Unfortunately I got the Pfizer shot but no major side effects. Just felt like the beginnings of a cold for a day or two. No arm soreness. I never got any boosters. I figured since I only went to the store every other week, with an N95 mask, I wasn't putting myself at extraordinary risk by not getting a booster. My mother never got either of the vaccines. Not because I didn't want to, but logistics. We only started returning to her doctor in late 2021. He didn't have the covid shot. Bringing her to Walgreen's wouldn't work. She won't reliably keep a mask on in public. I figured the risk of exposing her to covid while waiting in the store for the shot was higher than just not getting it.Mom and I both got the Moderna injection, twice; 6 months apart. Neither one of us has ever gotten COVID. She had zero side effects. Both times, my arm was sore. And the next day, it felt as though (minus the runny nose and sore throat) that I was in the middle of a bad cold. Each time, only lasted 24 hours.
To the best of my knowledge I never got covid, either. Then again I was rigorous about wearing an N95 mask and washing everything from the store as soon as I got home. I only felt comfortable not wearing masks in stores as of late spring this year.
I feel the same. You're sick, stay home. You're not doing anyone any favors, including your employer, by coming in sick.My best friend has had COVID, twice. Each time he told me it felt like he was on the verge of death. First time, because he didn't take it seriously enough. Second time, wasn't his fault. Co-worker came into work who knew he himself was infected but didn't care. Also treated it as a joke! Got everyone who works the line in the kitchen, infected. My best friend was surprisingly relaxed about it. Had that been me, I'd have taken a non-voluntary break from CPF, YouTube, and all my other online social media activities for a good long time. Sitting in a prison cell for teaching someone a valuable lesson about "common courtesy" for others. I regard such individuals as one notch above those who have AIDS, know it, but go out to clubs to randomly infect anyone they encounter for a hook-up because they are just that selfish.
Exactly why I took major precautions from day one, including not allowing any visitors in the house. That included my brother and sister. A former friend gave me a hard time about it six months in. I told him sorry, your desire to have visits doesn't trump me or my mother's safety. When it first started especially, covid was an unknown. I don't take chances with a new pathogen.Four times?? You've been lucky. Let's go to Vegas, I'll pay for your round-trip plane ticket, and hotel accommodations. There are people (non-elderly) who caught it once, and died. Very first recorded case of a young person was a 16 year-old girl. Perfectly healthy. Caught COVID, developed a slight cough, dead the next day. Huge shock to her entire family, and the world.
They may well be but I hope mRNA vaccines don't get a bad rap because of them. Poor execution doesn't make something invalid. It would be like everyone deciding never to make cars again because one company made the Yugo.As far as Pfizer, they're done! I'm going to do with Pfizer what I do whenever SureFire FINALLY releases a new flashlight model first promised about 2 or 3 years earlier.... I'm going to let others be Beta Testers with their own money. Wait several months. If everything is Kosher (I'm not even Jewish), then I'll take a chance on the company.