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    Last week, I got the regular annual flu vaccination. I asked my personal physician
    if I had to wait awhile before getting a Covid-19 booster shot. He said, "No. You
    can even get them both at the same time. No problem...just don't get them both
    in the same arm."

    So, yesterday I got Pfizer shot #3. It has been over 24 hours now since the injection,
    and I have had absolutely no side effects...not even pain at the injection site.

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    You are lucky. The first two shorts no reaction. The booster knocked the bell out of me. Tired, ached all over for a day.
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    Good to hear you guys are getting the Covid booster shots. Seems they are rolling that out in the UK too and some there are getting the yearly flu shot and Covid booster at the same time but in different arms. We are still waiting on word of if and when they will start here. I'll grab mine as soon as they become available here.

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    Last week my wife got her Maderna Booster and it knocked her down just as bad as the second shot did. She got her flu shot the week before.
    Now it's my turn. I got the booster last night but I had no reaction to the first two so I'm crossing my fingers that this third one will be the same. I think I will go get my Flu shot in the next day or two. Just to get it out of the way.

    I hope everyone will be able to get the Shots as soon as possible and we can get things back to normal before the end of next year!

    BTW, They asked me if I was amino compromised, had a transplant, or have HIV. If I would have answered yes I would have gotten a full-sized third shot. Not just a half dose. So the Maderna shot is already taking care of what Pfizer is thinking of doing 6 months from now with the fourth shot for those with these issues.
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    Im not anti vax. I got my first round and started last year to get yearly flu. I haven't seen enough to say that it's necessary. So I'm waiting. No criticism on anyone that has or will.

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    Got my booster this week. It made me tired the next day. I had the flu shot a couple of weeks before.
    No big deal.
    I expect this will be a twice-per-year event for the foreseeable future.
    We all have to step up to control this thing.
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    Got the booster, and it gave me a little injection site pain the next day. Hurt a bit worse than the first two but nothing serious with any of the shots.
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    I got the Pfizer booster, just a slight ache, no worse than any flu shot I've ever had. My wife was tired and achy but had started a new injectable medicine the same day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasman View Post
    Last week my wife got her Maderna Booster and it knocked her down just as bad as the second shot did. She got her flu shot the week before.
    Now it's my turn. I got the booster last night but I had no reaction to the first two so I'm crossing my fingers that this third one will be the same. I think I will go get my Flu shot in the next day or two. Just to get it out of the way.

    I hope everyone will be able to get the Shots as soon as possible and we can get things back to normal before the end of next year!

    BTW, They asked me if I was amino compromised, had a transplant, or have HIV. If I would have answered yes I would have gotten a full-sized third shot. Not just a half dose. So the Maderna shot is already taking care of what Pfizer is thinking of doing 6 months from now with the fourth shot for those with these issues.
    Interesting. I had 2 doses of Pfizer but decided to go with Moderna this time for a third dose. Curious if they will give me the half or full since my immune system is compromised. Will find out on Monday. Flu shot tomorrow.
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    I too will get the Pfizer booster when available. In relation to the flu, with the combination of social distancing and people being conscious of personal hygiene, eg. regular hand washing etc, influenza activity in the community here in Australia is at historically low levels. I'm hopeful that the population will continue these hygiene practices into the future, but unfortunately people can have short memories.
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