Which one did you get? Did you take both doses? Did you get the one that only required one dose? And now they've put that one on pause.

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Do you think you're done and all is well? You are now free to roam around the country mask free and with impunity?

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There's a song from back in the day and I think the lyrics go something like this:


Or in this case, you probably have another shot coming.

We've got two vaccines that require two doses and one that's a single shot. We also have variants. One of those variants has become THE DOMINANT STRAIN here in the US.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been warning since January that the highly contagious coronavirus variant first detected in Britain would become the dominant strain in the U.S., and that time has arrived. (USA Today)

So if the vaccine you took wasn't entirely ready for this variant or any other new ones, you're probably going to have to take a booster shot. Or maybe every season we're going to have to treat this like the flu.

The CEO for Pfizer pretty much said we should get ready for a 3rd dose of his company's vaccine.

A likely scenario is that there will be likely a need for a third dose, somewhere between six and 12 months and then from there, there will be an annual revaccination, but all of that needs to be confirmed. And again, the variants will play a key role... (Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla via CNBC)

Last I heard from the EXPERTS is after your full dosage (2 shots) you wait two weeks and you're fully vaccinated. But your vaccination only lasts for so long and depending on what variants might surface, you're going to have to go back for another booster or dose. Annually.

I know some folks who won't go back for that 2nd dose because of adverse reactions to the first. They said they didn't want to relive that again. Now we're talking about a third and even more annually? Will there be a repeat of the side effects and adverse reacions?

Face it folks, it's here to stay. It won't go away.  Not quietly at least.

Eventually—years or even decades in the future—COVID-19 could transition into a mild childhood illness, like the four endemic human coronaviruses that contribute to the common cold. (National Geographic)

Get ready for shots, shots, shots...and not in that good way.

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While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.



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