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GhostofCain

Ancient Mariner
I'm on my first dose of AstraZeneca. They didn't exaggerate about the side effects. All night sleepless, migraine, nausea, muscle aches and chills like I've never had before. Now it is ok - I have a migraine and as my wife said "you have never looked so bad".

I know people who have had the AstraZeneca jab and have been absolutely fine, others with side effects the following day... There does not seem to be a clear pattern. Sorry to hear you had a rough time!

I get my first dose tomorrow. Party time! :dancinggeek:
 
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GhostofCain

Ancient Mariner
If you do not see any posts from me after tomorrow that would probably mean I am dead. I am not counting on that happening any time soon though.
 

Night Prowler

Customer Deathcycle Manager
Staff member
You don't need an appointment anymore to get a vaccine here and you get 30 EUR or vouchers for that much money after you get vaccinated. People almost rioted today in vaccination queues. Money is a great motivator even if it's such a measly sum.

Kinda embarassing that we needed to pay people to get vaccinated, but if it gets them to do it...
 

Jer

Enjoy the silence
Kinda embarassing that we needed to pay people to get vaccinated, but if it gets them to do it...
Not a bad idea. Some projections are now suggesting that not enough Americans are likely to get vaccinated to reach herd immunity through vaccination alone, so someone has to decide how to weigh Darwinism with longer restrictions vs. ideologically distasteful pragmatism that may open things up sooner.
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
If I’ve learned anything from my dad over the years, it’s that FREE is one of the greatest words in the English language.
 

Dr. Eddies Wingman

Brighter than thousand_suns
Not a bad idea. Some projections are now suggesting that not enough Americans are likely to get vaccinated to reach herd immunity through vaccination alone, so someone has to decide how to weigh Darwinism with longer restrictions vs. ideologically distasteful pragmatism that may open things up sooner.
The problem is that no vaccine is 100% effective, so allowing the virus to roam free would not only affect the unvaccinated, but also some percentage of the vaccinated. :(
 

Onhell

Infinite Dreamer
As I stated before, the reason I got vaccinated was due to a concerted effort by the federal and state governments to get all teaching staff vaccinated for a return to in-person classes as soon as possible. The thing is, the whole thing wreaked of political theater. I mean, they had chairs out for us to sit while we waited, they had hundreds of volunteers to shepard us into our rows where they had more chairs to sit in comfortably underneath huge tents. They had a big screen TV, live entertainment, volunteers walked around like airline stewards with carts containing electrolytes, water, popcorn, chips and baked goods. Even the governor made a photo-op appearance. After our shot we were given notepads with the University logo and the slogan, "Soon our lion hearts will hug each other again." (The school mascot are the Black Lions).

My mom, who is 76, did not get vaccinated when it was her turn. A mixture of fear to the side effects and having horrible seasonal allergies kept her from taking the plunge. After some extensive consideration she decided to go for it. Last week the government anounced that all people 50 AND OLDER, should register to get vaccinated if they still haven't done so. Monday she goes to the vaccination site and she gets rejected (after standing in line for 4 hours, because they are told they are only giving second doses. One of the staff memebers lets it slip that MAYBE on Thursday they could give everyone the vaccine. She returns on Thursday and she asks right away if she'll be able to get the vaccine. The staff member reassures her that yes, "But it's my FIRST dose, is that ok? Can I stay?" "Yes, yes, don't worry," He says. AN HOUR later some guy comes by and says through a megaphone, "Remember folks, we are only giving the SECOND dose today, only the SECOND Pfizer dose! Everyone else can go home." Clearly angry, my mom tells this guy that the President of the country AND the head of the Health department said in the news that ANYONE seeking to get vaccinated can go and WON'T be rejected. Dude just says, "Sorry, only second doses."

She told me how they didn't have any chairs for people, no tents to create shade, no one handing out water and clearly disorganized and misinformed. This is how we're treating our senior citizens. So it upset me even more to be used as a prop so the government can pat itself on the back as to what great a job they're doing, when in reality, they have no idea how to organize the vaccination effort for the rest of their citizens AND even though they want us to go back to in person classes, they have failed to come up with a similar vaccination plan for students. Fucking morons.
 

Brigantium

General of the Dark Army
Staff member
Also nearly passed out while in the 15 minute observation window so that was fun.
This usually happens to me when I get a vaccination or have a blood sample taken. Not sure why. I don't feel bothered by needles, but just get that reaction for some reason afterwards.

You don't need an appointment anymore to get a vaccine here and you get 30 EUR or vouchers for that much money after you get vaccinated. People almost rioted today in vaccination queues. Money is a great motivator even if it's such a measly sum.

Kinda embarassing that we needed to pay people to get vaccinated, but if it gets them to do it...
They PAY you to get a vaccine? Holy crap, people would be booking five or six of them around here.
 

GhostofCain

Ancient Mariner
All went well with my first AstraZeneca jab. Not sure if the mild side effects have anything to do with the vaccine or are a sign of my antiTorybodies reacting to the results of the local UK elections.
 
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