Anyone been vaccinated yet?

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  1. teacherintexas

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    I got mine last week. My arm was a little sore, but that happens with all shots.
     
  2. whizkid

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    Of this new variant is as bad they claim, what are the chances we go back virtual?
     
  3. teacherintexas

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    I doubt my school will ever go virtual again. We were only virtual for 9 weeks. We’ve been in person since August 2020, although virtual was an option last year for some kids. I won’t miss teaching both at the same time.
     
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  4. whizkid

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    So we'll need a booster, possibly a new vaccine shot for the new mutation plus another booster. Goodness.......
     
  5. CaliforniaRPCV

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    It's endemic, like flu. New vaccines and boosters every year...or 6 months.
     
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  6. Iris1001

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    I got vaccinated in April, but I need to get my booster shot. Fingers crossed! :p
     
  7. whizkid

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    I can't get my booster until February.
    Has anyone gotten a flu shot this year? I was trying to schedule one and there were no slots. I'm going to have to just somewhere that does walk ins. Probably a pharmacy like CVS. Our school is requiring it.
     
  9. CaliforniaRPCV

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    Really?
    I had no trouble getting a booster and a flu shot. Northern California.
    You'd think the district would provide a way to getting a booster if it's required but hard to get.
     
  10. TeacherNY

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    Yes, but don't you have to wait 6 months to get the booster? My 6 months are up in February.
     
  11. CaliforniaRPCV

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    Ah! I didn't connect with the reason for February. I thought it was purely scheduling and supply.
     
  12. miss-m

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    I got my flu shot and booster at the same time because it was the only way I’d actually get both. I was very sore the next day, but I did manage to find a grocery store pharmacy that had walk-ins available.

    CVS and Walgreens near me are appointment only and, at least when I was trying to get my booster, scheduling a few days to weeks out. It was really hard to find appointments.
     
  13. vickilyn

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    I'm here in NJ and the latest on the new variant is that you really don't have to wait for six months to receive the booster shot since the transmission for the new variant seems to be high, and can possibly get around some of the protection from the vaccine. Just saw on the news this evening that getting the booster early can really raise the amount of protection you will have. If you are considered immunocompromised I believe that you can be boostered at less than 6 months. If you had the Janssen vaccine, you only have to be two months after the initial dose.
     
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  14. TeacherNY

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    I had Moderna. I don't have any underlying issues so I'll probably have to wait a bit.
     
  15. TeacherNY

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    Yes, CVS advertises that you can make appointments but then when I look online none of the stores in my area have any appointments. And you can only schedule them 2 weeks ahead of time at the most so it's not like they were booked solid for months before I tried. I'm going to check Rite Aid since they are advertising walk in.
     
  16. whizkid

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    My underlying issue is stress from daily doses of *****, ****, and **** from small children.
     
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    You might also want to check at any of the grocery stores in your area that have pharmacies. In NJ, we have ShopRite, and they are giving the vaccinations, some with schedules, others as walk in without a prior appointment scheduled. I knew I was eligible for a booster, because of the Janssen vaccine that I had received. I noted the Covid vaccination clinics as I walked into the store, and it turned out that on that date and time, I only had to wait maybe 10 minutes for the booster. So much better than when I was trying to get fully vaccinated in March-May of this year. Appointments were impossible to get and teachers were trying to schedule for other teachers, some staying up most of the night to take any available slot. For the flu vaccination, I simply scheduled it with my family doctor. Best of luck in your search -
     
  18. Missy

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    Around here, flu, initial vaccines, and boosters are widely available. The first day it was announced anyone 6months out from their vaccine and over 18 were eligible for the booster, I got online and made appointments for myself and my husband for that same day.
     
  19. TeacherNY

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    I have seen some at grocery stores but I would have to see if they take my insurance. They say it's "free" but it's really not.
     
  20. TeacherNY

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    Around here it looks like it's easier to get an appointment for the booster than the flu shot. I have 4 pharmacies within a few miles of my house so Hopefully I can just walk in.
     
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    if they don’t take your insurance for prescriptions, the booster is still free.
     
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    We had to briefly shut back down. *sigh*
     
  23. waterfall

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    I had no problem getting my flu shot. I got it back at the beginning of Oct. Kaiser was doing their walk in things like they always do. It was hard to find a booster appointment. I just got mine last night. I started feeling pretty miserable around 2 PM today. I had covid in August, and I knew I'd likely have worse symptoms this time because I'd heard that from everyone who'd had covid the first time. I'm feeling a teeny bit better now so I'm hoping it's going away. These symptoms are much worse than anything I felt when I actually had covid.
     
  24. Guitart

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    I had Covid in June. Since then, I have fought it off twice with my natural antibodies, vitamins, and homemade elderberry recipe. Both times I went from feeling like I was coming down with something, to perfect in 24 hours. I have no plans to change my protection.
     
  25. LaFish

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    I received my flu vaccine in October. My booster was 2 weeks ago. I had just a sore arm.
     
  26. stargirl

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    I will probably get a booster over winter break. I wasn't in a rush, but the newest variant apparently is super catchy, and I know a lot of vaccinated but unboostered people who caught it recently.
     
  27. whizkid

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    I'll get mine in February because that'll be six months. Actually want to get it sooner.
     
  28. TeacherNY

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    I still can't find anywhere in my area to get a flu shot. The only pharmacy that has walk ins is only from 2-3pm. UMMM like, when I am at work???? I'm assuming many people are at work a that time unless you are elderly or work overnight or sit at home all day.
     
  29. CaliforniaRPCV

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    Appointment on the weekend?
     
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    They had walk in clinics all over town a few weeks ago. I got in and out in 10 minutes max. They did not make me wait 15 minutes afterwards b/c I hadn't had any problems with the other 2. I was amazed at how easy it was. I didn't have to sign up ahead of time. It was open for all ages too.
     
  31. TeacherNY

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    Yes, that's the only option. Weekends. But, luckily, I was able to get my flu shot at school today!! They had some extra from a clinic they were doing for the students.

    I'll plan on getting my booster in February. Did anyone get an email or anything from the place they got their first vaccine? Like, reminding you to get the booster? Does it have to be exactly 6 months or give or take a week or two?
     
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    For Moderna and Pfizer it needs to be at least six months.
     
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    I got my flu shot from my clinic in September. My toddler also got his around the same time. I wanted to be sure I got it early since I was pregnant and wanted to get it before baby was born in mid-October. I am in Minnesota.
     
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    I hope you and baby are doing well!
     
  35. CaliforniaRPCV

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    I thought minimum age for vaccination was 5 years.

    Edit: Sorry, flu, not covid...
     
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    I wonder how widespread returning to 100% virtual will be as omicron continues.
     
  38. stargirl

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    The only way I foresee across the board return to remote learning is major teacher shortages where there is no choice because they just don't have classroom coverage in person.

    I know in my old district they are starting to have issues and are very concerned about retaining teachers as so many have quit since the school year started. Out of the blue, the Board of Education announced they are adding extra days off to the school calendar due to teacher mental wellness and also announced a one time $1000 teacher bonus scheduled for January to aid in teacher retention. Both of which are things that never ever happened in the 15 years I worked there.
     
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    Yea, what is $1,000 after taxes? Gas money maybe?
    I saw one district giving teachers extra days to holiday breaks, out early every Wednesday and four day work weeks.

    My district isn't trying anything to keep teachers.
     
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    I agree it's not really enough but it shows the higher ups at least recognize there is a crisis brewing....
     

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