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If Royal Requires A Covid-19 Vaccine Before Cruising Will You Get It???


If Royal Requires A Covid-19 Vaccine Before Cruising Will You Get It???  

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  1. 1. If Royal Requires A Covid-19 Vaccine Before Cruising Will You Get It So You Can Cruise Again?

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Most definitely, and I am happy to sail under that constraint.  It's the only one which reasonably negates all the other potential "solutions" including reductions to attendance at shows, in bars, casinos, restaurants, etc. that would severely diminish the experience.  Goes without saying the mask stays home once there is a vaccine!  I prefer to forego the weird tan lines! 

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On 9/1/2020 at 2:46 PM, cbowls30 said:

Good point. We're in the UK and I'm guessing the vaccine we will get (eventually) could be different in that it's produced by another organisation that's not in the USA also tested differently etc etc I'm seriously starting to think it could be many years before we get to visit the USA that we love!


Hmm.  Ok
 

 

18 hours ago, Sunshine3601 said:

Yup - amazing isn't it.     I amazed at that number and the reporting of very little new cases since early spring.

 

If you believe that in the first place.  Never forget they were the ones who suppressed info and got THE WORLD into this mess. 

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4 hours ago, docksider21 said:

Even a vaccine that did not provide complete immunity, but reduced one's likelihood of infection, and/or reduced the severity and duration of the disease would be a great help.

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Of course we'd get the vaccine but only after it's proven to be safe and I doubt that Royal Caribbean would want otherwise.  We plan on getting the Flu Shot as soon as it's available.   And hopefully the safe, tested covid shot will be available before cruise time.  

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That’s a no for me and my husband.  We are both immune compromised.  I tried a flu shot about 10 years ago. I ended up in the ER very ill (actually admitted). That was the only time in my life I have ever had a flu shot (required for my job). I will never do that again. My husband has never had a flu shot and he is 60.  Vaccines are simply not for everyone. (I work in healthcare).  If this is a requirement to cruise, we will be done. 

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7 hours ago, Silver Syd said:

Of course we'd get the vaccine but only after it's proven to be safe and I doubt that Royal Caribbean would want otherwise.  We plan on getting the Flu Shot as soon as it's available.   And hopefully the safe, tested covid shot will be available before cruise time.  

 

Flu shot seems to be available in FL now.

 

I know folks down here that get it for the $10 Publix gift card

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Flu shot seems to be available in FL now.
 
I know folks down here that get it for the $10 Publix gift card


I have been getting it at my doctors office. Called them up Wednesday and they don’t have it yet. Said to call back in a couple of weeks.


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33 minutes ago, Sunshine3601 said:

I just heard on my local morning news this years flu shot will be available october 1st.  Is that just our area?  I'm in PA and NJ.

Flu shots are available here at Kroger, Walgreens, and CVS, but on the news they were saying to wait until mid September to get the shot in order for it to last the entire flu season.  I'm getting mine next week.  

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15 hours ago, docksider21 said:

Even a vaccine that did not provide complete immunity, but reduced one's likelihood of infection, and/or reduced the severity and duration of the disease would be a great help.

And, in reality, that is the purpose of the Covid vaccine.  If you knew that by getting the vaccine that the most you would get is cold like symptoms, that would more than be worth it, which is what they are expecting from the vaccine.  Flu vaccine does the same.  I've had the full blown flu before starting to get the vaccine and last Jan for the first time since I've been getting the shot (23 years) I actually caught the flu, but a very, very mild version.  It's the same idea.

 

We're getting our flu shots in a couple of weeks.  Worst reaction I've ever had was a very sore arm with a swollen area around the shot.

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1 hour ago, Sunshine3601 said:

I just heard on my local morning news this years flu shot will be available october 1st.  Is that just our area?  I'm in PA and NJ.

I am incorrect.  Apparently my local news was saying it is suggested everyone get flu shot by october 1st.  Sorry I was getting ready for work and thought I heard not available til Oct 1st.

We usually get it end of october every year.

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Curious about this - why are these vaccine manufacturers getting a "liability exemption" for their vaccines?  Article says the exemption would last four years.  Don't get this.

NJ

 

https://www.usnews.com/news/top-news/articles/2020-07-30/astrazeneca-to-be-exempt-from-coronavirus-vaccine-liability-claims-in-most-countries

 

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29 minutes ago, NJ&Ozzie said:

Curious about this - why are these vaccine manufacturers getting a "liability exemption" for their vaccines?  Article says the exemption would last four years.  Don't get this.

NJ

 

https://www.usnews.com/news/top-news/articles/2020-07-30/astrazeneca-to-be-exempt-from-coronavirus-vaccine-liability-claims-in-most-countries

 

The article pretty well explains why:

 

"This is a unique situation where we as a company simply cannot take the risk if in ... four years the vaccine is showing side effects," Ruud Dobber, a member of Astra's senior executive team, told Reuters.

 

"In the contracts we have in place, we are asking for indemnification. For most countries it is acceptable to take that risk on their shoulders because it is in their national interest," he said, adding that Astra and regulators were making safety and tolerability a top priority.

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On 9/4/2020 at 5:49 AM, Sunshine3601 said:

I just heard on my local morning news this years flu shot will be available october 1st.  Is that just our area?  I'm in PA and NJ.

 

CA has them now. All the stores (Safeway, Krogger, Costco, CVS et al have signs up. I won't get mine until mid to late Oct so I get through the whole season.

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22 minutes ago, time4u2go said:

The article pretty well explains why:

 

"This is a unique situation where we as a company simply cannot take the risk if in ... four years the vaccine is showing side effects," Ruud Dobber, a member of Astra's senior executive team, told Reuters.

 

"In the contracts we have in place, we are asking for indemnification. For most countries it is acceptable to take that risk on their shoulders because it is in their national interest," he said, adding that Astra and regulators were making safety and tolerability a top priority.

 

So does this mean that any side effects from the vaccine may not show up until after four years?  Wow.

NJ 

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2 hours ago, NJ&Ozzie said:

 

So does this mean that any side effects from the vaccine may not show up until after four years?  Wow.

NJ 

No, it means what it says "if".  Four years was just a number he threw out there.  You know, as an example.  He could have just as easily said 1 year or 50 years.

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