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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If this was intentional, then this is so wrong...
"miscalculation"
As I wrote on the politics boards, the vials at least for the Pfizer/BioNTech vacine contains more vacine than expected. Each vial is supposed to contain 5 dosages, but at least in DK they have found that they can draw 1-2 additional from each vial and vacinating +20% more people than expected
 

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This is a follow-up on something I posted earlier in a thread about the need to get Pharmacies more involved in getting vaccine doses into arms. I actually underestimated how efficient the pharmacies could be in getting vaccine doses done. CVS says it can do about 20-25 million shots per month, Walgreens is about the same size and they could probably do about the same. Combined they could do 40-50 million doses per month. That is about what vaccine production could be in another month or two for US use. The vaccine needs to be opened up to a larger group of people and the pharmacies need to get more involved or there will be millions of doses just sitting there doing nothing. Leave it "exclusive" to each group for 2-4 weeks, then open it up to the next group if supply starts to build. Vaccine on a shelf doesn't do anybody any good.

"Three weeks after shipping began, the program has distributed 15 million doses to hospitals and nursing home providers, but only 4.5 million people have gotten the first of the two-shot regimen. That means 30% of available doses have been used.

Among nursing home residents and caregivers, 365,000 shots have been delivered out of more than 2.5 million distributed – a 14% usage rate.

It may get easier to vaccinate large numbers of people when shots can be delivered at neighborhood pharmacies and health care facilities.

CVS is ready to deliver vaccine at all 10,000 of its pharmacies nationwide and expects to be able to give 20 million to 25 million doses a month once enough vaccine is available.

"We're ready to go once the government authorizes wider distribution," said Mike DeAngelis, a CVS spokesperson."

 

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This is a follow-up on something I posted earlier in a thread about the need to get Pharmacies more involved in getting vaccine doses into arms. I actually underestimated how efficient the pharmacies could be in getting vaccine doses done. CVS says it can do about 20-25 million shots per month, Walgreens is about the same size and they could probably do about the same. Combined they could do 40-50 million doses per month. That is about what vaccine production could be in another month or two for US use. The vaccine needs to be opened up to a larger group of people and the pharmacies need to get more involved or there will be millions of doses just sitting there doing nothing. Leave it "exclusive" to each group for 2-4 weeks, then open it up to the next group if supply starts to build. Vaccine on a shelf doesn't do anybody any good.

"Three weeks after shipping began, the program has distributed 15 million doses to hospitals and nursing home providers, but only 4.5 million people have gotten the first of the two-shot regimen. That means 30% of available doses have been used.

Among nursing home residents and caregivers, 365,000 shots have been delivered out of more than 2.5 million distributed – a 14% usage rate.

It may get easier to vaccinate large numbers of people when shots can be delivered at neighborhood pharmacies and health care facilities.

CVS is ready to deliver vaccine at all 10,000 of its pharmacies nationwide and expects to be able to give 20 million to 25 million doses a month once enough vaccine is available.

"We're ready to go once the government authorizes wider distribution," said Mike DeAngelis, a CVS spokesperson."

So why isn't this happening, like yesterday? Is it the same reason why they waited for a couple weeks to meet about granting use when they could have hopped on Zoom and approved it immediately? Bureaucracy?
 

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So why isn't this happening, like yesterday? Is it the same reason why they waited for a couple weeks to meet about granting use when they could have hopped on Zoom and approved it immediately? Bureaucracy?
Bureaucratic Inertia. That is the best way that I can put it. The states came up with the lists. Louisiana started with Priority 1A Group (Health Care workers and others), now has moved to Priority 1B Group (people over 70 years old and some others) and then will move to their next Priority Group at some point. I think Louisiana is doing about as well as can be expected, but we will know a lot more once Group 1B has been in the works for about 2-3 weeks. The pharmacies that move the vaccine the fastest should get more supply. It is still very much supply constrained overall, but shots need to get moving faster. There is 0% of a reason why Louisiana should not be almost "out" of vaccine at all times. Move the supply, get shots done, get more supply. The number of Pharmacies needs to increase soon, the number of doses sent out needs to increase. If a hospital is "sitting" on thousands of doses, they need to move them or lose them.
 

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So far, we've given out several hundred 1st does this week alone. At this rate and the the few events we have for those eligible, we will have exhaust all of our in the next week or so.
 

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Bureaucratic Inertia. That is the best way that I can put it. The states came up with the lists. Louisiana started with Priority 1A Group (Health Care workers and others), now has moved to Priority 1B Group (people over 70 years old and some others) and then will move to their next Priority Group at some point. I think Louisiana is doing about as well as can be expected, but we will know a lot more once Group 1B has been in the works for about 2-3 weeks. The pharmacies that move the vaccine the fastest should get more supply. It is still very much supply constrained overall, but shots need to get moving faster. There is 0% of a reason why Louisiana should not be almost "out" of vaccine at all times. Move the supply, get shots done, get more supply. The number of Pharmacies needs to increase soon, the number of doses sent out needs to increase. If a hospital is "sitting" on thousands of doses, they need to move them or lose them.
I wouldn't just depend on pharmacies. There are plenty of medical facilities - ambulatory clinics that can handle as much, if not more of what a pharmacy can. The good thing about these clinics - they have the patients that people are trying to point to pharmacies already.
 

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I have my dad scheduled for his first dose of the Moderna Vaccine tomorrow morning. It will be administered at one of the pharmacies in Louisiana that started doing vaccinations this week.

This will be a huge relief once I get him fully vaccinated. Six more weeks until 95-100% immunity. That's good enough for me.
 

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I wouldn't just depend on pharmacies. There are plenty of medical facilities - ambulatory clinics that can handle as much, if not more of what a pharmacy can. The good thing about these clinics - they have the patients that people are trying to point to pharmacies already.
I posted the following a few weeks ago. When I went to my dentist for a scheduled cleaning, he told me dental offices were
going to be part of the vaccination process along with frontline paramedics. I haven't heard anything recently about this. I agree
with you, we should use all available avenues. Dentists certainly know how to give a shot.
 

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As I wrote on the politics boards, the vials at least for the Pfizer/BioNTech vacine contains more vacine than expected. Each vial is supposed to contain 5 dosages, but at least in DK they have found that they can draw 1-2 additional from each vial and vacinating +20% more people than expected
The same is true for the Moderna vaccine.
 
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I received the 2nd dose of the Pfizer vaccine yesterday. After 24 hours I feel normal except deltoid soreness from the injection. Hope everyone gets his when the time comes
 

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I was able to get my dad his first vaccine shot. Moderna vaccine, done at one of the one hundred or so pharmacies in Louisiana who received 100 doses each. No problem at all, no soreness or anything else. The pharmacy started doing shots on Wednesday and they were going to have shot up all 100 doses before the end of the day today. They had two people doing injections. He has to go back in four weeks for his second dose. The pharmacy is hoping they get more doses because they have a huge list and could easily do more shots.
 

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i hit the lottery this afternoon-----got called for the first shot. as i posted earlier when my sister's co-workers don't show for the shot there's a pool of family members who can be picked out of a hat so the doses don't get wasted. the pool grew from 17 to 123 over the past three days and i got one of three openings.

Second shot guaranteed in 4 weeks and i got a scooby-doo bandaid.

Hot Dog !
 

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For those who have had the Anthrax vaccination, how does this compare in reference to pain/soreness? IIRC, the 2nd of the first 6 was pretty rough, then one or two of the annual boosters was comparable to the 2nd.
 

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