COVID-19 vaccine

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Thanks @Saltrams

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@Saltrams I haven’t got those settings…where are they please?

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@Saltrams sorry, found them now!

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I’ve gotten the flu vaccine many times. They are never 100% effective.

No problem getting another, especially if the government pays for it.

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Good question, Smiley, very topical!

I’d have it with no qualms, as much to protect others and get us all out of this crazy mess asap as to protect myself. I actually agreed to take part in one of the vaccine trials (not one of the three currently in the news, “my” one is obviously a bit behind them!) I take the view that scientists and doctors are the experts and if they, plus equally-qualified independent bodies like the MHRA, agree it’s safe, then I trust them. Vaccines have saved millions of lives over the years and let’s hope one day getting your annual Covid jab is just another part of our lives.

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Totally agree. If there’s a vaccine then you have to take it. Can save so many lives.

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I have confidence that there are no initial side-effects that are covered up by the reputable bodies you mention but it’s the long term effects I’m less confident about.

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Finally In 2020 Some Good News To Share

The UK has become the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, paving the way for mass vaccination.

Britain’s medicines regulator, the MHRA, says the jab, which offers up to 95% protection against Covid-19 illness, is safe to be rolled out.

The first doses are already on their way to the UK, with 800,000 due in the coming days, Pfizer said.

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Brilliant news.

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Being Canadian, by the time the vaccine will be available here, we will have a good idea of how it has been monitored in UK, USA and Germany and if there was any side effects among the population. I am sure planning to receive it.
I think the first ones to be vaccinated will be elderly citizens and employees of the Health department, It should arrive at my level sometimes in spring. Though we are all eager to start travelling and petsit again, my first trip will be to visit my daughter, son in law, their three dogs, the kitty and "Candee Sweet Bar " the horsy, in Nashville Tennessee. I will then officially celebrate my retirement. Please 2021, come. Please come ! We’re all waiting for you !

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Hopefully next week for myself.
Although hubbie will be months away

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I’m with you Provence, will sit on it and keep my mask on. Have been housesitting locally while being respectful of sanitary guidelines provided by TH. I am in no rush to travel internationally while we are still in the heat of this pandemic. Good health to you and yours!
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Nearly all over 50s in the UK have now been vaccinated. My partner and I were done 3 weeks ago. We had no side effects and, 3 weeks on, feel such confidence that we now have some protection.
I think it is wonderful the way the world’s scientific community has come together to make this happen, and rather sad that there is vaccine resistance because they have succeeded in doing it so swiftly.

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I just received my second dose of the Pfizer this morning! I’m personally relieved to know that I have some protection, especially with anticipated international travel in the coming weeks and months, even though I’ll still have to test and quarantine and all of that because of where I’m going. Even if it turns out to be a vaccine that needs to be re-administered every so often or something (I’ve never gotten a flu shot) I’ve been pretty impressed by the studies about the efficacy of the vaccines so far and feel like it’s partly for my own peace of mind, as well as a general wish to be able to gather safely again!

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A big, fat, YES. To refuse the vaccine is a really stupid move. Only the most selfish people would refuse it. We have to trust the scientists on this one, and across the world, we live our lives mostly free from disease due to vaccines developed and administered safely over many decades. To refuse the vaccine suggests we know better than the scientists and puts innocent people at risk.

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Second Moderna vaccination today! :purple_heart:

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Vaccine rollout has been slow here in Ontario as the third wave heats up. My elderly mother in law has received hers which is a relief but I imagine it will be a while yet until I can get it. I will be there with bells on when my turn comes!

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@LTD YES! Thank you!
There ARE no side effects! Everything reported can only occur either right away or up to 4 weeks later. Vaccines aren’t made like this. It’s simply not possible to have long term effects, not in the way that they suddenly occur years later. If there are any side effects they occur quickly and might not go away anymore.
I am not a scientist and Englisch isn‘t my mother tongue so I can’t explain it.
There’s never been more testing for any vaccine than this one. There have never been so many people to test it on. There’s never been so much money involved.
It usually takes years for new vaccines to be developed because there aren’t enough funds and the authorities take a long time to check everything. All this wasn’t the case for the Corona vaccines.
It’s simply not true that they were rushed through!

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