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Who's gotten the COVID vaccine? Who's planning to?

Discussion in 'Covid and pandemic discussions' started by Esprise Me, Jan 23, 2021.

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  1. Joneill

    Joneill ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: New Jersey, USA
    Fair enough - the problem in the US is that many people don’t interpret “free” in that way.

    However, I will also add that I’ve never heard any of my European friends or co-workers refer to their healthcare as being “free” either.
  2. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
    Have you had the newer Shingrix vaccination? I didn't bother with the old one, but that one is more rewarding.
  3. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board Staff Member

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
    I got it almost two years ago when it first came out. You can still get shingles, but it's supposedly milder. I had a rash, but no pain. However, I was completely disoriented for almost a week and had the dizzies for two months and that has hurt me more than just about anything. Try walking as you drift to the left. It was a couple of weeks before I could even drive.
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  4. BRT

    BRT not a soft touch ScubaBoard Supporter

    Drifting to the left?
  5. Kimela

    Kimela Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: St Louis
    You and I could be in a book club together - imagine that!!!! When covid hit I read the Robot series. Nothing like sci-fi to take the mind off the icky reality!! Hoping your dizzies are relenting and you're getting back to more fun reading.
  6. ibj40

    ibj40 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Texas

    I’ve gotten both versions, with nary a side effect (other than sore arm) from either.
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  7. Joneill

    Joneill ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: New Jersey, USA
    Just to be clear I was not talking about volunteering - I do that too as my main career pays the bills, etc.,.
  8. Hoag

    Hoag Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: SW Ontario - Just outside of the GTHA
    It would be hard to describe the vaccine roll-out in Canada without using the word "Cluster" in the description.

    At first everything looked good (by the gov't standards).
    Then they cancelled an option on a huge shipment of the Moderna vaccines (I think 500k doses, but I could be wrong,)
    Then Pfizer informed us that we would not be getting any vaccines from them or that we would at best be getting very few for several weeks due to a plant shut down.
    Then, the Canadian gov't gains access to vaccines destined for developing nations & reroutes them to Canada
    Now shipments from Pfizer are beginning to come again and the gov't is trying to tell us that we are actually ahead of schedule. (Yeah, right)

    I am in my 60s and according to the website estimation of when to expect my shots, I will not likely get mine until June to late August.

    According to some sources that I have seen, Canada is ranked 57th in the world as far as the percentage of our population that has been vaccinated. Yes, we have a huge geographical area to cover, but 57th! I thought we were a G7 nation! Canada should be one of the nations leading the vaccinations.

    For those living in the most remote locations, it is a "Double edged sword." On one hand, their remoteness offers a degree of protection simply because fewer people go there from "outside the local area". On the other hand, once (or if) an infection gets introduced, proper medical facilities may be logistically out of reach.
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  9. birdman27

    birdman27 Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Santa Rosa, CA
    I got my second moderna jab yesterday. Sometime overnight the aches set in. Also a low grade fever. Unpleasant, but will be worth it. Plus I got an extra work from home day
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  10. Storker

    Storker ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: close to a Hell which occasionally freezes over
    I've been working from home for nearly a year now.

    I'd really prefer not to have to. It really, really sucks. Srsly. Even disregarding the issue of doing your job properly in a virtual environment. Only thing I can imagine sucks more is losing your job.
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