Your State's Vaccine Progress
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Contributors to this thread:
JL 11-Jan-21
Pete In Fairbanks 11-Jan-21
LINK 11-Jan-21
Ok...Russ 11-Jan-21
Grey Ghost 11-Jan-21
LINK 11-Jan-21
Treeline 11-Jan-21
lawdy 11-Jan-21
JL 11-Jan-21
Rut Nut 11-Jan-21
Will 11-Jan-21
Bowboy 11-Jan-21
Deertick 11-Jan-21
Grey Ghost 11-Jan-21
Bowboy 11-Jan-21
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Cornpone 11-Jan-21
Buskill 11-Jan-21
JL 11-Jan-21
Rut Nut 11-Jan-21
Bake 11-Jan-21
Cornpone 11-Jan-21
JL 11-Jan-21
redheadlover 11-Jan-21
Brotsky 11-Jan-21
JL 11-Jan-21
craigmcalvey 11-Jan-21
Cornpone 11-Jan-21
creed 11-Jan-21
Zim 11-Jan-21
elkmtngear 11-Jan-21
Buffalo1 11-Jan-21
Shawn 12-Jan-21
Will 12-Jan-21
bigswivle 12-Jan-21
Surfbow 12-Jan-21
Moosemania 12-Jan-21
TrapperKayak 12-Jan-21
JusPassin 12-Jan-21
JL 12-Jan-21
txhunter58 12-Jan-21
TrapperKayak 12-Jan-21
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Bowbender 12-Jan-21
Matt 12-Jan-21
Rut Nut 12-Jan-21
gobbler 12-Jan-21
txhunter58 12-Jan-21
JL 12-Jan-21
Bake 12-Jan-21
grossklw 12-Jan-21
Deertick 12-Jan-21
Tonybear61 12-Jan-21
JL 12-Jan-21
35-Acre 13-Jan-21
Rut Nut 13-Jan-21
greg simon 13-Jan-21
JL 13-Jan-21
IdyllwildArcher 13-Jan-21
Live2Hunt 13-Jan-21
35-Acre 13-Jan-21
Surfbow 13-Jan-21
JL 13-Jan-21
midwest 14-Jan-21
IdyllwildArcher 14-Jan-21
midwest 14-Jan-21
35-Acre 14-Jan-21
Rut Nut 20-Jan-21
DiRTY MiKE 20-Jan-21
trublucolo 20-Jan-21
JL 20-Jan-21
woodguy65 20-Jan-21
Rut Nut 20-Jan-21
DiRTY MiKE 20-Jan-21
From: JL
11-Jan-21

JL's Link
For those wanting to get a status update of what your state is doing (or how they're doing) with the vaccine distribution....here ya go.

11-Jan-21
Interesting stats.... Thanks!

Pete

From: LINK
11-Jan-21
So does that map suggest the dark “blue” states have been more efficient at vaccinating it’s people?

From: Ok...Russ
11-Jan-21
I don't think it's suggesting efficiency but rather just number of people per 100,000 that are getting the vaccine. "Total Number of People Initiating Vaccination per 100,000". The dark blue are 2,000+ so just reflects a higher percentage than say the light blue.

From: Grey Ghost
11-Jan-21
I'm pretty sure the vast majority of people who have been vaccinated so far are healthcare workers, and rightfully so, IMO.

Matt

From: LINK
11-Jan-21
Huntcell I’m not at risk but I don’t want it. They should give it to everyone over 60 before before someone under 40 can get it. AOC and myself don’t need it. Not that I’m lumping myself in with her. ;)

From: Treeline
11-Jan-21
Make sure to get the politicians first...

From: lawdy
11-Jan-21
Both my wife and I got the first Moderna shot a week ago. We go for the second Feb 4. No after effects except that a half hour after the shot, I heard a pop and my penis fell off. No harm done at 75.

From: JL
11-Jan-21

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FWIW....this is how my county decides who gets the vaccine. It seems pretty crowded at the top. Grocery store clerks get it before I do and I fall into the pre-existing condition category.

From: Rut Nut
11-Jan-21
LMBO Lawdy! : )

I work in a VA Hospital on the Nursing Home Floor, so I was vaccinated on the first day open to Employees. Get my follow up shot on 1/19. I have found out some interesting things so far........................................

First of all, this vaccine distribution is being highly regulated by the CDC. I was told that you have to make an apt to get vaccinated because every vial contains enough vaccine for 10 inoculations and once a vial is opened, it is only good for a short amount of time. So they need to have a list of people waiting so if someone does not show up or changes their mind at the last minute, they have someone to take their place. This is all so the vaccine is not wasted. If any doses are wasted, it needs to be reported back to the CDC and If a facility wastes too much of it, there will be "consequences."

Also, since I work on the Nursing Home floor I will soon need to be tested for COVID 2x/wk for the foreseeable future. BUT...................................they will also be testing for anti-bodies and if I can prove I have the anti-bodies I will not need to be tested for COVID for 2 months. I was told only 2 months because nobody knows how long the vaccination lasts for(or actually how long the anti-bodies last)........................so I will need to be tested every 2 months(at least in the beginning until they have a better idea of how long the anti-bodies last).

We have no choice if we work on the Nursing home........................we HAVE to be tested. But the anti-body test and vaccination is NOT mandatory.

To date, most of the rehab dept staff has been vaccinated, but I hear it has been harder to find willing patients to take it. They started vaccinating on Dec. 22nd by priority, but now they are vaccinating ANY patient or employee who is willing .............................

Also, they(Occupational Health) made it a point to say we need to schedule our followup shot of vaccine with our Supervisor and spread out the dates among our staff so we are not all getting the second shot on the same day. Apparently there is a high likelyhood that we may be sick for "2-3 days" after the second shot, so they don;t want a whole department to be out sick. I'm not too worried about that personally as I have never gotten sick after getting the "regular" flu shot, but it's interesting I have not heard that anywhere in the news or in any of the literature........................................

From: Will
11-Jan-21
Psyched to get it as soon as I'm up, probably April or May. My wife and many friends (medical providers) have got it so far. I'm super happy for them, and a little jealous.

It's slower than initially hoped here (MA). Still going, but definitely some distribution challenges. Hopefully as we move away from the holiday's that settles out.

From: Bowboy
11-Jan-21
He but Colorado was giving priority vaccines to inmates over the general public. In my opinion they should be the last reciepients.

From: Deertick
11-Jan-21
Got the Moderna version 10 days ago ... zero adverse effects, though the second shot is expected to have a higher chance -- since the immune system knows what to do.

From: Grey Ghost
11-Jan-21
Bowboy,

Do you have a credible source for that information? I've read that prison inmates were moved down the priority list in Colorado.

Matt

From: Bowboy
11-Jan-21

Bowboy's Link
GG it was in this article.

From: Grey Ghost
11-Jan-21

Grey Ghost's Link
Bowboy,

That was only a "draft plan". The actual plan moved inmates down the list. Here's a more recent article that explains.

Matt

From: Cornpone
11-Jan-21
I registered both my wife and I this morning in NY due to being phase 1B...we're both over age 75. We got a registration number...fine. Now I have to find a local vaccine provider to set up a date/time. As of now I can't find such information. Perhaps within the next few days. However I did see whereas, even though you have a registration number, it could be quite a few weeks before you actually get the vaccine.

From: Buskill
11-Jan-21
I get my second dose of Pfizer next week.

From: JL
11-Jan-21
Rut, A couple of weeks back I did some research on your antibody statement. As more data comes in, the length of time effective antibodies remain in your body is expanding. You can have antibodies in your body but at what level will be effective is one question that is still moving. Hence more incoming data updates the answer. I did my antibody test and came back negative.

I just came back from the dentist a bit ago today and we talked about the vaccine. They have been getting it there. The way he explained it was the first shot "turns on" your body's antibody mechanism. The second shot is a little more powerful and is supposed to piggy back on the first one and tell your antibody making system to start putting out the antibodies en-mass. At least that is how I understood it.

From: Rut Nut
11-Jan-21
That's what I assumed..............................that as time goes on, the interval between required (anti-body) tests will be greater and greater. But for now, they are telling us 2 months for the first test. WHo knows, maybe the next time it will be 4 or six months...................

From: Bake
11-Jan-21
Local small hospital got their first shots in a couple weeks ago. My wife, as a health care worker who has been treating multiple Covid patients, received round 1, then she got the second shot just today. I think they only got something like 160 shots in that first round. Basically enough to treat the staff that has regular contact with Covid patients

From: Cornpone
11-Jan-21
In NY...scheduled mine and wife's today, phase 1B due to both over 75. However even though registered Lord knows when we'll actually get it. I have to find a location where we can set up a date/time. Work in progress....could be quite a few weeks.

From: JL
11-Jan-21
NY is under a lot of heat right now with how they are handling this. Cuomo and Deblasio aren't clicking too well and it looks like the folks are the ones who are paying the price.

From: redheadlover
11-Jan-21
No 666 for my wife or me. Just sayin'

From: Brotsky
11-Jan-21
I should be able to get it in April. My better half would have had hers already as an RN but she already had the ‘Rona so she got pushed back to get some others vaccinated that weren’t so “lucky”. They’re doing a good job here pumping out vaccinations.

From: JL
11-Jan-21
My daughter got both of her shots (ER RN) and got a card showing she got the shots. I was kinda hoping that will be enough evidence to cross the border if/when the time comes to go north??

From: craigmcalvey
11-Jan-21
I got my initial moderna dose 12/30. It put me down for 2 days however, none of my coworkers were ill. Not looking forward to the second one but trying to be a good sport about it.

From: Cornpone
11-Jan-21
JL...I've been wondering the same thing. Due to the fact...as far as I know...that vaccine or not a person could still be a carrier I'm not so sure restrictions will be any different. The only thing being that a vaccinated person should be far less likely to contract it.

From: creed
11-Jan-21
Lucky me. I got naturally vaccinated.

From: Zim
11-Jan-21
I don’t even pay attention to what’s going on with the vaccines because I’ve already had a bad case of Covid Nov/Dec, and my employer is monitoring our priority. I work in federal government essential services but only as a “support contractor” and they’ve not even got a for sure answer as to our place in line. So I will just go when they tell me. In the meantime, hopefully I got some natural immunity.

From: elkmtngear
11-Jan-21
More proof, that all the States in light blue, actually won the Presidential election ;^)

From: Buffalo1
11-Jan-21
I heard today on OAN that vaccination life could be as short as 8 mos, but not enough test data to know for sure yet what type of inoculation life to expect.

From: Shawn
12-Jan-21
NY sucks, I am a frontline workers in a nursing home. We were to be among the very first to get our Covid shot. I finally received my first dose last Thursday, when in fact thousands of people received theirs before many first line workers. It will take into until Oct to get everyone their shot. Shawn

From: Will
12-Jan-21
Buffalo - That data is because the vaccines having been round much longer than that. Most data on it I've seen so far suggests (on average) a stronger immune response from the vax than from the infection for "most" people - folks who survive severe infection for example looking more similar to the vax. So... How long will it last, no person can no for sure since we are still only briefly into this (biologically speaking).

The suspicion is that the vax will provide protection for a period of year to years... But that's only based on the response to the vax and estimates, which is why the researchers noting such things basically cap it at when the first folks to get it in any form of clinical trial got it (8 months roughly).

From: bigswivle
12-Jan-21
Ivermectin for me

12-Jan-21
My wife is a dental hygienist in KS. They set her appointment for next week to receive her first shot.

From: Surfbow
12-Jan-21
I'd be shocked if Colorado's distribution is going as well as they say. My wife is a primary care dr. who has been running their clinic's FURI (testing for COVID) clinic multiple days per week for months, i.e. lots of exposure, probably only second to ICU staff. She still hasn't even gotten her first dose due to multiple mixups of records and paperwork at the distribution level, she'll probably end up getting the virus before the vaccine at this rate...

From: Moosemania
12-Jan-21
Michigan seems to be doing ok. My daughter works in a care home, had hers last week. Father is 75 had his today. We just moved into second tier of people eligible.

From: TrapperKayak
12-Jan-21
We have Cuomo, what would you THINK it is??? ....Send us to the nursing homes.......

From: JusPassin
12-Jan-21
So if less than half the folks targeted want it, why aren't they making it available to the next group? I'm 71 with diabetes, and my clinic doesn't even know when it will be available.

From: JL
12-Jan-21
Moose....I just stopped by our county's health dept to see about signing up. They are not letting folks in the lower tier (1-C) sign up. If I understood what the lady was saying, they have the vaccine but do not have the infrastructure set up to administer the large number of doses.

The more I think about what she said, the more I'm somewhat surprised and somewhat miffed. Everyone knew the vaccine would be sent out for distribution on a large scale. It appears many state and local govts failed to adequately prepare for administering the vaccine on such a large scale. They have it but can't give it out due to lack of space or medical folks. I seen on the news this morning one state/county/city was going to use a closed Sears store as a mass vaccination facility. That seems like a great idea and I hope it catches on.

From: txhunter58
12-Jan-21
“ The second shot is a little more powerful and is supposed to piggy back on the first one and tell your antibody making system to start putting out the antibodies en-mass”

To be clear, the second Covid vaccine is exactly the same vaccine as the first one. It is not “stronger” in any way. However the body becomes primed for that specific pathogen and reacts with a “stronger” response when a second one is given in the near future. You antibodies jump way more than twice what the first one gives you.

From: TrapperKayak
12-Jan-21
I heard that 1000s of,doses had to be,chucked in NY because officials arn't prepared to administer it quick enough to keep it stored properly. Nice going Andy...

From: TrapperKayak
12-Jan-21
I heard that 1000s of,doses had to be,chucked in NY because officials arn't prepared to administer it quick enough to keep it stored properly. Nice going Andy...

From: Bowbender
12-Jan-21
A genetically modified virus/vaccine rushed thru in less than a year, no long term study on side effects, with a longevity of about 8 months.

As someone that worked in drug delivery systems with several large pharma's (includes clincials for device & drugs) ....well, That's a negative ghostrider.

From: Matt
12-Jan-21
"The more I think about what she said, the more I'm somewhat surprised and somewhat miffed. Everyone knew the vaccine would be sent out for distribution on a large scale. It appears many state and local govts failed to adequately prepare for administering the vaccine on such a large scale."

If only our state givernemnt had been clued in that the vaccine was coming....

This is yet another massive failure of state government. And some are blaming the Feds for bot having providing funding for that infrastructure.

From: Rut Nut
12-Jan-21
Txhunter has it right- we just got briefed again by our Infectious Disease Specialist today and she stated it is just a stronger immune response by your body the second time................................but stressed the symptoms only last 2-3 days.

From: gobbler
12-Jan-21
WV is leading the nation in % of vaccine given in relation to amount received

From: txhunter58
12-Jan-21
“ The second shot is a little more powerful and is supposed to piggy back on the first one and tell your antibody making system to start putting out the antibodies en-mass”

To be clear, the second Covid vaccine is exactly the same vaccine as the first one. It is not “stronger” in any way. However the body becomes primed for that specific pathogen and reacts with a “stronger” response when a second one is given in the near future. You antibodies jump way more than twice what the first one gives you.

From: JL
12-Jan-21

JL's Link
Take this FWIW.....there is more at the link. It may be out there but I didn't see any longevity info regarding the Pfizer one.

"Editors' Pick|Jan 12, 2021,07:04am EST|36,781 views Moderna Says Its Covid-19 Vaccine Provides One Year’s Immunity Robert Hart

Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine should provide immunity from disease for at least one year after vaccination, the company announced at a conference Monday, Reuters reports, adding that the company is “on track” to deliver at least 600 million doses of the vaccine in 2021. "

From: Bake
12-Jan-21
My wife got her second shot yesterday, and she's feeling pretty crappy today. . .

From: grossklw
12-Jan-21
Had my first shot on Friday of Moderna, my arm hurt like he(( but otherwise felt fine. I had covid in early November so I was holding off at the hospital as long as I could since I was pretty low risk.

From: Deertick
12-Jan-21
JL ... not sure about Canada, but I'm headed to Belize soon, and, although I'll have both shots prior and have a CDC card, they won't accept that. I still have to be tested upon arrival (or 3 days before). So ... it's not like a Yellow Fever Vaccine Card so far ... still requiring testing. Understandable in such a small country with poor resources, but I was really hoping it would be easier.

From: Tonybear61
12-Jan-21
96 year old Mom got her shot today, inlaws had theirs over the weekend.

From: JL
12-Jan-21
Of interest for the number crunchers. When I started the thread yesterday, Michigan received 552K doses. Today the number jumped to 768K. That's about 116K new doses received since yesterday. Reference the interactive map (or chart) at the link in the first post above to see if your state received more doses since yesterday.

From: 35-Acre
13-Jan-21
MAKE ME FEEL BETTER AND READ THIS - PLEASE.

What drives me crazy is that most states are not leveraging that same "essential worker" list that helped keep the basics of the US economy up and people's lives still going.

There's a lot more than healthcare and emergency services that kept the country survive this pandemic! Need gas in your car? Need groceries for your family? Need utilities (Gas, electric, internet)? I know that I'm bitching about it but my oldest son's college let out early so he came home. From the day the came home, he got a job and worked at a grocery store (cashier). He got an extra $0.50 per hour which equated to $2.50 each time he went to work. That's damn near laughable but it was something. They didn't have plexiglass dividers, they didn't have masks, they just worked. And it wasn't just him, but it was people of all ages - including some that probably had to rejoin the workforce in their senior years.

My son's friends came home form college and decided just to file for unemployment. Why work if the government is going to give you free money? And a lot of it! PER WEEK! Those kids got the extra $600 ($525 after taxes) plus the base of unemployment which was $180 ($152 after taxes). My son's paycheck was equal to the base unemployment. He was bringing in less than $200 ($500+ less than his friends who sat home and did nothing). Multiply that my 3 months and my son came out a HUGE loser in this! His friend brought in over $8,000 compared to his $2,100. He's highly conservative so he was really against the socialist experiment of the government's "universal basic income" and while his work experience wasn't something for his resume, he at least got out of the house and socialized with people.

Now with all of this vaccine stuff going on they are only focusing on Healthcare, police and fire. After that it's those over a certain age. That just doesn't seem right.

Now we live in NY, so our state SUCKS at getting this vaccine out anyway. The vaccine is moving from hospitals to county health department, and we managed to make the national news because some was shipped form places where it was required to go. Our governor was against the current federal administration's plan so they came up with their own and it's a cluster f@rt! He's all talk (hell, he won an Emmy) and no action. My dad went to Florida for the winter and he's already got the shot! My mother-in-law here with a bunch of pre-existing conditions still can't get it. As for my son, he doesn't want the vaccine anyway. Plus - Oh yeah - he's got COVID (mild symptoms but did test positive). He's isolated in his room for another 4 days as long as he's symptom free. Do you know what benefit he gets from being an essential worker? All he gets is:

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From: Rut Nut
13-Jan-21
Yeah, unfortunately not much of the STATE's response makes any sense..................... : (

From: greg simon
13-Jan-21
35-Acre, I did read your post and first of all please tell your son thank you for being a real man and a real American. Those two things mean doing what needs to be done. I don't think there are near enough of either these days!!! Young people like him give me hope for the future of this great country!!!

From: JL
13-Jan-21
Ya....I'd say New York isn't the shining example of how to handle the virus situation.

13-Jan-21
I got my first Pfizer vaccine on 12/16 and my booster on 1/6. I felt a bit bad getting it before older Americans, but guidelines are guidelines; nonetheless, I'm thankful to have had it.

I've seen several dozen COVID patients and still tested antibody negative before the shot, which is testimony to the effectiveness of the PPE.

Anyways, now that I'm immunized, I'm glad that I can go back to licking toilets without fear of contracting COVID.

From: Live2Hunt
13-Jan-21
LOL, idy, I still go to the small gym in my town. I told my wife I'm careful and quit licking the bars. But, yes, licking toilets is better.

From: 35-Acre
13-Jan-21
Thanks Greg!

From: Surfbow
13-Jan-21
35-acre, what your son did earn was respect from respectable people and a good life lesson, hi friends will be worse off in the long run. Good for him, and good for you that you raised a man with the right values and work ethic.

From: JL
13-Jan-21
Field report: I had to go to the local outpatient hospital for some work. While there, the vaccination tent was set up in the parking lot. Two lanes were set up to drive thru a large tent to get the shot. You had to have an appt and stay in your car the whole time. Security was at the entrance to keep things flowing. It seemed organized...which is a great thing. I spoke to a couple of nurses who were directing traffic on the outbound side. The drive-thru was open yesterday. I think the one RN who was tracking the numbers said 321 folks got the shot yesterday. While I was talking with them this afternoon.....they were in the 370-something range. That's good info to know if you want to crunch some numbers on a parking lot drive thru and what to expect.

From: midwest
14-Jan-21
Idyl, Once immunized, can we eat medium rare bats again?

14-Jan-21
Yes, but biting their heads off while still alive is not advised.

From: midwest
14-Jan-21
dammit

From: 35-Acre
14-Jan-21
Thanks Surfbow.

From: Rut Nut
20-Jan-21
Well, I got my second dose of Moderna vaccine yesterday. I’m a little achy but nothing serious. 2 of my co-workers that got it yesterday went home sick today. One went home by 9 and looked horrible- could barely lift her arm, had chills and was feverish. The other complained of aches all over in the morning, but said he didn’t want to be a “wimp” so came into work. Found out this afternoon he went home early. A third co-worker that got it yesterday called in sick today.

3 more got their second dose today, so we’ll see how they are feeling tomorrow.............

20-Jan-21
I got my first Pfizer vaccine shot yesterday because I am 1b. Sore arm at the injection site. Nothing too bad.

Glad I got it now because the WI governor is probably the most incompetent governor in the nation and who knows how long it will take to reach normal citizens. Evers is handling the rollout as well as he handled kenosha.

From: trublucolo
20-Jan-21
Dirty Mike wants to start a competition I see, hands down Colorado's guv'nah tops the list...New York, California, Oregon and Washington guvnah's would also be strong contenders for the incompetence title :-)

From: JL
20-Jan-21
I would nominate the Michigan Gov for a spot on that list.

From: woodguy65
20-Jan-21
Don’t forget Illinois

From: Rut Nut
20-Jan-21

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At least we got rid of our Secretary of health................he/she got picked by the Dementia Patient-in-Chief for a cabinet level position! ;-)

20-Jan-21

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