Anyone get their Booster yet?

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Community Health, School Health. Has 26 years experience.

I'm scheduled for 11/3- the day before my bday- hopefully I do not feel crummy the next day.  I was tired and had a headache after my first two but nothing terrible, and Moderna is a half dose for the booster so hopefully won't be too bad.  I have had a lot more exposure in the recent weeks due to increasing case numbers and me being assigned to help with TTS, etc., so I definitely want to make sure I am as protected as possible. I think I am the first in my cohort who wants to get a booster.

lifelearningrn, BSN, RN

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 8 years experience. 2,517 Posts

I got mine last Friday. My first 2 were Moderna in late December and January. The worst side effect from those was a sore arm!   I got Pfizer on Friday because it was all the had. Other than it stinging during the injectioni (Moderna did not), I had NO side effects. Not even the sore arm! 

NutmeggeRN, BSN

Specializes in kids. Has 25 years experience. 8 Articles; 4,410 Posts

Just scheduled mine!

Jedrnurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in school nurse. Has 30 years experience. 2,614 Posts

Got my Moderna booster this past Friday after school. Got pretty sick on Saturday afternoon, similar to my reaction to the second dose.

Kitiger, RN

Specializes in Private Duty Pediatrics. Has 43 years experience. 1,593 Posts

I got my third Pfizer shot on 9-27-21, along with my second Shingles shot, and my flu shot. I had a bit of a headache and a temp of 100.3 that evening. I took Tylenol and slept well, and was only a little weary the next day.

The arm that was used for the shingles and flu shots was red, sore, and felt "thick" from the inflammation. It took 3 or 4 days for that to go down. The arm that got the COVID shot was fine.

cowboysandangels, BSN

Specializes in Peds. Has 22 years experience. 136 Posts

I received my Pfizer booster a couple weeks ago.  Felt a bit crummy for a couple days but not enough to stay home.  

yaRNthrower, BSN, RN

Specializes in School nurse and geriatrics.. Has 25 years experience. 97 Posts

I got my Moderna booster on Saturday Morning. My arm was just a little bit sore,  achy, chills and tired. It was all over by Monday morning.

londonflo

Specializes in oncology. Has 45 years experience. 1,676 Posts

On 10/26/2021 at 1:04 PM, Kitiger said:

along with my second Shingles shot

My husband went to get a Shingles vaccination and it was so expensive for the first of two. Do you have any ideas of getting it cheaper?

lifelearningrn, BSN, RN

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 8 years experience. 2,517 Posts

1 hour ago, londonflo said:

My husband went to get a Shingles vaccination and it was so expensive for the first of two. Do you have any ideas of getting it cheaper?

In the states vaccines are covered by insurance 100% as preventive. 

JenTheSchoolRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in School nursing. 3,011 Posts

On 10/26/2021 at 1:32 PM, Jedrnurse said:

Got my Moderna booster this past Friday after school. Got pretty sick on Saturday afternoon, similar to my reaction to the second dose.

Same. Though with dose #2 of Moderna I did have a 102 degree fever for 24 hours after. No fever this time but fierce muscle aches, fatigue, and headache. 

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Kitiger, RN

Specializes in Private Duty Pediatrics. Has 43 years experience. 1,593 Posts

4 hours ago, londonflo said:

My husband went to get a Shingles vaccination and it was so expensive for the first of two. Do you have any ideas of getting it cheaper?

Medicare paid most of mine.

k1p1ssk, BSN, RN

Specializes in pediatrics, school nursing. Has 11 years experience. 610 Posts

I got a third full dose of Moderna in mid-September due to being immunocompromised... Side effects were worse than the second for sure; All the same muscle/body aches, headache, dizziness, chills, with some added nausea and a lovely dose of SOB thrown in for good measure. The SOB was actually scary - it would resolve after sitting down for a few minutes, but the chest tightness was real! Now I'm seeing they're recommending people in my position get an actual lower-dose booster 6months after the 3rd full dose!