How many people here WILL have the vaccine and are comfortable doing so?

What's your view about vaccination?

  • I'd never take a vaccination of any kind, not ever.

    Votes: 4 0.9%
  • I'd never take the covid vaccine, but might take one for a virus like smallpox.

    Votes: 11 2.4%
  • I'll wait to see what the covid vaccine side-effects are. I may take it if it all seems safe.

    Votes: 48 10.7%
  • I'd reluctantly take the covid vaccine if the penalties for not taking it may be too much to bear.

    Votes: 14 3.1%
  • I'm okay with taking the vaccine, as I feel the overall benefits are likely to outweigh any risks.

    Votes: 377 83.8%

  • Total voters
    450
I have been amazed at some of those who qualified for vaccinations, often high up the priority register.
The buzzwords were "business continuity"
I think it has been devolved too much in France and could have been handled much more efficiently as in the UK.
Everybody has to have a microchipped card to access any aspect of the health system, and all your history is on it.
Organised and maintained by regional health authorities it would have been the easiest thing in the world to let them take charge of the vaccine programme, with all of the relevant information to hand but it wasn't so.
The dearth of available doses is the biggest failing but looking at it in the round even if they had more doses it would still be mismanaged but with a lot more wastage.
Nationally after four months they have only just hit 19% of the population having their first jab.
But back to topic, a neighbour of mine had the AZ on Monday and couldn't sleep Monday night with a headache and apparently he was freezing cold all night, body temperature was way down.
 
SWMBO has been phoned, getting her second Astra jab tomorrow.
My second Pfizer due next week.
System seems to be ticking over like a well-oiled watch.
 
The wife and I had our first vaccination , Moderna, at our local cottage hospital on 30 March and were told four to six weeks to the second.
Phone call from the hospital this morning for us to go in on 6 May for the second.
 
Just got a letter (quaint but effective) saying my appointment has been brought forward to tomorrow morning.
Excellent.
 
Nice drive out to the countryside to Malvern show ground for Moderna part 1.

Appointment was after work, so I've told work I'm having it next Wednesday afternoon, not going to miss out the opportunity for a free afternoon skive due to an over efficient government system.
 
The wife and I had our first vaccination , Moderna, at our local cottage hospital on 30 March and were told four to six weeks to the second.
Phone call from the hospital this morning for us to go in on 6 May for the second.
The name of that vaccine makes me think that it should be dispensed in a branch of Habitat or Ikea.
 
The name of that vaccine makes me think that it should be dispensed in a branch of Habitat or Ikea.
That’s what my wife received - took her 45 minutes to assemble the ingredients.
 

robins1

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Had 2nd Pfizer jab 24hrs ago, arm sore at injection site but no swelling. Unlike first jab which had no side effects at all. Hopefully it means my body is reacting to the invasion.
 

endure

GCM
Just had my second Astra jab. Feel ok at the moment but we'll see what tomorrow brings.

I was getting a bit worried earlier on this week as Bill was fading into the distance but after this second jab he's booming in QSA5 again.
 
Just had my second Astra jab. Feel ok at the moment but we'll see what tomorrow brings.

I was getting a bit worried earlier on this week as Bill was fading into the distance but after this second jab he's booming in QSA5 again.
Sorry, Bill?
 
Had my first jab 12 days ago, sore arm the next day, but that's it. Next jab on 25 May.
Didn't know what I was getting beforehand, and didn't ask until afterwards. Turned out to be Pfizer.
 
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I had my final jab as part of the Novavax trial on Friday,no adverse effects to report.
The wife is also on the Novavax trial, she has a second jab of something, either the vaccine or the placebo in 2 weeks time. She started the trial in October and had two jabs. This time around it’s giving people the opposite to what they had previously so all people on the trial have had the vaccine. First time around she had side effects of feeling tired and temperature. This time around no side effects so probably the placebo. I’m glad people feel the need to take part so thank you.

RP.
 

wolfgang

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The wife is also on the Novavax trial, she has a second jab of something, either the vaccine or the placebo in 2 weeks time. She started the trial in October and had two jabs. This time around it’s giving people the opposite to what they had previously so all people on the trial have had the vaccine. First time around she had side effects of feeling tired and temperature. This time around no side effects so probably the placebo. I’m glad people feel the need to take part so thank you.

RP.
Appreciated.It was the only way I could contribute to hopefully getting back to some kind of normality.
 

Auld-Yin

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Just had my second vaccine, Pfizer type. Job jobbed, bring on the world.

Chatting to one of the young guys directing traffic he said he had had some trouble with anti vaxxers, one actually took a swing at him! Others took photos of him and shouted abuse - absolute nutters who will be first to complain if they are stopped from going on holiday or to gigs etc as they can't prove they have been vaxed!
 
My local health board (West Lothian) apparently has distribution problems and so I’ve yet to have even my first vaccine. I’ll be sixty (not, not the mod) in a few months, have respiratory issues and had two “mild” heart attacks last September, but I’m still not a priority. It’s fair enough in a way. When you see the state of the pasty-faced near-death old gits around here it’s obvious their need is greater than mine.

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Fang_Farrier

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My local health board (West Lothian) apparently has distribution problems and so I’ve yet to have even my first vaccine. I’ll be sixty (not, not the mod) in a few months, have respiratory issues and had two “mild” heart attacks last September, but I’m still not a priority. It’s fair enough in a way. When you see the state of the pasty-faced near-death old gits around here it’s obvious their need is greater than mine.

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We are also being affected by vaccine availability up here.

And we are concentrating on 2nd doses, so those who did not get their 1st dose are having to wait even longer
 

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