Got my first dose of Moderna today, about 1:30. So far, the injection site's sore, no different than getting a flu shot. I do feel tired, but that may be the extra distance I rode on my bike today to get it, or just the emotional let down from finally feeling like some progress is being made. I'll see if any flu-like symptoms show up.
Re appointments, took me 4.5 days to get one and 5.5 to get the shot after they opened up to 50+ last Thursday, and I was registered at myturn, my county (Alameda) and city websites, plus was checking all the chain pharmacy sites repeatedly. Got mine at a city-operated site. I had requested J&J but a Moderna appt. became available sooner, and I wasn't going to be picky.
Like cwerdna I expect a colossal clusterfuck when they expand eligibility another 34 years on April 15, as opening it 15 years was bad enough. They either lack vaccine, appointment slots or both, so it's silly to force people to camp out online for days when they know they won't be able to schedule them for awhile - why not use 5 year increments? I was in the upper part of the lowered age bracket but don't have any of the pre-existing conditions or an essential job, so I'm not surprised cwerdna had to get a 'use it or lose it' dose given the time it took me to get a regular appt.
One thing I noticed on the CVS list was that virtually all of their sites which had appointments available were in Central valley ag communities, e.g. Bakersfield, Fresno, Madera, Reedley, Porterville, etc. Major metro areas were fully booked. I'm guessing it's due to reluctance among farm workers, either because they're worried about the shots or else they're illegals and worried that La Migra will be waiting to scoop them up if they show; alternatively, they may not be able to get to the sites when appointments are available because they're working or for lack of transport.
My 2nd shot's at the same location on May 4th, so apparently they're using a 28 rather than 21 day schedule.
Think I'll head home, take a nap, and see what if any other symptoms show up.
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