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2019-Whenever Misc. Grab Bag Thread

Paulie Walnuts

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anyone know a good cardiologist and cardiac surgeon? Might need a bypass or maybe I can just have a stent. Looking for 2nd opinion from another cardiologist. I don't care about their location , west Raleigh , Cary and Apex preferred but I don't mind going to Duke or UNC
 

HNIM

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The state lowered the cutoff age for vaccination to 65 and my wife and I got in the queue for a week from today. We have to drive to Eden for it, but whatever works.

We got it yesterday (Moderna). The receptionist at the site said they've had people from as far away as Asheville.

No side effects to report, which kind of disappoints me. I like feeling like my immune system is being challenged a bit.
 

Paulie Walnuts

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do they check ages or is it the honor system? I hope they check. When flu shots were in very short supply I got one for being diabetic. People looked at me funny because I was not old or overweight. They did not ask for proof of diabetes but I brought prescription in case they did.

possible to get more side effects with 2nd dose
 

jeffbear

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Stew Jones. He also happens to be a Cania

anyone know a good cardiologist and cardiac surgeon? Might need a bypass or maybe I can just have a stent. Looking for 2nd opinion from another cardiologist. I don't care about their location , west Raleigh , Cary and Apex preferred but I don't mind going to Duke or UNC
Deepak Pasi at NC Heart and Vascular (Rex/UNC) is the best in the area IMO.
 

JFG

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Wife and I got ours on Tuesday from Granville Health Services in Oxford (Pfizer-BioNTech). Just by shear chance we opened their website at around 1:30 and there were about 20 slots (one every five minutes) for both Tuesday and Wednesday. Snagged two and within 15 minutes they were all gone.

We drove in just before our time slot. No traffic at all. Pulled up. They checked us in. Drove around to the site for the injections. Took our paper work and they gave us an info sheet for what to do in case we had an adverse reaction. Had the injections within about 30 seconds (didn't feel a thing, unlike the flu shot) then were motioned to a parking spot to wait for 15 minutes while we signed the paperwork and they filled out our cards for the second shot it 3 weeks. After 15 minutes we were on our way. We never left our car. That night and for all of Wednesday we both had sore shoulders at the injection site. Guess something was working.

Kudos to the GHS/EMS staff for such excellent planning and logistics. We both feel like we won the lottery, but surely there's a better way to go about allocating these vacines than leaving it strictly up to chance.
 

JFG

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do they check ages or is it the honor system? I hope they check. When flu shots were in very short supply I got one for being diabetic. People looked at me funny because I was not old or overweight. They did not ask for proof of diabetes but I brought prescription in case they did.

possible to get more side effects with 2nd dose
They did take our driver licenses, so I suppose they did check our DOB was on or before 1956.
 

Paulie Walnuts

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Hank Aaron died at 86 , Many people still consider him HR King I don't have a problem with that . Of course there are admitted cheaters in HOF such as Gaylord Perry. Also MLB did not care about steroids because they wanted more HRs after the strike wiped out the WS in 94
 

HNIM

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Wife and I got ours on Tuesday from Granville Health Services in Oxford (Pfizer-BioNTech). Just by shear chance we opened their website at around 1:30 and there were about 20 slots (one every five minutes) for both Tuesday and Wednesday. Snagged two and within 15 minutes they were all gone.

We drove in just before our time slot. No traffic at all. Pulled up. They checked us in. Drove around to the site for the injections. Took our paper work and they gave us an info sheet for what to do in case we had an adverse reaction. Had the injections within about 30 seconds (didn't feel a thing, unlike the flu shot) then were motioned to a parking spot to wait for 15 minutes while we signed the paperwork and they filled out our cards for the second shot it 3 weeks. After 15 minutes we were on our way. We never left our car. That night and for all of Wednesday we both had sore shoulders at the injection site. Guess something was working.

Kudos to the GHS/EMS staff for such excellent planning and logistics. We both feel like we won the lottery, but surely there's a better way to go about allocating these vacines than leaving it strictly up to chance.
They did take our driver licenses, so I suppose they did check our DOB was on or before 1956.

Our experience was very similar. It wasn't busy at all but they said they were doing 80-120 shots a day. And working until 9 at night and have to be in at 7:30 for the daily planning meeting. It sounded like a lot of the problem was uncertainty around allocations. At the point of delivery they can certainly handle more.

They didn't ask for our licenses, we were already in the UNC system and they had all our info.
 

Paulie Walnuts

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they don't want people to go into debt for the lottery. I assume all states are that way. Alaska Hawaii Nevada Utah and Alabama last holdouts on lottery
 

Paulie Walnuts

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like I said, they don't seem to promote web lottery ticket buying much at all. Web buys mean people would not go to stores as much so maybe that's why it's not promoted.
 
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