You Took The 1st, Why Wouldn’t You Get Your 2nd Covid-19 Shot?
This one baffles me.
When I signed up to get my shot, I didn't expect them to get back to me so quickly. And when I responded back, I didn't expect my appointment to get set up so quickly. I didn't expect to be able to get in and out so easily. The hardest part of my shot taking process was navigating to the back of the MSU Pavilion and finding out which door to go in.
1st shot of the Moderna vaccine was over and done relatively quickly and painlessly. No side effects or anything other than arm soreness. I can't wait to get my next one.
THEY were excited I was there and even more so that I WAS EXCITED to be getting the shot.
I just can't even wrap my brain around (after going through all of this) why you wouldn't come back for your second shot?
Did you get too busy to return? I mean it's only potentially life saving for you and those around you.
AND YOU TOOK THE FIRST ONE!
Unless your reaction to it was out of this world bad. Maybe you really wanted that Johnson & Johnson one hitta quitta (the one shot dose).
For whatever reason, some folks just aren't coming back for that oh so very important 2nd shot.
A nationwide study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found around 3.5% or 4 million people do not get their second dose. (WILX)
Taking that first shot is good and provides you with SOME protection. But not going back not only puts you at risk but it also messes with that whole herd immunity thing.
As Michigan COVID-19 cases continue to surge, doctors are putting out a warning to people considering skipping their second shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines: Don’t skip it.
If you’ve spoken with someone who was recently vaccinated against COVID, side effects have probably been part of the conversation. (ClickOnDetroit)
You know how you go to the doctor and they prescribe penicillin or some medicine and they tell you to finish it. No matter what. Even if the symptoms for whatever ails you disappears. You have to finish the medication to make sure you have maximum protection against whatever made you sick in the first place.
Yeah, it kind of works like that.
You need BOTH shots (unless you took the J & J one dose) and then 2 weeks after THAT to be fully vaccinated.
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