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Will you take the COVID vaccine in 2021?

Virtual ghost

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I’m more so concerned about potential negative long term effects and not so much about immediate side effects. I just need to research more and I don’t know what sources to trust.


If you don't have a medical degree you just don't have the qualifications to truly understand how this works (and what is the truth). It is not a pretty thought but that is how it is, plus there is more misinformation out there than information. Therefore your only hope is to find the most official website you can find. Plus if you want to know something specific just call your doctor, or mention the issue in the interview at the vaccination site. Here they have a short chat with you about your health before they give you the actual vaccine.
 

Red Herring

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If you don't have a medical degree you just don't have the qualifications to truly understand how this works (and what is the truth). It is not a pretty thought but that is how it is, plus there is more misinformation out there than information. Therefore your only hope is to find the most official website you can find. Plus if you want to know something specific just call your doctor, or mention the issue in the interview at the vaccination site. Here they have a short chat with you about your health before they give you the actual vaccine.

Well, one can try to at least get an idea of the basic concepts. Here's an explainer from Johns Hopkins University:


One from Yale:

And one from the Mayo Clinic:

They all basically say the same thing, it's just different serious sources.
 

Mole

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Well, one can try to at least get an idea of the basic concepts. Here's an explainer from Johns Hopkins University:


One from Yale:

And one from the Mayo Clinic:

They all basically say the same thing, it's just different serious sources.

Oh Red, you know I want your approval, so I have an appointment next Tuesday at Canberra Hospital for my vaccination. And I am going to tell them, I was sent by Red Herring. They will probably think it is a red herring, but I will assure them, I know Red will approve.
 

Abcdenfp

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Heck yes I am getting the vaccine.

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Heck yes I am getting the vaccine.
 

swordpath

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I cancelled my appointment. I want to take a little more time to decide if it makes sense for me to get vaccinated. I don't think there is any major urgency in my case. My father who is really the only relative I'm in contact with that has underlying health issues is getting vaccinated on Friday.
 

Virtual ghost

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People are hesitant about vaccines but eat fast food, drink alcohol, and pop sex pills sold at gas stations.



Here we actually have video that is part of official vaccination campaign and which points this out. That the math doesn't really add up.
 

Saturnal Snowqueen

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Once it opens up to the whole population(which is soon luckily), I'll take it. What's the worst that can happen, a sore arm? I do plan to go overseas soon since luckily countries are starting to open up, and I'll have to be up to date on all my vaccines. The success rate is a bit disappointing but it's still pretty new, and we're already at risk of COVID anyway so might as well try it and see what happens. Vaccinated people are supposed to be able to go without masks with some point, and I'd probably still wear one out of precaution but knowing that gives me a bit of faith in this whole fiasco.
 

Mole

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Tomorrow I get my vaccination for the virus. It will be just like any other flu shot, except it will save me from a lonely death in a hospital ward, just as my polio vaccination saved me from life in an iron lung.

I do feel angry at the anti-vexers, as they are taking lives in support of their ideology. Ideology enables us to do evil.

Next to public hygiene vaccination is our most successful medical initiative in public health..
 

Luminous

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Got my first dose on Friday and the second will be at the end of month! Yay!
 

SD45T-2

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Supposedly it will be offered to the general public here on the 15th. But now I'm getting conflicting information about where it will actually be available. :shrug:

Got my first dose on Friday and the second will be at the end of month! Yay!
Which one?
 

Luminous

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Supposedly it will be offered to the general public here on the 15th. But now I'm getting conflicting information about where it will actually be available. :shrug:

Which one?

Pfizer
 

ceecee

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U.S. urges pause on use of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine after rare blood clotting cases

this is why I cancelled my appointment. Not that I knew of this particular potential deadly side effect, but the potential for these types of side effects in general for vaccines that were rushed and are not even FDA approved at this point.

I'm curious why you feel a need to tell us? It's part of a bigger trend I'm seeing - people refusing the vaccine and feeling a need to explain why. The FDA did approve them for emergency use, not sure why you claim otherwise. If this pandemic doesn't fit your definition of an emergency, I don't think there is much evidence that's going to change your mind.
 

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I'm curious why you feel a need to tell us? It's part of a bigger trend I'm seeing - people refusing the vaccine and feeling a need to explain why. The FDA did approve them for emergency use, not sure why you claim otherwise. If this pandemic doesn't fit your definition of an emergency, I don't think there is much evidence that's going to change your mind.
This is a discussion topic about the vaccine and whether we plan to get it. Is this not the proper place for said discussion after all? I don't care what anyone else does. I have immediate family who have gotten it, and I feel no need to tell them what they should and shouldn't do. I'm sharing my opinion and what it means for me.


emergency use =/= FDA approval.
 

ceecee

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This is a discussion topic about the vaccine and whether we plan to get it. Is this not the proper place for said discussion after all? I don't care what anyone else does. I have immediate family who have gotten it, and I feel no need to tell them what they should and shouldn't do. I'm sharing my opinion and what it means for me.


emergency use =/= FDA approval.

Just a trend I'm seeing so I asked. I don't care if you get it or not.
 

Coriolis

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This is a discussion topic about the vaccine and whether we plan to get it. Is this not the proper place for said discussion after all? I don't care what anyone else does. I have immediate family who have gotten it, and I feel no need to tell them what they should and shouldn't do. I'm sharing my opinion and what it means for me.


emergency use =/= FDA approval.
Explaining your personal motivations for receiving or declining the vaccine is on topic here, as is discussion of related medical information, effectiveness, side-effects, availability, etc. There are other threads for broader policy discussions.
 

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Well, I don't know or really care about whatever trend you've observed. Not relevant to me, as I have no interest in being trendy. I'm just participating in an already established discussion, and I thought my post was pretty on topic.
 
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