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Discussion Eligible for a third shot, which should I get?

Geekbabe

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Cancer patient eligible for a third dose, my first two shots were Pfizer, my work is offering Moderna. I can get Pfizer but only if I Uber to a Rite Aide.
Which shot should I go for?
 

lxskllr

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I don't follow this stuff closely, but my impression is they mix fine. I'd get the one that's easy.
 

sdifox

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Get the Pfizer. Some countries don't recognise mixed vaccines.
 

dullard

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Ultimately, it probably doesn't matter much. But based on very little preliminary data, mixing seems a bit better.

Theoretically, the more vaccine versions you get, the better your immunity should be against upcoming variants. But, we just don't yet have much data on that.
 
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balloonshark

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From skimming over the topics here on the forums people seem to have a worse reaction to Moderna than the Pfizer shots. Just something to consider as you may need a day off.
 
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lxskllr

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I got Moderna. Day after both shots I felt pretty meh, and after the second, I had a headache, and I never get headaches. Felt fine second day after both. As always YMMV.
 
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Captante

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I don't think it matters a whole lot between the two mRNA shots since they're nearly identical.

Just do whichever is easiest for you. :)


EDIT: I would consider getting a J&J over another of the same vaccine if its an option ... I would decline any of the other vaccine-choices at the moment as a booster though. (I had Moderna originally ... far as I'm concerned it and Pfizer are equivalent)
 
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CDC says try to stay with what you originally got if possible otherwise mixing is fine.
I agree with above get the one that works best for you.
 
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Lost_in_the_HTTP

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I got the M & M, no real reaction, neither melted in my hand, though there was a minor muscle ache in the upper arm.

#3 won't be due until January or so.
 
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@Geekbabe give us an update how dose three goes. I would like to know if the side effects get worse as you have them or less or about the same.
Good luck kid
 

kage69

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I don't think it matters a whole lot between the two mRNA shots since they're nearly identical.

Just do whichever is easiest for you. :)


EDIT: I would consider getting a J&J over another of the same vaccine if its an option ... I would decline any of the other vaccine-choices at the moment as a booster though. (I had Moderna originally ... far as I'm concerned it and Pfizer are equivalent)
I just read that Moderna's durability towards delta is 76%, while Pfizer's is 42%. Not final but it's a Mayo Clinic study. They are similar, but the main difference may be volume of medicine involved. A Moderna dose is almost x3 the CCs as the Pfizer I think.

J&J booster seems very robust though.
 
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Muse

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I just read that Moderna's durability towards delta is 76%, while Pfizer's is 42%. Not final but it's a Mayo Clinic study. They are similar, but the main difference may be volume of medicine involved. A Moderna dose is almost x3 the CCs as the Pfizer I think.

J&J booster seems very robust though.
I am 2x Moderna, will be at 8 months in early Nov. since 2nd shot. I got neither through my HMO (Kaiser Permanente), but figure I am apt to get the booster through them and will get whatever they offer me, and figure it'll probably be Moderna. I figure it's probably no big deal which I get. I'd prefer one tailored to Delta and it's variants, but looks like that isn't in the cards for the original boosters.
 
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kage69

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News to me, I doubt it...
The phase 1 trials for Moderna's mRNA-1010 were started in early July IIRC. It addresses 4 versions of flu: A H1N1, H3N2 and influenza B Yamagata and Victoria – all of which are recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). So normal flu, covid19, and the HSV pair.
 
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The phase 1 trials for Moderna's mRNA-1010 were started in early July IIRC. It addresses 4 versions of flu: A H1N1, H3N2 and influenza B Yamagata and Victoria – all of which are recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). So normal flu, covid19, and the HSV pair.
Yeah I have heard this but it is still trials. Not the vaccine you would get now.
 

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