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Federal health authorities investigating death of woman who developed blood clots after COVID vaccine - ABC News Sadly another death of a young woman, unclear if related to the vaccine. 

Hopefully things will be clearer in time.

Meanwhile we have had the flu vaccine, so at least that's sorted.

Not sounding at all promising for when we can travel out of Australia.

Wonder with the election next year if vaccine supply will improve and the chance to travel/cruise?

 

 

 

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11 hours ago, OzKiwiJJ said:

I got covid-vaccine-lucky today. I had to go to my GP and while chatting with him the topic of the vaccine schedule came up with me saying I didn't know when I'd get mine. "No problem" says my doc, "just ask the receptionists to put you on the left-over dose list". He explained that the vaccine comes in vials containing ten doses and once open they are only good for about six hours. They don't want to waste any doses if there aren't enough appointments for them that day so if there are any doses left they will ring you to see if you can come in immediately. So I asked for my name to be added to the list and went home. I'd just got home and my phone rang "we have one dose left today, do you want it?" So I raced back and got vaccinated. 

 

I'm really happy I managed to get my vaccine within a couple of weeks of Rolf's. Now I won't have to worry about "will I, won't I, get it in time" in the remote chance cruising does start in October.

When do you line up for the second jab?

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1 hour ago, MicCanberra said:

I think it always was going to be booster shots, just like many others, tetanus, hepatitis, flu jab, etc.


The booster is not a surprise. However, the 3rd jab at about 6 months is a very big change. Especially so as it will require a lot more of the vaccine than we have.

 

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1 minute ago, RobertTheBruce said:

 I suppose it will be an annual ritual...like the flu shot, which I've never had since I never get the flu.

Should you get the flu, you would understand why many of us get the flu shot. Not good 

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1 minute ago, kate59 said:

Should you get the flu, you would understand why many of us get the flu shot. Not good 

With only a 55% effective rate, I'll take my chances. I just stay outdoors and away from people. LOL

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1 minute ago, RobertTheBruce said:

With only a 55% effective rate, I'll take my chances. I just stay outdoors and away from people. LOL

Yes was so easy to avoid flu during Covid. A few years ago I got it on a cruise. 

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4 minutes ago, kate59 said:

Yes was so easy to avoid flu during Covid. A few years ago I got it on a cruise. 

A lot of us came home sick from a cruise.  Little did we know how this minor illness would be a forerunner of serious cases of covid in the future.

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20 hours ago, OzKiwiJJ said:

I got covid-vaccine-lucky today. I had to go to my GP and while chatting with him the topic of the vaccine schedule came up with me saying I didn't know when I'd get mine. "No problem" says my doc, "just ask the receptionists to put you on the left-over dose list". He explained that the vaccine comes in vials containing ten doses and once open they are only good for about six hours. They don't want to waste any doses if there aren't enough appointments for them that day so if there are any doses left they will ring you to see if you can come in immediately. So I asked for my name to be added to the list and went home. I'd just got home and my phone rang "we have one dose left today, do you want it?" So I raced back and got vaccinated. 

 

I'm really happy I managed to get my vaccine within a couple of weeks of Rolf's. Now I won't have to worry about "will I, won't I, get it in time" in the remote chance cruising does start in October.

Thanks for posting this. I told my DH, and he called a local medical centre. They had 4 cancellations for today, so they told him to come up before 3pm.( He is in 2A phase) He has now had 1st jab, and 2nd one booked in for the 28th June. ( I had already had my 1st one on the 22nd March.). We too will be ready if cruising starts later this year 

 

Tanya

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11 minutes ago, stki said:

Thanks for posting this. I told my DH, and he called a local medical centre. They had 4 cancellations for today, so they told him to come up before 3pm.( He is in 2A phase) He has now had 1st jab, and 2nd one booked in for the 28th June. ( I had already had my 1st one on the 22nd March.). We too will be ready if cruising starts later this year 

 

Tanya

That's good to hear. I'm in the 2A group as well so I was expecting to have to wait months for mine. Thank goodness some GPs are being sensible and not wasting any doses by offering them to those who actually want to have the vaccine as early as possible.

 

Interesting that your DH gets his second one 28th June which is only about 10 weeks. I get my second shot 12th July.

 

I'm having the expected side effects - sore arm, headache, tiredness - which is what my DH had, but I also got a bit shivery after lunch so had to snuggle under a rug for a while. DH didn't get that.

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2 minutes ago, OzKiwiJJ said:

Interesting that your DH gets his second one 28th June which is only about 10 weeks. I get my second shot 12th July.

I know, but that was the date he was given. Mine was 11 weeks. 

 

Tanya

 

 

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Never mind the second or third jab, us in 1b down here will be waiting a year for our first jab lol. Still only 80 doses a week coming to Batemans Bay. 

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2 hours ago, RobertTheBruce said:

With only a 55% effective rate, I'll take my chances. I just stay outdoors and away from people. LOL

Yes but the R nought for influenza is less than Covid, therefore a smaller proportion of the population need to be vaccinated.  Despite the 55% rate as long as enough of the population get the flu vaccine you should still be protected, or at least your probability of catching the flu should be reduced.  Although I suppose your distancing strategy is also reasonably effective.

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1 hour ago, OzKiwiJJ said:

That's good to hear. I'm in the 2A group as well so I was expecting to have to wait months for mine. Thank goodness some GPs are being sensible and not wasting any doses by offering them to those who actually want to have the vaccine as early as possible

To my knowledge most injection centres have a list of those who are prepared to get there last minute if phone call.

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15 minutes ago, kate59 said:

To my knowledge most injection centres have a list of those who are prepared to get there last minute if phone call.

That would be good but they need to let people know that. I only found out by chance. 

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14 minutes ago, OzKiwiJJ said:

That would be good but they need to let people know that. I only found out by chance. 

They probably mention it to some when they make appointments. It only happens if someone booked in doesn't turn up so not a daily thing.

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36 minutes ago, kate59 said:

They probably mention it to some when they make appointments. It only happens if someone booked in doesn't turn up so not a daily thing.

Nobody at the Medical Centre we go to.mentioned it when DH had his vaccination a couple of weeks ago. 

 

No, probably not a daily thing, either when someone doesn' t show up or they have spare doses left in a vial at the end of the day. I was very lucky getting it the same day I put my name down for it.

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3 hours ago, OzKiwiJJ said:

That's good to hear. I'm in the 2A group as well so I was expecting to have to wait months for mine. Thank goodness some GPs are being sensible and not wasting any doses by offering them to those who actually want to have the vaccine as early as possible.

 

Interesting that your DH gets his second one 28th June which is only about 10 weeks. I get my second shot 12th July.

 

I'm having the expected side effects - sore arm, headache, tiredness - which is what my DH had, but I also got a bit shivery after lunch so had to snuggle under a rug for a while. DH didn't get that.

We both had the same side effects as you Julie including the shivers but temperature was ok. Lasted about 24 hours. My arm was sore for perhaps another day. Our appointments for the 2nd vaccination are 12 weeks from Tuesday of last week. We are scheduled to have our flu vaccination next week.

 

My ex brother in law had his 1st covid vaccination yesterday at a Melbourne hospital and was given the Pfizer  which he was pleased about.

 

Leigh

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My youngest sister got Pfizer.

 

She is a psych nurse, with vaccination certification.

 

She was going to be a jabber in her state mental health service, so got the quicker one.

 

She said a lot of staff who would have got Astra have been trying to access Pfizer in other places.

 

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10 hours ago, Docker123 said:


My youngest sister got Pfizer.

 

She is a psych nurse, with vaccination certification.

 

She was going to be a jabber in her state mental health service, so got the quicker one.

 

She said a lot of staff who would have got Astra have been trying to access Pfizer in other places.

 

I actually don't know why my ex brother in law was able to have the Pfizer as he is retired and just over 60. Luck of the draw perhaps.

 

Leigh

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