It really is hard to understand what can be so frightening to folks about vaccines that have been used in 100s of millions of people without signfiicant sequelae.
I have two sons in their 50s, neither of whom plan on getting vacccinated - One of them has several risk factors for serious Covid disease too if he would become infected.
I am a loss to understand their reluctance, but I suspect an influence via Web communities.... Both wives chose to be vaccinated, and already have received their shots.
The really funny thing, I had my second Moderna shot on March 3rd, and had no symptoms whatsoever. So I went back for my 2nd Shingrix shot Thursday, the first of which I received last October.
Shingrix vaccine is not the soft pushover Moderna's vaccine is. I ached all over for 36 hours, had a temp pushing 100ºF, a headache, and generally felt pretty punk. The worst I've felt in over a year.
I wasn't surprised, BeenThere, DoneThat. That was my experience last time.
But I had shingles about 8 or 9 years, ago, and I REALLY DON'T WANT it to visit me again. The good news is shingles is rarely fatal, but you may feel so bad you wish you would pass on.