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Old 03-15-2021, 04:45 PM
 
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My dad had his second shot on Saturday. He is 75 and seems fine. Fingers crossed. I do know others who got sick after shot # 2
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Old 03-15-2021, 04:56 PM
 
Location: The ghetto
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I'm not really concerned about the after effects of the vaccine. I'm concerned about getting covid at the vaccination place.
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Old 03-15-2021, 04:57 PM
 
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Ohhh. My dad went to Gillette and it wasn't crowded. Masks...
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Old 03-15-2021, 05:05 PM
 
Location: The ghetto
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Ohhh. My dad went to Gillette and it wasn't crowded. Masks...
Was it all outdoors? I know if you get it at a place like CVS, they have you go into a little unventilated room after.
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Old 03-15-2021, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Newburyport, MA
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I'm not really concerned about the after effects of the vaccine. I'm concerned about getting covid at the vaccination place.
At least the way that I look at it, I go into the supermarket weekly without great trepidation, and I don't see why it should suddenly be more dangerous to get vaccinated. Either way it's a public setting, with other people, and the vast majority of them shouldn't be active disease carriers (even if there might be a few contagious individuals sprinkled in). If everyone is wearing masks and social distancing, then the risk should be very low, in my opinion.
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Old 03-15-2021, 05:09 PM
 
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I'm not really concerned about the after effects of the vaccine. I'm concerned about getting covid at the vaccination place.
This. They don't want us to gather indoors (well - at least until recently), but they are literally asking the vulnerable to get into lines and sit around indoors with tons of other people. You might not even notice for a while that you have covid if you catch it at a clinic, as you might think it's shot side effects, and then you are late for antibody treatment. At least some other states are offering drive-through clinics (MA has some on Cape Cod I believe).
I will probably risk it - but a covid vaccination clinic shouldn't have to be the riskiest thing I've done all year.
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Old 03-15-2021, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Camberville
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I got my vaccine at the megasite in Springfield and it was definitely the most people I'd been around inside for the longest amount of time. I'm normally only at the grocery store shortly before close (so relatively few people) and I'm shopping to a list. At most I'm indoors, constantly moving, for 15 minutes.


In Springfield, I was in line through the mall for 20 minutes and then when I got to the site, they had us seated for another 20-30 minutes. Our seats were 6 feet apart and everyone was masked, but it was still the longest I'd been that close to individual people indoors for that long. The chairs seemed closer together for observation, so I found a chair at the end and dragged it as far away as I could. Some of the older folks around me weren't so good about staying 6 feet apart in line though that was largely because there weren't chairs so people were sitting or leaning on anything they could get their hands on. Not the best setup for the 75+ crowd.
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Old 03-15-2021, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Woburn, MA / W. Hartford, CT
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I'm not eager to get it. Not eligible either.

I feel I have to get it when I am eligible, but I am definitely uneasy about it. I'm really not ok with waiting around indoors for a half hour or so after getting it so they can monitor me.
I really, truly hope this is not your reason to forego the vaccine. I got my first dose at a Walgreens, and yes you sit there and wait (15 min, by the way...not 30). But everyone is masked (the pharmacist who administered the shot had a faceshield on, in addition) and you're at least 6' away from others. Especially with our low positivity rates now, this is a negligible risk that's well worth taking, considering the upside.

If you're that risk averse, there are drive-thru settings that you can search for...where you wait in your car afterward.
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Old 03-15-2021, 11:18 PM
 
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I really, truly hope this is not your reason to forego the vaccine. I got my first dose at a Walgreens, and yes you sit there and wait (15 min, by the way...not 30). But everyone is masked (the pharmacist who administered the shot had a faceshield on, in addition) and you're at least 6' away from others. Especially with our low positivity rates now, this is a negligible risk that's well worth taking, considering the upside.

If you're that risk averse, there are drive-thru settings that you can search for...where you wait in your car afterward.
We do not have drive-throughs in RI...I will risk it - but I shouldn't have to.
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Old 03-16-2021, 05:24 AM
 
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We do not have drive-throughs in RI...I will risk it - but I shouldn't have to.
How do you propose that 330m people should be vaccinated? Everyone has their risk tolerance of course, but I think you are overreacting.
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