Regarding Pfizer Covid vaccine and concerns about Bell’s Palsy in trial participants.
I received the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine yesterday. (Happy dance). I will try to give detailed updates on my experience and answer questions. The injection itself felt like the flu shot. People have been asking if it felt cold; it did not. The site did not burn or itch at any point immediately or subsequently following injection. It does not itch […]
Day2:My left deltoid soreness that was a 2 out 10 on the pain scale yesterday, has decreased to almost nothing. If I lift my arm all the way up to stretch I can feel tightness that I wouldn’t even describe as pain. So that’s cool. I honestly expected it to be much worse for much longer. I did feel a […]
Day 3:I promised to go through day 7 of reporting, so here’s the boring update. My injection site soreness is completely gone. Nothing, nada, zip. I had the whole weekend off work, yay, but I could have worked just fine as I never developed any symptom that would have prevented me from doing so. I do not feel fatigued. My […]
Today, 12-18-2020 at 1833, after a 12 hour ER shift, I received the greatest gift that anyone has ever given to me: the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine and I became the first member of this team to be One COVID Vaxxed Nurse! To say that I was excited would be an understatement. I am so proud of the scientists worldwide who […]
It is with much anticipation and pleasure, I have become the second author to be One *COVID* Vaxxed Nurse. I didn’t know whether or not I would qualify for the initial group, but my institution has specified that ED and ICU staff are the primary groups to receive the vaccine, prioritized by age. I have always had a fear of […]
Question from a follower: If I have had COVID-19 already, do I need to get the vaccine and why? The simple answer is yes. Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 have been shown to decrease over time, with some individuals losing measurable antibodies as soon as 6 months post-infection. While there isn’t a lot of data as to whether the lack of circulating […]
Dear Church: I can’t see Christ through you. I’m a nurse working during a global pandemic and here’s what I see. I see packed auditoriums for festive Christmas programs with almost no masks, and zero social distancing in Missouri. I know what this will mean for my colleagues in the weeks to come. They’ll work feverishly right around Christmas to […]