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CLKD

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« Reply #30 on: December 14, 2020, 12:00:52 PM »

Hey ho! we've known for weeks, even B4 it was released to the World, how the 1st vaccine needs to be kept at below ?C and that it can be taken in/out of the freezer 4 times only.  The next 1 to come on stream won't, according to the news, be as sensitive  ::).

It usually boils down to money! 

Many GPs in the UK won't be doing vaccinations: they have been told by Health England and the BMA that they either have to give their surgeries totally to administering the vaccine or to usual patient care: that they cannot do both as the Health Service can't spread it's self any thinner.  Several HAs have decided to keep their Surgery time for all patient care.
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sheila99

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« Reply #31 on: December 14, 2020, 02:04:48 PM »

I don't think this a money issue, it's the problem of keeping at at -70 which obviously needs specialist equipment.
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Annie0710

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« Reply #32 on: December 14, 2020, 05:29:52 PM »

I would’ve had it but I carry 2 epipens so will have to wait until a suitable one is available x

I’m hoping that one will be suitable x

Maybe the Oxford one Annie.  It works in a different way I believe, so perhaps more suitable.
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Taz2

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« Reply #33 on: December 14, 2020, 06:44:35 PM »

 


Many GPs in the UK won't be doing vaccinations: they have been told by Health England and the BMA that they either have to give their surgeries totally to administering the vaccine or to usual patient care: that they cannot do both as the Health Service can't spread it's self any thinner.  Several HAs have decided to keep their Surgery time for all patient care.

My surgery is carrying out vaccinations. My 80 year old neighbour was phoned today with an appointment for Wednesday. Not sure how long it will be till it's my turn though.

Taz x  :)
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CLKD

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« Reply #34 on: December 14, 2020, 07:35:14 PM »

That's good news.  Hopefully they will defy Health England and carry on with patient appts. too!
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CLKD

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« Reply #35 on: December 30, 2020, 04:07:50 PM »

Oxford vaccine approved  :). This 1 is cheaper - does it really matter  >:( as well as being less sensitive to temperature = easier to transport.


It's apparently 3 weeks since the 1st jab was given  :o !
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sheila99

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« Reply #36 on: December 30, 2020, 05:58:51 PM »

I think it's the storage that will make the difference, it can easily be distributed to gp surgeries, care homes etc. They're talking about leaving a longer gap before the second jab so more people can get some immunity from having the first one.
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CLKD

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« Reply #37 on: December 30, 2020, 07:02:44 PM »

We are a free country and no vaccination programme is compulsory.  There should be a list to see whether those who don't want the jab are infected and how badly.

I thought that a booster was less potent  :-\ so why would it work as a single dose?

I believe that the 1st vaccine should remain in Hospitals so that the Oxford jab can be taken around the country more easily.
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CLKD

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« Reply #38 on: December 31, 2020, 09:49:39 AM »

Why worry about the small stuff?  There will be records kept if only for research purposes. 

I haven't had the 'flu jab ever: until this year : I've never been told if it will stop me getting 'flu - something that I haven't suffered from for over 30 years.  [see 'flu jabs thread].

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Dierdre

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« Reply #39 on: December 31, 2020, 10:43:11 AM »

What worries me is neither of these vaccines will work against the 2 new variants. They said last night on the briefing that both variants had been sent for testing against the vaccine and they would know the result in 2 weeks. Last week they were confident the vaccines would work but obviously not sure now.
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CLKD

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« Reply #40 on: December 31, 2020, 11:35:16 AM »

I don't know why the public keep getting this info from people who don't really know?  When I read reports by the Scientific couple responsible for the Pfizer vaccine, they have already tested it as far as possible, ready to alter the recipe [for want of a better word] so that it copes with any variants.  Better to have a jab rather than none at all?

Also, does anyone know how long it takes to kick in and how long 1 may be a carrier even after the vaccine has been administered?

The Press give out what they think the public want to know!
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Dierdre

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« Reply #41 on: December 31, 2020, 02:33:23 PM »

This information was from Boris and his 2 scientific advisors on TV last night, not the press, it was straight from the horses mouth!
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sheila99

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« Reply #42 on: December 31, 2020, 02:51:03 PM »

What are you implying about our esteemed leader?? ;D ;D 🐎
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« Reply #43 on: December 31, 2020, 02:58:38 PM »

🤔😂😂
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CLKD

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« Reply #44 on: December 31, 2020, 04:08:56 PM »

 :whist:    :rofl:  I wouldn't trust that lot to post a letter  >:(
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