Posts about Novavax
3 months ago i got novavax because I needed the vaccine for the army. My reactions started off as chest discomfort and then became chest pain and started feeling my heartbeat when normally I would not (if that makes sense). When I got to reception I went to sick call where they did an ekg and chest x ray, but they found nothing. They gave me ibuprofen and called it a day.
Throughout basic I experience off and on mild chest pain and now I’m heading to Ait. I will go to sick call again and see if they can find what’s the problem. I pray it is not myocarditis or pericarditis, but Im worried because what else could it be. I don’t want to stop serving and I don’t want my health to be in jeopardy.
Update: Went to sick call today and got another ekg which showed everything normal. The doctor really seemed to not care and tried to play it off for something small and say it just spasms. Physical therapist came in to see if it could be a chest wall or something like that, but came up negative. Now they gonna send me to a cardiologist which my appointment won’t be made till January.
Tell me the good.. the bad.. the in between.. I’m joining the military and they are requiring proof of vax when we get processed. Bc of this I am now considering novavax but I would like to get more information & experiences from you guys. So far I have had 0 COVID-19 vaccinations.
What is the reasoning behind Novavax not being available to those who have already received Pfizer or Moderna?
I tried googling this to see if there were any dangers inherent in getting the Novavax shots after completing a course of either Pfizer or Moderna, but I couldn't find any information at all. Is there any valid reason why one couldn't get a full course of Novavax a year or two after getting a full course of, say, Pfizer, or is this something that just hasn't been specifically studied so the FDA isn't able to give the okay. Theoretically, based on what we know, would there be any reason?
I personally think the data on Novavax effectiveness against variants, especially the strongly desired, but possibly exaggerated was very difficult due to our insane (deluded?, Corrupt?) CDC/FDA].
I personally think the data on Novavax effectiveness against variants seems to require at least 3 doses. I also hope the vaunted but possibly exaggerated indications of mucosal protection pan out to be even partially true.
So do I wait on the 2nd or treat it like a primary series? I'm hoping by the time I get to a 3rd Novavax it will be a revised version. I also would like to milk the possibly temporary protection of each shot to the fullest, i.e. spread them out.
I had Moderna vaccinations and all eligible boosters but decided I want Novavax for better protection. I’m immune compromised and Evusheld and the monoclonals don’t work on new variants and I can’t take Paxlovid. I went to Costco in FL after registering on their online site, making a few demographic changes so I would not be recognized in the state database. When I showed up for the appointment they required a drivers license. I explained that I’d lost my ID and was told that I could not get the vaccination without a drivers license. Guess I’ll have to go to Canada.
Just curious if there’s any solid evidence that novavax prevents transmission of covid to others? The mRNA ones seem to have been mostly useless in this regard, curious if this one is different. I guess the question is does it actually fully prevent sickness rather than just some unquantifiably “not as bad” sickness?
Also to confirm, as far as I can tell from my searches the main side effect risk is possible myocarditis, but the bizarre neurological, autoimmune and clotting side effects of the mRNAs are not associated with novavax? Anyone learn about or experience anything serious they are concerned about?
For background I have no vaccines yet, had a case of covid 6 months ago and recovered with no long covid. I had way too much anxiety around the original vaccines to do it, the pressure from government and family made it worse. Now that the pressure is off I’m actually considering it, but just for the sake of protecting an elderly family member I have close contact with, not that concerned for myself since it was mild the first time.