Great post Stew
FWIW - when I went to get mine they asked if Cheryl was my "Caretaker" - despite her glare, I responded yes so she got shot as well.
This is our experience - YMMV
Between the first and second shot, I didn't have to wait 30" as I did the first one (Blood Thinner) only two weeks before and was told they had learned it didn't matter.
I've had no reaction other than a bit of angst if I press on the inoculation spot (So don't do it?) and a bit of itching. Cheryl OTOH is having flu-like symptoms but our family doc says they are normal.
We have been told and read that while we "should not" get ill, we can still carry it if we are exposed. While it can't infect us, it will still live for 3-5 days although it can't survive longer than that if it can't invade our cells and replicate.
As I heard from a person I respect at LabCorp, the data is constantly changing - this virus is so new.
Not sure that there is anywhere near enough clarity to make us comfortable so we all just have to go with our gut. Let's hope and pray that clarity will come.
Cheryl and Emerson missing Rascal but loving our new buddy, Winston