Topic: Vaccine booster

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Posted on: Aug 10, 2021 04:07PM

Posted on: Aug 10, 2021 04:07PM

finallyoverit wrote:

Hi everyone,

I saw my MO yesterday for a normal, check-in visit and to get results of a recent scan (all stable! 😁). I asked him if I was offered a booster vaccine (received the Pfizer vaccine many months ago and had no ill effects) should I take it. He said yes, even though I’m not considered immunocompromised, he said it wouldn’t be a bad thing to take it.

Just throwing it out there for anyone that might be wondering the same thing. This is just my MOs take on it, but I will say he trained at MD Anderson and teaches the fellows at John’s Hopkins. The 3rd or booster shot isn’t a “thing” yet, but I wanted to get his opinion in the event that I’m offered it. I was really on the fence. I don’t have any strong feeling about not taking it, but wanted to make sure that it would be something that would benefit me before accepting it.


Take care, all!


Dx 10/2011, IDC, Stage IIA, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 5/2017, Stage IV, metastasized to bone
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May 3, 2022 10:21PM nkb wrote:

it is still mandated to wear masks in health care facilities here. Although there is always someone “eating” the whole time. I move away also. I wear masks indoors- I live in a highly vaccinated low risk area and many people still wear masks ( many don’t) I feel happy to see others with masks- most of the store clerks still wear them.

The stories I have heard of how people think they got it are really scary ( very little contact with anyone)

Stay safe

Dx 12/2011, ILC, Both breasts, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 34/40 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/4/2012 Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Left): Underarm/Axillary; Lymph node removal (Right): Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Mastectomy (Right) Chemotherapy 2/28/2012 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 9/11/2012 Hormonal Therapy 10/21/2012 Arimidex (anastrozole) Dx 5/2017, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR-, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 6/1/2017 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 6/1/2017 Ibrance (palbociclib) Targeted Therapy 3/13/2019 Afinitor (everolimus) Hormonal Therapy 3/13/2019 Aromasin (exemestane) Chemotherapy 3/10/2020 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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May 3, 2022 10:40PM snow-drop wrote:

Forgive me if this already been discussed, how long should be waiting in between boosters, for us? 6 months?

De Novo stage IV Dx 9/2019, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/other, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2-, IHC Radiation Therapy External Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Zoladex (goserelin) Local Metastases Radiation therapy: Bone
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May 3, 2022 10:49PM serenitystat wrote:

I think for severely immunocompromised, it’s at least 3 months.

In my province, they’re letting <60 get the 2nd booster after 3 months.

From some graphs I’ve seen, 4-5 months looks good. I think US is allowing >50 and 5 months.

I should be at 4 1/2 months, but I also need to wait for an Ibrance break.

BCO leaked our private data. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ . . . . . "Do not overlook the little joys!" (Hesse, 1905) 🐶Dx.11/2015.IDC.L.IIIC.10/11nodes.++- ☕️12/2015.L.Mast 🛀2/2016.4AC.12Taxol.fasted 🖼9/2016.Rads.Nodes.ChestWall.15+4boosts 🥐10/2016.Tamox(2.5y) 🌲4/2019.Exemestane 🎭12/2019.Ibrance/Xgeva 🕊
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May 4, 2022 01:03AM trishyla wrote:

Got my second booster this afternoon. All four shots have been Moderna. I didn't have any side effects for the first three shots (knock on wood!) Hoping my good luck continues with this one.

My husband, on the other hand, had a bad reaction to the second shot. He had a high fever, headache and chills. Fortunately it only lasted 24 hours.

We're also scrupulous about wearing our masks when we're around other people. I'll be really pissed if I get Covid now.

Dx 8/30/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 8/30/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Dx 9/6/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 9/28/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 4/4/2017 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (Right): DIEP flap Chemotherapy 8/5/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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May 4, 2022 03:35PM snow-drop wrote:

thanks for the input. I have to get the booster in off-week as well.

De Novo stage IV Dx 9/2019, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/other, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2-, IHC Radiation Therapy External Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Zoladex (goserelin) Local Metastases Radiation therapy: Bone
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May 5, 2022 02:45PM - edited May 5, 2022 02:53PM by serenitystat

Got my 2nd booster an hour ago. So far so good. 😉 Just thirsty still. Good thing I have a pitcher of white tea in the fridge. My husband thought I was fermenting pee. 🤣 Can't really blame him. I just put a frozen piece of aloe on the injection site. Hey, it worked on a bee sting I had.

I’m now Moderna, Moderna, Pfizer, Pfizer.

BCO leaked our private data. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ . . . . . "Do not overlook the little joys!" (Hesse, 1905) 🐶Dx.11/2015.IDC.L.IIIC.10/11nodes.++- ☕️12/2015.L.Mast 🛀2/2016.4AC.12Taxol.fasted 🖼9/2016.Rads.Nodes.ChestWall.15+4boosts 🥐10/2016.Tamox(2.5y) 🌲4/2019.Exemestane 🎭12/2019.Ibrance/Xgeva 🕊
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May 6, 2022 06:11AM jelson wrote:

Most of us commenting here appear to have received the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, however, for those who did receive J&J and are planning to get boosted, or who have family and friends who are going to get boosted please read this. https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/cov...

the FDA has posted a warning/severely limiting the J&J vaccine to those who can't access other vaccines. "Due to an updated analysis of the rare cases of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS), which typically occur 1 to 2 weeks after vaccination, use of the J&J vaccine should be restricted to those for whom mRNA vaccines are "not accessible or clinically appropriate," or who would not get vaccinated if not for the J&J vaccine, the agency said." "The reporting rate of TTS is 3.23 per million doses of vaccine administered and the reporting rate of TTS deaths is 0.48 per million doses of vaccine administered," the FDA said in its announcement. The greatest risk is among women ages 30 to 49 years (about 8 cases per million doses)."

Dx 4/17/2009, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+

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