As a participant in the Moderna Study, I received the first dose of the experimental mRNA-1273-P301 vaccine on August 14th, 2020, followed by the second dose on September 11th, 2020. Moderna is currently studying a brand new version of the mRNA-1273-P205 booster which I received on July 12th. This formula has been specifically engineered to address some of the variants (specifically B.1.351-"South Africa" and B.1.617.2-"Delta") and hopefully any future variants which may develop over time.
My official inoculation status was revealed to me on March 10th, 2021. I have been fully vaccinated for the past twelve months! As a participant in the ongoing vaccine study, I will continue to be tested every every six months to monitor and ensure proper antibody load.
I've had thirteen diagnostic tests:
Friday, August 14th, 2020
Friday, September 11th, 2020
Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
Sunday, October 25th, 2020
Thursday, November 5th, 2020
Wednesday, December 9th, 2020
Monday, December 21st, 2020
Friday, February 12th, 2021
Thursday, February 25th, 2021
Wednesday, March 10th, 2021
Monday, April 5th, 2021
Monday, July 12th, 2021
Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021
Friday, September 24th, 2021 [awaiting results]
The results from all thirteen of these tests were negative. [* Still awaiting results from the 09/24 test]
After receiving the priming dose on August 14th, 2020, I experienced nothing more than injection site pain. But after receiving the second dose on September 11th, 2020, I was left with more severe side effects.
Following the second dose, I had a low-grade fever for three days.
[I typically run low within the range of 97.2º - 98.1º]
I slept for 10.5 hours on both Friday and Saturday nights. I experienced fatigue and muscle pain in addition to the fever but it was important for me to remember that I was not falling sick. My body was doing exactly what was intended by mounting an immune response. And the effects did not last long — not nearly as long as they would had I been infected with the virus. I had a rough sixteen hours but was fully recovered within two days.
After receiving the booster (in July 2021,) I had some muscle soreness and of course injection site pain. But I never had a fever and the effects lasted for a much shorter duration than they dIid the first time around.
if you have any questions for me about my experiencec or require assistance in finding or getting yourself to a vaccination site near you. (Reach out at any time!)