CHAT Got the J&J vax today, and it’s ENTIRELY AlfaMan’s fault!

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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What makes me say that? Because on another thread, he said that the doc who saved his life, and who he’d known for years recommended the J&J vax. Additionally, all the material I’ve read on it says that’s it’s not mRNA, but uses the “standard vaccine development practices.” Lastly, it’s a single jab.

Now, what made me do it? I’m high-risk for getting very sick or dead if I get the ‘Rona. But until I read AlphaMan’s post, nothing was going to convince me to get it. But I respect @AlfaMan a great deal (as do many here) and he respects and believes in his doc.

I had to drive 90 minutes each way. There were at least 500-1000 people lined up, but my handicapped placard got me into the front of the line. From the time I arrived to the time I drove away was about 30 minutes. When I got to the booth, the actual procedure lasted less than 30 seconds from sit-down to stand-up. My arm is a touch stiff and I'm a bit tired, but that tiredness could just be from the long drive (with dogs).

So - if I kak from the jab or grow 4 more arms, IT’S ALL ALFAMAN’S FAULT. BURN THE WITCH! :D

Oh, you may now flame me to a crisp. I’ve got it coming... :lol:

ETA: There’s no such thing as a “walk-in” for this thing. You have to make an appointment through a portal run by the CDC. You pick your area, which vax you want, and the number of miles away you prefer to stay within. Then a list of providers and locations is displayed, which refreshes every 5 seconds. The appointments disappear in a blink. You have to be fast when you see some available that meet your criteria. It appears that the locations “rotate”, as the same locations will disappear and then reappear in a few minutes. It’s a strange experience. But it only took me about 15 minutes to “grab” an appointment. I’ve read about some folks spending hours trying. After using the portal, I can see why. Note that you’ll need JavaScript enabled in your browser to click through to an appointment.

ETA2: Portal link in post 15

ETA3: Many more facilities will appear than just within the mileage range you selected. Also the other vax types will appear. It’s best to set the “auto-open” switch. Mine didn’t actually auto-open, but the TEXT “Auto-opened” let me know that that facility was one I wanted. Their filtering is kinda primitive. Be very watchful.
 
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night driver

ESFP adrift in INTJ sea
I'm entering the process to find someone who is doing J&J/J vax around here. There was some scuttle-but about all the J&J/J got given to the homeless but there are a LOT of J&J/J vials out there...
 

Old Gringo

Senior Member
What makes me say that? Because on another thread, he said that the doc who saved his life, and who he’d known for years recommended the J&J vax. Additionally, all the material I’ve read on it says that’s it’s not mRNA, but uses the “standard vaccine development practices.” Lastly, it’s a single jab.

Now, what made me do it? I’m high-risk for getting very sick or dead if I get the ‘Rona. But until I read AlphaMan’s post, nothing was going to convince me to get it. But I respect AM a great deal (as many here do) and he respects and believes in his doc.

I had to drive 90 minutes each way. There were at least 500-1000 people lined up, but my handicapped placard got me into the front of the line. From the time I arrived to the time I drove away was about 30 minutes. When I got to the booth, the actual procedure lasted less than 30 seconds from sit-down to stand-up. My arm is a touch stiff and I'm a bit tired, but that tiredness could just be from the long drive (with dogs).

So - if I kak from the jab or grow 4 more arms, IT’S ALL ALPHAMAN’S FAULT. BURN THE WITCH! :D

Oh, you may now flame me to a crisp. I’ve got it coming... :lol:
I have also decided in the last few days to get the J&J vax. It looks like eventually it will be almost a requirement and at least this way I can get the one I want.
Over 80, insulin dependent diabetic, heart problems, and grouchy.
Now I can blame you.
 

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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The ironic thing is that my H-E-B (literally 3 minutes away) got in a supply of the J&J, which after calling them and asking for an appt and being told no, is what sent me to the portal. And they never showed up as having any. That pissed me off.
 

Loretta Van Riet

Trying to hang out with the cool kids.
What makes me say that? Because on another thread, he said that the doc who saved his life, and who he’d known for years recommended the J&J vax. Additionally, all the material I’ve read on it says that’s it’s not mRNA, but uses the “standard vaccine development practices.” Lastly, it’s a single jab.

Now, what made me do it? I’m high-risk for getting very sick or dead if I get the ‘Rona. But until I read AlphaMan’s post, nothing was going to convince me to get it. But I respect AM a great deal (as many here do) and he respects and believes in his doc.

I had to drive 90 minutes each way. There were at least 500-1000 people lined up, but my handicapped placard got me into the front of the line. From the time I arrived to the time I drove away was about 30 minutes. When I got to the booth, the actual procedure lasted less than 30 seconds from sit-down to stand-up. My arm is a touch stiff and I'm a bit tired, but that tiredness could just be from the long drive (with dogs).

So - if I kak from the jab or grow 4 more arms, IT’S ALL ALPHAMAN’S FAULT. BURN THE WITCH! :D

Oh, you may now flame me to a crisp. I’ve got it coming... :lol:

ETA: There’s no such thing as a “walk-in” for this thing. You have to make an appointment through a portal run by the CDC. You pick your area, which vax you want, and the number of miles away you prefer to stay within. Then a list of providers and locations is displayed, which refreshes every 5 seconds. The appointments disappear in a blink. You have to be fast when you see some available that meet your criteria. It appears that the locations “rotate”, as the same locations will disappear and then reappear in a few minutes. It’s a strange experience. But it only took me about 15 minutes to “grab” an appointment. I’ve read about some folks spending hours trying. After using the portal, I can see why.
Thank you, Dennis, for outlining the procedure to find the J&J shot.

Found IT!
 
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Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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Here’s the portal:

 

annieosage

Veteran Member
Got mine today too at IHS clinic. Drove up, parked, walked over to a tent, signed docs, went in and out in a few minutes. They had you sit for about 15 minutes to make sure you had no immediate reaction. I know the medical staff there so it was nice someone I know and trust said of the 3, this was the best one to get. Guess we can compare notes tomorrow boss!
 

MinnesotaSmith

Has No Life - Lives on TB
I wouldn't have gotten it. The only vaccinations I want right now are tetanus and smallpox (maybe a Hep?). If you're high-risk, go total keto in your diet and start walking ever greater distances til you're at least over 30 miles a week. At least avoid the boosters.
 

xtreme_right

Veteran Member
My sister had been trying to get one in her county but no luck. I’m the next county over, but it’s much more rural. I read a notice in the county news that there were lots of openings the next 2 days. My sister was able to get an appointment, just had to drive 30 minutes to get there.
 

Blacknarwhal

President-Elect
I confess I've been tempted to just do it. It's easy to forget that all this was developed under Trump. Project Warp Speed, remember? Are we to believe that suddenly Trump was Deep State all this time??

But I've got no real reason to do it yet, so I'm going to hold out as long as I can.
 
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