Will I be the first BCBer to get their covid jab....?

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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Postby Six String » 01 Feb 2021, 20:33

mudshark wrote:No, I don't have a Cessna. I was indeed trying to refer to the story of that Canadian couple that tried this in their country. Minnie put the link up.
Today I read a pretty amazing story on CNN about so-called "vaccine-hunters"; people that hang around outside pharmacies etc. in an effort to obtain left-over covid jabs. My first thought was "how can there be left-overs when 300 million people are on the wait list?" But apparently there are. This brief excerpt should make clear what's going on:

"She and a friend arrived in the early afternoon, prepared to wait. A line formed behind them. Hours later, when the day's appointments were done, pharmacy staff offered up eight leftover vaccines. Medina and her friend gleefully claimed two of them."

How much longer until this becomes a racket?
Only in America...


Do you think it is more than simply “ no shows” from appointments?
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Postby mudshark » 01 Feb 2021, 22:06

Maybe you're right and that I'm just suspicious of such opportunistic behaviour.
Let's say I won't be surprised when vaccines are going to be put up for sale on some sort of illegal platform.
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Postby Samoan » 02 Feb 2021, 14:00

One of my neighbours who works at University College Hospital has written on my local message board -

" My understanding is that Astra-Zenica (Oxford) is used for the community hubs as it does not have the storage requirements which affect distribution of the Pfizer vaccine.
Pfizer has to be stored in a specialist freezer which is not available outside of hospital or purpose-built large vaccine-centres. It is delivered in packs of 975 vaccines which cannot be distributed even to other sites within a hospital Trust. I work in UCLH Trust and we have had to go over to UCH site for our vaccines, solely for this reason.

This is also why we are happy to accept walk-ins from patients or staff at the end of a day, so as not to waste the prepared vaccines which cannot be put aside for use the next day. The patients getting access this way are attending an outpatient apt(sic) or other treatment on the day and are in the eligible age and risk groups. So, no-one is jumping the queue."




I think this has the potential to be flawed: keeping in contact with those unplanned recipients to ensure they receive their second dose.
I hope this has been planned for and will be implemented.
Nonsense to the aggressiveness, I've seen more aggression on the my little pony message board......I mean I was told.

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Postby Rorschach » 02 Feb 2021, 15:27

Samoan wrote:One of my neighbours who works at University College Hospital has written on my local message board -

" My understanding is that Astra-Zenica (Oxford) is used for the community hubs as it does not have the storage requirements which affect distribution of the Pfizer vaccine.
Pfizer has to be stored in a specialist freezer which is not available outside of hospital or purpose-built large vaccine-centres. It is delivered in packs of 975 vaccines which cannot be distributed even to other sites within a hospital Trust. I work in UCLH Trust and we have had to go over to UCH site for our vaccines, solely for this reason.

This is also why we are happy to accept walk-ins from patients or staff at the end of a day, so as not to waste the prepared vaccines which cannot be put aside for use the next day. The patients getting access this way are attending an outpatient apt(sic) or other treatment on the day and are in the eligible age and risk groups. So, no-one is jumping the queue."




I think this has the potential to be flawed: keeping in contact with those unplanned recipients to ensure they receive their second dose.
I hope this has been planned for and will be implemented.


That makes sense. I had already heard that the Pfizer vaccine required very careful freezing/handling.
Which also means that it won't be practical to re-sell them on some dodgy website or out of a car boot.

Your point about the second dose is a good one and I can't see how they'll manage it. If they book them in for their second dose they're encouraging queue jumping and even enabling it. If they don't, it probably isn't a good idea to give them the first one. While the first one is probably reasonably effective, you need the second one to be sure. We don't want people wandering around only half-immune.
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Re: Will I be the first BCBer to get their covid jab....?

Postby Jock » 02 Feb 2021, 19:13

I get mine tomorrow. 3rd February.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 02 Feb 2021, 19:15

Good to read y’all are all getting em!
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 02 Feb 2021, 19:22

I had wanted to be the first BCBer to GIVE a covid jab but I suspect Mrs Jumper K may have beaten me to it.
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Postby Jumper K » 02 Feb 2021, 19:40

Minnie the Minx wrote:I had wanted to be the first BCBer to GIVE a covid jab but I suspect Mrs Jumper K may have beaten me to it.

if you include all the trial vaccines from last year, hundreds.

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Postby soundchaser » 02 Feb 2021, 20:04

End of March, early April for me and the wife, we’ve been told and my wife is desperately missing hugs with the grandchildren. We’re being well looked after by our children, however, and to be honest, apart from seeing my family, things haven’t changed for me. Long walks with my Labrador, who is a retired guide dog, and lots of music and TV. I just have to avoid the Covid Zombies when I’m anywhere near the beach...fucking runners.

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Postby Six String » 04 Feb 2021, 00:13

I may be getting my first shot soon. I could have made an appt. for Sunday but I have other things going on that day and I don’t want an early morning time. So I’ll check back tomorrow as I am sure these appts are going to go quick. I’ll shoot for Monday or Tuesday if doses are available.
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Postby Mike Boom » 04 Feb 2021, 16:41

Getting mine today at the drive thru being held at Texas Motor Speedway in Denton

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Postby Six String » 04 Feb 2021, 16:54

Looks like it was Sunday or nothing. No other appts. are available. Oh well, next time.
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Postby Positive Passion » 06 Feb 2021, 08:51

Hackney have put special needs teachers high on the priority list, so I had my first dose this morning, second at the end of the Easter holidays.

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Postby Deebank » 06 Feb 2021, 09:33

Just had mine.
Very efficient.
Astra Zeneca vaccine.
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Postby Six String » 08 Feb 2021, 20:17

Rebecca got her first Moderna shot Saturday. She got a little bit of a sore arm but otherwise no issues.
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Postby Deebank » 09 Feb 2021, 09:22

As I said above, I had the Astra Zeneca jab on Saturday. By the evening I was feeling quite fragile - achey, headache etc.
I had a very bad night. I didn;t get much slep due to flu symptoms and felt like crap on SUnday morning. By Sunday evening I was pretty much back to normal though.

ANyone else suffer post-jab?
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Re: Will I be the first BCBer to get their covid jab....?

Postby Rorschach » 09 Feb 2021, 12:02

Deebank wrote:
ANyone else suffer post-jab?



I'm a long way off getting the jab but I have listened to reports (on a proper science podcast!) of people getting pretty bad symptoms after the second jab. A few days of high temperatures etc. but then, everything fine.
No-one was suggesting that the cure/prevention was as bad as the illness but that it's not as simple as a couple of jabs and you're fine.

Of course, a certian kind of person is going to jump on this as proof that.... whatever bonkers theory they're promoting ... is true.
Bugger off.

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Re: Will I be the first BCBer to get their covid jab....?

Postby Mike Boom » 10 Feb 2021, 19:33

Deebank wrote:ANyone else suffer post-jab?


Slightly sore arm after the first jab but otherwise nothing at all

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Postby John aka Josh » 10 Feb 2021, 22:44

Deebank wrote:As I said above, I had the Astra Zeneca jab on Saturday. By the evening I was feeling quite fragile - achey, headache etc.
I had a very bad night. I didn;t get much slep due to flu symptoms and felt like crap on SUnday morning. By Sunday evening I was pretty much back to normal though.

ANyone else suffer post-jab?





That sounds very much like the reaction my daughter in law had, though it lasted a tad longer - she felt rough for about 3 days.
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Postby Samoan » 16 Feb 2021, 16:06

I was texted this Friday past to make an appointment. It's for Thursday morning. Apparently there have been masses of cancelled appointments due to the recent ice underfoot and cold weather.
It will be in the Baptist church hall :o a short stroll down the hill. The GP practice overseeing it is a stone's throw away.
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