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Sat Sep 25, 2021, 07:38 PM Sep 2021

Moderna booster (given at 5 months post 2nd jab) report. We finally had a reaction after no effects [View all]

from either asymptomatic origin-strain Covid back in late April early May 2020, and then 2 South African (Beta) variant-tweaked mRNA-1273.351 Moderna initial jabs (the 2nd one around 5 months back) as part of a trial here in Stockholm.

Thursday we got (as part of an additional, very small experimental trial) jabbed for the 3rd time and this was with the new Moderna mRNA-1273.617 Delta variant tweaked vax (100 µg dosage).

We had almost no reactions to the Beta variant jabs other than sore arms for like 12 hours or so.

Not this time, lolol.

By around 20 00 to 2200 (we got them at 14 00) we were both asking what type of lorry had run us over. Fever (over 100F) chills, headache from hell, and night sweats all night long, plus sore arms (the same intensity as the first two). Friday we were still not 100% recovered but had far less symptoms and no fever. Sore arms were gone by nightfall Friday. By this morning (Saturday) most all symptoms have disappeared for both me and wifey.

That first night was rough, sickest either of us had been in years tbh, but it came and went fairly quickly. I had the added 'pleasure' of some serious PMS as well (non vax related of course).

The doctors warned us to expect a heavy duty reaction based off a similar trial already running in the US.

I will post again when we get the results of a blood draw on October 7th. Moderna is no longer going to run with the beta variant specific only trials, at least not here in Sweden.

They also are testing a new multivalent vax, mRNA-1273.213, a candidate combining the Beta-specific and Delta-specific candidates. Our results (because we got both as single variant vaxes, so a similar profile) will be compared to that one.

That mRNA-1273.213 vax is one of the most likely variant-tweaked vaccines that could be made available to the general public (or so our doctors say, and of course they are speaking about Sweden, they would not make statements about the US). They also said that Pfizer (actually it is their partner, in Germany, BioNTech, that is running point on this) is already in trials with Delta variant (and all other variants as well, the same as Moderna os doing) tweaked vaccines too. Both Moderna and BioNTech can switch variant types on vaccines in less than 4 weeks. It is amazing technology.

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