Anyone been vaccinated yet?

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  1. OhioTeacher216

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    I'm in Ohio-- we are scheduled to get ours sometime on 2/16 and the second shot three weeks later. Many schools in our area are calling the day after the second shot as a 'snow day' just in case of side effects.
     
  2. TeacherNY

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    I don't think some random person like you should be telling people what to do. Just my opinion. I already stated I will personally wait because I am younger with zero health issues but not just because you said I should wait.
     
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    Got my first dose today, and the process was one of the smoothest operations I've ever seen. Didn't even leave my car!
     
  4. a2z

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    I'd be on the floor in 20 minutes! One knocks me out. LOL Happy to hear no reaction for you.
     
  5. Ms. I

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    No and honestly don't plan to. The people closest to me havent' either. We've always been extremely cautious since COVID began.
     
  6. MrsC

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    I think that teachers here will be eligible late March or early April.
     
  7. Ima Teacher

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    one week after the shot, I developed what they call “Covid arm”. Still nothing major.
     
  8. miss-m

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    I got my email for an appointment! I get my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine tomorrow. I’m so stoked. Sad my husband can’t get his at the same time, but glad it’s happening so much sooner than I expected.
     
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    I had the same reaction about a week after the shot. My rash increased in size and turned into cellulitis. A week of antibiotics cleared it up. I get the next shot tomorrow so I think I'll get it in the other arm.
     
  10. creativemonster

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    Just got the notice of eligibility, but no appointments available here at this time...happy whenever I hear anyone gets it - I can't wait!!! Yes I can....and I will, ...but looking forward to it! And then it will be another long time until husband eligible. Looking forward!!! My heart goes out to everyone for whom it didn't come in time.
     
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    I got my second shot Thursday. I felt terrible all day Friday. I was in bed the whole day. Fever, chills, sweating, nausea, fatigue, aches. Woke up this morning feeling fine. My husband gets his second shot this coming Friday. Both of our districts went remote for the day after injections. One day for shots and one day for recovery.
     
  12. mathteachertobe

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    I got my first inoculation on Wednesday, and the second one will be in a month. My area of California just opened up to educators this week.
     
  13. waterfall

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    There was a lot of pushback in my state and the governor ended up moving us up the list! I got my first dose in mid-Feb. and will get my second next week. I'm very relieved as we have been teaching 100% in person for most of the year.
     
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    I got my 2nd shot recently. Like the flu shot, there is a small amount of soreness in arm where I got the shot. Otherwise, I have felt great. So glad to be vaccinated as so many kiddos and a few adults find interesting ways to wear a mask. Yes, it must cover your nose!
     
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    I received the second shot a couple of weeks ago. had no reaction this time, other than a little soreness like what happens after any shot. I feel relieved that the protection is there now.
     
  16. txmomteacher2

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    I get my second one on Wednesday!
     
  17. catnfiddle

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    A bunch of my team got our second shots yesterday. Half were knocked flat today. I had aches and chills last night but forced myself to keep my body moving until the bulk of that went away. Still tired as all get-out.
     
  18. vickilyn

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    I am enrolled in the Janssen vaccine trial, and received the single dose vaccine. Now that it is being rolled out, I have been informed that I received the vaccine, not a placebo. No side effects at all from the shot, and I have stayed healthy. My teacher son got the Moderna vaccine, and the second shot made him quite ill. I will probably get a second dose of the Janssen vaccine when more readily available, since Janssen is doing a trial with two doses, to see if it is more effective. What I do know about the existing vaccine is that it prevented virtually 100% of recipients from entering the hospital, if they did show some symptoms, and no one died from the virus who had the shot. As someone who felt like I was going to die a year ago, and who basically lost 6 weeks of my life, getting some aches and pains that can be treated at home with tylenol or ibuprophen and some extra rest, while staying out of the hospital, while staying safely alive, the Janssen vaccine has a lot going for it. A second dose may or may not change the ability to absolutely prevent any symptoms, but I can live with this vaccine, and it is wonderful to know that one dose can save your life.
     
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    I got my second Moderna shot yesterday. Almost immediately I felt my arm getting sore and tired. I was barely able to stay awake the rest of the day especially around dismissal time. I went home laid down and rested. Cooked and ate dinner but then was tired again so I went back to bed until about 8:30 when my daughter got home. Went to bed about 10:30. Had some really weird dreams of me and Tom Cruise being in Mission Impossible. Woke up this morning feeling very tired and muscle achy. As the day goes on Im feeling better not as tired but my muscles are still pretty achy. I have checked several times for fever and have none. My son got his first Pfizer dose yesterday and has had similar reaction. 5/6 of my family has had at least one shot and had what I consider average symptoms.
     
  20. miss-m

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    Got my second Pfizer shot on Tuesday! I was bracing myself for full-on flu symptoms, but apart from a very slight fever and fatigue, I felt pretty good on Wednesday. I slept for a good chunk of the day though... almost 2 hours in the morning and another 2 hours after lunch. Feeling much better today, and my arm isn't nearly as sore as it was after the first dose.
     
  21. TeacherNY

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    Still not enough appointments to go around in my area so I'm not even attempting it. They are opening sites locally for the 1-dose vaccine soon so if I have to get it maybe I will try for one of those spots. The 1-dose sounds easier to manage in terms of scheduling for me.
     
  22. TeacherNY

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    TOM CRUISE :rofl:
     
  23. Tired Teacher

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    Yes, I have gotten mine. Our state is very organized and made it free and easy for everyone who needs it.
     
  24. Ms.Holyoke

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    We are not eligible yet in my state but I got my J&J vaccine yesterday through CVS.
    I have to go in person in April so I am grateful to get it.
    J&J is doing a trial with a second shot and I will take that when released too! I had a headache and fever last night but I feel great now
     
  25. Tired Teacher

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    This is so true. If the state is saying you need to be in person, you should be on the list if you want to be vaccinated. They are telling many people to not to visit relatives, go to gatherings, or hang out with their friends. How is being in a classroom with a bunch of kids/ staff any safer? Our state has handled it all so well that as of a couple of days ago anyone who wants it that is 16 or older can get it.
    I was 1 who was going to wait and see too, but was kind of "talked into it." I hope it does some good and at least does not harm.
     
  26. greendream

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    I read that was one of the known side effects.
     
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    I don't do the flu vaccines, but I got this one. Grateful. 30% of US population are estimated to be vaccinated by the end of March. Second shot was a few hours ago. I had sore arm & fatigue, and headaches that lasted almost a week with the first one. Feeling ok so far...
     
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    I think we’ll have to get one soon over here. I’m not totally into it, also got kind of used to being at home all together, ordering from hodxpress, and teaching the kids online. Feels like I’ve shifted to a new comfort zone... not complaining...
     
  30. Pisces

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    I got my first shot of pfizer recently. Had to travel out of state for that too.
     
  31. YoungTeacherGuy

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    I am thankful to be fully vaccinated. I believe my 2nd dose of Moderna was in late March.

    I’m apprehensive about the day we all go maskless. Too many folks don’t cover their sneeze or cough. It’s frustrating.

    I hope social distancing is a “thing” for a very long time. I don’t like to be too close to people who aren’t family or friends.
     
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    After a ton of research and out of an abundance of caution, I decided to also be vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine, because I have some surgery in my future. I had no reactions to either the Janssen vaccine or the Pfizer vaccine. My doctor suspects that it is related to the course of COVID that I suffered through a year ago in March. That experience caused me to totally lose 6 weeks of my life/memory other than thinking I might actually die. Aftereffects lingered for months. We don't know how long immunity will last, but I will always err on the side of cautious - I believe in vaccines 100%. I do feel more prepared for the upcoming surgery knowing that I have done everything I can to stay safe from this one disease.

    NJ has lifted mask restrictions if fully vaccinated. I trust me, but I, too, worry about other maskless individuals. I guess pandemics can make us a little more cautious in how we see the world.
     
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    I got my second dose at the end of May, Zero reaction from the second one. The first one gave me a mild fever and a headache for a couple of days.
     
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    Hi, That is awesome you got vaccinated. I am too. Since March. I was looking over your 2019 posting and I wanted to ask if you still recall your percentage raw score on your writing VCLA. I told my first one on June 26, 2014, then in August 2014, I did not pass. Life happened and I posted pone until now, today to retake the reading. I was wondering what your writing score was before you got you actual score. I am hoping my reading puts me over. As did you .
    Thank you Aracelis
     
  35. vickilyn

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    I suspect that your question was directed at me, so I will share what I wrote about my son's VCLA experience. If your comment was directed at another forum member, please excuse my response.

    I am going to share a post I wrote about my son's experience with VCLA:
    My son and, by extension, I were very grateful to those who have posted on this forum. He took the exam in split format, over 2 days, which is highly recommended for a slow reader, for whatever reason. He took the reading test on a Saturday, used up almost all time, and earned 88%, which scaled to 286. He took the writing test the next day, and once again used all available time. The percentage was scored at 80%. He completed all writing assignments and essays. The scaled score for the writing was 244. Total score was 530.

    As he told me about the test, Teacher Groupie's post was highly relevant: Ah. Process of elimination is a great start; you just need to be a little more fine-grained in what you're eliminating. The correct answer is the one that comes closest to being fully true, even if one of its details is less specific than another answer. Pay attention to the details; if need be, use your scratch paper to match up details you're given in a passage with details suggested by a possible answer.


    In studying for the reading, my son used a system where you use the practice tests (there are 2), and after taking them completely a couple of times, start to concentrate on the questions you have missed, exclusively. Immediately score the shortened test, write out what you think went wrong when you miss it, research if needed, and then take the "missed" items again. Soon you should be able to get to virtually 100% correct. Most importantly, you spend a lot of time understanding your mistakes, learning exactly what the test is asking you to look for. It is a learning experience. Keep yourself honest and take the whole tests on occasions. My personal testing routine has been to do this in the evening. When finished, go directly to bed - no phone, no TV, no music. Your brain is a wonderful computer that continues to work as you sleep, forming neural pathways that make it easier to access the material later.

    My son has a vision problem that makes him a slow reader, so I knew that there would be no way to pass it in one super hard test session. When he signed up, we considered it money well spent to take the test in two sessions. He probably could have passed the reading in the combo scenario, but with a lower score. I am certain that he would not have passed the writing portion. He said he watched the time very closely as he was writing, and he finished with only 4 minutes left.

    I took the practice tests, to understand how the test was structured. I'm in NJ, where I have multiple endorsements, including English/Literature K-8, General Science, K-12, Biology, K-12, Elem. Ed (all subjects K-5)., and Social Studies, K-8, and have earned very high Praxis scores in all of my content exams, but I initially struggled with the VCLA. I believe I could pass it with time and serious study, but I am certain of one thing - it is a hard test to master, and it should be given serious consideration by anyone who needs to pass it to stay employed, such as qualified teachers from other states moving into Virginia. If you wait till the last minute, you are welcoming serious stress that could affect your score.


    Whether your comment was meant for me or not, please accept my sincere hope that your trials and tribulations with the VCLA will soon be over, and that you have successfully conquered this exam! ;)
     
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  36. teacherintexas

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    I got my Moderna shots in March. We were in person all year. It’s rare to see someone here wearing a mask unless visiting a hospital, but I still wear mine unless I’m outside and far from others.
     
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    Yep, been double jabbed with Astra Zenica. We are in the UK.
     

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