- Oct 22, 2016
I get my second Pfizer shot today. I had mild reactions to the first - sore arm, headache, fatigue. I'll let you know how this one goes!
Update - chills ended for spouse (med and time took care of them in 8 hours) - aches still there, but he's up and around. I told him to have coffee now, while he stays non-nauseous, just so he doesn't compound his issues.Day 2 Pfizer for spouse and oldest...
Spouse started getting a sore arm and achy last night about 6 hours post shot (and he took a med)...and chills kicked in at 4am...he's still frigid with no appetite (but, thankfully, no nausea), so I sent him back to bed with hot tea, blankets, and a med (work gave him a free day off, and he would need it). I'm hoping he doesn't get a headache from lack of caffeine, b/c tea can't match coffee, and he tends to drink a lot of coffee...but here's hoping I can get him coffee later...and that his worst symptoms (chills and aches) wear off in about 12 hours so he can take the 2 boys to swim lessons (that, I'm trying to avoid for me)...
Daughter (young adult) is still sailing through. I told her to watch for the 24 hour "it kicks in" point, and to take it easy today. But nothing, natta for her now even with shot #2. Not even a sore arm. At some point, I gotta think she'll react...
Yep. Got another email a little while ago saying they would be calling to reschedule.
I already scheduled for tomorrow at a Walgreens in WV. They had a lot of appointments. It better not get cancelled. I have other medical things I need to get done and I just want this out of the way.
To my knowledge, DS never a got another email about rescheduling, but got an automated call just saying that you're due for your second dose. If you've already gotten it, congratulations, if not, you need to call to schedule. Terrible the way they've handled this.My Walgreens for this morning got canceled as well. I jumped online and got a mid morning appointment at CVS, so I still got the shot today. I got the same email about them calling to reschedule, but no call yet. I wonder if they missed a shipment?
I used vaccinefinder.org to see who had Pfizer in stock in my area, and saw CVS had it, then went to the CVS website and they had a special link for people looking for their second shot. I had to drive a little farther, since the Walgreens was actually walking distance, but I am glad it’s done.
That’s all I have had as well, a sore arm that was worse than the first shot, but I am not sure if it is due to the vaccine or the skill of the person giving the shot. I hardly felt the first shot, but the second one I felt from the moment she touched the needle to my skin through the time it was removed. I haven’t taken any pain killers though, as I want to let my body do its thing with as little intervention as possible. The soreness is starting to go away, so I am hoping it will be more comfortable to sleep tonight.My DH had his second Pfizer on Wednesday. So far just a sore arm. It was worse than vaccine 1, but not too bad. I talked him into taking Tylenol once for the pain, but he would not take anything after that. Moving arm really helps he said.
It has been just over 24 hours since my second Pfizer shot. No issues. Just a sore arm again...CT opened up 45 and older this weekend. I had no issues getting an appointment at CVS for the date and time I wanted. First Pfizer shot today. No issues so far outside of a sore arm. Second scheduled on 4/15. CVS was great. Very efficient. CT has been one of the best states distributing vaccines. They are planning on opening up the remainder of the state - 16 and over on 4/1.