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Who’s Getting the Vaccine When You Are Able ??
Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, December 14, 2020 4:35 PM

Hoping this won't go off the rails,just getting some where people are on the matter.

Well I'm not in a high risk category or a frontline worker,so my opportunity may not be for awhile,which is just as well because I wouldn't want to be first in line anyway.Generally I don't have any allegories or trouble with othe vaccines,but while I plan to most likely accept it,I would like to see how these initial rollouts go.

 

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Posted by goldhammer on Monday, December 14, 2020 5:22 PM

While not frontline, I am high risk due to age, heart and breathing issues.  Not allergic to most anything, will wait and see..   looks like maybe late spring out here judging by what I've heard of amount of vaccine available and the timeframe of shipments.

If early returns are favorable then would probably get it.

Don't know how the locals will prioritize after frontline and care facilities, and if VA is going to participate.

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Posted by ikar01 on Monday, December 14, 2020 6:06 PM

Wnen it shows up after the most important people are giver the shot, I'll trake it.  I'm almost 70 now and have my own problems medically, but so far I have not shown any signs of the plague.

For those with some strange ideas, After I take it, I'll let you know what I mutate into.

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Monday, December 14, 2020 7:11 PM

I saw my cardiologist today.  He said because of my heart condition and age, near 80, he would put me in the second group, after the health care professionals, and expects I could get the vaccine before the end of January.  I still have some more models I want to build!

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Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Monday, December 14, 2020 7:50 PM

As I am not in any of the 'compromised' catagories, I'm not looking at the issue at this time. I will admit that I believe that there is a tremendous amount scare tactics afoot and that there is a serious lack of actual data available to John Q. Public. It's not that it's not out there, it's just being camouflaged and/or being held back for the sake of leverage.

But that's just my humble opinion.

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Posted by JohnnyK on Monday, December 14, 2020 8:04 PM

 I am 71, so I will be in the second group. By then enough people will have received the vaccine so that I will know if it is safe. Yes, I will take the vaccine and I will look forward to watching the world return to normal.

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Monday, December 14, 2020 8:24 PM

HooYah Deep Sea

As I am not in any of the 'compromised' catagories, I'm not looking at the issue at this time. I will admit that I believe that there is a tremendous amount scare tactics afoot and that there is a serious lack of actual data available to John Q. Public. It's not that it's not out there, it's just being camouflaged and/or being held back for the sake of leverage.

But that's just my humble opinion.

 

You're not alone in that opinion.  I share it.  When the whole country was on lockdown in March of 2020, I had to carry a letter in my car stating that I was part of essential infrastructure as I continued to go to work every day at 4:15AM, mostly keeping air medical aircraft flying.  I was definitely in a high-risk group at the time, due to the physiological effects of cancer treatment.  Got through that OK, so I think I have a lot less to worry about than others who are currently in high-risk categories.  Besides, "social distancing" is something I seem to have been born to do.  No worries.

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Posted by fox on Monday, December 14, 2020 9:26 PM

With having a kidney transplant which, due to meds, reduces my immune system, heart and breathing problems puts me in that maybe catagory. I have my usual 3 month doctors visit with blood work on Wednesday. I'm sure he will give me my orders to get or not to get the shot.

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, December 14, 2020 9:43 PM

JohnnyK

 I am 71, so I will be in the second group. By then enough people will have received the vaccine so that I will know if it is safe. Yes, I will take the vaccine and I will look forward to watching the world return to normal.

 

Same. my sister and I are working to get our 90 year old mother vac'd.

To me I have NO hesitation about safety- genetic engineering is a fine science.

It makes me sad though. When the Sabin vaccine for polio came out, we all went and ate our sugar cube no question.

 

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, December 14, 2020 11:04 PM

According to the NYT

Based on your risk profile, we believe you’re in line behind 268.7 million people across the United States.

it will be a while lol

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 3:59 AM

I will get mine when my turn comes, i am think i am in group 9 on the priority list, so will be a while. My mum had her first jab yesterday, being over 80 she is at the front of the queue. I think she is already happier, she has not left the house much this year and i won't be seeing her over xmas as both myself and my partner work at a prison which has cases, so we won't risk going to hers until after she has had the second jab next month.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4:55 AM

Bish

I will get mine when my turn comes, i am think i am in group 9 on the priority list, so will be a while. My mum had her first jab yesterday, being over 80 she is at the front of the queue. I think she is already happier, she has not left the house much this year and i won't be seeing her over xmas as both myself and my partner work at a prison which has cases, so we won't risk going to hers until after she has had the second jab next month.

 

Hey Bish,that's good news for her,let us know how she does with side effects if you don't mind.Hopefully mild or none.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 8:09 AM

I’m 65 and have no health issues but will take it once it’s available to me. They have vaccines for just about everything and without them we would be in a different place healthwise.

I had the shingles vaccine 3-4 years ago and freaked out when I read the loooong and scary side effects list and actually hesitated. The nurse administering it told me she has vaccinated thousands of people with this vaccine and has never heard of any adverse reactions from it except mild pain around the injection area for a day or two which I had. She also explained the rationale for the side effects done from large groups of participants. 

 

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Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 8:17 AM

My wife is a front line worker and is scheduled to start the rounds as early as next week.  Me, I had Covid and am in good health, so I don't mind waiting for my turn.  I am worried about complications. I never had a problem with flu shots, then the day I was released to go back to work from Covid,  which all I experienced was the mild allergy effect, I was given the flu shot. Starting the next day and lasting for the next four weeks, I had heart murmers, fevers, extremely high blood pressure, headaches, and vertigo. I was monitored on a weekly basis and as per my last test results, I seem to be back to normal.  There is just so much wierd stuff that cannot be fully explained that this Covid bug seems to do to the body, that I pray the vaccine will not produce bad side effects or long term damage.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 8:24 AM

As a double lung transplant recipient I asked my care team a month ago. They said once there is some data they will tell me which one(s) will work for my condition. After that they will highly encourage me I'm sure. Yes, once they determine it's OK for my situation, I'll take it.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 8:38 AM

I intend to as soon as possible.  I am in my eighties with stage 4 kidney failure.  No word yet on how to apply.  I am wondering if my dialysis will help.

 

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Posted by ajlafleche on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 8:46 AM

I was skeptical at the speed at which it was being developed and feared there'd be undue influence to get it out before a certain "important date." My doctor reassured me that the approval, when it came, would mean it had been shown to be safe and effective. My doubts were further reduced when approval  came after that "important date." As a 71 year old diabetic, I am probably relatively high up in the jabbing order. As soon as I can get it, I will roll up my sleeve. 

 

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Posted by Space Ranger on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 10:54 AM

I'm 74 and in generally good health with the exception of about 40 extra pounds. I am absolutely getting the vaccine as soon as it is available.

 

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Posted by WillysMB on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 10:58 AM

I am so happy to see all the positive responses on this site. I'm 67 and retired as a 30 year employee of the pharma industry in R&D. I waded through a good portion of the Pfizer data submission once it was available and found it truly impressive. Are there still questions? Sure, and those will take time to answer. Ironically, the surge helped speed the trials as accruing patients, usually the bugaboo of clinical trials, was not a problem. The Moderna vaccine uses the same molecular mechanism, so data should be comparable.

I will certainly take it when my turn comes.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 11:06 AM

When;

 When My Doctor says Ready! Set! Go! That part of my body will be willing and able to get vaccinated!I have heart Problems ( Cardiac Surgery for an Aneurism, on the back of my Right Atrium)and numerous Heart attacks Plus now a Positive diagnoses of Parkinson's, I guess I'll be told, Get yer #$$ in here for getting the shot. I will go!

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Posted by tankboy51 on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 11:21 AM

I will get it.

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 11:25 AM

I'll get it when available for a person like myself. I'm below the worst risk group age and am in good health with no "pre existing conditions". Aside from the wear and tear of my past adventures. But I want to be able to travel freely and go out and do things with peace of mind. I'm tired of these damned masks fogging up my glasses.

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 11:34 AM

You bet. I'm way down the list so it'll be a while I'm sure. 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 12:42 PM
This is interesting,surveys say its at 63% who are willing we seem to be pretty positive here,I hope enough take it and that it is really effective

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Posted by Bobstamp on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 1:10 PM

I wouldn't dream of not having the vaccine, for my own health, for that of my family, and for that of my community, the borders of which encompass the entire planet. I consider being vaccinated to be a social responsibility; I would have it even if there was a possibility of a bad reaction or a risk of getting the disease from the vaccine. As for the anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers, enough entitlement already! Grow the hell up!

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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 1:12 PM

at 60 I don't know were I fall in the line up, but there must be some kind of Proof on a pass port or drivers license so you can travel again on planes and cruise ships . They will change the protocol on cruise ships. Well I'm ready for the shot when it comes my way.

 

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Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 2:15 PM

Not to poop in anybody's bowl of corn flakes, and not to say that anyone should or should not get the shot, but there are a few things that you should consider, generally. The production of the vaccine in such a short time should not be that impressive; they do it EVERY year with the flu. They don't even know what particular flu we will have next year, but I'm sure that the vaccine is already being produced for it. It's what they do. Now I am most definately not an anti-vaxer. I believe that the series we get as infants should be mandatory, because those (measles, mumps & rubella, et al) are some truely nasty bugs. But I'm 64, and have not had a flu shot since the early '80's, and have not had the flu since. When I got flu shots prior to that, I always got the flu. Hence, I stopped getting the shot. Many of you may remember back in the military, they used to ransom our paychecks until we got our shot. Then (thank God) direct deposit started and they couldn't use that guise to make me do it anymore.

SO, when my supposed "turn" comes up I'll decide then. I have a wedding to go to in May and will have to fly to attend. If it becomes a requirement to get vaccinated in order to fly, I'll probably do it; but if I get the bug from that shot, I will be angry.

As a small scale rancher, I probably ingest a spoonfull of dirt and whatever per week, thus I'm probably already immune from most of the common bugs. My even getting a cold is an extremely rare occurance. I guess I'm pretty lucky in that account. The funny thing is that people I know who are the most germ-free and are sanitizing everything constantly, are those who seem to get colds and flu every year. Frankly, I'll stick with the spoonfull of dirt.

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Posted by castelnuovo on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 2:52 PM

As a frontline worker I am at the begining of the line. But I am not in rush to take it. The ward I am at now is COVID free (knock on wood) and neither I nor the people in my "buble" are high risk, or even moderate risk. After all, it is not that we take the shot and all is back to normal. We will have to wear the mask and socially distance for at least another 6 monts to a year so no rush. 

I'll wait until more data is available from those who has taken it.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4:16 PM

Nope.  For reasons I can't discuss here. 

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4:40 PM

HooYah Deep Sea

As a small scale rancher, I probably ingest a spoonfull of dirt and whatever per week, thus I'm probably already immune from most of the common bugs. My even getting a cold is an extremely rare occurance. I guess I'm pretty lucky in that account. The funny thing is that people I know who are the most germ-free and are sanitizing everything constantly, are those who seem to get colds and flu every year. Frankly, I'll stick with the spoonfull of dirt.

 
Yup.  I've noticed that too about the people who live and work in sterile environments, they always seem to be the most likely to get sick when a bug starts going around.  I'm exposed to all kinds of things in my job, and rarely get even so much as a cold.  There seem to be a lot of misunderstandings about how vaccines generally work.  Most are really only effective at making it so the vaccine recipient's body keeps the virus from doing its work there, but it doesn't necessarily mean that the vaccine recipient can't still shed the virus and infect other people.  The notion of getting vaccinated as a selfless act to protect others is a bit of a misconception.

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