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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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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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9 minutes ago, Sunshine3601 said:

I just heard on morning news that astra zeneca and oxford university have paused their phase 3 trials as there was an unusual illness that has occurred during the study.  No details what that illness was just said expect to hear in coming days.  

I there one person who has become ill and as a result they automatically pause the trial until they ensure they understand what the illness is.  It doesn't mean the illness has anything to do with the trial.  Happens quite a lot and is a sensible precaution.

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I am not sure if it was moderna or astra zeneca or maybe both but their trials studies include people of all different ages as well as high risk people that are immuno compromised. Diabetics  heart problems etc so it could very well be one of those individuals that is experiencing unusual illness from the vaccine.  Just wait and see what is said in coming days.   If they even tell us what really happened.

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29 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

Recent polls in USA indicating willingness to take the vaccine right away is dropping, currently between 20 and 30 percent

Everyone knows it's being rushed, and some things can't be rushed.

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43 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 

I think I'll get a flu shot today and get that over with


My boss and I got ours today along with our little ones.  Flu is no joke for youngsters !  Never had it but I certainly get the flu shot just Incase 

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1 hour ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Are you able to request a particular vaccine?

 

John:

You might consider waiting on the flu vaccine.  Check the CDC website, it recommends that us 'seniors' wait until October to get our shot so that the vaccine is still highly effective later in the flu season.......

 

".... a 2011-2012 study provided evidence that vaccine effectiveness among patients aged 65 years or older declined late in the influenza season. Laura Haynes, PhD, professor of immunology at the University of Connecticut Center on Aging, believes that these patients should wait until late September to get immunized against the flu."
 

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We got our flue shot now as well.  We do usually wait till October but we were advised there will be a big rush on these "super high dose old people shots" so we just did it earlier.  There was a big line in Publix also AND the bonus $10 gift cards are appreciated.

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1 hour ago, John&LaLa said:

 

I think I'll get a flu shot today and get that over with

We usually wait till October to get our flu shots so it lasts thru the entire flu season.    At least that is what my DH's transplant doc has told us to do the last couple of years.     

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1 hour ago, Sunshine3601 said:

We usually wait till October to get our flu shots so it lasts thru the entire flu season.    At least that is what my DH's transplant doc has told us to do the last couple of years.     

I have heard that also.  If it only lasts for a while, I'd rather it last well into the worst part of the flu season (which isn't now).

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2 hours ago, torpeedo said:

There was a big line in Publix also AND the bonus $10 gift cards are appreciated.

This reminds me of my childhood and the lure of getting a prize from the dentist's treasure chest if I was a good patient.

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Once a reliable vaccination will be on the market I would do so. Before this is not the case I doubt RCL will implement such rules, honestly I doubt they will ever do so. There was also not such requirement for the flu shot for instance, during flu season every year, would almost be the same. If, then in future both would need to be mandatory, at least as of a certain age group.

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3 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Are you able to request a particular vaccine?

Fluad  and Fluzone HIGH DOSE  are the two my wife gives for seniors over 65. Both are quadrivalent.

Her facility has already run out of the High Dose...

 

As per CDC.. "September and October are good times to get vaccinated. However, as long as flu viruses are circulating, vaccination should continue, even in January or later."

  

Got mine August 28th..

 

 

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