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Covid vaccine question

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 11:28 (15 days ago) @ jakewills

I am 49, active and in good health, vaccinated and boosted, but I have not had the latest bivalent booster for Omicron due to timing of when we moved here. Despite being mostly outdoors here, I contracted COVID in December for the first time -- I think from a 10 min taxi ride. Based on the symptoms that presented, pretty sure it was Omicron.

It SUCKED. Not life threatening, but I couldn't sleep or eat for 3 days and wanted to amputate my throat. Then over a week of not being able to do anything. I didn't even want to watch TV because my energy was so low and my brain was dull.

Even though I got a boost from fighting it off, I want that bivalent booster ASAP next time I am in the US. Not even a question. No matter if the booster knocks me out for a day, it is worth reducing the risk of that experience again.

Why do you think you contracted Covid? Did you get tested for it? There has hardly been any here. But there is a flu going around causing sore throats. Since Lupita and I (and many locals) were vaccinated for that brand of flu, and since you probably weren't, it could've affected you more than it's affected most of us, for whom it has simply been a mild throat infection with a minor cough for a few days and a bit of lethargy. It never really affected our work or our daily routines.


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