Ritten Off Day 9. My “O” face.
On December 10th we are getting our Covid booster shots. We have had the Moderna brand and plan to continue using it for the booster. I keep reading now that Omicron is maybe not much to worry about.
“What we are seeing clinically in South Africa — and remember I’m at the epicenter of this where I’m practicing — is extremely mild, for us [these are] mild cases. We haven’t admitted anyone, I’ve spoken to other colleagues of mine and they give the same picture.” — Dr. Angelique Coetzee, chair of the South African Medical Association, CNBC.com
I’m not taking any chances. I don’t have time for sickness right now. I know I’ll probably be down for a day from the vax but that will be it. The second shot months ago put me in bed for about half a day. We're getting the booster shot on a Friday afternoon so if recovery is needed we have Saturday to do it.
I can’t say enough how important I think these new mRNA vaccines are.
The more I read about the science the more amazing I think they are. So much safer than anything made before. I’m not going to say I was “anti-vax” before Covid but I was very skeptical. Not anymore. Not if they are administered one at a time to give a body a chance to incorporate its effectiveness without overwhelming an immune system too fast. I still “believe” that for children Docs often shove down too much too fast but the science on that is still not solid. I will fully admit that that aspect of older vaccines generally is still just a “belief” of mine. I can’t recommend anyone else share it necessarily. MRNA vaxes though? Now we are talking about a whole different way of doing it. (This is what I mean about having a mind open to change. We can’t put blanket decisions on anything anymore. “Sometimes” is as good as it ever gets with anything.)
They are going to change how we deal with so many diseases. The preponderance of the evidence is overwhelmingly good. You literally have a better chance of being hit by lightning than one of these new vaccines killing you.