Posted on November 15th, 2021 by Dr. Francis Collins
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Tags: booster shot, COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccine, Moderna, novel coronavirus, pandemic, SARS-CoV-2
I am having such anxiety over getting the booster shot. I am 62 years old. I had covid, with double pneumonia. I received my first and second pfizer vaccine in April 2021. I was so sick after my second shot. The body aches were so bad nothing I took helped the pain. I also had the dry heaves all night along with getting hives and a high fever. I am petrified to get the booster. I am wondering if it would be better to try the Mederna Vaccine? I wrestle with this decision every day. I am not yet eligible to get the booster yet in my state. I will probably talk to my Doctor before making a decision.
Sue. Sounds so much like the allergy reaction I had to Pfizer. Wasn’t the vaccine, it was the base. Ask your doctor to get the moderns booster. Probably a big difference. I also had the same reaction to my colonoscopy prep. It was the same ingredient. I even had to use my inhaler for exactly 14 days, but then all symptoms gone after that. I feel it was worth it for protection. Good luck.
Hi Sharon, Wow, that sounds interesting! I had been thinking of trying the moderna booster instead. Although I had no problems with my colonoscopy, so not sure if that was the issue. I will definitely talk to my doctor before making a decision. This whole Covid thing is making me lose sleep. The news doesn’t help. Its exhausing.
Sharon did you have any side effects after the Moderna booster?
I am very grateful for the vaccines, but we were told the mRNA vaccines could be easily adapted for new variants – but now it appears we have a new variant maybe partly escaping the immunity conferred by our vaccines, which were designed for the first type we got – but we do not seem to have a new vaccine targeting Delta – so, it would be nice to be told what is happening.
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Hello: i had COVID in November 2020 (mild case, lost taste and smell and have not yet regained it) and i got my moderna shots in March and April 2021. I want to get my booster shot but have read recently that people with a very high antibody count (mine is 11,890) should not be getting a booster shot. Please confirm or advise otherwise.
I agree completely. We need to get through this winter with low Covid Counts. I too have had my booster. I had Covid in Jan. People you do not want it. My husband and I both did. I had my two Moderna shots in March and April and got my third booster two weeks ago.
I got Pfizer booster recently. Didn’t feel a thing afterwards. No side effects or pain. It was easy.
But did you have side effects from the first two vaccines?
Appointed the 16th Director of NIH by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate. He was sworn in on August 17, 2009. On June 6, 2017. President Donald Trump announced his selection of Dr. Collins to continue to serve as the NIH Director.
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