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1 Or 2 Vaccine Doses For People Who Had COVID?

Get 1 dose and wait and see what updated guidance says
11 (52.4%)
Get 2 doses and be done with it
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Re: 1 Or 2 Vaccine Doses For People Who Had COVID?
« Reply #120 on: April 13, 2021, 10:32:07 AM »
2nd shot appointment is today, does anyone know if someone who had antibodies before shot 1, and had very bad side effects, will get bad side effects on shot 2?


The reason why she’d do shot 2 is just in case schools make a rule that you need vax id, she doesn’t want to do 2 more.
would taking the shot a few months later be considered vaxxed? Or you have to do it a month apart?

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Re: 1 Or 2 Vaccine Doses For People Who Had COVID?
« Reply #121 on: April 13, 2021, 10:32:36 AM »
I had very mild covid last year. Got 2 shots Pfizer & BH no side effects at all

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Re: 1 Or 2 Vaccine Doses For People Who Had COVID?
« Reply #122 on: April 13, 2021, 10:35:17 AM »
I had a high fever and was very achy when I had COVID in Feb 2020. Got the 2nd Moderna shot last Wednesday afternoon and had a rough night of little sleep and lots of hot and cold sweats.

Some aches lasted for a couple days, but not nearly as severe as after the first shot. Advil nearly entirely numbed the aches. Bit lightheaded the next day, but totally back to normal by Shabbos.

@Mimi didn't have antibodies or a very strong reaction to Moderna shot 1, but was burning up and shaking the night after her 2nd shot. Was fine by the next day though, BH.
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Re: 1 Or 2 Vaccine Doses For People Who Had COVID?
« Reply #123 on: April 13, 2021, 10:36:02 AM »
would taking the shot a few months later be considered vaxxed? Or you have to do it a month apart?
Iceland's requirements were that you took the shot in the prescribed timeframe.
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Re: 1 Or 2 Vaccine Doses For People Who Had COVID?
« Reply #124 on: April 13, 2021, 10:37:53 AM »
Iceland's requirements were that you took the shot in the prescribed timeframe.

Whoda thunk Iceland would feature so prominently in personal pandemic response decisions around the world?
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Re: 1 Or 2 Vaccine Doses For People Who Had COVID?
« Reply #125 on: April 13, 2021, 01:45:37 PM »
Whoda thunk Iceland would feature so prominently in personal pandemic response decisions around the world?
Iceberg effect?

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Re: 1 Or 2 Vaccine Doses For People Who Had COVID?
« Reply #126 on: April 13, 2021, 02:09:16 PM »
Iceberg effect?

More like DD effect.

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Re: 1 Or 2 Vaccine Doses For People Who Had COVID?
« Reply #127 on: April 14, 2021, 11:54:35 AM »
Happy to report I got my second Moderna shot yesterday. Less happy to report that I am experiencing the same basic effects as with my first, i.e. very similar to when I actually had COVID. Unfotunately I cant spend the day in bed because really busy time at work, so just holding on to the fact that it only lasted about 18 hours last time and hopefully this time the same. FWIW I asked the nurse who administered the shot if I was likely to have a reaction again given that I did the first time, and she said if I had with first likely to have again with the second.
Based on educating myself in the way of all true intellectuals (by perusing DDF of course ;-)), I am quite convinced that there is little medical value in my having taken the second shot given that I already had COVID, but I am holding out hope and davening that it will enable me to go to a chasuna in Israel in June.....

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Re: 1 Or 2 Vaccine Doses For People Who Had COVID?
« Reply #128 on: April 15, 2021, 04:21:27 PM »
Had covid a year ago. Still have plenty of antibodies. Got the Moderna vaccine today.

Reception is much stronger....

Tested before the second Moderna dose.
Result was >400, which is the highest this test reports. Too bad I can't get the exact number. I was 199 before the vaccine, a year after being infected.
>15 is positive in this test.

Doing to second shot, but what a waste.

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Re: 1 Or 2 Vaccine Doses For People Who Had COVID?
« Reply #130 on: April 19, 2021, 02:08:04 AM »
Just seeing this thread now. My father is in a weird situation in that he got Covid a few days after he got shot #1, and then he got monoclonal antibodies. So he hasn't gotten shot #2 yet, as he was told to wait 90 days, though he does plan to get it then.
Follow up on this -

His first dose was actually done out of state. He could go back there for a second dose, and they'll mark it as a second shot on the same vaccine card. Home state said they wouldn't mark it as a second shot on the card since there was a long gap in time between the shots. They said he can take 2 new shots with the proper intervals between them. I was pretty surprised that family doctor told him that he should probably do that.

So, it seems like his options are:
A) He can get the second shot in same location as first and they'll mark it on the same vaccine card - though it could be considered invalidated for some purposes, due to long gap between shots (he can also get the second shot in home state, but would then be in worse shape in terms of the vaccine card, since he wouldn't have any card showing he's fully vaxxed).
B) He could possibly take a J&J one if they start that up again - though that introduces another element of mixing two different types of vaccines (family doctor wasn't in favor of that).
C) He can take 2 new ones in home state - though that seems quite excessive.

What does DDF think?

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Re: 1 Or 2 Vaccine Doses For People Who Had COVID?
« Reply #131 on: April 19, 2021, 02:18:53 AM »
Follow up on this -

His first dose was actually done out of state. He could go back there for a second dose, and they'll mark it as a second shot on the same vaccine card. Home state said they wouldn't mark it as a second shot on the card since there was a long gap in time between the shots. They said he can take 2 new shots with the proper intervals between them. I was pretty surprised that family doctor told him that he should probably do that.

So, it seems like his options are:
A) He can get the second shot in same location as first and they'll mark it on the same vaccine card - though it could be considered invalidated for some purposes, due to long gap between shots (he can also get the second shot in home state, but would then be in worse shape in terms of the vaccine card, since he wouldn't have any card showing he's fully vaxxed).
B) He could possibly take a J&J one if they start that up again - though that introduces another element of mixing two different types of vaccines (family doctor wasn't in favor of that).
C) He can take 2 new ones in home state - though that seems quite excessive.

What does DDF think?

A

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Re: 1 Or 2 Vaccine Doses For People Who Had COVID?
« Reply #132 on: April 19, 2021, 08:01:47 AM »
A

A if possible. Sounds like that would be family doc’s preference as well, though it wasn’t explicitly stated.

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Re: 1 Or 2 Vaccine Doses For People Who Had COVID?
« Reply #133 on: April 19, 2021, 08:18:36 AM »
Follow up on this -

His first dose was actually done out of state. He could go back there for a second dose, and they'll mark it as a second shot on the same vaccine card. Home state said they wouldn't mark it as a second shot on the card since there was a long gap in time between the shots. They said he can take 2 new shots with the proper intervals between them. I was pretty surprised that family doctor told him that he should probably do that.

So, it seems like his options are:
A) He can get the second shot in same location as first and they'll mark it on the same vaccine card - though it could be considered invalidated for some purposes, due to long gap between shots (he can also get the second shot in home state, but would then be in worse shape in terms of the vaccine card, since he wouldn't have any card showing he's fully vaxxed).
B) He could possibly take a J&J one if they start that up again - though that introduces another element of mixing two different types of vaccines (family doctor wasn't in favor of that).
C) He can take 2 new ones in home state - though that seems quite excessive.

What does DDF think?

Test for antibodies. If high, שב ואל תעשה. If below threshold, then if A isn't too much of a hassle choose that option, otherwise ask local Dr and do as advised.

If antibodies are there but not very high (just marginally above threshold) wait a month or two and take another antibody test before deciding on next step.
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Re: 1 Or 2 Vaccine Doses For People Who Had COVID?
« Reply #134 on: April 19, 2021, 08:56:29 AM »
Test for antibodies. If high, שב ואל תעשה. If below threshold, then if A isn't too much of a hassle choose that option, otherwise ask local Dr and do as advised.

If antibodies are there but not very high (just marginally above threshold) wait a month or two and take another antibody test before deciding on next step.

If you plan on following this, check with family doctor about how he feels about the antibody results and vaccination.

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Re: 1 Or 2 Vaccine Doses For People Who Had COVID?
« Reply #135 on: April 19, 2021, 10:12:51 AM »
Follow up on this -

His first dose was actually done out of state. He could go back there for a second dose, and they'll mark it as a second shot on the same vaccine card. Home state said they wouldn't mark it as a second shot on the card since there was a long gap in time between the shots. They said he can take 2 new shots with the proper intervals between them. I was pretty surprised that family doctor told him that he should probably do that.

So, it seems like his options are:
A) He can get the second shot in same location as first and they'll mark it on the same vaccine card - though it could be considered invalidated for some purposes, due to long gap between shots (he can also get the second shot in home state, but would then be in worse shape in terms of the vaccine card, since he wouldn't have any card showing he's fully vaxxed).
B) He could possibly take a J&J one if they start that up again - though that introduces another element of mixing two different types of vaccines (family doctor wasn't in favor of that).
C) He can take 2 new ones in home state - though that seems quite excessive.

What does DDF think?
What does that mean the home state won't mark the card? He tried every pharmacy in his home state?!?

I'm sure you can find one that will mark the 2nd dose. My friend got his first in NY and his 2nd at Rite Aid in OH with a gap and they marked the card.
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Re: 1 Or 2 Vaccine Doses For People Who Had COVID?
« Reply #136 on: April 19, 2021, 10:27:45 AM »
Follow up on this -

His first dose was actually done out of state. He could go back there for a second dose, and they'll mark it as a second shot on the same vaccine card. Home state said they wouldn't mark it as a second shot on the card since there was a long gap in time between the shots. They said he can take 2 new shots with the proper intervals between them. I was pretty surprised that family doctor told him that he should probably do that.

So, it seems like his options are:
A) He can get the second shot in same location as first and they'll mark it on the same vaccine card - though it could be considered invalidated for some purposes, due to long gap between shots (he can also get the second shot in home state, but would then be in worse shape in terms of the vaccine card, since he wouldn't have any card showing he's fully vaxxed).
B) He could possibly take a J&J one if they start that up again - though that introduces another element of mixing two different types of vaccines (family doctor wasn't in favor of that).
C) He can take 2 new ones in home state - though that seems quite excessive.

What does DDF think?
I remember seeing somewhere that people who get antibody treatment may not develop their own immunity, I wonder how that would effect the first dose of the vaccine. Maybe the Dr feels that he may be starting out like someone who never got COVID or the vaccine, so a full 2 dose vaccine is warranted.
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Re: 1 Or 2 Vaccine Doses For People Who Had COVID?
« Reply #137 on: April 19, 2021, 10:42:37 AM »
Test for antibodies. If high, שב ואל תעשה. If below threshold, then if A isn't too much of a hassle choose that option, otherwise ask local Dr and do as advised.

If antibodies are there but not very high (just marginally above threshold) wait a month or two and take another antibody test before deciding on next step.
depends if his concern is health or travel

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Re: 1 Or 2 Vaccine Doses For People Who Had COVID?
« Reply #138 on: April 19, 2021, 11:58:44 PM »
Thanks guys. I vote for A too. TBD what he ends up doing.

In terms of this -
What does that mean the home state won't mark the card? He tried every pharmacy in his home state?!?

I'm sure you can find one that will mark the 2nd dose. My friend got his first in NY and his 2nd at Rite Aid in OH with a gap and they marked the card.
Not sure where he got that info from but you make a good point. I'll find out / let him know.

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Re: 1 Or 2 Vaccine Doses For People Who Had COVID?
« Reply #139 on: June 08, 2021, 09:32:33 PM »
Least surprising thing ever.