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Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:04 PM

I'd wanted a Moderna booster for my J&J, but they gave me Pfizer. That's

still pretty good, right? I'm better off than I was before, I suppose.

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Reply I'd wanted a Moderna booster for my J&J, but they gave me Pfizer. That's (Original post)
GPV Oct 30 OP
JohnSJ Oct 30 #1
LizBeth Oct 30 #2
LisaL Oct 30 #7
sheshe2 Oct 30 #3
wryter2000 Oct 30 #4
GPV Oct 30 #16
peggysue2 Oct 30 #5
LisaL Oct 30 #8
peggysue2 Oct 30 #15
GPV Oct 30 #18
peggysue2 Oct 30 #19
targetpractice Nov 1 #20
peggysue2 Nov 1 #22
targetpractice Oct 30 #6
GPV Oct 30 #9
LisaL Oct 30 #12
GPV Oct 30 #17
Silent3 Oct 30 #10
ms liberty Oct 30 #11
LisaL Oct 30 #13
ms liberty Oct 30 #14
StarryNite Nov 1 #21

Response to GPV (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:07 PM

1. Yes

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Response to GPV (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:10 PM

2. So better the Pfizer. What I understand and asked pharmacist yesterday... Moderna first too was

stronger than Pfizer ergo slightly more effective. So Pfizer up'ed their booster and Moderna halved their booster. So I think you did it right to get the most effective with you J&J. Pharmacist agreed when I told him that is what I heard.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:52 PM

7. Pfizer didn't up their booster.

Pfizer's booster is exactly the same as first two doses.

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Response to GPV (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:19 PM

3. Yes 👍

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Response to GPV (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:22 PM

4. You're in excellent shape

You don't need anything more until we need another booster.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 03:22 PM

16. Hope so!

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Response to GPV (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:22 PM

5. Wouldn't worry

I took the booster shot Wednesday afternoon. Pfizer. It's a full dose rather than the half-shot.

You're armed and ready for winter!

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Response to peggysue2 (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:53 PM

8. Pfizer's full shot still has less mRNA than Moderna's half shot.

NT

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Response to LisaL (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 02:49 PM

15. With two shots + a booster?

I think we're adequately covered regardless. I'm certainly not going to lose sleep over it. In fact, the booster really knocked me out Wednesday night.

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Response to peggysue2 (Reply #15)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 07:27 PM

18. So far no reaction to the booster. J&J gave me a headache and chills

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Response to GPV (Reply #18)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 08:20 PM

19. Good to hear on your booster non-reaction

Mine was small potatoes. Fatigue, some muscle aches. Lasted less than 24 hours, so my complaints are minimal at best.

The real advantage from my perspective is being able to enjoy the holidays with other vaxxed friends and family.

What a difference a year can make.

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Response to peggysue2 (Reply #19)

Mon Nov 1, 2021, 10:11 AM

20. Got my Moderna booster yesterday at noon...

... By the evening I started to feel achy... Was unable to sleep after 1AM... This shot has really knocked me on my butt today.

Surprising, because I had hardly any reaction to the first two Modernas.

I am useless today, but glad I got it.

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Response to targetpractice (Reply #20)

Mon Nov 1, 2021, 11:21 AM

22. The reactions seem to be individual in nature.

I had a significant ache in my shot arm on the first round of Pfizer. Plus I was up, jazzed up for most of the night. Second one? Virtually nothing. The booster gave me body aches and fatigue, as in the sleep of the dead Wednesday night. The good thing is that all of the reactions are short-lived. Even for my son who had a 3-5 day fatigue reaction.

Hope tomorrow is a better day for you.

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Response to GPV (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:26 PM

6. Pfizer is good, but here is the data...

... from an NIH funded study that found a Moderna booster elicited the largest immune response in J&J recipients, with a roughly 76-fold jump in antibodies compared to a four-fold increase from a second J&J shot. Pfizer produced a 36-fold increase.

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Response to targetpractice (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 01:07 PM

9. Which was why I requested the Moderna, but someone entered Pfizer

in the computer. But I survived w J&J. Maybe I'll get by with Pfizer too.

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Response to GPV (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 01:22 PM

12. You should still have a very large increase in antibodies.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 05:55 PM

17. I work in a school, so wanted the best protection I can get. Ironically, the school

is providing Moderna boosters next week. I opted to get mine early, and now I wish I hadn’t.

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Response to GPV (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 01:07 PM

10. That will double your magnetic power!

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Response to GPV (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 01:19 PM

11. I got the Moderna vax, but I want to get the Pfizer booster if possible

My husband got the Pfizer vax and booster.

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Response to ms liberty (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 01:26 PM

13. You are allowed to mix and match so Pfizer booster should be

possible if that's what you want. All three shots I got were Modernas.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #13)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 01:34 PM

14. Yes, I'm going to ask for it. I can get it at the clinic at work

And they've had the Pfizer vax so I expect I'll be able to. I'm not 'eligible ' yet I think, but I also have been waiting for my husband to have his surgery, which he did yesterday.. He won't be able to drive for 2 weeks, so I figure I will be able to get it by then. That way if it knocks me down for a day or two, he can take care of stuff. The Pfizer kicked his ass, all three times, but the Moderna didn't bother me that badly.

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Response to GPV (Original post)

Mon Nov 1, 2021, 10:27 AM

21. The experts don't even have all the answers let alone

the keyboard doctors and scientists. The real scientists and doctors don't even agree.

Anyway you might find this article interesting. It just came out 4 days ago so it's current.


Is Moderna Really Better Than Pfizer—Or Is It Just a Higher Dose?
It’s possible that a good deal of the difference in the shots’ performance can be summed up with a simple phrase: More is better.

By Rachel Gutman

Excerpt:

We’ll likely never know for sure how much of the difference among vaccines can be chalked up to their formulas, and how much comes from other factors. In theory, researchers could untangle those questions by running enormous randomized controlled trials of slightly larger and smaller doses of each shot, and of different intervals between (same-size) shots. But with half of the world still yet to receive a single dose of any COVID-19 vaccine, and plenty of good-enough regimens already identified, no one is going to devote resources to such fine-grained questions.

“If last year hadn’t been such a shitstorm,” Moore said, “all of these issues would have been ironed out.” For now, we’ll have to keep bumbling forward with our clunky toolbox of boosters and waiting periods and half-doses—and count our blessings to live in a country where we have the luxury of asking how much vaccine is the best amount.


[link:https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/10/pfizer-moderna-dose-which-vaccine-best/620501/|

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