Not a doctor, not an "expert", not here to tell anyone what to do with their bodies, just a generally healthy middle aged citizen. I got the first two shots around the delta wave. I'll never get another. I'll never let someone force my children to get one while they're too young to have informed consent. The risk/reward isn't there based on the information I see.
I've never refused any other vaccines for myself or children and have no plans to do so. But they've lied and moved the goal posts so many times on the C shot that they've lost all credibility in my book.
But by all means, make the choice with your health professional. Your health choices are none of my business.
My oldest child had it last week. I thought maybe the rest of us were doomed, but none of us caught it. I blame natural immunity.
Now that covid has morphed from a pneumonia-based illness to one of the upper respiratory tract with mild symptoms, it's kind of hard to justify treating it any differently than a cold. I was reading that 10% of people still get long covid, but I don't know what that entails at this point.
My wife had it a few week ago, like a cold…we changed little around the house, no Masks, slept and ate together…I never got it. Several teachers I know tested positive, stayed home a few days then went back to work and never reported it…I always said it would mutate into a cold…it has
"Nightmare," Some planning to get new COVID-19 vaccine getting bills for nearly $200
When Glen Cote of Acton drove to his appointment at CVS for the new COVID-19 vaccine, he was shocked to receive a text on his phone minutes before his appointment, letting him know that the vaccine would cost $190.99.
"Nightmare is the first word that comes to mind," he explained to WBZ-TV. Cote is covered by MassHealth, the state's program for Medicaid.