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Re: Just curious - who here is getting the vaccine

January 11, 2021 04:38PM
I'm a 50 y.o. African-American who suffers from a co-morbidity (high blood pressure caused, in part, by recent LA Ram QB-issues). I wanted to sign-up for one of the testing trials over the summer, but couldn't get the family to back me up due to historical "guinea pig" concerns with African-Americans. Thought it should be an "all or nothing" type of decision. I'm also a sworn peace officer (but not a 1st responder).

Long story short...I plan on taking the vaccine as soon as it's made available to me.

As an aside...

My wife works in a hospital in an administrative function. In mid-December, shortly after the first, vaccine was pushed out, the hospital asked all employees whether or not they'd LIKE to get vaccinated - not necessarily that they WOULD get the opportunity.

My wife declined believing that political pressure dictated the approval of the vaccine as opposed to science. And no...she hasn't made an attempt to educate herself by reading any scientific journals on the safety and efficacy of the vaccines. This is despite the fact that she lost her father to Covid back in the spring.

Anyways...fast forward to a couple of weeks ago when the anti-masker in my wife's department became infected and was too weak to even telework. Of course, everyone in the office had been exposed and my wife needed to get tested. She was definitely concerned, but ultimately tested negative.

In an effort to keep the marriage intact, I've decided not to bring up the fact that she declined the opportunity to get vaccinated, but then put herself at risk due to the exposure.

I can only hope that she's thought about it, though.

  Just curious - who here is getting the vaccine

ferragamo79114January 11, 2021 07:57AM

  I'm getting it ASAP

21Dog21January 11, 2021 07:59AM

  Re: I'm getting it ASAP

waterfield21January 11, 2021 10:37AM

  My wife just got the second injection..

sstrams22January 11, 2021 08:07AM


Ramgator23January 11, 2021 08:29AM

  Same here...

sstrams18January 11, 2021 09:17AM

  Re: Oh.......joy.

waterfield19January 11, 2021 10:46AM

  Regardless.... I was OFTEN sick while getting flu shots.

Ramgator18January 11, 2021 01:57PM

  I had always done well with the seasonal flu shot...

RAMbler16January 12, 2021 01:09PM

  Re: I had always done well with the seasonal flu shot...

waterfield14January 13, 2021 09:33AM

  Got my first round 4 days ago....... 2 days ago, I tested positive???? sigh

Ramgator20January 11, 2021 08:20AM

  And four days later, my upper left arm is STILL sore!! Worst shot I have ever had.

Ramgator19January 11, 2021 08:23AM

  Awesome: so it may not work, flu like symptoms for weeks

ferragamo7929January 11, 2021 08:53AM

  Sore after the first shot?

sstrams19January 11, 2021 09:18AM

  My arm felt like hell after shot #1.

Ramgator16January 11, 2021 01:59PM

  COVID vaccination works

waterfield28January 11, 2021 10:54AM

  there's no evidence of it not working

zn17January 12, 2021 08:37AM

  Re: Just curious - who here is getting the vaccine

MamaRAMa24January 11, 2021 01:58PM

  Re: Just curious - who here is getting the vaccine

ramBRO27January 11, 2021 04:38PM

  HA!! I KNOW there is something to football and high BP!!

Ramgator14January 12, 2021 05:27AM

  hope for both of your sakes.......

21Dog14January 12, 2021 05:33AM

  I was supposed to get it last Friday....

Rampage2K-27January 11, 2021 08:07PM

  I'll get it when they say I can have it.... nm

RAMbler12January 12, 2021 01:10PM

  A state-by-state guide for when you can get the COVID-19 vaccine

MamaRAMa26January 12, 2021 02:59PM


IowaRam16January 12, 2021 04:01PM

  Why Iowa's vaccine distribution plan differs from other states

MamaRAMa22January 12, 2021 06:15PM

  I thought you were gonna say....

Ramgator15January 13, 2021 05:02AM

  We have sled dog teams standing by Attachments

IowaRam9January 14, 2021 09:37AM

  Some people have gotten the shots

IowaRam13January 14, 2021 09:41AM

  My folks are getting theirs on February 4th, I believe

Drew28397January 18, 2021 01:01PM

  For folks in MO that are currently eligible: Be persistent!!

Drew283911January 18, 2021 01:12PM

  Ha... heard it could take 6 or 7 years

Atlantic Ram15January 18, 2021 05:19PM

  The more people that decide not to take the vaccine

waterfield13January 19, 2021 09:21AM

  Re: Got my first shot today

AlbaNY_Ram16January 19, 2021 12:31PM

  how do you feel

ferragamo796January 20, 2021 04:54PM

  Re: how do you feel

AlbaNY_Ram9January 21, 2021 07:01AM

  Re: how do you feel

IowaRam9January 21, 2021 07:52AM

  Re: lol

AlbaNY_Ram6January 21, 2021 10:51AM