Will you get the vaccine?

Will You Get It? (Assuming an Unbiased Science Based Approval Before Year End)

  • Maybe: Only if we are in a big second/third wave

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Am i correct in my inference that neither she nor even her hospital administrators had much choice in which to take? I would guesstimate that at this stage you take whatever version you can get your hands on, even if you're in the top category of first to get vaccinated.
I'm guessing it is, as of now, a "you get what you get" situation. The two vaccines have vastly different handling requirements that I can't imagine they send both to the same facility. It would probably lead to confusion and mistakes.
 
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Now the only question for me is which one will I seek out? I'm less enthusiastic about the Oxford vaccine, but as more data comes out maybe that one will look better. For now, I'll be looking for either the Pfizer or Moderna once available.
You make it sound like you’re going to be given a wine list!
 

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I read that essential workers and elderly are up next. Can’t come soon enough. We’ve had more cases in the last few weeks than in previous months combined. I find the transmission aspect of the virus very interesting. We have 2,000+ people enter on a daily basis yet now around the holidays we have more and more employees coming down with it. Wearing masks and limiting exposure with customers to short interactions likely lowers the risk. I’d imagine the family gatherings are contributing significantly to the rise in numbers. Sharing utensils, close proximity and so on.
 

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You make it sound like you’re going to be given a wine list!
I won't show up to a place and just get whatever is offered, especially if one proves to be clearly inferior. I'm assuming most places will make it clear which they are offering and I will seek the one I feel more comfortable with or wait.
 
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Am i correct in my inference that neither she nor even her hospital administrators had much choice in which to take? I would guesstimate that at this stage you take whatever version you can get your hands on, even if you're in the top category of first to get vaccinated.
This is correct. I suppose she could have waited and tried to find access to a different vaccine, but no guarantee she would keep her place in line. That’s just a guess.

Ultimately, she has confidence in both, and it was more important to her to get it quickly.
 

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This is correct. I suppose she could have waited and tried to find access to a different vaccine, but no guarantee she would keep her place in line. That’s just a guess.

Ultimately, she has confidence in both, and it was more important to her to get it quickly.
Yup. As far as the data I've seen goes, both are pretty much identical in performance.
 

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They’re giving them out like candy here in Florida. Both my parents got their first dose. The company I work for is doing vaccines now as well.
If they open it up to employees under 65 I’ll get one. I’ve already had COVID but I’d prefer prolonged immunity if the information about immunity being temporary is true.
 
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I’m a teacher in the city and have gotten both doses of the Moderna. The second one had me curled up in a ball for most of the day.
 

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I’m a teacher in the city and have gotten both doses of the Moderna. The second one had me curled up in a ball for most of the day.
I've read that usually means you have a robust natural immune response. I haven't gotten this yet but the second Shingles vaccine shot kicked my ass. Which I guess is a good thing.
 

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The good Mrs. Dr. G ran a short fever and had some aches and tiredness after #2 of the Pfizer vaccine. All the symptoms lasted just a few hours. She says that people who have had COVID are more likely to have a stronger reaction to the second dose, all things equal.
 
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The good Mrs. Dr. G ran a short fever and had some aches and tiredness after #2 of the Pfizer vaccine. All the symptoms lasted just a few hours. She says that people who have had COVID are more likely to have a stronger reaction to the second dose, all things equal.
Probably unintentional, but I like that she's a Mrs. G before she's a Dr. G. haha.
 

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Based on some posts in the schedule thread, I also want to pass on what Dr. Mrs. G (see what I did there) says about transmitting the virus after vaccination.

Recommending that the vaccinated continue to wear masks and take other precautions is done out of an abundance of caution because there is a theoretical risk of a vaccinated person transmitting the virus when fighting off an infection of his/her own. There is no evidence that people who have been vaccinated are a substantial risk to infect others. In fact, it is highly probable that any such risk is very small if not insignificant.

I personally also think the advice comes also because officials want to maintain a social norm of masks and distancing for a while longer at least. If individuals stop wearing masks once vaccinated, then it sends a subtle signal to everyone else to do the same. Way too early for that.

FWIW, Dr. Mrs. G has been seeing patients throughout the pandemic (70+ per week), always in a mask. She will continue to do so for the time being.
 
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Based on some posts in the schedule thread, I also want to pass on what Dr. Mrs. G (see what I did there) says about transmitting the virus after vaccination.

Recommending that the vaccinated continue to wear masks and take other precautions is done out of an abundance of caution because there is a theoretical risk of a vaccinated person transmitting the virus when fighting off an infection of his/her own. There is no evidence that people who have been vaccinated are a substantial risk to infect others. In fact, it is highly probable that any such risk is very small if not insignificant.

I personally also think the advice comes also because officials want to maintain a social norm of masks and distancing for a while longer at least. If individuals stop wearing masks once vaccinated, then it sends a subtle signal to everyone else to do the same. Way too early for that.

FWIW, Dr. Mrs. G has been seeing patients throughout the pandemic (70+ per week), always in a mask. She will continue to do so for the time being.
i think you hit the nail on the head on all the points you made.
 
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I've read that usually means you have a robust natural immune response. I haven't gotten this yet but the second Shingles vaccine shot kicked my ass. Which I guess is a good thing.
I’ve heard the same, so I feel grateful for the discomfort
 

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Got my first dose today! It's an efficient system. Best way to describe it is that it's a car wash. From checking in to needle in my arm was less than 30 minutes.
 
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