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DigitalChristmas Sun 15-Nov-20 14:25:08

I wouldn’t classify myself as an anti vaxxer in the sense that all DC are fully up to date with their vaccines but I’m strongly considering whether or not to for the DC or I to have the covid vaccine. I feel it’s been so rushed that the potential side effects/long term health effects have not been fully evaluated. Does anyone else feel this way?

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pinkearedcow Wed 18-Nov-20 00:02:42


I thought this was interesting- in the Times today many healthcare workers and GPs aren't happy either

"The group, NHS Workers for Choice, No Restrictions for Declining a Vaccine, has gained more than 250 Facebook members in a month. They include a GP, several accident and emergency nurses, healthcare assistants, lab workers, and private and public care home staff."

That is not "many healthcare workers" that is at most 250 health and social care workers out of a workforce of 2-3 million. Not sure why The Times even bothered to mention it.

pinkearedcow Wed 18-Nov-20 00:05:57

Sorry, just realised another poster has said the same thing!

wonderstuff Wed 18-Nov-20 00:14:05

Honestly I think we're between a rock and a hard place, it's not ideal to have such a short time for trails, but carrying on like this is at best miserable and at worst killing people, whether of covid or other effects of pandemic.

I think the risks of vaccine are almost certainly lower than risks of covid, even in younger adults without underlying conditions.

I'm incredibly grateful to the scientists and trial volunteers.

The vaccine may well have serious side effects in a small number of people, but the trials have demonstrated that covid is a bigger risk across the population as a whole.

I will certainly have it if I'm offered it.

PuzzledObserver Wed 18-Nov-20 08:17:42


I'm concerned that there are going to be several different vaccines

I’m not concerned, I’m bloody delighted. If they all behave identically, it means diversity and therefore resilience in the supply chain. If the profiles are different, that means the different vaccines can be targeted to the people they will work best for.

and wonder whether it will be a post-code lottery as to which you get. Will they monitor the data effectively enough to monitor whether the efficacy and safety profiles stand up between the different vaccines?

See above - that is exactly what they will do. It’s inevitable that the early rollout will be less targeted, because there will only be one vaccine to start with and even when there are several it will take time to accumulate the data to enable the delivery to be tailored. As time goes on it will improve. Certainly by the time the under 50’s start to be offered vaccine, there will be several available and the characteristics will be much better known.

Will they even be competent enough to store the vaccines correctly? After the farces we've seen with PPE and track and trace I have doubts.

Fortunately it is not the government who will be storing the vaccines. It is the well-established medical supply industry, ably supported by the logistical expertise of the military.

It’s fine to have doubts and ask questions. It makes sense to listen to the reasonable answers.

SRYnegative Thu 19-Nov-20 01:04:07


Ably supported by the logistical expertise of the military.


yeOldeTrout Thu 19-Nov-20 05:46:10

The people who most need this jab (age 70+ with underling conditions) aren't going to live another 70 yrs. They'd be lucky to get another 12-20.

If it takes 50 yrs for a side effect to show, they are in clover.


PuzzledObserver Thu 19-Nov-20 23:14:39



Ably supported by the logistical expertise of the military.


What’s your problem? The military are experts at logistics. They just are.

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