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How Do you Feel About the Covid Vaccine When It Becomes Available?

Sunday, November 29, 2020

I'm just curious to know what you are thinking. I'm conflicted; it feels like it's been whipped up too fast. I remember, years ago, when they did a vaccine and then had to recall it a year later.
Not sure.

Wishing all a wonderful day.

"I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want." Sylvia Plath

(p.s. She didn't even want to live her own life, so this motivating quote fascinates me.)
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  • WILDKAT781
    I will get it, without a doubt
    45 days ago
    The short answer is YES. Since I'm not going to be in the first group of persons receiving the vaccine, it'll be field-tested by the time it gets to me. By that time, I will take it if it means I can travel and see my kids, grandkids, and extended family
    45 days ago
    I will follow the science and my doctor's advice and avoid the conspiracy theorists.
    At least I hope those believing the conspiracies will thank those taking the vaccine for protecting THEM
    Watermellen said it very well in her comment below.

    45 days ago
  • NANCY-
    I want to, but am hesitant. May not in the first round and wait for the second. I'm high risk and hubby is too and he is doing chemo. We may wait to see what his oncologist says.
    That being said, I truly feel bad for those COVID Longtimers and just wish this pandemic was over.
    46 days ago
    I get a flu vaccine every year without fail and have also been vaccinated for pneumonia.

    I will get the COVID vaccine as soon as it's available, for sure. It's my understanding that the rapidity of its development is related to the new mRNA technology which has become available at a fortuitous time. I'm confident that the Canadian Public Health agencies will not approve it until it's safe.

    Many people are immunization resistant and consider it a "right" to refuse-- they would want to have THEIR health and their children's health protected by OTHER people getting vaccinated. We've seen that with simple measles and whooping cough and TB vaccines -- with significant health consequences and resurgence of disease that we'd believed long-ago eradicated. I have a less absolutist stance towards individual liberty. Particularly given that I do gratefully rely upon superb publicly funded health care when I do become ill . . . .

    46 days ago
    I haven't had a flu shot in over 15 years and I don't plan on getting that or any vaccine now.
    46 days ago
    The primary profiteer from these vaccines will be a man who has openly stated that "if we do really well with vaccines, we can reduce the world's population by 10-15 percent". This man (Bill Gates, if you didn't already know) is SO keenly aware of how toxic, dangerous and completely unnecessary vaccines are that HE HAS NEVER EVEN VACCINATED HIS OWN CHILDREN. Yet he's going to make billions off forcing the entire world into taking his dangerously rushed into production, population reducing vaccine. He's already maimed and killed hundreds of thousands in India and Africa over the last 10 years with his population reducing vaccines...and now we're allowing him to do it to the rest of the world.... For a virus that has a 99.6% recovery rate. Hmm, I think I'll pass. .
    46 days ago
    My son works for one of the companies developing the vaccine. They are being very careful in their testing. I will wait for that one to be available. emoticon
    46 days ago
    I will have the vaccine for Seniors or whichever my doctor recommends.
    Our overseas airline, Qantas, has told us no one is travelling overseas
    with them unless vaccinated. I want to go to see my family in Greece as
    I missed out this year. So I am willing to try it.
    46 days ago
    I like the new antibody shot they've developed for mild to moderate cases. It's supposed to help ppl from getting worse, and ending up in the hospital!
    46 days ago
    I have read too many zombie books where a new vaccine was developed. Only when it was given to lots of people, they started dying and coming back. I think I may wait a bit before getting the shot. Just to see what happens when lots more people than the testing group get the shot.
    47 days ago
    I will likely get it as soon as it is available to my age group and risk factors. But I know it will go to front line health care workers and emergency services first.
    47 days ago
    After getting just the regular flu a couple of years ago and being reminded of how awful flu can be, I will take the corona virus vaccine when it becomes available. This is one flu I do NOT want to get, after reading of the possible long-lasting effects.

    Won't it be wonderful when this virus gets under control? Please take care and stay safe, Jesse.
    47 days ago
  • 1BLAZER282005
    I'm a covid19 vaccine research volunteer and I took the shot. I'm great and I'm a senior. I hope to let others know it's safe and effective. Awesome 👍 quote
    47 days ago
    Just show me where to get in line, and I'll be there!
    47 days ago
    I think i will get it and hope for the best i did good with all my vaccinations but one for hepatitis it made me very ill for a day but i survived, it needed to get the vaccination to work in a nursing home ,now i am 60 so not first in line not last and ill know more .
    47 days ago
    I hate getting shots so I’d wait as long as possible.
    47 days ago
    They had a coronavirus vaccine almost available 10 years ago, but their funding was cut because not enough people were infected, so I'm not surprised that they could come up with it so quickly. I'll wait a year or so before I get it, if I have a choice. I don't want to be in the first round. I'd rather wait and see how it goes. We have been warned that as essential employees, we might not have a choice about when we get it, if we want to keep our jobs. Nothing written in stone yet. While I have not enjoyed having Covid, I have had much worse cases of the flu. I know others have had it much worse though.
    47 days ago
    I'm nervous about it, and also optimistic.
    47 days ago
    47 days ago
    I will go for it, a better bet than the virus any day!
    47 days ago
  • LSIG14
    I am another who has mixed emotions about the vaccine. I do think it has been pushed through very quickly without enough testing, but I also hate the thought of risking my life every time I open my door for the next 2 years (however long it takes to verify vaccine safety) so I probably will be in line to get it as soon as it's released.
    47 days ago
    I have no problem with vaccines in general but this one was a little too rushed for my comfort level. I pray that it is safe and it works especially for the most vulnerable. I will wear my mask and stay out of the way for now. I am not on the front lines or anywhere near the list of people considered eligible to get it anyway.
    47 days ago
    Crazydog is a nurse and so am I so I will be getting the first vaccine that is available and so will hubby. If a better one comes along later I can get it.
    47 days ago
  • READY201811
    With the way it sounds with the distribution I am in the last to get it category. My parents being older and high risk both don’t feel comfortable getting it. I have no health issues or on Any medication so if I can I will. I remember back in my college days being lined up for the swine flu shot, and if you didn’t get it you could not attend school. Private colleges could get away with it back then
    47 days ago
    I'm on the fence with the vaccine. I'm just not sure.
    47 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4114015
    I agree with 1CRAZYDOG's answer...Scary stuff out there!
    47 days ago
    I think the odds have to be weighed. Is the vaccine worse than the virus? Clearly something has to be given for protection at least to front line workers. They are dropping like flies from the virus and exhaustion.

    I personally will take it when available as I have multiple risk factors. And honestly, if it quells this virus, it has to be tried.

    Then it becomes a question of which vaccine is best for whom? I am hearing that the AstraZeneca vaccine is best for Seniors. Have to see what further information is released.

    In the meantime, I know doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been flown via United Airlines to the US to be stored til approved.

    The logistics for this particular vaccine are challenging. The vaccine has to be kept super cold. And I believe this one requires 2 vaccinations 3 weeks apart.

    47 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    I think it's rushed and not properly tested. I remember flu shots that had some awful side effects years ago. I know they're generally tested on healthy individuals but what about the side effects on unhealthy folks? I'm torn.
    47 days ago
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