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    Who is getting or got their boosters?

    I'm 55 in good health and got both Pfizer shots in March 2021, I'm just waiting for FDA to approve my age group then I plan to get my booster when available. The FDA will approve a booster 2 months after the first shot of J & J.
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    I'm eligible and will schedule it shortly. They started giving them at work the week we went away so I couldn't do it then. Now that we're back and settled I'll set it up. I did get my flu shot on Tuesday, though.
    Steve

    * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
    * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
    * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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      #3
      I hadn't planned on it - I got the two shot dose of moderna and have been pretty much masking up in public.
      james.c.hendrickson@gmail.com
      202.468.6043

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        #4
        Both my parents have had their boosters - pfizer.
        Working on scheduling my father in law for his while he's in town. Also pfizer.

        Need to look at what "qualifying health conditions" might make me eligible, if I am. I don't qualify on age. Both DH and i have high blood pressure. Shocked?

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          #5
          [QUOTE=james.hendrickson;n727680]I hadn't planned on it - I got the two shot dose of moderna and have been pretty much masking up in public. [/QUOTE]

          For my booster when I'm eligible I don't have that sense of urgency as I did for my first two shots. I won't endure standing in a long line for my booster as I did for my initial shots.

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            #6
            Just so its clear, this is what the CDC is saying about the boosters:

            [QUOTE][B]Data Supporting Need for a Booster Shot[/B]

            Studies show that after getting vaccinated against COVID-19, [B]protection against the virus may decrease[/B] over time and be less able to protect against the Delta variant. Although COVID-19 vaccination for adults aged 65 years and older remains effective in preventing severe disease, [URL="https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/meetings/downloads/slides-2021-9-23/03-COVID-Oliver.pdf"]recent data pdf icon[4.7 MB, 88 pages][/URL] suggest vaccination is less effective at preventing infection or milder illness with symptoms. Emerging evidence also shows that among healthcare and other frontline workers, vaccine effectiveness against COVID-19 infections is decreasing over time. This lower effectiveness is likely due to the combination of decreasing protection as time passes since getting vaccinated (e.g., waning immunity) as well as the greater infectiousness of the Delta variant.

            Data from a small clinical trial show that a Pfizer-BioNTech [B]booster shot[/B] [B]increased the immune response[/B] in trial participants who finished their primary series 6 months earlier. With an increased immune response, people should have improved protection against COVID-19, including the Delta variant.[/QUOTE]

            Source: [URL="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html"]CDC[/URL].

            My take on this is Covid-19 is a nasty virus, and the Delta Variant is like the original Covid's delinquent younger brother.
            james.c.hendrickson@gmail.com
            202.468.6043

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              #7
              DH and I had Moderna and are waiting. I will be taking my Mom next week for her booster. But grrrr. .... on FB, I saw that my niece in law (who is 30) drove far enough away from LA and got the Pfizer booster and is bragging about it since she is a teacher. ...........I do not think that is right..... If it was right, she would have been able to get it locally......

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                #8
                [QUOTE=SavingBucks;n727693]DH and I had Moderna and are waiting. I will be taking my Mom next week for her booster. But grrrr. .... on FB, I saw that my niece in law (who is 30) drove far enough away from LA and got the Pfizer booster and is bragging about it since she is a teacher. ...........I do not think that is right..... If it was right, she would have been able to get it locally......[/QUOTE]

                What’s wrong with her getting the booster? I have several teacher friends who have gotten theirs.
                Steve

                * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
                * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
                * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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                  #9
                  Steve -- I thought it was prioritized by age only (65+ first) and not profession. That is why. I assumed that something was strange if she could not get a booster locally. The vibe from her FB post implied that she was not eligible due to age and went somewhere that did not prioritize (she is a lovely young lady and is nowhere near 65 ).

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                    #10
                    [QUOTE=SavingBucks;n727695]Steve -- I thought it was prioritized by age only (65+ first) and not profession. That is why. I assumed that something was strange if she could not get a booster locally. The vibe from her FB post implied that she was not eligible due to age and went somewhere that did not prioritize (she is a lovely young lady and is nowhere near 65 ). [/QUOTE]

                    Everyone 18 and older can get a booster if they have health issues or work in high risk jobs. Teachers certainly qualify.
                    Steve

                    * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
                    * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
                    * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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                      #11
                      Steve, I've not seen clear word anywhere... Is it still the case that once you get one of the vaccines, you need to stick with the same company's formulation for the booster shots?

                      Additionally, have you seen any data to show the average durability of the antibodies produced from the various vaccines? It seems like that would be the driving factor in when it makes sense to get a booster (when those antibodies start to decline significantly).

                      Whenever the military decides to start offering/requiring a booster, I'll get one. I'm not overly concerned with it, but I'll play along to extent it makes sense.
                      "Praestantia per minutus" ... "Acta non verba"

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                        #12
                        I will be getting it pronto.
                        "There is some ontological doubt as to whether it may even be possible in principle to nail down these things in the universe we're given to study." --text msg from my kid

                        "It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." --Frederick Douglass

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                          #13
                          Yes, another covid discussion. What exactly does this have to do with finance? Does everyone need to re read the forum rules? This should be in the Everything Else section. Will one of the mods please do your job and move this?

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                            #14
                            I'll add a financial component to my original question. How much in lost wages might you expect if getting COVID as a result of not getting the booster? For me if I get a mild to moderate COVID infection and have to stay home for 10 days from work, $350 a day x 10 days = $3500 in lost wages. Hospitalization would be a whole different story.

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                              #15
                              [QUOTE=QuarterMillionMan;n727704]I'll add a financial component to my original question. How much in lost wages might you expect if getting COVID as a result of not getting the booster? For me if I get a mild to moderate COVID infection and have to stay home for 10 days from work, $350 a day x 10 days = $3500 in lost wages. Hospitalization would be a whole different story.[/QUOTE]

                              Makes no sense. Shouldn't have brought up boosters to begin with. Still needs moved to everything else.

                              But have no fear. If it's covid related you have like minded people here so this will be celebrated.

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