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To be weary of the vaccines?

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PunkyPirate Sat 21-Nov-20 18:04:48

Will you be getting it?

Will you be allowing your children to get it?

I'm curious to peoples responses as my social media seems to be full of posts from people mocking those who will get the vaccine.

I'm by no means an anti Vaxer. Myself and my children have had all vaccinations and have the flu jab yearly. My only worry is that not enough is known about the long term side effects.

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mbosnz Sat 21-Nov-20 18:06:08

Do you mean wary or weary? I'm not being a smart arse, it's just that either could be a reasonable question, and would generate different answers!

WhereverIGoddamnLike Sat 21-Nov-20 18:06:32

Did you mean wary?

HotSince63 Sat 21-Nov-20 18:06:51

I'm both weary and wary.

StylishMummy Sat 21-Nov-20 18:07:16

No children under 18 will be given it so no point worrying hmm

PunkyPirate Sat 21-Nov-20 18:07:22

mbosnz

Do you mean wary or weary? I'm not being a smart arse, it's just that either could be a reasonable question, and would generate different answers!


Probably both! 🙈

But I meant wary! Stupid auto correct!

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SpectralPlot Sat 21-Nov-20 18:08:15

Oh c'mon, OP obviously meant wary.

HotSince63 Sat 21-Nov-20 18:08:29

I will be getting the flu jab.

I won't be getting the covid vaccine.

DS is age 17 - old enough and intelligent enough to decide for himself if he wants the vaccine. At the moment he is saying he will get it if offered.

WhereverIGoddamnLike Sat 21-Nov-20 18:08:41

And to answer the question I assume you meant to ask; no, I'm not worried and we be getting it when it's available. Vaccines rarely have side effects, it's just not how they work and if it has proven to be effective in the trials they have been able to do then I've no problem with it.

WhereverIGoddamnLike Sat 21-Nov-20 18:09:42

@HotSince63

Do you kind being asked why you wont get it? What is it about vaccines that worry you?

howtobe Sat 21-Nov-20 18:10:19

No.

I’ll be getting it and so will my husband

PunkyPirate Sat 21-Nov-20 18:10:23

HotSince63

I will be getting the flu jab.

I won't be getting the covid vaccine.

DS is age 17 - old enough and intelligent enough to decide for himself if he wants the vaccine. At the moment he is saying he will get it if offered.


Why won't you be getting it?

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Whatwouldscullydo Sat 21-Nov-20 18:10:32

I won't be getting it

We won't know for years if its effective or safe . Politicians free to experiment on themselves if they wish to attempt to set an example

SpectralPlot Sat 21-Nov-20 18:10:52

grin

SingANewSongChickenTikka Sat 21-Nov-20 18:11:18

Absolutely I will get it. The vaccines have (and will) go through completely appropriate safety testing. Yes that has been short circuited due to necessity. Much of the extended time for other vaccines is the necessity to apply for funding, participants, staffing etc. The speed with which these vaccines are coming through are a testament to what can be achieved through (almost) unlimited will and funding to achieve an aim.

sausagepastapot Sat 21-Nov-20 18:12:56

Of course we will be getting it. I really can't understand why anyone wouldn't.

HotSince63 Sat 21-Nov-20 18:14:46

I am just not sure about it. I don't think the developers of the vaccine or the government will tell us enough about it to reassure me. It feels rushed. I know people will come on and say it's been rushed through quicker than other vaccines purely because of the amount of money thrown at it and that doesn't compromise it's safety. I don't know.

I feel it's a moot point anyway. My GP did a social media post about it, a very sensible and level post, about the logistics of administering it, and if I were to be offered it (given I'm in a younger age bracket, no underlying health conditions, no real need to be one of the first in the queue for it), I doubt it's going to be this side of 2022.

sausagepastapot Sat 21-Nov-20 18:15:51

Those who refuse it quite clearly don't understand any of the safety protocols which have to be adhered to. This has only been 'rushed' because of what ChickenTikka has said.

There is nothing to fear.

rosie1959 Sat 21-Nov-20 18:15:56

SingANewSongChickenTikka

Absolutely I will get it. The vaccines have (and will) go through completely appropriate safety testing. Yes that has been short circuited due to necessity. Much of the extended time for other vaccines is the necessity to apply for funding, participants, staffing etc. The speed with which these vaccines are coming through are a testament to what can be achieved through (almost) unlimited will and funding to achieve an aim.

Totally agree

mbosnz Sat 21-Nov-20 18:16:16

No, I didn't know that OP meant wary - because I'm getting pretty bloody weary of having a vaccine solving all our problems being dangled in front of our nose, especially given what a shit show the administering of said vaccine is likely to be, based on the Government's current covid record!

I'm likely to grab it with both hands and run. We've never in our lives had a reaction to a vaccine. This vaccine is still being robustly tested. And I am singularly weary of how life is being thwarted and contorted by the pandemic. . .

wigornian Sat 21-Nov-20 18:16:51

“ *sausagepastapot

Of course we will be getting it. I really can't understand why anyone wouldn't.”*

^^ This

Sparklesocks Sat 21-Nov-20 18:17:54

I will get it. I’ve done a lot of research into why it has been pushed through so quickly compared to other vaccines (lots of resources available) and I’m satisfied.

Whatwouldscullydo Sat 21-Nov-20 18:19:01

There is nothing to fear

Apart from the fact there have been lies and information withholding from.day 1 and now we are suddenly supposed trust this?

unchienandalusia Sat 21-Nov-20 18:20:25

100% yes. Peoples fear of this vaccine only highlights their lack of intelligence or understanding I'm afraid.

HazeyJaneII Sat 21-Nov-20 18:20:44

StylishMummy

No children under 18 will be given it so no point worrying hmm

The Oxford Vaccine has been trialled with children since the beginning and the Pfizer vaccine has beeb tested on over 12s since last month. I believe (As does ds's paediatrician) that the vaccine will be available to children a little further down the road.

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