I got the Moderna Booster last week, and was feeling fine, except my injection site was extremely sore. I could not touch my arm. I did a few push ups daily after receiving the vaccine. This action proved to be very effective in reducing the soreness.
The same day, I talked to a young women in an establishment I frequent who told me she had been hospitalized and intubated (on a breathing machine) in early 2020 due to COVID. She went on to say that she still did not have enough information, and did not know if she was going to get vaccinated because it was so new. I thought about that. I said can you imagine how new the smallpox and the polio vaccines were when the they were administered? The technology is so much more advanced now, then it was years ago.
She wasn’t convinced, but you would think the being intubated would change your mind. I guess she thought it wasn’t that bad? I digress!
Day two, my arm was not as sore but I was still very tired and experienced extreme fatigue. I had never experienced that level of fatigue in my life. I was cleaning and moving furniture and could not continue. In fact every few minutes I had to stop and rest. I gave up and went to bed. During this time, I also experienced fever and muscle pain.
By day three, general soreness and weakness had subsided. My energy had increased and I started feeling better. In the grant scheme of things, the previous 48 hours of discomfort was tolerable, considering the alternative of experiencing COVID and its residual effects on the body.
Please continue to wash your hands, wear a mask and get vaccinated. Winter is coming, and the virus COVID is not over. Stay well!