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Today I'm going to share with you my experience with getting a not yet FDA approved covid vaccine. I'm going to share how I got involved, why I did this and mu thoughts now that I'm vaccinated.

On December 21, 2020 I received AstracaZeneca's vaccine for Covid-19. I'm part of the 3rd round of the FDA's clinical trials for this vaccine. This trial is a "non placebo" trial. 

The first question that I get asked is:

How did you get involved in an FDA trial?

My neighbor and very close friend is a scientist who works in the field of medications. Over the summer she and I were eating lunch together. I told her that I'd test a vaccine. She told me to go on to the FDA's website and put in my info. That's what I did. Mind you, this was back in July. I didn't hear from them until November.

The second question I get is:


This one is easy. Because someone HAS too. Never in my life did I think I'd see a pandemic that would kill so many people.

This truly is  matter of life and death. We need more vaccines available and ready to preserve human life.

Also, I often am asked:

What did it feel like? How did it feel after? :

Truthfully, it did burn when it went in and my arm was hella sore after the fact. As I type this, I'm 4 days removed from getting the booster. The arm that I got it in is still very tender.

The day after I got the initial vaccine, I started to feel as if I were at the tail end of a head cold. I went to bed early and woke up the next day feeling great. I knew all along that feeling those symptoms was a GOOD thing. It was proof positive that my immune was saying " Virus, we see you. We are here to utterly destroy you. You are NOT attacking this body."

Do you think I should get vaccinated? :

First things first. This question is for your DOCTOR. Not your friends, not people on social media, etc.

But, YES. YES you should get vaccinated. Do not listen to the opinion of every Tom, Dick and Harry. Science is Science. Science is real. Covid is deadly. Covid has taken so many lives. Give yourself and those around you protection from this plague. 

I think I'll do my own research. :

How? By googling? My polling your friends or reading "articles" on Facebook?

Unless you have been trained in things such as peer reviewed data and clinical trails, you cannot "do your own research". Truthfully, saying/thinking that comes off as very ego driven. Its as if you are saying you think you know better than the people who have spent 30 years developing tool to fight infectious diseases.  I completely understand having fears and reservations. That is normal. If that is how you are feeling, its time to call your family doctor. They know you, they know your history and they care deeply about your health.  

So, there you go. That was my experience.  Let me know if you have any other questions.




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