Covid Vaccine - Temporarily locked

Whittakerr replied on 09/11/2020 12:10

Posted on 09/11/2020 12:10

Some good news. It seems one of the trial vaccines offers 90% protection against the virus. The developers have applied for an emergency approval to use the vaccine by the end of the month. UK has an order in place for 30m doses.

EasyT replied on 09/11/2020 14:34

Posted on 09/11/2020 14:34

In my opinion the decision should not primarily be a medical ethics decision. Rather a governmental policy decision aimed primarily at maintaining hospital provisions and, more importantly, reducing the spread.

Whittakerr replied on 09/11/2020 14:46

Posted on 09/11/2020 14:34 by EasyT

In my opinion the decision should not primarily be a medical ethics decision. Rather a governmental policy decision aimed primarily at maintaining hospital provisions and, more importantly, reducing the spread.

Posted on 09/11/2020 14:46

I wonder if you would accept that so easy when you are told you are not deserving of a vaccine, and how would your family feel about it!

EasyT replied on 09/11/2020 15:05

Posted on 09/11/2020 14:46 by Whittakerr

I wonder if you would accept that so easy when you are told you are not deserving of a vaccine, and how would your family feel about it!

Posted on 09/11/2020 15:05

I would accept that very easily. I am vulnerable but take care and when meeting people in our gardens previously we have distanced well and I have no great concerns. For me it is far more important that the sources of infection are reduced than I get a vaccine myself. I am vulnerable but saving my life seems less important that somebody that has to go to work and contact others. I am retired and able to take reasonable precautions. Maybe give my shot to somebody working in an abattoir and in more of a position to pass on the disease. Or somebody like K who is caring for grandchildren.

AnotherDavid replied on 09/11/2020 15:15

Posted on 09/11/2020 15:15

Looking at how hard they find  it to organize flu jabs each winter there will need to be a whole different approach taken. As for priorities like Et I would have thought those least able to isolate ie young workers we need to get on with essential work should come first.

LLM replied on 09/11/2020 15:20

Posted on 09/11/2020 15:20

Protecting the frontline health workers and then the vulnerable will ensure the NHS is able to work well for people with other illnesses with less risk of being swamped by seriously ill CV19 patients.  Each year a similar approach to deal with Flu seems to work quite well.  The NHS has a lot of work to catch up on.

EasyT replied on 09/11/2020 15:21

Posted on 09/11/2020 15:15 by AnotherDavid

Looking at how hard they find  it to organize flu jabs each winter there will need to be a whole different approach taken. As for priorities like Et I would have thought those least able to isolate ie young workers we need to get on with essential work should come first.

Posted on 09/11/2020 15:21

Indeed it makes more sense to me. Immunise me and OH, also vulnerable, would save two lives if we were likely to pick up the virus. That is no impossible but not that likely and if we caught it I doubt that we would block a bed for very long laughing or likely infect others

Ohers in a working environment, particularly if non symptomatic could infect far more people than we are likely to. to me it is far more important to limit the spread than to protect individual lives

LLM replied on 09/11/2020 15:32

Posted on 09/11/2020 15:15 by AnotherDavid

Looking at how hard they find  it to organize flu jabs each winter there will need to be a whole different approach taken. As for priorities like Et I would have thought those least able to isolate ie young workers we need to get on with essential work should come first.

Posted on 09/11/2020 15:32

Surely in general younger fit people are less likely to be affected and are better able to wait.  

This year our local GP surgeries work together to carry out Flu vaccination en masse and very quickly.  It seemed to be a test run for CV19 vaccine administration and worked very well.  No more that about three minutes for both management and me.  

Wherenext replied on 09/11/2020 15:42

Posted on 09/11/2020 15:42

Mrs WN did read something on Government website about priorities.

It would appear that Over 80s would be in the first tranche to receive a vaccine with Frontline Health staff. There was then a list to number 10 in decreasing order but of course she can't find it now and neither can I.

We did joke with MiL that if she gets it first she's going to have to do the supermarket sweep with her Dolly Trolley.

Will try to find it and post a link.

EasyT replied on 09/11/2020 15:43

Posted on 09/11/2020 15:32 by LLM

Surely in general younger fit people are less likely to be affected and are better able to wait.  

Our local GP surgeries work together to carry out Flu vaccination en masse and very quickly.  It seemed to be a test run for CV19 vaccine administration and work very well.  No more that about three minutes for both management and me.  

Posted on 09/11/2020 15:43

Surely in general younger fit people are less likely to be affected and are better able to wait.  

And likely in a position where they are more likely to spread the virus. I know 4 very vulnerable people very well. Me, OH, and two very vulnerable daughters due to severe Asthma and Heart condition, I do know others. 

Of those 4 there is only one that I would consider would really be a candidate worth inoculation. That is my youngest with the serious asthma. That is because she is a lone parent of two young lads that rely on her. When they had Flu at start of January she had to wear a medical grade mask most of the time.

JVB66 replied on 09/11/2020 15:45

Posted on 09/11/2020 15:45

If chemists are to be involved as with the flu vaccine then for us in this area it should work well ,  have not heard of any problems with flu jabs even with dropping the age concession

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