After I acquired the invite to go for my third jab (or booster shot), I waited a couple of days. The reason being that I’m undecided if I need to take Moderna or Pfizer. Each of them are mRNA vaccines and based mostly on studies (which I believe shouldn’t be lots), it’s advantageous to combine (aka cocktail).

BTW, I do know that there’s not a lot change to the method (1st dose, 2nd dose). I simply need to report my COVID-19 vaccine journey right here. My first SMS got here in on 1st November 2021 with a novel hyperlink for me to register for the booster shot.

I googled for info on mixing Vaccines. They’re categorized as suitable and I learn that my pal has the Moderna booster vaccine regardless of having Pfizer within the preliminary pictures when he posted on social media. This boosted my confidence.

A number of days later, one other SMS arrived to remind me to register for my booster shot.

I’m wondering what number of reminders will they ship if I don’t react to it. I didn’t hesitate this time. I registered throughout the similar day. Issues to notice are that it’s important to discover one location that has the vaccine that you really want. In my case, I selected Punggol 21 Group Membership because it has Moderna and I dwell within the East.

On arrival, there are a lot of assist employees. Kudos to them for doing this job on a weekend. There weren’t many individuals for the pictures although. From the arrival to taking the jab, it takes a couple of minutes. Throughout every station, there have been repeated questions on whether or not I do know why I’m there and which vaccine I had chosen and which vaccine I had taken beforehand. The remainder of the questions are whether or not I had COVID-19 earlier than or any of the relations had COVID-19 and different questions like allergy symptoms and and so forth.

As soon as the nurse (or physician) is happy, the shot is run. There was no ache in any respect and it occurs so quick. Do be aware that in case you are taking a Moderna booster shot, they’ll half the dosage of the vaccine. In case you are taking Pfizer, it is going to be the same old dosage.

What’s the dosage used for booster vaccination?

The dosages for booster vaccination by vaccine varieties are:

– 50 mcg for the Moderna vaccine
– 30 mcg for the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty vaccine

The booster dosage of the Moderna vaccine is lower than the 100 mcg used for the primary two doses. It is because knowledge has proven {that a} 50 mcg dose successfully boosts the immune safety towards COVID-19. In case you have acquired a 100 mcg dose to your booster vaccination, there are not any security issues in having executed so.

The booster dosage of the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty vaccine is identical as that used for the primary two doses.

MOH | FAQs – Booster Doses

After the jab, I’ve to attend for an additional half-hour for statement. Some fascinating issues I noticed since I’m sitting close to the doorway throughout the half-hour. Many got here for the booster pictures. The employees turns into excited if somebody is right here for the primary dosage which I consider shouldn’t be lots contemplating that Singapore has 85% of the nation absolutely vaccinated (2 doses).

Here’s what I acquired after the statement.

In reality, earlier than the half-hour is up, you may obtain the standing (on a PDF file) on HealthHub app.

I used to be suggested to keep away from these actions.

How do I really feel now?

It’s greater than 12 hours since my booster shot. My arm is aching and I really feel a bit of uncomfortable (feverish) which is throughout the expectation.

General, based mostly on the latest circumstances in Singapore, I believe that vaccination undoubtedly helps in decreasing the signs of COVID-19. I’ve mates who had recovered from COVID-19 of their houses. The impact or response to COVID-19 is predicated on the individual’s bodily circumstances and the way they will overcome it.

These are my private opinions. Must you contract or suspect to contract COVID-19, please search the correct recommendation shared by MOH. Please go to MOH official web site for extra particulars.

And in the event you nonetheless have doubts over the blending of Vaccines, right here is an article to your reference. I’m wondering if I’ve to write down one other abstract of the following booster shot in half a 12 months or not. In any case, keep secure!