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Discussion: Shingrix?

in: veinbuster; veinbuster > 2021-03-23

Mar 24, 2021 5:26 AM # 
Bash:
It seems to kick everyone’s butt.
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Mar 24, 2021 12:25 PM # 
veinbuster:
That’s the one.
We also got the numococcal pneumonia shot at the same time.
Mar 24, 2021 1:55 PM # 
Bash:
I got Pneumovax right before the pandemic but they wanted me to wait 30 days for Shingrix, then the world shut down. I haven’t pursued it because I’d already had the earlier type of shingles vaccination and was just “upgrading” to the newer, better one. I’m hoping to get Covid-vaccinated over the next while too!
Mar 24, 2021 6:37 PM # 
veinbuster:
We got Prevnar 13. The two were not cheap, not that it is a big deal to us, but it would be a big hit for someone living on CPP/OAS.

It’s looking promising for the first shot of a Covid vaccine. Our region is a bit slow getting organized, but the next few weeks seems probable.
Mar 24, 2021 7:01 PM # 
Bash:
That sounded really familiar so I looked at my records and I *did* get Prevnar 13. It was my parents who got Pneumovax.

York Region has been moving faster in some ways. Dentists there were vaccinated a couple weeks ahead of Peel Region. As I understand it, you and I could drive to a Toronto pharmacy but I'm waiting for a community clinic in my own area. Also, if it only means a difference of a few weeks, I'd rather have an mRNA vaccine. I noticed that the Ontario Science Table thought the public health benefit of giving AZ to 55+ was uncertain, given that they/we wouldn't have long to wait for "a more effective vaccine", in their words.
Mar 24, 2021 10:21 PM # 
veinbuster:
Some of our neighbours went to Yorkdale for a vaccine. I too would prefer to get an mRNA vaccine. As long as it becomes available soon. I’ll reevaluate mid next month if need be.
Mar 25, 2021 2:52 AM # 
Bash:
Exactly my thoughts. I agree with the concept of everyone taking the first vaccine offered but at the moment, I'd really have to go out of my way to get AZ so I don't feel bad about waiting a little longer.
Mar 31, 2021 2:13 PM # 
veinbuster:
And....we have appointments through Southlake for April 5.
Mar 31, 2021 3:00 PM # 
Bash:
Congratulations! I was thinking that would be the first day you would be eligible after your Shingrix shot, assuming they started vaccinating your age group, which was looking very likely.

Peel updated its eligibility criteria to include anyone who works for a health care clinic, even remotely in an admin role, as I do. I didn't want to take an appointment from a more deserving person but at 1:50 on Monday, I noticed a 2:30 cancellation at our local clinic. When no one had claimed it by 2:10, I booked it and dashed over. My greatest Covid risk has always been that I'm an older household member of a health care provider who works close to unmasked patients but that's not one of the vaccination priorities, which is fair enough.
Apr 1, 2021 11:02 AM # 
'Bent:
We’re getting there....
Apr 2, 2021 2:26 AM # 
Bash:
And... just 4 days after I got my vaccine, my age group will be eligible to book Covid vaccine appointments in Peel Region tomorrow.

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