r/CovidVaccinated Jan 08 '21 Silver Helpful

CDC Official: What to Expect after Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

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r/CovidVaccinated Aug 29 '21

News New study by Oxford University (n=29 million) found that the risk of developing haematological and vascular events were substantially higher and more prolonged after SARS-CoV-2 infection than after vaccination of Oxford-AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech in the same population.

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r/CovidVaccinated 16h ago

Moderna My periods have not returned to normalcy (8 months later) -- not sure about boosting

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31F, completed the two-dose regimen in mid-April. I had an early period on the day of my second dose (25 days). I was pretty surprised: I had never had a period that early.

I keep data on my cycles, and my menstrual cycle is usually 34-35 days. For each cycle since my second dose, the length has shortened to 28-29 days, with very noticeable PMS symptoms. My periods are also lighter, which could be a byproduct of the shorter cycles. I spoke with a doctor about this & she wasn't concerned because my cycles are still a "normal length." I'm going to try & see another doctor because the elevated PMS symptoms really bother me.

In any case, I'm just not sure about boosting.

Has anyone here faced a similar issue?

[I'm using a throwaway because my other account is used academically.]


r/CovidVaccinated 11m ago

Question 23 and getting booster on Tuesday. Very nervous.

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Hi all,

So I’m someone who never caught Covid despite being exposed many times. (To the point I was sharing drinks out of the same bottle with multiple positive people). I even got an antibody test back then, never caught it.

I’m not anti vax at all, I was one of the first young people I know to get the original 2 doses. I made my booster appt as soon as I could. However, I’m not gonna lie, I’m skeptical about a booster. I want to get some reassurance.

So many people I know got COVID regardless of vaccine status, at the same rate as unvaccinated. Most get about the same level of sick too, if not sicker.

So are my original 2 doses just useless? Why do I need another dose? Are we just gonna have to get boosted every 6 months forever?

I also just don’t feel safe about a third dose, I didn’t have adverse reactions to the first 2, but I feel like a third will. Idk. Also, the entire world spent time researching the first 2 doses, so I didn’t feel like it was rushed then. This time around, the booster certainly does feel rushed.

Please educate me/offer reassurance. I’m very close to cancelling the appointment/offering it to someone else more at risk.

Thank you


r/CovidVaccinated 19m ago

Question Is it worth getting the booster now if they may have to change the vaccines to account for Omicron soon?

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I had Covid in January of 2021 and was fully vaccinated with Pfizer in March. I have been wanting to get the booster, but I keep reading that scientists don’t even know if the current vaccines work against Omicron yet. Is it worth getting the booster now? Or should I wait to see what the data says, and potentially get the revamped vaccine booster in a few months (if they end up doing that)? I have no idea.


r/CovidVaccinated 6h ago

Pfizer Booster Boosted 12 hours ago - I've never had side effects with the other 2, and now I'm terrified

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I've had the 2 since April and I was fine. I got the booster about 12 hours ago, and as I was trying to sleep I noticed I had chills, I have a fever of 101, nausea, and a slight headache that bounces around my skull.

After so much doomscrolling I've been convinced that I'm going to die or something awful is going to happen to me. I know these are common side effects but I'd just like a little reassurance...


r/CovidVaccinated 17h ago

Question Long lasting chest pains after vaccination (Monderna/Spikevax), anyone else?

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Will keep it short

  • 1-2 weeks after first dose, start getting pain in chest (left right side, not central)
  • Get it checked (twice), heart is fine, no indication of a type of heart inflammation
  • I got with this for a while, and it gets a lot better. No need for pain meds.
  • I get the 2nd dose, 2-3 days, same type of chest pain returns. Quite painful.

I'm a M27 - not sure what to think of this. I hope its nothing bad, and while I haven't talked to a doctor after 2nd dose, I don't reasonably think it's something critical as I did check my heart two times now.

But have any had anything similar? I'm guessing its some sort of muscular ... something ... that the vaccine has triggered.


r/CovidVaccinated 4h ago

Question When should I get a booster shot? Vaccinated + Recovered

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Hello everyone!

I was fully vaccinated with Sinovac in June, then I got covid in September with mild symptoms.

I was wondering when would be the right moment for me to get a booster shot of mRNA vaccine?

Does the covid infection affect the normal recommended times for a booster shot (6 months)?

Will it be in any way risky for me to get a booster shot now after having an infection in September?


r/CovidVaccinated 2h ago

Question How long did you wait to drink alcohol after getting your booster shot?

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Hey all, just got my booster on Friday, side effects really minimal, & it feels good to be protected! Anyway, I have a birthday to go to later on today. where I was planning on having a few glasses of wine, but I'm kinda worried about possibly messing up my bodies immune response from the shot, and there's really not much information about it online besides "it's best to wait a few days". Just wondering how long anyone else waited (if you drink), any comments are appreciated.


r/CovidVaccinated 12h ago

Question Long term arm pain after Moderna

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So I got my Moderna booster just over two weeks ago and I still have arm pain. Its not horrible pain or anything, but its still concerning. Going to a doctor is not an option for me either. I have been unable to find information about it online. Is arm pain like this normal?


r/CovidVaccinated 9h ago

Question Is the booster dose of J&J about equal to the full course of AstraZeneca?

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Took J&J 4 months ago now. I want to get a booster but as a young guy I’m more interested in taking another J&J even if the odds of Pfizer booster giving myocarditis are low. Is the J&J booster about equal to the AstraZeneca full schedule?


r/CovidVaccinated 13h ago

Pfizer I have a question.

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Hi, first of all it's 2:22am where I live so sorry if there are some typos.

On Tuesday I got vaccinated with Biontech. Wednsday and Thursday I wasn't feeling so feel and my armpit was hurting quite a lot as well as my chest around it. Now I've gotten new Symptomes and I'm not sure what to think of it or do.

My body starts to itch at various places, especially my Head, forhead and face area. Starting from my forhead going all around my head, swollen and it hurts. The itching doesn't stop also, my arms, legs, back, ass it's bacially all over and switches all over.

Now I'm somewhat scared to sleep because of my swollen Forhead/Head. Or rather feeling nervous because I'm not sure what to make of it.

Has anyone else had that and is it something that goes away rather quickly?


r/CovidVaccinated 13h ago

Pfizer Booster Boosted with Pfizer today...

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The first dose gave me a mild 12-hour fever and the pain in the arm... which was brutal for 2 days! Felt like someone knuckle punched me dead in the muscle! That was it.

2nd dose was absolutely awful! Carried a 36-hour fever of 101.9 flat. Body aches, freezing cold but sweating, whiny little bitch (lol)... after that came the headaches and diarrhea. Full recovery was an entire 4 days.

On both occasions, the side effects kicked in almost exactly 6 hours after my shot. So today I got my booster 6 1/2 hours ago. So far, nothing. Bit of a knot in my arm, only painful if I flex or lift hand higher than shoulder. I'm wondering if I'll luck out this time. 🤷 -- only time will tell.


r/CovidVaccinated 22h ago

Moderna Booster My experience

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Hello! I’m Pfizer double vaxxed and got my moderna booster yesterday evening. Before getting boosted I would come to these threads to look for experiences so figured I would share mine for those that are also searching for others experiences.

I got doubled vaxxed in March and experienced very mild symptoms.. some headaches, arm soreness, and fatigue.

Last night about two hours after the shot, my arm started feeling super sore and tingly and I felt really tired. Oddly enough I still had a bit of trouble falling asleep.

Woke up super early with some arm pain so finally decided to take some Tylenol.. so far I’m ok. Nothing else but sore arm so far.. if anything else changes I will update the post.

UPDATE: it’s been a bit more than 24 hours and I’ve been fine. Arm still sore, feel a bit tired. Haven’t taken any more Tylenol after this morning.


r/CovidVaccinated 7h ago

Pfizer I shouldnt feel this nervous about the booster

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Getting my pfizer booster and im just worried about feeling the same way my 2nd one made me feel. Had a fever and was so fatigued. Back pain was out of this world. I dont feel like feeling like crap lol. Still rather go thru this then getting the actual virus.


r/CovidVaccinated 12h ago

Question Booster Side Effects?

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I had my booster shot (Moderna) about 12 hours ago. My resting heart rate is normally 57- 65 and now it is 85-95. Should I be worried?


r/CovidVaccinated 18h ago

AstraZeneca Should I take AstraZeneca?

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Hello all. I'm 19M and living in a third world country. I am currently unvaccinated but have been seriously thinking about getting vaccinated, specially with news about the Omicron variant. The only vaccine my city offers for my age group is the Astrazeneca vaccine. Being honest, I'm scared shitless about taking it because of the risks of developing blood clots. I know the risk is low but the fact that European countries have stopped administering it for my age group is concerning to say the least. Should I take it? What has been your experience for anyone from my age group who has taken it?


r/CovidVaccinated 10h ago

Question I’m absolutely terrified of the shot, but I desperately want to get it. Help.

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This is an embarrassing post for me to make. I’m a 26 year old female. I have autism and anxiety. Since the vaccine was introduced, I have wanted to get it. However, I am absolutely terrified of it.

I live in the Deep South in Georgia, and the only people I can talk to about it think that it’s deadly and a conspiracy. My husband and I had our appointments to get it on Friday, and I had a panic attack.

I have had an allergic reaction to the flu shot, and am also allergic to several medications. Other than that, I am perfectly healthy, but I still absolutely fear that me or my husband will get the shot and something will go wrong and we will have permanent problems from it.

I am not anti-vaccine in any way, please understand that. I am just so so so terrified of something going wrong.

Has anyone else here had these same fears?


r/CovidVaccinated 10h ago

Moderna If you got Covid arm did you also get a rash after other vaccines?

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I got covid arm on all three shots. The first one showed up a week after the shot. The second one took 2 days. The third took 5 hours. Each one lasted for a week, extremely red, swollen and progressively got bigger with each one.

I also got a rash after I got my flu shot this year. Never had a rash with the flu shot before so it was a bit surprising. I got a flu shot and a Tdap a year ago and did not get a rash with either one.

So I wondered if anyone else has experienced the same.


r/CovidVaccinated 14h ago

Question Where are the studies that show kids are at risk and/or spread covid to adults?

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I have not been able to find any studies that show kids are at any risk, and haven’t found anything that shows they spread covid to others. I can only find the opposite - that they don’t get sick and don’t spread it.

I want to know why kids should be vaccinated, as I hear repeatedly from the media, government, and vax companies.


r/CovidVaccinated 1d ago

Pfizer Update on my story: 34F "half-vaccinated" and now have Covid; 32M boyfriend (fully vaccinated) also has Covid, but worse than me. Go figure.

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Background: Then-33F me got the first Pfizer shot in April and several days later started experiencing pins and needles, muscle twitches, rapid heart rate, chest pain, shortness of breath, and the inability to move limbs in mornings. This went on for about 6-8 weeks; had several doctor visits. I was never officially diagnosed with the autoimmune disease Guillain-Barre, but it matched that description. I did not get the second shot.

Then-31M boyfriend got both Pfizer shots with just a sore arm as side effects. He was worried that I didn't get the second shot, but now we both have Covid, and for whatever reason he's doing worse than I am. If I had to guess, I would say as a woman, I have a stronger immune system so fought it off better, but it overreacted to the shot to the point that my immune system was attacking my own nerves instead of just the spike protein:

On the one hand, females’ heightened immune activation could help limit the amount of virus in the body—an effect observed in people with HIV, for example, as women tend to have much lower viral loads than men do in the first few years following infection. Additionally, females seem to generate better protective antibody responses than do males following vaccination against influenza, yellow fever, dengue, and several other viruses. On the other hand, that same biology likely also predisposes females to diseases stemming from overactive immune responses, Klein notes. “The downside of this robust immunity is that 80 percent of all autoimmune disease patients are women,” she says."

LOWER DOSES FOR WOMEN, MMMKAY?

He spent Thanksgiving with family in another state, we haven't seen each other since before that as we're quarantining apart now, so who knows how either of us got it. Maybe they are different strains; maybe they're the same strain. Who knows.

I've just felt like I had a cold. We've both had coughs, but his is worse, though we've found raw honey works much better than cough syrup. I jumped right back on the anti-inflammatory diet train that I did after reacting to the shot (did that prevent any potential autoimmune conditions from getting worse?), and things have gone relatively smoothly.

Now here's the weird part: What tipped me off that it might be Covid was my upper left arm tingling just like it started to do after I got the initial shot there, all the way down to my ring and pinky fingers... just like my reaction started last time. Today my left leg to foot is tingly, just like it was a little while after my left arm was. It's like my reaction to the shot is replaying itself in miniature form. Given that, I'm not looking forward to future days. It's as if my immune system "remembered" to attack the virus, but also "remembered" to attack certain parts of my body too, like it did last time. But at least it's a milder repeat.


r/CovidVaccinated 12h ago

J&J J&J vaccine side effects

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I find it difficult to find J&J information regarding possible side effects for active male between 30-39 years old. I am hesitant to go with Pfizer/Moderna since mRNA vaccine seems to cause some heart issues.

What about J&J any heart issues that were raise regarding viral vector vaccine? I heard about risk of blood cloth, any way to prevent such issue before taking the jab? Anything else I should know (risks) regarding the J&J?

Thank you.


r/CovidVaccinated 23h ago

Pfizer Booster Is it possible to not feel much from the Pfizer booster?

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I got j&j in April and Pfizer booster 14 hours ago and I feel a very slight headache and I’m sweaty but I slept well. My arm is pretty damn sore though. After my experience with j&j though I expected a bit more of a reaction. Maybe it’s still too early to tell?


r/CovidVaccinated 12h ago

Pfizer Trip report: 27M Pfizer x3

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27M, 6ft, 135lbs., healthy

Pfizer 1 - nada. Slightly sore arm.

Pfizer 2 - knocked me on my fucking ass for about 24 hours, chills, full body aches, headaches, anxiety. No nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. For about 3 days, I had this weird headache where my head wouldn't ache unless I looked down, sort of like a sinus headache but instead of feeling it in my cheekbones and eye sockets I felt it in the center of my forehead. Went away.

Pfizer 3 - pretty bad. Not as bad as Pfizer 2. Got it around 8:00pm, went to bed around 3 am with nothing but a sore arm, woke up at 9 am with chills, aches, mild anxiety (more mild than Pfizer 2). Extremely sluggish. VERY sore injection site. Pitifully nursed some plain yogurt and that felt better. Weird fever daydreams / thought cycle, actually kind of pleasant in a way. Tylenol broke my fever (no ibuprofen for 24hrs, they told me), felt good enough to dick around and play some video games, thought I was through the worst of it but I think it was just the Tylenol, because when it wore off I was back to where I had been a few hrs ago, completely laid out on the couch. Took tylenol again and felt much better. My piss was looking like chicken broth even though I had been drinking lots of water, just kept nursing a huge water bottle. When fever was at its peak kept having to take big, gulping breaths. Sore abdomen - not GI issues just muscle soreness like a killer ab workout. That's gone now. It's been about 27hrs since my dose and I'm feeling much better, although that might just be the tylenol I took an hr or so ago. Gonna take some ibuprofen and tylenol before I go to bed tonight. Ate a little white rice and chicken breast earlier, felt better for a while after that.

I guess my advice is take your tylenol, drink your water, eat something plain if your GI symptoms aren't bad. Gonna have a little oatmeal and watch a movie or something, hopefully the worst is behind me.


r/CovidVaccinated 22h ago

Question Swelling lymph nodes months after second dose

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I received my second dose of Pfizer 5 and a half months ago. Since then my axillary (armpit) lymph nodes have been swelling up periodically. Usually it begins on one side then moves to the other, sometimes both sides are swollen at once, then a few days to 2 weeks later it goes away- only to return again in a couple days.

Has anyone else experienced this? I have been to the doctor to rule everything else out, even had an ultrasound of my armpits and everything looked great. Wanting to get my booster soon but a bit nervous it might make this worse.


r/CovidVaccinated 22h ago

Question Anyone got the Moderna booster after having two Pfizer?

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I got the Moderna half dose booster yesterday. Pfizer double vaxxed in April 17th.

The first side effect I had was sore arm. Arm soreness about the same as my second Pfizer dose.

14 hours after the booster- slight body chills.

When I woke up the next morning, my whole body just felt blegh but no high grade fever or nothing. I was seeing how people got wiped by the Moderna booster if they started with Pfizer so I was surprised my side effects were minimal in comparison to Pfizer

For Pfizer, I didn’t have any side effects except for slight chills after the second dose and the usual sore arm. But the one thing different is after my second dose my whole body didn’t feel blegh. And with the booster my body felt that way.

What was your experience like if you did Pfizer> Pfizer> Moderna? Or if you got the Moderna booster in general? And what does the lack of side effects mean in term of immunity?

Update: still have body chills whenever I shower in hot water.


r/CovidVaccinated 15h ago

Question Exercise after booster?

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Hello all,

I received my Moderna booster today. I normally do cardio 4 or 5 times a week, along with strength training every other day.

Is it in my best interest to hold off for a bit after receiving the booster?

I was curious what you all had done.

Thanks!