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1st injection of Moderna Vaccine

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  • RichieB
    Club Member
    • Apr 2018
    • 1764
    • Western Mass

    1st injection of Moderna Vaccine

    We went today to UMass for our 1st shot. Registration was easy thanks to my daughter who got us our appointments which made it even easier. It included our 2nd shot which will be done in late March. Clearly the Massachusetts process has failed miserably. This is in partnership with the state but UMass runs the process. So far my wife has a bit of soreness in her arm where the shot was given. I took a proactive approach, drinking a large volume of wine. So far it's working. I'll update as needed.
  • DrJimmy2112
    Club Member
    • Oct 2020
    • 54
    • Southern Wisconsin

    Pfizer # 1 last night. Had COVID in mid-December (ugh).
    To your health!


    • RichieB
      Club Member
      • Apr 2018
      • 1764
      • Western Mass

      Quick update b4 I pass out. The large volume of wine is working. See you tomorrow.


      • Stuey1515
        Stuey1515 commented
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        There's a reason that alcohol has bee around so long, cures many ills
    • Dewesq55
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 2153
      • The Poconos, NEPA
      • Smoker:
        Landmann Smoke Master Series Heavy Duty Barrel Smoker (COS) - With mods including 2 level rack system with pull-out grates
        Masterbuilt 40.2" 1200W Electric Smoker
        Masterbuilt ThermoTemp XL 40" Vertical Propane Smoker

        Gas Grill:
        BBQPro (cheap big box store model) Stainless steel 4 burnerswith aftermarket rotisserie.

        Charcoal Grill:
        Weber Smokey Joe Charcoal Grill 14"

        Fireboard 2 with Drive cable and 20 CFM fan and Competition Probe Package
        Fireboard 1st Generation
        ThermoWorks Mini Instant Read
        Lavaworks Thermowand Instant Read
        2 Maverick 733
        ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S Industrial Infrared Thermometer
        ThermoWorks ThermaPen Mk4 x 2
        Govee Bluetooth Thermometer with 6 probes

        Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator - 1st generation
        Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator - wifi/bluetooth connected

        Favorite Beer:
        Anything to the dark side and malty rather than hoppy. Currently liking Yuengling Porter and Newcastle Brown Ale. In a bar or pub I will often default to Guiness

        Favorite Spirit:
        Bourbon - Eagle Rare for "every day"; Angel's Envy for special occasions, Basil Hayden's, Larceny

        Favorite Wine:
        Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Super Tuscan Sangiovese (Including Chianti Classico Riserva) Brunello di Montalcino

        Favorite Meat(s):
        Pork - especially the darker meat. I love spare ribs and anything made from shoulder/butt meat
        Chicken - Mainly the dark meat and wings
        Beef Ribeye steak

        Favorite Cuisine to Cook:
        Can't list just one: Indian, Chinese, Thai, West Indian/Carribean, Hispanic/Latin American, Ethiopian, Italian, BBQ

        Favorite Cuisine to Eat:
        Indian, followed closely by BBQ.

        Disqus ID:
        David E. Waterbury

      I still can't get a vaccine here in NEPA. I'm about to turn 66, have cardiac issues and diabetes. There's just not enough doses around here. ☹️


      • Mosca
        Mosca commented
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        My second was scheduled for Tuesday at Geisinger Pittston, they called yesterday and rescheduled it due to availability.

      • Oak Smoke
        Oak Smoke commented
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        Wow, that would have put you ahead of me in Texas. I got my second Moderna Tuesday. The only pain from the first dose was just a bit of soreness in the arm. The second shot got my complete attention. I had chills and fever last night. I was under the cover and my teeth were chattering. Today I'm feeling pretty good.
    • bbqLuv
      Club Member
      • Jan 2020
      • 1477
      • Milwaukie, OR

      It is the 2nd shot that makes you feel sick if you're going to feel sick from it.

      I wonder if will pair well with PBR.


      • JakeT
        JakeT commented
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        Sounds like it’s agreeable with gin, tonic and red wine. My in-laws in NV just got their first shot yesterday. A coworker got his first shot last week and has reported tequila has had no adverse effects. Which is a relief to me in particular.

      • Steve R.
        Steve R. commented
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        JakeT - so, a shot that may also relieve the adverse affects of tequila? More research is needed!

      • tRidiot
        tRidiot commented
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        Plenty of people have had some ill effects from either first OR second shot, or really none at all. There is no predicting it. The 2nd shot seems to be more common in my experience for people to complain about, but it is by no means universal.
    • RonB
      Club Member
      • Apr 2016
      • 13516
      • Near Richmond VA
      • Weber Performer Deluxe
        Pizza insert
        Smokenator 1000
        Cookshack Smokette Elite
        2 Thermapens
        lots of probes.

      I've had my first, and my wife gets her first Monday. And second shots are scheduled for both of us.
      Last edited by RonB; February 26, 2021, 07:16 AM.


      • adamcorbett
        Trial Member
        • Feb 2021
        • 1

        I still can't get a vaccine.


        • RonB
          RonB commented
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          Welcome to The Pit.
      • Stuey1515
        Club Member
        • Dec 2019
        • 429
        • NSW Australia

        Over here the pollies are all slapping themselves on the back, but they are bringing in batches that are so small they could come in as hand luggage!!


        • Old Glory
          Club Member
          • Feb 2018
          • 1296
          • Northshore MA
          • Weber Summit Charcoal Grill
            XL BGE
            DCS Gasser
            Humphrey's Cabinet Smoker
            Weber Performer

            Slow & Sear
            Ceramic Grill Store Reducer Ring
            Woo Rig;
            Adjustable Rig
            BGE Pizza Stone
            Pit Bull Fan
            Griddle Store Griddle

          It was a challenge but I finally was able to navigate the crashed web sites, ridiculously long wait times, and disappearing availabilities, I was able to schedule my appointments.

          There has to be a better way.


          • RichieB
            RichieB commented
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            Baker screwed this up. They started the waiting room so you don't get kicked out of the web site. Yesterday someone was 22,000ish in line. 3 hours later here got his turn. No appointments available.
        • DavidNorcross
          Club Member
          • Nov 2017
          • 2224
          • Virginia
          • SNS Kamado
            Weber Summit S-670
            Camp Chef FTG 600
            Camp Chef Escape

            Old Hickory Knives
            More Cast Iron than I care to admit

          Still waiting.....


          • GDavis
            Charter Member
            • Jun 2015
            • 48
            • New Port Richey, FL
            • Southern Smoke!

            I received the ist Moderna vaccine about a month ago. I was fine until the following day. I felt I was coming down with something. I had to leave work early. Felt pretty awful until I took a Tylenol. I felt fine the next day. I will be getting my season dose on Monday. I’ll report back on any reactions. Make sure you have Tylenol on hand and be prepared to take it easy.


            • LA Pork Butt
              Charter Member
              • Dec 2014
              • 5654
              • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

              Two days ago I go my second Pfizer shot with no Ill effects other than my shoulder being a little sorer for a couple of days. It seems that getting it in your dominant arm works the soreness out faster.


              • Jim White
                Club Member
                • Sep 2019
                • 761
                • Gainesville, FL
                • I cook on a 15-year-old Kamado #9, a huge beast nearly 6 feet tall and with black ceramic tile on the outside. I of course love smoked meats of all kinds, but also like quick cooks like chicken portions, pork tenderloins and fish. Really into cooking of all kinds. Just added an outdoor fire pit that has grilling capability and limited Santa Maria-style grill raising and lowering.

                Wife got her second Moderna Wednesday. Yesterday was unpleasant for her with a slight fever. Hoping for a more normal day for her today. I get my second on Monday. We’ve set March 15 as the date when we should both be at full protection and ready to spend time with the grandbabies again.


                • kjbarth
                  Club Member
                  • Apr 2016
                  • 212
                  • North Caldwell, NJ
                  • Weber Genesis Silver
                    Weber Summit E-670
                    Weber Kettle
                    Weber Go-Anywhere gas
                    Weber Kettle 22
                    Weber Master-Touch 22
                    Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5
                    Camp Chef portable stove

                    Maverick ET-733
                    2x Thermapen Mk4
                    2x SnS
                    2x GrillGrates for 22 Weber kettles

                    NY Giants season tix.

                  Wife and I got our 2nd jab 10 days ago. My entire body hurt the next day but no fever/chills. Wife had same reaction. MIL and FIL got 2nd shot last week as well. They said they drank a lot of water the day before and day of 2nd shot and DID NOT have any of the day after "flu like" reactions. Maybe staying very well hydrated helps curb the reaction...

                  Oh, and the nurses where we got our shots told us to not take any pain killer like tylenol, advil, motrin, etc., after either shot as it interferes with the body building a tolerance to the covid virus.
                  Last edited by kjbarth; February 26, 2021, 10:54 AM.


                  • tRidiot
                    tRidiot commented
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                    There are some thoughts that using anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen or aleve MIGHT reduce the effectiveness of a vaccine by reducing the inflammation caused and reducing the immune response. This is by NO means definitive or settled science. As for Tylenol, it has ZERO effect. The nurses who told you that were poorly informed.
                • BBQPhil
                  Club Member
                  • Sep 2017
                  • 300
                  • San Diego, CA
                  • Yoder480, BGE, WeberGO, WeberGas

                  2nd Moderna 10 days ago. Advised to drink plenty of water and no alcohol and take a Tylenol. No significant reaction.


                  • MBMorgan
                    MBMorgan commented
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                    "No significant reaction"

                    ... not even when they said "no alcohol"???

                  • BBQPhil
                    BBQPhil commented
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                    Does crying count?



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