Got my Pfizer #3 dose today, one week shy of 8 months after my 2nd. I got it on the basis of being high risk medically and professionally. Snagged it at a local Walgreens, it took less than 15 minutes in the store, quite convenient.
I was somewhat ambivalent about getting a 3rd dose, knowing that I’m probably pretty well protected by my previous 2 doses and that lots of folks in the world hadn’t even had 1 dose.
But on the other hand, we’ve some data on delta’s invasion on a few select prisons, one being a federal facility in Texas. 79% of the inmates were vaccinated, and nearly half came down with delta, albeit mildly. Only one needed hospitalization. Many had viral loads indicating the ability to spread the delta. and of the unvaccinated, 95% of them got it, 3 were hospitalized, and one died. The unhospitalized unvaxed ones had more severe illness than the vaxed ones.
My facility is over 83% vaxed among the inmates at the moment but I still anticipate we’re going to get hit by delta. Vast majority of our inmates who had the infection (80% did) were pre-delta strain. I think a lot of them may get delta before this is over, and I expect I’ll be getting exposed to a lot of them.
So I want to be as immune as possible, for my own health, for my family’s health, and to reduce my risk of passing it to others. Besides, 10 million doses in this country went wasted; my turning one down will not help the unvaccinated who want a dose.
Anyone else getting/got the 3rd jab of Pfizer yet? How were the side effects?