COVID VACCINE

Would you get the Pfizer vaccine if it were available to you?


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akflightmedic

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Doses available is the only limiting factor.
 

ffemt8978

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I'm not sure what I was expecting, but I imagined that the vaccine would be rolled out with military-like speed, manpower, and consistency.
🤣🤣🤣🤣

As any veteran can tell you, the military invented hurry up and wait, so all those terms are like unicorns as far as the military is concerned.
 

Akulahawk

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I just got my 1st dose this morning. Aside from some very minor soreness, I'm doing great so far. I had the choice of either the Pfizer or the Moderna vaccine and I chose the Pfizer. The outcomes are basically the same between these two, but the Pfizer option is 1 week quicker so I went with that. At my hospital the actual process was pretty efficient. It seemed that that the longest time I spent waiting for something was the 15 minute wait for discharge.
 

Akulahawk

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Thankful for a vaccine, but wondering how we speed up the vaccination process.

What do we need to do at the national, state, and local levels to vaccinate more people?
National level: Not much, just ensure that there's enough vaccine reserved for the 2nd dose and get that out to the states in a timely manner so that those 2nd doses can be given on time. State: Ensure that vaccine injection sites are properly stocked for 1st (and as appropriate) 2nd doses. If you know how many 1st doses are given each day, you know how many doses to give in 21-ish or 28-ish days later. Local: have a plan for actually being able to herd cats. Make sure that you order and have enough vaccine supplies on hand, keep track of actual vaccinations given so you can order the 2nd dose and have it delivered on time. The locals that have an efficient delivery system, the limiting factor in all this is vaccine supply.

Once we start vaccinating the public, the national pharmacies will probably do a fantastic job keeping track of all this stuff as for them, it's not much different than any other med they order and do refills for.
 

DrParasite

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got my first dose today... if i grow a third leg, I guess I will just end up running faster
 

ffemt8978

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Alan L Serve

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Unless you can offer some proof of that claim, it is just a position you do not support.

Seriously, stop trying to influence people with factless, emotional arguments for getting the vaccine. You're doing more harm than good trying to convince people to get vaccinated.
My dear friend,
COVID is serious
and deadly, yet you're
not serious.
 

Tigger

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Doses available is the only limiting factor.
I am happy to hear that in your area. I have no faith that we can really standup an actual public vaccination program here locally which sucks. We've done an ok job for healthcare (very slow for those outside a hospital), but currently the only doses are with the hospitals and community vaccination programs will be a struggle for them unless public health takes the control back.
 

ffemt8978

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My dear friend,
COVID is serious
and deadly, yet you're
not serious.
1) I've been serious in this entire thread unless it was in response to another member's post using humor

2) Humor can be a very effective tool in dealing with and educating others
 

DrParasite

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My dear friend,
COVID is serious
and deadly, yet you're
not serious.
My dear friend,
the flu is serious
and deadly, yet you're
not serious.

My dear friend,
the common cold is serious
and deadly, yet you're
not serious.

Every disease is deadly to someone. Give it a rest
 

Luno

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Well, I tend to drop in here every now and then, but this particularly caught my attention. Interestingly, we have healthcare professionals (I use that term loosely) that appear to have lost their focus. In the end, our job is to advocate for our patients. The unfortunate piece is that we have so little information. I've had to have this conversation with other healthcare professionals who were second guessing whether to give the vaccine series simply because of lack of informed consent. (We can chase this rabbit hole, but the essence is can they consent with so many unknowns and the vaccine being in an EUA status.) But plain english and honesty seem to be the best approach when we're advocating for the health of our communities and patients. The truth, we have no FDA approved vaccine for COVID-19, this is explicitly stated in the EUA information sheet that is handed to our patients. This may prevent the recipient from contracting COVID-19. We are getting way ahead of ourselves even by stating that it is "safe" or "effective," because it has not been approved. Additionally, there is no definitive proof that you cannot be a carrier after being vaccinated. That all being said, I've reviewed the data gathered so far, and I believe that it does support the basis of the EUA, that the potential benefits outweigh the potential risks. I believe that each person should make an informed decision based on their personal health and with the additional consideration that it may affect both those they care about and those patients that they care for. Based on that, and the need for information, side effects and long term effects, I decided to get the vaccine. I'm almost two weeks after dose one and I am enrolled in the vsafe program. The responsibility is higher on those of us who accepted the opportunity to be part of this and we owe the rest of the world clear and accurate data. Our participation in this allows those who can receive the vaccine later, a clear path with reliable information. The key to health is information and informed consent, not shame or ridiculous half informed claims.
 

Luno

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Also, if anyone has any questions, feel free to PM me.
 

Summit

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CDC reports 1.1 anaphylaxis cases per 100K doses.
 

MMiz

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@Luno Good to see you! What's up with your post seemingly contradicting your response to the poll?
 

Alan L Serve

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My dear friend,
the flu is serious
and deadly, yet you're
not serious.

My dear friend,
the common cold is serious
and deadly, yet you're
not serious.

Every disease is deadly to someone. Give it a rest
My dear friend,
Imitation is the greatest
form of flattery. Yet,
you're very wrong.
 

ffemt8978

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My dear friend,
Imitation is the greatest
form of flattery. Yet,
you're very wrong.
Prove it.

You've made the claim, now back it up.

Everyone else has managed to provide the basis for their arguments, yet you persist in using the discussion tactics of a toddler. Your whole argument has been, " I'm right and you're wrong, and if you disagree with me I'll keep saying you're wrong." Repeatedly saying something does not make it a fact, no matter how hard you try or how many times you repeat it.
 
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SandpitMedic

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Akulahawk

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My second vaccine injection is now on my calendar. I get mine in a couple weeks.
 

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