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Title: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: The GrimSqueaker on April 18, 2021, 07:48:19 PM
Purely for my own interest. Have you or will you get vaccinated when you can?

Conspiracy theorists will be mocked so just don't.
Title: Re: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: Grand Master Lomandalis on April 19, 2021, 08:33:17 AM
Currently I'm booked for my first dose of the vaccine for this coming Saturday.
Title: Re: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: Wyddr on April 19, 2021, 10:20:11 AM
I got the 1-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine about 6 weeks ago. If it becomes available again, go for it.

Purge from your mind all the "it may cause blood clots" nonsense. You're more likely to die from a bee sting. Your girlfriend's birth control - which she probably takes every damned day - is several orders of magnitude more dangerous and nobody gives a amphetamine parrot. And this is even assuming the risk turns out to be valid, which it very well may not.

The 1-shot vaccines are absolute game-changers and should be supported. 
Title: Re: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: Grand Master Lomandalis on April 19, 2021, 12:06:16 PM
I got the 1-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine about 6 weeks ago. If it becomes available again, go for it.

Purge from your mind all the "it may cause blood clots" nonsense. You're more likely to die from a bee sting. Your girlfriend's birth control - which she probably takes every damned day - is several orders of magnitude more dangerous and nobody gives a amphetamine parrot. And this is even assuming the risk turns out to be valid, which it very well may not.

The 1-shot vaccines are absolute game-changers and should be supported.
They're not giving us an option on which vaccine we get lol.  When we show up, they stick us with whichever they have on hand.  Pretty sure it's either going to be Pfizer or Moderna.
Title: Re: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: Wyddr on April 19, 2021, 02:53:01 PM
Oh yeah, I know that. But vaccine hesitancy is a serious problem and nobody should shy away from any of the vaccines available--all of them are life savers.
Title: Re: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: Irisado on April 19, 2021, 03:43:14 PM
I'm still waiting for mine.  I don't mind if others are prioritised ahead of me going forward, as I don't have to go out and I have not left the house for more than a year anyway.  I definitely want to be vaccinated though.
Title: Re: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: Sir_Godspeed on April 19, 2021, 06:14:06 PM
Back during Easter there was a case of people saying no to vaccination appointments because they didn't want to interrupt their cabin holidays. It was from one of the country's wealthiest municipalities too, which is so on the nose it hurts.

The government is looking to inoculate people during summer as well, so hopefully people have learned their lesson and won't be traipsing about instead of turning up.
Title: Re: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: The GrimSqueaker on April 19, 2021, 07:29:32 PM
We've actually had vaccine tourism. Since all adults may make appointments and there's no requirement for residency limits people have been coming into town to get jabbinated, gamble, and maybe experience reefer madness.
Title: Re: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: Lord of Winter and War on April 20, 2021, 06:48:42 AM
I'm not eligible yet to get one, so I'm waiting for my turn.
Title: Re: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: The GrimSqueaker on May 9, 2021, 08:19:30 PM
Running this one again. How are people feeling now?
Title: Re: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: Myen'Tal on May 9, 2021, 08:39:52 PM
Planning on getting my first shot tomorrow!
Title: Re: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: Grand Master Lomandalis on May 9, 2021, 08:54:03 PM
My arm hurt for several days after getting my first dose.  Like... hurt to the point where I could not lift my arm more than a few degrees.

Overall, though, that wasn't bad.  Next shot is booked for August 14th, but word is that they are going to be accelerating the time between shots from 4 months to 3 weeks.
Title: Re: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: The GrimSqueaker on May 9, 2021, 10:56:41 PM
Planning on getting my first shot tomorrow!

Pre-conjabbulations!

Overall, though, that wasn't bad.  Next shot is booked for August 14th, but word is that they are going to be accelerating the time between shots from 4 months to 3 weeks.
AUGUST? The beslubbering, beslubber.
Title: Re: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: Calamity on May 10, 2021, 04:55:26 AM
Got the first dose last week.  Second dose due in July.
Title: Re: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: Lord of Winter and War on May 10, 2021, 09:26:02 AM
I have my first jab scheduled for Wednesday.
Title: Re: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: Irisado on May 10, 2021, 12:21:06 PM
I am still waiting to be contacted.  My self-imposed isolation thus continues.
Title: Re: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: Sir_Godspeed on May 10, 2021, 05:17:52 PM
I am still waiting to be contacted.  My self-imposed isolation thus continues.

Same here.
Title: Re: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: The GrimSqueaker on May 10, 2021, 05:59:34 PM
This is what happens when you're a retired secret agent living under an assumed identity. Just saying.
Title: Re: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: Grand Master Lomandalis on May 11, 2021, 08:59:33 PM
Overall, though, that wasn't bad.  Next shot is booked for August 14th, but word is that they are going to be accelerating the time between shots from 4 months to 3 weeks.
AUGUST? The beslubbering, beslubber.
The number of doses coming into the province were less than was initially hoped for, so they prioritised getting first injections over second.  There is a large influx coming in, though; hence the rescheduling.  They've just changed the approved age range from 50+ to 12+, so I am glad that I got my first shot in when I did lol
Title: Re: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: PaxImperatrix on May 14, 2021, 03:51:45 AM
I'm still awaiting my turn. I'll probably be among the last because they're doing it by age bracket here. My girlfriend was among the first to get her two Pfizer shots because they started with the elderly and healthcare workers. I'll leave it to your imagination which of those groups she's in.
Title: Re: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: Wyddr on May 14, 2021, 09:58:36 AM
Meanwhile, in the US, we are bribing the last cohort (https://abcnews.go.com/US/ohio-give-people-million-covid-19-vaccine-lottery/story?id=77656133) that won't get shots.
Title: Re: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: Lord of Winter and War on May 14, 2021, 01:22:58 PM
I got my first shot of Pfiser on Wednesday. Jab#2 is set for September 1st. Felt fine the rest of the day, but felt amphetamine parrotty and my whole body felt achy yesterday. Feel much better today. Them Anti-bodies must be working.
Title: Re: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: The GrimSqueaker on May 14, 2021, 01:49:33 PM
Meanwhile, in the US, we are bribing the last cohort (https://abcnews.go.com/US/ohio-give-people-million-covid-19-vaccine-lottery/story?id=77656133) that won't get shots.

You mean plain giving up. Anyway vaccinated can ignore the majority of the restrictions and you don't have to prove anything unless the private facility demands you do which is highly unlikely. Hence - the remaining hold outs will just lie and think they're being clever.
Title: Re: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: Wyddr on May 14, 2021, 02:03:07 PM
Oh sure, they will. But amphetamine parrot like running a lottery for vaccinated people will get many of the CHUDs to go for it.

Every state should offer to buy a case of beer for everyone who gets a shot. You'd get at least half of those morons to go get jabbed.

Idiots who panicked and filled plastic bags with gasoline will get a vaccine if you offer them a free burger, mark my words.
Title: Re: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: PaxImperatrix on June 26, 2021, 02:59:37 AM
I got my first shot of the Pfizer vaccine yesterday! The spot where I got the jab is a bit sore and I was more tired than usual yesterday evening, but no other side effects. Looking forward to the second dose next month.
Title: Re: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: Sir_Godspeed on June 26, 2021, 04:01:03 PM
Congrats!
Title: Re: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: Alienscar on July 2, 2021, 05:27:29 AM
Had first shot of the oxford a few weeks back (08:30 on a Sunday morning), and was digging the allotment an hour after. No side effects at all.
Title: Re: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: Sir_Godspeed on July 14, 2021, 10:06:20 PM
I have, against all expectation, been given an apppointment from my municipality for my first vaccine shot. It's in about two weeks. Can't wait.
Title: Re: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: magenb on July 14, 2021, 11:53:19 PM
its the second shot that has mild side effects, our company will not let multiple people get the second shot at he same time, as it seems to take most people out for a couple of days with generic cold symptoms.


While there are nut balls, there are those that are legitimately concerned about some of the more severe side effects, like death lol. Pfizer is considerably safer, but is not risk free and the risks factors for those side effects are not clear. So, don't throw everyone who doesn't want to get it into the nut ball category.
Title: Re: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: Alienscar on July 15, 2021, 04:01:41 AM
its the second shot that has mild side effects, our company will not let multiple people get the second shot at he same time, as it seems to take most people out for a couple of days with generic cold symptoms.

While there are nut balls, there are those that are legitimately concerned about some of the more severe side effects

Everyone is different when it comes to how they react to the jab I would say. I must admit I was quite worried when I got my first jab because several neighbours who had had theirs were throwing up and suffered from extreme lethargy. A few of my in-laws had mild side effects such as aches and tiredness.
Title: Re: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: Myen'Tal on July 15, 2021, 07:54:19 AM
My second one awhile back. First jab sucked, but the second was alright for some reason lol.
Title: Re: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: The GrimSqueaker on July 15, 2021, 06:17:09 PM
While there are nut balls, there are those that are legitimately concerned about some of the more severe side effects, like death lol. Pfizer is considerably safer, but is not risk free and the risks factors for those side effects are not clear. So, don't throw everyone who doesn't want to get it into the nut ball category.

Still going to judge them. Their choice to not get it (unless mandatory for their vocation) and if they don't then they need to maintain precautions. Mask up, stay distant, if they feel ill they stay home. There are people who can't get vaccinated who are vulnerable. Choosing not to is different and so it's all on them.
Title: Re: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: Wyddr on July 16, 2021, 09:26:34 AM
While there are nut balls, there are those that are legitimately concerned about some of the more severe side effects, like death lol. Pfizer is considerably safer, but is not risk free and the risks factors for those side effects are not clear. So, don't throw everyone who doesn't want to get it into the nut ball category.

This statement is misleading nonsense, and wherever you're getting it from isn't explaining the facts clearly.

1) Deaths reported after receiving the vaccine (ANY vaccine) have not been successfully or consistently linked to the vaccine itself, meaning there is no substantial or corroborating evidence to list this as a side effect. Saying it's a side effect, however, 100% DOES kill people. Stop it.

2) The side effects ARE well known, documented, and observable. 160 million people have been fully vaccinated in the US alone and pretty much every side effect has been seen, recorded, and is well known. Side effects vary widely by individual, this is true, but with the exception of those with known conditions that prevent them from being vaccinated, nobody should be worried about receiving any of the vaccines. 

3) People who don't get the vaccine because they are afraid of the side effects are either cowards, morons, or lying. They are voluntarily remaining incubators for a deadly disease that, if permitted, will continue to mutate and kill people. They deserve every inch of social censure they receive, I find their arguments of "personal choice" deeply unconvincing and disingenuous, and while I will fall short of wishing them a speedy demise, I hope they will remember to tip their emergency room nurse, the miserable beslubbers.
Title: Re: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: Irisado on July 20, 2021, 01:14:07 PM
I had my second dose of the vaccination yesterday.  I feel a bit off colour today, which is not great in the heatwave that the UK is currently experiencing, but it's much better than having covid.  The NHS has done a fantastic job here, in spite of the Government.  I would strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated.
Title: Re: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: The GrimSqueaker on July 20, 2021, 09:24:51 PM
The first night I had severe cold shivers for a while. Next day felt like being hung over, which being a Saturday, wasn't much of a surprise. Next day back to normal.
Title: Re: The Dreaded Plague
Post by: Sir_Godspeed on July 21, 2021, 09:09:40 AM
Yeah, my sister who took the AstraZeneca version did have a couple of days of feeling quite poorly. Then she got the Moderna(sp?) for her second dose and she took it a lot better.

I'll gladly sit through a few days of flu-like symptoms or general fatigue to be able to get out of my 18-month-and-counting bubble again.