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Vaccine Frustration

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

Shortly after my son moved back to Canada to accept a tenured position as a physics professor, about 20 years ago, he began to comment that the Canadian government was cutting financial support for scientific research.

Now we are paying for those cuts. Canada currently has no labs capable of producing the quantity of Covid-19 vaccines needed to protect the Canadian population. We must rely on major labs in Europe, and Canada signed contracts 8-10 or even more months ago to provide millions of doses. Now, though, the quantity of vaccines received does not match the quantity promised.

Canada has chosen to vaccinate people in the following order:
- staff in long-term nursing homes
- residents in long-term nursing homes and seniors’ residences with communal dining rooms
- staff in hospital ICU and Emergency departments
- other hospital staff

This group was supposed to have both doses by the end of March. The we would move, in steps, to:
- those over 80 living in the community
- those over 70 living in the community
- other front-line workers... a bit hazy who would be included here. Perhaps workers in certain
large industries, police, emergency workers, grocery clerks
- those over 60

Hopefully this group will be completely vaccinated by the end of June

Then, I think, it will go to the general population 18 and over, through large vaccine clinics, pharmacies and doctors’ offices.

The government is still saying that by the end of September, “anyone who wants to be vaccinated” will have received their two shots.

I would feel so much better if Canada could supply some, if not all, of its needs.

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    It amazes me that there isn't a more uniform program available through World Health since the virus is world-wide. In the U.S. we have the CDC (Center for Disease Control) which I feel should be the source of which group gets the shots first followed by an organized list of who comes next state wise. Right now it is done by individual states which is chaotic. So far, in Wisconsin, we do have designated groups and it is being followed. The clinic that we went to yesterday was very well run and safe. We go back on March 2nd for our second dose. From the very beginning this was treated as a Political Situation rather than the Health Situation that it should have been and information was withheld. Now we are paying for it.
    66 days ago
    another case of "Hind Sight is 20/20" ?

    we do not live in a perfect world... as, we are all fallible humans

    I have tried twice to get registered for and an appointment to receive a 1st vaccine shot..
    I will try again.. but I am not holding out much hope of success.
    It does seem that everyone I know who is eligible for the vaccine has been able to secure an appointment.
    or has already received their 1st shot.

    p.s. my major stumbling block seems to be that I do not have a cell phone number !!
    where everyone else has one or their appointment was set up by a relative with a cell phone.

    68 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/2/2021 4:06:07 PM
    CA is doing terribly in rolling it out.
    68 days ago
    someone's head should role, how shortsighted.
    Just hope you get your jab sooner rather than later hun, PLEASE stay safe xxx
    68 days ago
    Totally agree with you. It's a **** Show of major proportions up here!
    68 days ago
    Same problem down here in the states… It’s actually pretty chaotic because each state does it their own way and each state gets different numbers of the vaccines.
    Just pure chaos… Pretty sure my husband I will be able eligible for the vaccine by the end of February though.
    68 days ago
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