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Oxford-Astra Zeneca

Good news this morning (and by crikey we need some) that the Oxford-Astra Zeneca has been approved for use in the UK. Hopefully this will encourage people to go that extra mile in complying with any further tier restrictions in light of the new virus variant that's sweeping the country.

Light at the end of the tunnel rather than raging against it?

Sounds good t'me and I for one am going to be extra careful until it's my turn for the jab.   

 

 


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@Minivanman wrote:

Hopefully this will encourage people to go that extra mile in complying with any further tier restrictions in light of the new virus variant that's sweeping the country.

 

 

 


 

 

Hmm.... doubt it... probably do the exact opposite, and people will say  doesn`t matter now, about social distancing, travelling to different areas, etc... we got a "fix" for it,.... same as the flu jab... or measles,... or mumps... or whatever...

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I know what you mean @shutter but that's putting the cart before the horse and a bit like saying it does not matter if I get run over by a truck because they have hospitals and doctors. 

The vaccine is to stop you getting the virus not for treating you afterwards. If I catch flu, having the flu jab afterwards is not going to be a lot of help is it.

As you say though, there will still be people happy to spread it around with the same mindset as those who throw garbage out of the car window for somebody else to pick up. 

 


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And there are socialists who were taught as kids to drop litter so that street cleaners didn't lose their jobs!

From what I can gather this vaccine has a few advantages (apart from being homegrown) in that the second dose doesn't have to be given for three months rather than three weeks.  This will enable more people to have the first dose before the staff have to be diverted to administering second doses.  It was also mentioned on the news that this vaccine will kill already infected cells, something I'm not sure is the case with the Pfizer one.

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Not sure if this is genuine - it's hard to tell these days, but worth putting 'out there' just in case?

Copied from fb
'Warning to all people due to have the Covid vaccine.
My dad just got a NHS text telling him to complete a form for his first vaccine. All official looking NHS form with all his details on .He completed the from until at the end it then asked to confirm his Bank details.
He phoned the doctors surgery who confirmed this is a Scam but a very well organised scam.
So please warn all parents and Grandparents to be careful and confirm any forms like this with your Doctor or NHS.
This a bloody awful scam from low life's.'

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Think I saw a reference to this, or a very similar scam on our local forum, @Minivanman  - scum! Wouldn't fool everyone, but sadly some will fall for it.

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For those caught doing these scams there should be a straight to jail law and kept there until they appear before a court who decide if they are guilty followed by a fixed jail time.

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The chance of catching them is slim to the point of impossible, @gleneagles . The 'number' is probably spoofed, and could even have been sent from outside the UK - like the land-line calls you get.

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Thanks for the "heads up" on this one.... definitely one to be wary of... and if possible to spread the warning..... far and wide....

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Now it's wait and see how it all pans out as to who gets it when and where. Supply and demand of course and the numbers in each group in different areas. 

Will there be queue jumpers along with a nod and a wink and the 'great and the good' trying to get in first?

"Women and children first, no pushing at the back... the ship is not going to sink any time soon!"

Surely not. 😄


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My mum & my sister are both booked in for there Covid vaccination jabs this Saturday.

My mum is an OAP so its age related - her gp contacted her this afternoon to arrange it.

My sister works in a OAP care home & they arranged it.
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I wonder if they tell you what jab you're having?

 

With this latest lockdown news I wonder If my "minor" op will still go ahead on the 12th.

Traveling all the way to London twice, once four days early for the covid test. I somehow doubt it's going to happen now.

Unless they do what I did sort of expect. The jab instead of the test. As hospital inpatients were in the priority group.

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Had a text at teatime from our GPs surgery giving options to book OH in for his jab, no mention of which type it will be but I'm guessing the Pfizer one as it's at one the main hubs that have been doing them a while.

The vaccine calculator gave a date of 21st so on time, he was offered 5 different days & time over the next week.

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I wonder how long it will be before some "named and shamed" articles start appearing in the news.

People saying they have something, have a problem, doing a certain job or task, when they have nothing of the sort.

And the people who usually jump a queue using money or position will be trying to find another way. I would guess a favourite will be a holiday and a jab in some backwater country with a show me your wallet doctor.

We've already seen in the news that company offering some doctors surgeries big money for any "spare" vaccines so I wonder how secure all vaccine deliveries are. Is there a chance some might get substituted? The money that company was offering must have made some would be crooks think.

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The four practice groups near me have set up a centre 6 miles away, wife and i were booked 10:50 and 10;54 went fine with daughter ferrying us and looking after me. She had hers a week ago, as a front line managerial social worker. From her not frequent comments it's horrible chaos out there. Our grandson will have the vaccine, as as a trainee physio he well be getting practice in the wild

No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.