I get my second Pfizer shot Thursday.
I had two Pfizers. No side effects besides the sore injection site.
I held out for Pfizer. I didn't feel comfortable about the other two.
We both got our second dose of Moderna last week. Little soreness and swelling and a day of lethargy following the shot, but nothing major.
I got AZ first one at about 8pm on Wednesday night. By 8am Thursday morning, felt like I'd been kicked by a mule. Lasted about 12 hours. Fine today. Arm still hurts.
Zalando, a German multi national E-commerce company (fashion and lifestyle products, 14,000 employees) has gained millions of new customers during the shutdowns. To take a breath, the entire group is taking a week off in August - in addition to the annual leave of 28 to 32 working days.
The Novavax vaccine is ready:
That's probably of more interest to the world outside the US at this point, but it is more stable than mRNA vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna, so it will be quite useful in more impoverished areas of the world where the mRNA vaccines will be difficult to manage.
Instead of having mRNA stimulate the production of protein spikes in our bodies, the Novavax vaccine grows the protein spikes in a lab and attaches them to nanoparticles, which are then administered in the vaccine:
That's interesting. We're having that discussion here at the moment, for front-line workers of all types, including schools. I don't know the legalities of making vaccines mandatory these days. I know that all of us my age were not allowed to attend school until we provided an uptodate immunization card. I remember showing it to my kindergarten teacher.
Something that I find a bit strange is that in Australia flu shots are mandatory if you want to work in aged care, but covid vaccinations are optional. I don't really understand how they are able to make one compulsory but not the other. That seems really odd to me.
Yeah, that does seem a little odd. Maybe they'll change that, though. On an unrelated topic, I've been reading how China's bans on some of your products are devastatingly affecting your country. Is that what you're hearing?
Well, I hope it works - they could sure use the help. There was talk about everyone maybe getting a booster, anyway, and perhaps even an annual like the flu vaccine.