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Got my V-card punched again
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: September 19, 2022 07:25PM
I got my vaccination this morning, not even a sore arm from it (so far). The pharmacist recommended waiting two or three weeks for my Flu and Shingles shot.



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Re: Got my V-card punched again
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 19, 2022 07:43PM
Way to go !

I’m expecting COVID to get bundled into the flu vaccine next year

I’m waiting for the new quad booster … should be here.
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Re: Got my V-card punched again
Posted by: JoeM
Date: September 19, 2022 07:48PM
I'm going to get my flu shot next week and hopefully the next Covid vaccine in October. Supposedly it will provide better coverage during the holidays, This was the advice one of the immunologists gave in a TV interview recently.



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Re: Got my V-card punched again
Posted by: Don C
Date: September 19, 2022 08:02PM
I don't know why, but I got a bee in my bonnet a few days ago and got the flu and the new COVID at the same time. Arms were quite sore for a while, the COVID being the more painful of the two. Flu pain let up about 12 hours later, the other more like 18 hours when I stopped noticing.

Had planned to wait until the end of the month, but I have an event coming up in October that includes non-vaxers and thought I'd maximize the protection for me.

(Of course I have seen nothing that says non-vexers spread any differently than vaxers so there is a mind game going on here.)
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Re: Got my V-card punched again
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: September 19, 2022 08:46PM
Got both on Saturday-Moderna for C19. That arm still hurts a tiny bit, but In all, at most 25% of prior boosters.
Only other effect is more fatigue than usual, maybe a bit more muscle tightness.
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Re: Got my V-card punched again
Posted by: PeterB
Date: September 19, 2022 08:50PM
One could argue that getting the corona and flu shots at the same time is advantageous, since the adjuvants might help improve immune response to both; and also that there's the possibility of a little cross-reactivity between the two vaccines, since some "flu" viruses are actually coronaviruses.




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Re: Got my V-card punched again
Posted by: John B.
Date: September 19, 2022 09:15PM
Supply chain issues meet Covid vaccinations…

Went for my appointment tonight to get flu & Covid boosters and the pharmacy tech informs me that they did not receive their shipment of Covid boosters for this week. “Do you still want the flu shot?”
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Re: Got my V-card punched again
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 19, 2022 09:16PM
....born again V......????



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Re: Got my V-card punched again
Posted by: vicrock
Date: September 19, 2022 09:36PM
Got the flu shot right after Labor Day - covid vax wasn't in yet - have an appt for a covid clinic on Saturday.
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Re: Got my V-card punched again
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 19, 2022 10:15PM
Got the flu shot last week but my insurance (Medicare supplement) said too soon for my Covid vaccine (got my latest booster in July.). Rescheduled for tomorrow as a cash payer for the cost of the injection.



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Re: Got my V-card punched again
Posted by: davester
Date: September 19, 2022 10:39PM
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PeterB
...some "flu" viruses are actually coronaviruses.

I don't believe that is true. Flu viruses are in the family Orthomyxoviridae (i.e., not coronaviruses). Covid viruses are from the family Coronaviridae. Never the twain shall meet.



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Re: Got my V-card punched again
Posted by: PeterB
Date: September 19, 2022 11:12PM
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davester
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PeterB
...some "flu" viruses are actually coronaviruses.

I don't believe that is true. Flu viruses are in the family Orthomyxoviridae (i.e., not coronaviruses). Covid viruses are from the family Coronaviridae. Never the twain shall meet.

Note that I put the word "flu" in quotes ... since some people commonly use "flu" to indicate what actually turns out to be the common cold. These are the viruses that can be coronaviruses... [www.webmd.com]




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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/19/2022 11:14PM by PeterB.
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Re: Got my V-card punched again
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: September 20, 2022 05:10AM
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Speedy
Got the flu shot last week but my insurance (Medicare supplement) said too soon for my Covid vaccine (got my latest booster in July.). Rescheduled for tomorrow as a cash payer for the cost of the injection.

Just curious - how much does it cost?

I thought that even the uninsured got the shots free.



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Re: Got my V-card punched again
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: September 20, 2022 07:58AM
Got my Omicron booster at the pharmacy yesterday. Pfizer.
Felt bad for about 45 minutes, 7 hours after the shot.

Glad to get it done.

Yes the shots are free for everyone, but they do collect your insurance info.
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Re: Got my V-card punched again
Posted by: Mike Sellers
Date: September 20, 2022 09:58AM
Just got both. Got both last fall and had no ill effects.
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Re: Got my V-card punched again
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: September 20, 2022 10:22AM
Got both Flu and the Quad Moderna shot a week ago... I got lucky and snapped up one of the last available openings at my local CVS.

Lump the size of an egg on the COVID arm, nothing on the Flu arm...



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Re: Got my V-card punched again
Posted by: Don C
Date: September 20, 2022 04:12PM
My Walgreens receipt says that my insurance saved me $2.59 on the Pfizer update and $102.29 for the Fluzone 65+
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Re: Got my V-card punched again
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 20, 2022 07:58PM
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Ombligo
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Speedy
Got the flu shot last week but my insurance (Medicare supplement) said too soon for my Covid vaccine (got my latest booster in July.). Rescheduled for tomorrow as a cash payer for the cost of the injection.

Just curious - how much does it cost?

I thought that even the uninsured got the shots free.

Walgreens didn’t charge me for my Pfizer dose but like Don C, my receipt shows $2.59.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Got my V-card punched again
Posted by: Randalls
Date: September 21, 2022 06:19AM
Wife and I Just received both flu and Moderna Covid shots yesterday at Costco. I have no serious side effects so far but my wife, who is much more sensitive, is sick since Yesterday evening. Same reaction on previous Covid shots. She is a trooper.

Pharmacist said they were almost out of the updated Moderna but had about 40 Pfizer doses left. I told her that was odd for a red state. I thought there would be more to go around as many anti-vac folks in this area. They also noted they will have to toss the previous (non-updated) boosters as they can’t give them away to anyone.

No charges on either injection as Plan G covers 1 flu shot per year and she said the Omicron boost was covered by an emergency government order (?) which I can not remember the title of.

Found this for the seniors on Medicare
[www.medicare.gov]



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Re: Got my V-card punched again
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 21, 2022 07:57AM
…..last time v card was punched……was during prom…..??



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