Corona virus vaccinations
Posted by Dick Ellingson (+839) one month ago
I am in the older age group and was vaccinated at HRH yesterday morning. There was a good crowd. Everything was quick, friendly and systematic, including an appointment for shot number two.

By last night, I had a sore arm and some body aches, but I'm pretty much back to normal this morning.

Great benefit was discovering the Wilson Street Cafe inside the hospital. Best cheeseburger I've had since I moved here three years ago!! Hot off the grill and the fries were hot from the deep fryer. Yum Yum!!
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Posted by Earl Bennett (+890) one month ago
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Dick;

For me the second shot was painful slightly longer than the first, but was gone by day 2. I really never had any other problems, but I have seen a few.

Hope we were all wearing masks for ya
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Posted by Dick Ellingson (+839) one month ago
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Earl,

I saw my eye doctor yesterday and she told me she just had her second shot and had pains and aches from that one, but nothing at all from the first.

I'm glad the shots are here. I have a friend who says he won't get them because he never got a flu shot in his life and never got the flu.

I'm looking forward to my next shot and my next cheeseburger.
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Posted by bh (+137) one month ago
FYI breakfast is pretty good too.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11284) one month ago
So far no luck scheduling with MyChart. I'll try the phone next. Wait times are around half an hour, I'm told.
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Posted by David Schott (+16314) one month ago
Custer County is making progress with vaccines.

Custer County
Total Doses Administered: 820
Dose #1 Administered: 713
Fully Immunized: 107
Doses per 1,000 people: 87.6
Eligible Population to be Vaccinated: 9,362

https://www.arcgis.com/ap...2103421d4b
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Posted by DJanssen (+117) one month ago
Attempted to volunteer as a vaccine tester a couple months back, Shoot!, the'd pay up to $700, was it because I was a smoker, I was rejected? That's fine but I felt marginalized, wanted to help but couldn't, why, because I smoke? It's all unfair ! Why could I not help! You procreating fools!, Test on a smoker, I'm not talking your favorite grill blend, just cigarettes, Less than half of you have a blank stare at this point. Think about it!

[Edited by DJanssen (1/27/2021 11:42:07 AM)]

[Edited by DJanssen (1/27/2021 11:53:25 AM)]
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11284) one month ago
Progress. Steve has been accepted for the list. Now to try to schedule an actual shot. Fingers crossed for next week.
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Posted by Earl Bennett (+890) one month ago
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I hear there are about 200 signed up for tomorrow
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Posted by Dick Ellingson (+839) one month ago
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Thanks for the tip.
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Posted by Dick Ellingson (+839) 16 days ago
Back to HRH today for my second cheeseburger and its accompanying shot in the arm. Somehow I forgot to order fries this time so I guess I'll have to go back. Oh goodie!

I'm still amazed that I didn't feel the needle either time.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11284) 15 days ago
Steve got his last week with no problem besides the car not happy at the cold at the crack of dawn. He had no reaction to the shot but that may also be because there was a cancellation at the dentist so he ended up getting a root canal in the afternoon and that took his mind off his arm.

Second one due March 9. The day after another root canal.
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9681) 15 days ago
I got the first shot on February 6. I felt a little under the weather the next day and my arm was sore for a couple days, but there really wasn’t much to it. About like getting a flu shot.

Speaking of the flu:

During the 2019-2020 flu season, some 400,000 people were hospitalized for the flu, with 22,000 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Last week — just ahead of the season's usual peak — the CDC had recorded just 165 flu-related hospitalizations since October.
https://www.npr.org/2021/...ild-season
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Posted by Dick Ellingson (+839) 15 days ago
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And sir, what will you have with your vaccination today? Will it be the root canal or the cheeseburger?
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Posted by David Schott (+16314) 15 days ago
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The mild season has benefitted from measures like masks and social distancing, he said. It helps too that, last year, a record number of people got a flu shot.

But Schaffner says there's more to it: Kids — habitual superspreaders — are staying home.

"Children are generally thought of as having the distribution franchise for the influenza virus," Schaffner said. "They produce much more virus, they shed more virus for longer periods of time."


I was at the grocery store the other day and I kept bumping into this mom with her little kid in the child seat of the cart. Every time the kid was leaning forward and chomping on the wire structure of the shopping cart like it was a teething ring. I guess his mom is not a germaphobe.



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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+16318) 15 days ago
My Miles City friends have all got their vaccinations at Albertsons this week with no issues. Apparently Albertsons has 20 vaccines a day to administer, and no one is showing up. I suspect the Jerry Erlenbusch types and the like are avoiding vaccinations as the shot might turn them gay.
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