Are you willing to get the Covid vaccine when offered? (1 Viewer)

Will you get the covid vaccine when offered?

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About half of the people I know, including nurses, seem very reluctant to get the vaccination. Surprisingly, this includes different political demographics. What better way to settle it than by coming to a Saints message board.

edit: Geez I somehow allowed people to pick more than one answer on a yes/no poll. Doh!
 

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Understand that my main point is there are risks to vaccines and they should be weighed when taking one even if the risks are unknown.
I don't see how this is a controversial statement.

its not that its controversial, its that i dont quite understand you keep referring to "risk" but without defining said "risk". There currently are no risks published with regards to Covid 19 Vaccines

From John Hopkins:

 

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Understand that my main point is there are risks to vaccines and they should be weighed when taking one even if the risks are unknown.
I don't see how this is a controversial statement.

Well, fwiw, we've been weighing the risks and discussing such here for several months now. I think those risks have been well-considered and most sensible people who have been paying attention understand that getting a large percentage of the population vaccinated is our best chance of fighting off the pandemic and returning to some sense of normalcy. Everyone ultimately has to make their own decisions, but ideally based on sound science and facts rather than emotional hysteria that permeates some significant parts of the population.

And so far, the risks associated with vaccines are incredibly small. Reactions have been quite rare, and it's apparent that it's very effective in warding off the virus.
 

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Understand that my main point is there are risks to vaccines and they should be weighed when taking one even if the risks are unknown.
I don't see how this is a controversial statement.

FWIW I would not take the Russian or Chinese vaccines based on my own risk assessment of their processes/transparency/testing processes. And even then its more that I'm not sure they will be effective, not that they will harm me.

But between Pfizer, J&J, Moderna and AstraZeneca I would be comfortable with my family taking any one of them (and as it happens we have 1 J&J, 2 Pfizers, and a Moderna in our family of 4).
 

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I agree that there is always some risk with taking a vaccine but I have seen the "You can't sue Pfizer so they must be hiding something" talking point used to downplay/discourage use of the vaccines and it is pretty much a red herring IMO.

Personally I believe it is well established that the risks from COVID (both to individuals but especially to the greater population) are much greater than the risks from vaccines - I think that's pretty much true for almost everyone outside of a narrow band who have compromised immune systems, specific allergies, etc.
We still don't know if the vaccination causes a death. Anaphylaxis is very rare. that's why there is a 15 minute wait period,and medical professionals on hand to treat it if it does happen.

If a 70 year old person with a bad heart receives the vaccine and dies a week later, is it the vaccine or natural causes? I lean to the latter
 

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I agree that there is always some risk with taking a vaccine but I have seen the "You can't sue Pfizer so they must be hiding something" talking point used to downplay/discourage use of the vaccines and it is pretty much a red herring IMO.

Personally I believe it is well established that the risks from COVID (both to individuals but especially to the greater population) are much greater than the risks from vaccines - I think that's pretty much true for almost everyone outside of a narrow band who have compromised immune systems, specific allergies, etc.
I agree with this.

Also, there are options beyond suing the pharma companies.

 

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If you use the LA Wallet app, there's now an option to let it pull in your vaccination status from LA Department of Health. I just updated my app and hit allow, real easy.
 

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If you use the LA Wallet app, there's now an option to let it pull in your vaccination status from LA Department of Health. I just updated my app and hit allow, real easy.

nice...i just updated mine...

now if they would just add my fishing license to the app
 

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If you use the LA Wallet app, there's now an option to let it pull in your vaccination status from LA Department of Health. I just updated my app and hit allow, real easy.

My app did not show and update and didn't have the COVID tab, but I deleted the app and re-installed it and the COVID tab was there. I also had to have it search for my status twice, but if worked on the second try.
 

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So had the second shot yesterday afternoon. Like others I found it hard to sleep last night, just restless. About 3am I had a headache and the chills so I took Tylenol. Today I’m really lazy (perhaps due to poor sleep or both) and a bit of joint aches. All in all, very mild and if I’m good to go tomorrow, then I’d say it was really not much at all for me. Oh, and I’m freakin’ thirsty.

A comment on the discussion about vaccine “risk” - one thing to consider is we now have 150M doses administered in the US during the EUA. That’s an absolutely massive, unprecedented data set. And all indicators are that the vaccine is very safe as vaccines go - incidence of severe adverse reaction is very low. It’s always possible that there are latent adverse implications but the growing body of evidence of long-term impact of a bout with Covid even for younger people, seem to point well in favor of vaccine (even disregarding the public health aspects and variant protection, which are compelling).
 
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I'm not seeing the Covid tab on mine. Uninstalled and reinstalled, but still nothing.
 

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