Good news for those who are fully vaccinated or who will be soon.

This week, I received my second vaccination and I must admit, the second shot was much better than the first. Like pretty much anything involving COVID-19, the reaction to the vaccine can be completely different from person-to-person. I have friends who have gotten it who never felt any pain or soreness afterwards, and I have friends who have gotten it who didn't want to get out of bed for two days.

Me? We'll I'm somewhere in the middle. I was actually shocked after receiving my first Moderna shot at the state it left my arm in over the next few days. I equate it to not warming up and throwing a baseball as hard as you can. My arm felt like I legitimately ripped multiple muscles near my shot-area. Luckily, that only lasted a couple of days.

I haven't felt any symptoms following my second Moderna shot.

If you're like me and you're fully vaccinated, or if you plan on getting your next shot soon, there is some good news. The CDC has announced that those who are fully vaccinated are highly unlikely to spread COVID-19. A CDC real-world study of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines shows they reduce the risk of both symptomatic and asymptomatic infection by 90% once you complete your series. The study essentially found that if you have the completed series of shots, contracting or spreading COVID-19 is incredibly unlikely.

The study looked at 3,950 first responders, healthcare personnel, and essential workers. They were followed through and after their vaccination, and all participants self-administered COVID tests weekly and reported the results.

 

 

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