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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I've been in discussion with my employer about mandatory vaccination. They're hesitant to mandate it. What I think that they'll do is offer free vaccinations for all employees and their families. After that, non-vaccinated employees will be treated as employees who are suffering from any other illness. They seem to be working on finding out their level of liability if they force people who refused the vaccine to work while ill or around ill people. They're very careful right now but people are playing games with covid. We have people who have quarantined 4 times at 10 days at a clip. Staffing has been difficult and they're running out of patience.
So just to put it out there (not sure if you're involved in the decision-making or not), EEOC released guidance on December 16th basically saying that as long as employers adhere to existing accommodation guidelines under ADA, Rehabilitation Act, etc., the vaccine could be mandated for staff and those refusing to take the vaccine can be removed from the workplace. Accommodations do not have to be provided if doing so will place an undue burden on the organization. Plenty of healthcare facilities are using this guidance to mandate the vaccine of their staff.
 

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So just to put it out there (not sure if you're involved in the decision-making or not), EEOC released guidance on December 16th basically saying that as long as employers adhere to existing accommodation guidelines under ADA, Rehabilitation Act, etc., the vaccine could be mandated for staff and those refusing to take the vaccine can be removed from the workplace. Accommodations do not have to be provided if doing so will place an undue burden on the organization. Plenty of healthcare facilities are using this guidance to mandate the vaccine of their staff.
I agree but there is a business to run. As a union rep I can't dictate company policy in this regard but I can make sure that it is meted out fairly. If they get rid of one coworker who refuses then they get rid of all who refuse. Most of my coworkers believe that vaccines make you ill and covid is just the flu. I had one insist that he is immune because he's an American. Mandating such a thing and following through are not as easy as putting the policy in writing.
 

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Updated on side effects: tenderness in injection shoulder has almost fully dissipated 24hr post dosing. Slight fatigue experienced later last night is also gone.

No fever, no nausea, no vomiting, no headaches, or anything else.
 

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Updated on side effects: tenderness in injection shoulder has almost fully dissipated 24hr post dosing. Slight fatigue experienced later last night is also gone.

No fever, no nausea, no vomiting, no headaches, or anything else.
The 2020 flu shot was all of that but for 3 days for me.
 

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My wife and I have gotten the vaccince. She got it Dec 19th. I got it Dec 22. Both of us had soreness at the injection site. Nothing else. My brother in law also got it and had no symptoms whatsoever. We all got Pfizer. She is scheduled January 8 for her second shot. Mine will be January 12th.
 
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My wife and I have gotten the vaccince. She got it Jan 19th. I got it Jan 22. Both of us had soreness at the injection site. Nothing else. My brother in law also got it and had no symptoms whatsoever. We all got Pfizer. She is scheduled January 8 for her second shot. Mine will be January 12th.
I presume you meant Dec 19th and 22nd?
 

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Got my first dose today. So far nothing out of the usual. Not even sore at injection site.
I go back for 2nd dose on Jan 29. I'll update if there are any changes.
 
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Update: developed soreness, about 3/10 level, at the injection site late yesterday that lasted over night. Still sore this morning but reduced to 1-2/10. Keeping the shoulder mobile and doing some gentle self massage to the tissue helps. No other adverse effects noted.
 

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I wonder if the compassion will still be there for people who refused the vaccine?
I believe it will depend on the situation. My daughter is debating it. She's already had the virus and fully recovered.She's thinking
seriously about giving her spot up to someone who has not been infected.
 

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Louisiana is supposed to be posting a list of 100 pharmacies that will have a limited number of doses for certain people. I am going to try and get my Dad an appointment. Why do I have a feeling that all of the doses will already be spoken for as soon as the phone numbers for appointments are made public?
 

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Louisiana is supposed to be posting a list of 100 pharmacies that will have a limited number of doses for certain people. I am going to try and get my Dad an appointment. Why do I have a feeling that all of the doses will already be spoken for as soon as the phone numbers for appointments are made public?
Probably so but I don't even care that much. As long as a steady stream of people get vaccinated I'm not too concerned with people jumping the line. It's not right but in the grand scheme of things we just need shots in arms.
 

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Probably so but I don't even care that much. As long as a steady stream of people get vaccinated I'm not too concerned with people jumping the line. It's not right but in the grand scheme of things we just need shots in arms.
In theory this is a great way to look at it, in practice.....my Dad is 85 years old with a condition that would make him at a very high risk of dying if he got the virus. I have REALLY been trying to keep him safe and it would really tick me off if some person in "the know" got the list early and put their incredibly healthy 70 year old aunt on the vaccination schedule two days ago when the list of pharmacies has not even been announced yet.
 

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