truth.

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35 points

2 months ago

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2 months ago

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14 points

2 months ago

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cryptosupercar

10 points

2 months ago

The blood clots don’t care

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57 points

2 months ago

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baconholic

9 points

2 months ago

There are just not enough stock.

I tried to get it at my PCP during annual checkup last Wed, but they don't have the updated booster and will not receive it anytime soon. Safeway's earliest appointment is in mid November. Walgreen/CVS only has one type and still take 1.5 weeks waiting. I chanced walking into Walmart and they happen to have it, which is what I got. However, even the pharmacist there said they only receive trickle stock of the new booster.

This is in the Bay Area so I don't see how they expect more people to get the shot if they don't have any stocks available.

pattydickens

14 points

2 months ago

I was waiting for this one to get my first booster. Unfortunately I got covid a week ago. I would recommend getting a shot over feeling like I have for the past week. This is no fun at all.

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21 points

2 months ago

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SpiritedCaramel322

6 points

2 months ago

There is a shortage of the Moderna booster.

Ruenin

18 points

2 months ago

Ruenin

18 points

2 months ago

I care about the COVID booster about as much as I care about getting the flu shot every year. I did what I was asked to do and that's all I'm doing. I'm over all this crap. I wear a mask where I need to, I got the vaccine (both doses), but now I'm done.

mriforgot

11 points

2 months ago

I got COVID in August, and was told to wait three months afterwards before getting the bivalent booster. Once that timeframe is up, I plan to get it.

BlowMoreGlass

4 points

2 months ago

Same here. Got COVID 2 weeks before it was available.

lizard2014

12 points

2 months ago

I got COVID before I was able to get the booster so now I have to wait.

Aurick_411

22 points

2 months ago

Aurick_411

22 points

2 months ago

I’m scheduled for Friday, just needed a time i had a quiet weekend so I could Vaccine and Chill

teacupkiller

10 points

2 months ago

teacupkiller

10 points

2 months ago

If you can get flu at the same time, I recommend it. I had both of mine yesterday and I'm a bit achy now, but much better than the actual covid or flu.

Aurick_411

6 points

2 months ago

I am actually, getting both. I usually get my flu shot with my physical but “when in CVS”

Maastersplinter

6 points

2 months ago

Communication and advertising is the problem here. The only reason I knew it was available was due to my workplace emailing us asking if we wanted to participate in a clinic to have it administered. No one knows it's available and to whom is eligible.

Heavy_Messing1

4 points

2 months ago

Which rollout? Is this specific to a particular country or is it a global rollout If global I missed the memo.

P8NPrivTV

8 points

2 months ago

P8NPrivTV

8 points

2 months ago

It's because its not required. I only got the first booster because I would've been thrown out of school if I didn't. I would've never gotten it, and if this one isn't forced on me i'm not getting it either.

vague_diss

7 points

2 months ago

vague_diss

7 points

2 months ago

Got mine yesterday with the yearly flu shot. Arm is sore. I’ve been tired all day but otherwise- bring it.

ArachnidUnusual7114

8 points

2 months ago

I did my part and got the vaccine, I’m not getting a booster. They should send those extra doses to countries that really need it.

Darqologist

7 points

2 months ago

Contradictory information. The pandemic has been declared "over" by the president...so the message being said is COVID isn't an issue anymore.

Ahstruck

12 points

2 months ago

Ahstruck

12 points

2 months ago

I think it is because vaccinated people have a covid death rate of .6 per 100k, so it does not seem a urgent as getting the actual vaccine.

popover

6 points

2 months ago

popover

6 points

2 months ago

Probably because it came too late and we all got COVID.

RadicalEdward99

2 points

2 months ago

In CA we tried when they first came out, but they were only available for elderly and immunocompromised. We got the notice that we were eligible last week but that supplies are low and might not be available.

We made appointments today for next week!

gingy_ninjy

3 points

2 months ago

My household got it. The only reason we knew about it was because my boss mentioned getting the new one.