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Who's Been Vaccinated?

I haven't been fishing much or interacting (drinking) with friends for almost a year now.  My wife has 4 COVID comorbidities that put her at high risk, so I've had to be really careful.   But we both got our second shots last week and I'm ready to become semi-normal again.  I really miss fishing with friends.

Who else has gotten shot up?


  • gatorsaintgatorsaint Posts: 212 Deckhand
    I work at Shand's and got mine last month.
  • JtsJts Posts: 121 Deckhand
    Get my second shot on the 22nd.  But I think the first shot provides 70% protection so I feel safe.
  • Doc StressorDoc Stressor Posts: 2,790 Captain
    Yep.  You're pretty good 2 weeks after the first shot of either vaccine.

  • mobenmoben Posts: 184 Deckhand
    Got my second Pfiser today.
  • Ruff OneRuff One Posts: 2,306 Captain
    Gail and I both have our total allotment! Checking fights to Alaska.
  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski Posts: 16,809 AG
    I'm very far down the line so i don't expect to get it until probably April to be honest.  I will when i have the opportunity.  
    You can't pet a dead dog back to life 
  • The Cat's EyeThe Cat's Eye Posts: 1,736 Captain
    Get my second pfizer in two weeks. 
  • SlackerSlacker Posts: 1,823 Captain
    Tina and I get our second tomorrow
  • xmuskyguidexmuskyguide Posts: 1,981 Captain
    Carol and I are getting our first dose this coming week. We have had a heck of a time getting an appointment. Spent many hours on line as I'm sure most others have. 
  • Alex from GAAlex from GA Posts: 1,712 Captain
    We signed up with Citrus County list a couple of weeks ago and haven't heard anything.  I haven't been fishing with anyone for almost a year.
  • xmuskyguidexmuskyguide Posts: 1,981 Captain
    We signed up with Citrus County list a couple of weeks ago and haven't heard anything.  I haven't been fishing with anyone for almost a year.

    We did the same and they finally came through. They contacted us by phone. Hope they get in touch soon. 

  • mburke001 aka TripleBmburke001 aka TripleB Posts: 1,598 Captain
    Hi Doc: My wife and received the two shots in Hillsborough. She was constantly checking the Health Dept website and obtained the shots. 
  • SevenweightSevenweight Posts: 95 Deckhand
    I get my second Moderna shot March 5 and so March 19 will be two weeks out from that. 
  • kingkong954kingkong954 Posts: 690 Officer
    Got mine; very grateful.
  • THINKICANTHINKICAN Posts: 597 Officer
    Thanks to Publix and daughter in law who made appointments, wife and I finished second shots last weekend.  Still being careful and wearing masks.  I'll be 91 next month but still fish a time or two a week in my new to me 14' Alumacraft.  Wave when you go by!
  • stc1993stc1993 Posts: 10,859 AG
    Y'all are doing it quick they are doing ours 21 days for pfizer and 28 for moderna.  I got my 2nd last Monday.
  • Doc StressorDoc Stressor Posts: 2,790 Captain
    You can't be passive and wait for Citrus County to call you even if you are on the waiting list.  Right now, neither the county nor local Publix supermarkets are taking reservations for the first shot.  They are using all of their time and available vaccine for folks who have a scheduled second shot.

    The trick is to have all of the following links saved as favorites on your computer, phone, or tablet:
    Get on the waiting list. But no first shots are available now.
    They start taking reservations for the first shots on Feb. 14 at 3:00 PM. Don't use  MYVACCINE.FL.GOV, Hernando is not on their list as yet.  Hernando was good about calling me back to schedule an appointment a week after I got my first shot at Publix after getting on their waiting list. I canceled of course.
    They start taking new appointments on Feb. 15 at  7:00 AM but not in Citrus County.  Pick another local county.
    No appointments are available now, but the Spring Hill and Inverness stores will participate.
    They are booked up but keep checking the link to see if new appointments become available.

    Walgreens and CVS are being punished in Florida for screwing up the Care Home vaccination program.  The state took back their vaccines since they were just keeping them in freezers until they figured out what to do.  But keep checking these links because the feds are soon going to be sending doses directly to the pharmacies.

    Here's a tip:  If you use the Publix site, let the page refresh by itself every minute to hold your place in line.  If you keep refreshing the page it will send you back to the end of the line each time.  Refreshing the page worked earlier in the program but they changed the site to keep people from overloading their server. 

  • Ruff OneRuff One Posts: 2,306 Captain
    Doc. Add Thats Orlando health department. When they start giving out appointments it's in the thousands. Just have to drive to Orlando. 
  • Doc StressorDoc Stressor Posts: 2,790 Captain
    It seems that they are using the CDR HealthPro system now just like most of the other county health departments.  That's through the site.

    It might pay to register in Orange County.  They have their act together for mass vaccinations.  The pharmacy programs are for counties with lower population density.

    If you are a veteran over 65, shots are available at several VA locations.  Some don't require reservations while others do:

    One more tip:  There are shots available now for people with high-risk conditions such as diabetes, kidney, lung, or heart disease and those who may be immune-compromised.  This is not well known yet.  You need to see your doctor about this and get an appointment at a hospital.  Be assertive.  There is vaccine available even though they might not know about this yet. 

  • JtsJts Posts: 121 Deckhand
    Doc and Ruff One, thanks for the different COVID sites and information.  My wife has been able to sign up several of our neighbors on the Publix site but lately no luck.  It may be the refreshing.
  • VolFanVolFan Posts: 91 Deckhand
    I got on the Publix site Friday and will get my 1st shot Monday at Sugarmill Woods Publix.
  • capt louiecapt louie Posts: 10,935 Moderator
    Had my second 3 days ago.
    "You'll get your weather"
  • BillyBilly Posts: 2,773 Captain
    edited February 2021 #24
    2nd shot this coming Monday for me, wife on Tuesday, at SMW's Publix.

    Actually was pretty painless but I do understand it wasn't the same for everyone. It was a timing thing depending on when you tried to get on and when you could get on. It hasn't been the best for those in the older group who are not computer savvy which is a real shame.

    "And the ocean is howling for the things that might have been..."
  • Jox_in_a_BoxJox_in_a_Box Posts: 19 Deckhand
    You know, I'm legit surprised there's no politics or arguments in this thread. Be safe my friends!
  • humblerhumbler Posts: 136 Deckhand
    My wife and I have been registered every where we can, most of the sites Doc listed. I was on the Publix site 3 times before I got through on Friday after an hour. I didn't refresh. I picked a location convenient to us in Hillsborough. By the time I finished the questionnaire form the only sites available were east of Orlando. This morning everything filled up in less than an hour. 
    I'm a patient at USF health. They have been out of vaccines for the last 3 weeks. Today I got an email invite. First shot tomorrow. My wife is not an established patient there so she will be in a random selection after patients, staff and students and continue to work the Publix site. Hillsborough county site at the University mall has been a nightmare. People with appts have been waiting in car lines 3-4 hours. They should be running the site 24hrs right now.

    Our Primary Care Provider has no idea when they will get any allocation.
  • surfmansurfman Posts: 6,017 Admiral
    I'm too young only 64 so i guess I gotta wait a while.
    Tight Lines, Steve
    My posts are my opinion only.

    Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.  Will Rogers
  • Doc StressorDoc Stressor Posts: 2,790 Captain
    I sympathize with the frustration so many people are going through.  The problems are 2-fold:  There isn't enough vaccine available as yet and the states and counties are doing variable good/bad jobs in scheduling shots.  The feds are going to further add to the confusion by soon sending vaccines directly to retail pharmacies.  A group of governors recently sent a letter to the president asking him to better coordinate vaccine distribution with the states in order to avoid duplication of effort.  And they all want more reliable information about the amount of vaccine they are going to get each week.

    It's hard to actually put the blame on a single source for the delays and confusion.  People want to get the vaccine through their normal healthcare providers or pharmacies.  Where ever they have been getting vaccines in the past.  Unfortunately, that's not often going to be possible.  We probably won't see the vaccines becoming generally available until summer.  So before then, we are just going to have to live with short supplies and uncertainty.

    The primary responsibility for vaccine distribution falls on the states.  Florida kicked the problem down to the individual counties. They are trying to do what they can with chronically underfunded state health departments and little prior planning for a pandemic.  The one thing they all could do to help the situation is to use a common registration system (which they are trying to do now with and let people know where they stand in the lineup for a shot.

    One thing that Florida probably got right was to simply use age as the criteria for eligibility.  Many other states that tried to follow the CDC guidelines with multiple tiers of eligibility are having even more logistical problems in figuring out who is going to be vaccinated and when.  Utah, for example, is authorizing vaccination of all people with high-risk medical conditions regardless of age.  They are not going to vet those claims and will just take people's word for it.  Just wait and see how that works out over the next few weeks!  

    So far Florida has vaccinated only about 1 million people over 65 out of approximately 4.5 million geezers in the total population.  So even considering that maybe 20% will refuse the vaccine we still have a ways to go before younger people can receive the shots.  But it would be helpful if the state would let us know of their plans for the next tier of vaccinations.  IMO, teachers and school workers need to be moved up. 
  • tankeredtankered Posts: 1,733 Captain
    nick said:
    I’ve probably had COVID and didn’t notice... 😂

    I think quite a large number of people have had it course through them without really realizing it, myself included. 

    It's been around for over a year, I don't care how many precautions were taken, in my thoroughly uneducated opinion I would say that most have been exposed to it one way or the other.
  • Doc StressorDoc Stressor Posts: 2,790 Captain
    Yep.  Nobody knows what percentage of the population has been exposed and now have some level of immunity.  There were a lot of asymptomatic people, particularly among younger folks.  Many people think that is one of the major forces responsible for the recent decline in cases. It's too early for vaccinations to be having much of an effect.  The big concern is that we don't know how long immunity will last.  In general, people who were asymptomatic or had mild disease have lower levels of antibodies than folks with more severe infections.  Vaccines typically produce even higher levels of antibodies.  The development of virus variants, some of which are showing some resistance to antibodies, could lead to another wave of infections.  They are already seeing re-infection rates of at least 1% in South Africa where a variant is spreading that has some known antibody resistance. 

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