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How do you feel about getting a second booster shot for the coronavirus?

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If it's a requirement for traveling internationally, then alright but I am not keen. All three shots made me rather ill and I am not looking to repeat the experience anytime soon.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Second Booster Shot means 4th shot?

No, thank you!

I had my three shots and that is enough.

I don't take a shot which has according to studies just a status of "can prevent" for people over 60, and do "not show sufficient data for effectiveness for those under that age".

3 ( +8 / -5 )

I have no problem with getting a second booster at all. None of the first three bothered me either. But no one has recommended I get a second booster, nor made it available to me, and it's only been a few months since I got my first booster, so for the time being it's a non-issue.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

My mistake. Pfizer didn't actually use "cure" in that tweet, but it did clearly claim its vaccine would "prevent" COVID.

Here it is: https://twitter.com/pfizer/status/1354196725716672519?lang=en

3 ( +3 / -0 )

It feels less heavy on the shoulder and not as feverish compared when I got the first full dose (my second shot). The first booster (my third shot) feels lighter compared to my full dose, while my second booster has no side effects to me at all. I wonder when will the booster shots end though.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

No problem with having one, but I don't qualify. Eventually they may have to be offered to people as travel jabs.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Boost me till you can't boost no more. Give it to me every six months, oh yeah, boosting is great. I love to be boosted. Boost me harder daddy, woo hoo.

Seriously, had the three shots, NO MORE.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Nope. Not for me. I got the first two shots. Then a booster so I could travel and see my family in other Asian countries and America without any problems at airports but no more. Even if they impose additional travel restrictions I just won't.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

A second booster? I didn't get the first booster and I'm not planning to.

I got the original two-shot vaccine last fall. I did it because I was told -- we were all told -- that it would be the key to shutting down the virus and getting back to normal. And that it would "give the virus no place to go," in Anthony Fauci's words.

Pfizer even referred to the vaccine on its Twitter page as a "cure" for the virus. I kid you not. Google it if you don't believe me.

All of the above turned out to be complete and utter Bravo Sierra.

To loosely quote that line from that song by The Who, "I won't get fooled again."

2 ( +3 / -1 )

I am not considered "medically vulnerable" neither am I in the age group at the most risk from Covid-19. Therefore I don't need a booster. So I am not being offered a booster. Not everybody is being told they need one. If I was in the high risk group then sure I would get one. Of course we all now know that the shots do not prevent us from getting infected but they do lessen the severity of the infection and prevent deaths in the at risk groups.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

No problem. The 3 first ones just gave me a sore spot for 24 hours where I got them. Nothing to cry or whine about.

It seems I am considered "medically vulnerable", so if they contact me I'll do it. Also, around me several of my friends are or have medically vulnerable family-members, hence an additional reason to do so.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

Maybe, but never Moderna.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Wouldn't know, didn't even get the first one, so I don't have to worry about getting the second one or third, fourth etc.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Is it not enough that those of us who had little problem with previous vaccinations to take another

If they aren’t recommending and/or offering you one, then it’s a non issue.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

It depends on which kind of vaccine we can choose. If I have no choice but to take conventional ones, I do not want to take, frankly speaking. This is because I'm tired of suffering from side effects, which disappear in a few days. I've already took first booster shot and had regular side effect that most of people did, as I expected. Preventing virus from getting in my body is important not only for myself but also people around me. However, staying in bed due to the severe side effects is also a moment of being unproductive for my life.

I hope a totally new type of vaccine without any side effects to be developed and authorized as soon as possible. Then, many people will soon change their mind and think of taking second shot if necessary.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

no feelings at allas i did not get even first one.

did not feel need be vaccinated by some product i did not trust and sonce there was high demand on market and many in need-i gave my shots to others in line.and honestly-did not missed anything at all.

0 ( +4 / -4 )

It seems I'll be offered one later this year based on my age. If so, I'll take it. The first three didn't cause me much trouble - a sore arm for a couple of days with one of them.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Booster? Lol I didn't even got the first shot. It's pointless imo: still need face nappies, can give and receive the illness, etcetera.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

My last booster shot was Dec 2021 and winter is here so I would feel more comfortable getting my second booster now. It is not yet recommended here, but I would prefer to get it. I am waiting until it is recommended and then I will get it immediately. I had a flu shot about six weeks ago. I have absolutely no hesitation in getting vaccinated when it is advised to do so. The last thing I need is a dose of long covid, let alone an infection that kills me.

Vaccinations save lives. I am all for that.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

StrangerlandToday  08:19 am JST

I have no problem with getting a second booster at all. None of the first three bothered me either. But no one has recommended I get a second booster, nor made it available to me, and it's only been a few months since I got my first booster, so for the time being it's a non-issue.

I got my #4 shot at the VA last week because I'm over 50. No problemo. I didn't get a Dum-Dum lollipop.

blueToday  09:25 am JST

No problem. The 3 first ones just gave me a sore spot for 24 hours where I got them. Nothing to cry or whine about.

It seems I am considered "medically vulnerable", so if they contact me I'll do it. Also, around me several of my friends are or have medically vulnerable family-members, hence an additional reason to do so.

That's why I did it again. And it's getting worse in America once again, I don't want to be a carrier.

I got a little sore on the left arm for a day and I was fatigued for the weekend (I got vaxxed on a Friday), just like last time. Come Monday I was fine.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Can’t wait. Don’t want to get Covid this winter.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

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