Is the county gonna run another booster clinic?

Or did I miss the announcemen?


https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/finder

have you checked this site.  it seems less places have it this round, the place I got my booster last year is not doing them now.

Town & Country Pharmacy had bivalent moderna



The Initial supply was limited and the County ran out of vaccine so they closed until they could get more.  Check their website for current availability of appointments. 


Got boosted at Sears on Thursday. 


How many more boosters are people going to take? I’m done. 


This new booster supposedly broadly addresses the Omicorn variants so I'm not sure why you would be done.  And if it comes down to once per year, even twice per year, shots, I'm fine with that.  If on the other hand, natural immunity, vaccines and the evolution of the disease turn it into just another coronavirus (importantly, without long Covid which a friend of mine jut had for over a month and complained that it was worse than the original disease), I'll be happy to put the whole thing in the rearview and forget about it.


bub said:

This new booster supposedly broadly addresses the Omicorn variants so I'm not sure why you would be done.  And if it comes down to once per year, even twice per year, shots, I'm fine with that.  If on the other hand, natural immunity, vaccines and the evolution of the disease turn it into just another coronavirus (importantly, without long Covid which a friend of mine jut had for over a month and complained that it was worse than the original disease), I'll be happy to put the whole thing in the rearview and forget about it.

after getting the shots and still coming down with Covid, yeah I’m done. 


The vaccines and boosters are not supposed to prevent all infections, but mainly severe illness, hospitalization and death.  So far, over 1,000,000,000 have died from Covid-19 in the US since 2020, with red states having a significantly higher rate per 100,000 people, probably because of vaccine refusal.  I'm taking the Omicron booster for that protection, and also hopefully to prevent long covid, which apparently can affect 20% of adults, as per this NYT article below, from May 24, 2022.  

Apparently previous infections don't protect from reinfection after immunity wears off after several months, and covid can be often worse in subsequent infections.  Of course, the older one is, the more at risk of serious complications, after infection from anyone around them.

"More than 1 in 5 adult Covid survivors in the U.S. may develop long Covid, a CDC study suggestions."
"Researchers identified lasting health problems in many different organ systems, including the heart, lungs and kidneys."     https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/24/health/long-covid-infections.html

PS. I got my omicron booster and had zero side effects. What's the big deal? In terms of risk analysis it seems like a no-brainer. 

Jaytee said:

after getting the shots and still coming down with Covid, yeah I’m done. 


Jaytee said:

bub said:

This new booster supposedly broadly addresses the Omicorn variants so I'm not sure why you would be done.  And if it comes down to once per year, even twice per year, shots, I'm fine with that.  If on the other hand, natural immunity, vaccines and the evolution of the disease turn it into just another coronavirus (importantly, without long Covid which a friend of mine jut had for over a month and complained that it was worse than the original disease), I'll be happy to put the whole thing in the rearview and forget about it.

after getting the shots and still coming down with Covid, yeah I’m done. 

They never said that the shots would prevent you from getting it, only that it significantly reduces the severity, need for hospitalization, etc.  And, just like flu shots, it appears that we will need to get boosters at intervals.


I know all that. But I’m done with it. My preference, I’m not asking or telling anyone to do it. 


Jaytee said:

I know all that. But I’m done with it. My preference, I’m not asking or telling anyone to do it. 

you get a flu shot?


My (very) elderly parent, while recovering from a heart ailment that had appeared out of left field, recently came down with “medium strength” Covid, after two vaccinations and two boosters. I’m no scientist, but I assume there’s a good chance that had she been unvaxxed, I would have last week attended her funeral…


From the county telephone line:  Sears is closing at the end of October, and no more apointments are available


While it is true that the Sears site is closing on 10/29, there are PLENTY of appointments available until then.

https://www.essexcountynjvaccination.org/vaccine/list


Maplewood Health Department is running two Omicron Booster Clinics, one in November and one in December of this year.  If interested, contact them for dates, hours, location, and with any questions you may have.


If anyone is having trouble getting a local appointment, I registered online and got a same day appointment at CVS in West Orange on Valley. Convenient with no waiting when I got there on Monday and it was Moderna.


From NJDOH: COVID 18 vaccines are available on Thursday October 22, 2022 between the hours of 1:00p and 4:00p at the Orange Public Library on a first come first serve basis. There is no cost for the vaccine, including booster shots.


sbenois said:

While it is true that the Sears site is closing on 10/29, there are PLENTY of appointments available until then.

https://www.essexcountynjvaccination.org/vaccine/list

Yep. Going there in a few days. 


KarenMarlowe said:

From NJDOH: COVID 18 vaccines are available on Thursday October 22, 2022 between the hours of 1:00p and 4:00p at the Orange Public Library on a first come first serve basis. There is no cost for the vaccine, including booster shots.

Haha! COVID 18! What a typo! But they are available tomorrow...


@sbenois,

or anyone who knows for sure,  

A-is the Sears site doing walk-ins?

B- Dr on site?

3- Barnes & Noble still open

Thanks


FREE Omicron Booster Clinic Tomorrow

Post Date:

11/03/2022 2:32 PM

Maplewood will be hosting two FREE Moderna Omircron Booster Clinics for Adults (18+):

  • Friday, November 4 from 4:00pm-7:00pm
  • Saturday, December 3 from 11:00am-2:00pm

Both clinics will take place at Maplewood Town Hall (574 Valley Street) in the Main Meeting Room. Reservations are required. To reserve a vaccine, visit https://tinyurl.com/mwhdbooster. Note that all previous COVID-19 vaccines must have been received at least 60 days prior to the date of your booster appointment. For more information, see the event flyer below or contact the Health Department at (973) 762-8120 x4300.


Got my shot there.  Very easy.



joan_crystal said:

Got my shot there.  Very easy.


Me too!  Many thanks to the Maplewood Health Department for organizing this.



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