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tert333

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    Princess, Celebrity
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    Europe

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  1. Princess is now allowing mixed vaccines outside of the US. Here is a note from customer relations: The vaccination requirements for voyages that are outside the U.S. will be different and will be based on the local jurisdiction’s requirements. Outside the U.S. (for now), the mixing of one AZ vaccine and one mRNA vaccine is acceptable, and we would follow that guidance. But for the U.S. voyages, we would observe the CDC’s requirements.
  2. Just got this note from Princess Customer Relations: The vaccination requirements for voyages that are outside the U.S. will be different and will be based on the local jurisdiction’s requirements. Outside the U.S. (for now), the mixing of one AZ vaccine and one mRNA vaccine is acceptable, and we would follow that guidance. But for the U.S. voyages, we would observe the CDC’s requirements. So it looks like Princess is now allowing mixed vaccines outside of the US. Their website has not been updated yet.
  3. Thanks. Thats what I thought as well. As a whole, while they are impossible to get an answer out of sometimes, there usually are reasonable around issues.
  4. I have a strange question... I have a cruise that I booked almost entirely with an FCC. Princess has the cruise with confidence policy where you get back any cancellation fees, if you cancel up to 30 days before the cruise. Technically, FCC's are only to be used against cruise fare. If there is a cancellation fee of 50%, will the cruise line ask me to pay more money to cover the fee and then will be issued an additional FCC. Does not make sense, but thought I would check if anyone has gone through this. Example: Cruise Fare: $2000 FCC applied against fare $1800 Cash Deposit $200 Will Princess try to charge me another $1000 to cover the cancelation fee, so now I have $2,800 worth of FCC's?
  5. Luckily the CDC does not control what is happening in Europe(unless the cruiselines decide to follow the CDC guidelines there). Most allow mixing, but you will need to check each cruiseline.
  6. I was on the webinar. It was a confusing slide. Does not make any sense to show the AZ and 2 mRNA vaccines. Also missing the 2AZ vaccines and the J&J vaccine, which they acknowledged on the call. They also said on the call that this was for US cruises. They did not talk about vaccine requirements for European cruises, even though the presentation was about European cruises.
  7. In the princess roll calls, there is a description of the testing performed for the July 31 cruise
  8. We can not get a third dose. I contacted my regional health unit.
  9. That is the best information that I have received on this board in months! I am heading down to the maritimes in September and that could be my plan B. We do not have that option in Ontario.
  10. If you go ahead with it, you may want to talk to your local health authority in regards to how it can get updated back into your provincial database. In Ontario, the regional health representative was a little unsure how to do it,as the covax system is based on two vaccines. They said to check with my doctor.
  11. This thread is about mixing AZ, not supply concerns around Pfizer/ Moderna. Please keep to the topic. I made the decision based on the recommendations from the government.
  12. There was a supply of AZ when I got the vaccine PFizer. Was given a choice - my wife actually took the AZ second dose. Supply was not an issue. Thousands would not be dead if people took AZ as the second dose. Don't blow things out of proportion. The good decision was to continue with AZ as the second dose, like millions of people around the world are still doing. NACI knew at the time the approach they recommended was not supported by the World Health organization - and still is not approved by them.
  13. I agree that the government made the decisions based on the assumption that they were doing it to save lives. Many countries are taking a more scientific approach to the mixing of vaccines, including the UK. Looking back at it, people made the decision to go with a mix, because our government (through NACI) recommended it. We all relied on their judgement, as they were the experts. At the time, there was limited test results on mixing and matching. Whereas there were full clinical studies that showed the efficacy of the AZ vaccine taken as a complete package. I believe that NACI, through this process kept flip flopping and sometimes contradicted Canada public health, to a point where someone made the decision that recommendations should flow through Canada public health, instead of directly from NACI. We should look to NACI to do their due diligence before making recommendations. They clearly jumped the gun as many reputable organizations such as the World Health and CDC, do not believe there has been enough testing to recommend mixing of doses. It is a mess as our Canadian health authorities made recommendations without having done a full analysis and understanding the impact of their decisions. As a result, we became a group of test subjects proving the validity of mixing vaccines. Best intents does not translate into the best decision.
  14. This could the be the way the government may partially get themselves out of this mess that they created. Israel is starting booster shots. https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/israel-covid19-booster-shot-seniors-1.6122683 Not sure if there would be enough pfizer/moderna to give the mix dose people a third shot in the fall.
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