I’m fully vaccinated, and have been since January. I received the Moderna vaccine, and had quite a reaction after the second dosage (high fever, muscle pain), so I know it took effect. Even if you don’t have a strong reaction, the vaccine is still effective. Anyway, yesterday I woke up with a terrible headache, which I don’t normally have, and just didn’t feel that great in general. But, I had to go to a co-parenting class at Webster Cantrell Hall. I wasn’t feeling the greatest throughout the class. I wasn’t sick enough to stay home, but I did feel like crawling into a corner and taking a nap.
When I got home I slept most of the afternoon, and started feeling better, though not 100%. I went to my brother’s house for dinner and visited for a while, feeling so-so. This morning, I’m feverish, though the headache has gone away. I’m also feeling like a boob for going to my brother’s house because I don’t think his family is vaccinated.
Now I’m wondering if it’s a Covid-19 variant. For those who have been fully vaccinated, it is possible to still catch Covid-19. The symptoms will likely be much less serious than if you weren’t vaccinated, but you can still possibly spread the virus to those who aren’t vaccinated.
The dominant variant going around now is highly contagious, more so than the original strain. The most common symptoms for those who have been vaccinated are headaches, sneezing, runny nose, sore throat and loss of smell. Coughing doesn’t seem to be as common of a symptom like it was with the original strain.
Whatever I have, the symptoms are mild, but it highlights the need to still be careful. Going mask-free all over town might not be such a great idea just yet. I probably just have an old-fashioned cold or allergies, but it’s a good wake-up call to not be so careless or complacent around unvaccinated people. We’re not out of the woods yet.