[LMB] OT: vaccine reactions & astronomy news

Mark Goldfield markgoldfield at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 29 21:14:28 BST 2021

I had sore arms and felt a bit run down after all three Moderna Covid-19 vaccinations. After the second dose I had a major bursitis flare up in my shoulder requiring a steroid injection, but my doctor thinks that the needle may have hit my tendon exacerbating my existing autoimmune disease. Not actually due to the particular vaccine. I had a full third dose in August because I am on immunosuppressive medications. 
Having lost friends, neighbors, and a relative who died of Covid it seems well worth getting the vaccine. 

I also had an unpleasant reaction to my first dose of Shingrix which was apparently a combination of having an autoimmune disorder and an interaction with other medications. I stopped the other medication and had no trouble with my second dose.  I am very glad to have some protection against shingles.

Mark Goldfield

> On Oct 29, 2021, at 3:39 PM, Jane Starr <jane at starchak.ca> wrote:
>> -----Original Message----- > From: Lois-Bujold
> [mailto:lois-bujold-bounces at lists.herald.co.uk] On Behalf > Of A. Marina
> Fournier via Lois-Bujold > > What about you all? Reactions (if so, what?),
> or not? I had no reaction to either of my Covid shots. 1st was AstraZeneca,
> 2nd was Pfizer. I had my annual flu shot on Tuesday, and no reaction to
> that, either. After I got it, I went home and raked the lawn so that
> probably helped with the arm soreness. The only vaccine I have ever reacted
> to was the second Shingrix injection - a night of fever and chills, but fine
> again by the next morning. >

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