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  1. that's a fair overall pictures but to give you the other side of this. My 23yr old daughter got the AZ yesterday morning. She is over 6ft tall due to a genetic condition (I am 5 4") the same condition means she has had to be on the pill since 16 to try and save her ovaries . So she already has 2 raised flags for clots that she can do nothing about. In addition she got the vaccine as a carer. She is looking after the grans as I and my husband are in complete shielding due to my treatment for leukemia so haven't been able to look after and help our mums ( in their 70 & 80's )
  2. autoimmune conditions themselves can also impact blood results including CFR, LFTs white cell count (esp lymphocytes), vit D and folic acid levels and in extreme cases depending on previous treatments ferritin too. Any infection, vaccine or even medications can also impact some blood results.
  3. here is the info for how this can be detected guidance-version-07-on-mngmt-of-thrombosis-with-thrombocytopenia-occurring-after-c-19-vaccine_20210330_.pdf (b-s-h.org.uk)
  4. They already do that. We met a local Scottish girl (the town next to ours) on Celebrity edge and were amazed that her wages were more than she had earned for equiv bar work in Glasgow, plus food and accommodation. She was loving seeing the world after graduating before deciding her next carer move. - That was the 2 weeks before the pandemic hit 😥
  5. for those that know the area, do you remember a hand made tile place we bought some on our 10th wedding anniversary but one got damaged in a house move. When were back last year 19 yrs later bust couldn't find were it was. Would love to trace the artist and get the broken tile redone. considering it was in about 30 tiny pieces my husband made quite a good job.
  6. LOL It never closes. As a treat after recovering from 7 months in hospital undergoing Leukemia treatment my husband got us an apartment overlooking the Rialto bridge. The upper one with the 3 green blinds- Amazing week there as I could just sit on the balcony and watch the world go by and do little strolls when I was up to it. One night I couldn't sleep so went out onto the balcony at 3am (out of season in May) and there were still hoard of people on the bridge. I even saw 1 tour group at 5.00am guide with flag in hand - 5am to 6am was the most amazing time of the day watching t
  7. over on the other side of Scotland we all got our dates by text or were phoned to come to the surgery. We don't have big vax centers near us we live in very small towns/ villages. So was a call for me & my husband and a text for my mum and daughter. MIL was a call from health board. all of us got called to get vax'd next working day. No paper work at all. In fact my MIL wasn't even sure which vax she had been given no-one said. My other daughter and future SIL got the letters but they live in Glasgow.
  8. Although I don't disagree with the fact they are companies with shareholders thus need to make a profit, I do think people forget how much money it takes to bring a drug to market. I worked for one of the biggest drug companies and in research and development in the UK we had >5000 staff on site. For that number of people working, in my 20 yrs there we got 5 drugs from initial target to on the market. That doesn't include the people working on site running trials or those in the manufacturing process after approval which was undertaken elsewhere.
  9. I don't think this requirement will chance until after Septembers boosters have been given out. Then I expect things to relax a bit for 2022
  10. for some of us 2 doses of the vaccine and even the 3rd booster in the summer is unlikely to give us much, if any, protection. However, most of us in that position know this (Any one who has had a leukemia in the past or some other blood cancers along with anyone who has had a transplant are in this situation) Initial studies show 13% efficacy dropping over time to 8% Some other autoimmune disorders including T1D & Lupus) are also now looking like they don't respond to the vaccines as well studies showing the 35-65% efficacy depending on age and condition, all be it better than the first
  11. what is used for other countries that require proof of vaccine - yellow fever etc. A doctors letter seems the easiest thing in the world to forge. surely it can't be that? On saying that that's what we used to carry about for my daughter when insulin pumps first came out to show she could not go through an airport scanner and to explain carrying needles.
  12. Are you in Scotland if so there is no intension to add any further info. This is all it is going to do for the foreseeable future. Also no cards given out at vaccinations to anyone I know (covering many areas of Scotland). No idea how we will prove vaccination except with a doctors letter at £50 to us and driving the GP surgery bonkers for requests.
  13. There is no shortage of the vaccine here at the moment, the reasoning is to get as many people vaccinated as possible. Yesterday they got 844,285 shots done. And now more than half of the Adult population has had at least 1 vaccine shot
  14. The UK is doing a max of 12 weeks between shots. On average about 9-10 weeks. For the majority of people this is optimal as their vaccine is AZ one and has better efficacy with an 8-12 weeks lag as expected for a AD based vaccine. However, with Pfizer this is outside the manufactures recommended lag so it is a bit of a leap of faith.
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