COVID-19 vaccine

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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The french government has announced yesterday 1 million vaccines will be given, for FREE, early january. Nursing homes and medical workers will be prior.
14 million more people will be vaccinated for free from march
Labs will be Pfizer and Moderna
I will wait for Pasteur vaccine. I like their ethic. Not announcing too quickly, more for the financial market than for the public.
I’ve been tested negative, for free, last week. French people often complain about the level of the taxes, but don’t realise europeans are lucky compared to other citizens who have to pay to stay in good health.

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My husband could be vaccinated “quickly” said the french government. As all people over 75 having no symptoms, being at home.
Calls to get an appointment to be vaccinated were allowed only from january 14th.
After 17 calls to the vaccination centre , always busy, he managed to speak to a human being.
His vaccination will be made on the 23rd…of april.
Lucky him, he is prior…
(Hope there will be enough vaccines. Pfizer announced delays…)
Being only 71 i’m afraid to be obliged to wait much more. And for young ones it might be next year?

In France half of the population is against the vaccine. My country is very strange. Obviously it sounds more efficient in Uk and US

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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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I get my first dose of Pfizer next saturday, my husband his second one. Privilege of being old…
Then I will havemy next sit confirmed (the owner waited for my vaccine and… hers)

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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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