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    Wife and I have our appointment for Feb 3 at 11:00AM for our first Covid-19 shot in Indiana. Daughter is health care giver, got her second shot 10 days ago. 84 year old brother and his educator spouse received their first shot this morning, in Illinois. Hope the lines keep moving. Wish I had been as anxious for my polio vaccine back in '55.
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    I received a call yesterday from the local VA hospital. I have an appointment for the first Moderna shot this Friday (four days away) and an appointment for the second shot four weeks later. Yippee!!!

    Now, gotta work on getting my wife set up with the local health department for her shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by royce View Post
    I received a call yesterday from the local VA hospital. I have an appointment for the first Moderna shot this Friday (four days away) and an appointment for the second shot four weeks later. Yippee!!!

    Now, gotta work on getting my wife set up with the local health department for her shot.
    My wife turns 65 in May, so she doesnt qualify on her own for this go around from the county. However, the county allows my "caretaker" to get the shot with me. So, she is covered. Doesn't the VA have the same policy? One would think that with their big programs and push for their several "CARETAKER" programs that the wife for "the shot" would be included. Did you check on this?

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    in the short term, unfortunately just because you get the vaccine, you can't just resume normal life. still have to social distance. still have to wear masks. you can still carry the virus and spread to others, and the vaccine is not 100%. and nobody around you knows you were vaccinated, so you would be viewed as one of the inconsiderate people who don't care. until we get enough of the population vaccinated, still gonna have to follow the protocols......

    but...it is progress to normalcy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DennisDarrow View Post
    My wife turns 65 in May, so she doesnt qualify on her own for this go around from the county. However, the county allows my "caretaker" to get the shot with me. So, she is covered. Doesn't the VA have the same policy? One would think that with their big programs and push for their several "CARETAKER" programs that the wife for "the shot" would be included. Did you check on this?
    If the "Caretaker" is registered as such with the VA they are eligible for "The Shot" at least that is what my VA said on a Telephone Town Hall last week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigjohnsd View Post
    If the "Caretaker" is registered as such with the VA they are eligible for "The Shot" at least that is what my VA said on a Telephone Town Hall last week.
    Thanks John...........I know they have a "Caretaker" program with lots of benefits but I always thought that was for the guys that had given close to everything and need full time care to even clean up after doing their daily duty. Anyway, seen anything about the hows to register one's "caretaker"......Looking now and sent a secure message to my primary's nurse who is really great at answering questions......lol...probably get more here............THANKS

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    Marshall, thanks for your thoughts, and of course to all of your modes of what is still gonna be necessary. For me, I am just gonna be glad to be able to "LIVE" and get on down the road for ME to have a life again...........THANKS

    When YOU are in N.W. Georgia, find your way on Hwy 136 outside of Calhoun, to my mountain top. Camp or RV awhile up on top of the hill and find the peace that I do..........God bless

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlytle View Post
    in the short term, unfortunately just because you get the vaccine, you can't just resume normal life. still have to social distance. still have to wear masks. you can still carry the virus and spread to others, and the vaccine is not 100%. and nobody around you knows you were vaccinated, so you would be viewed as one of the inconsiderate people who don't care. until we get enough of the population vaccinated, still gonna have to follow the protocols......

    but...it is progress to normalcy!
    So true! Finally got sign up tomorrow 1:30. Three days of appointment sold out in 20 minutes. Also wife too.

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    Anyone who cares to is more than welcome to take my place in line, cause I'm not taking the shot/s, PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I suppose all the news outlets have people convinced the shot/s are gonna save their world, I'm not buying into that.

    First, covid has mutated how many times in the last year? 2x, 3x times.
    Second, people are known to have died after taking the shot.
    Third, no one can state with any certainty that the shot [ that was rushed to market ] doesn't have long lasting side affects nor creates more problems while supposedly alleviating us from covid long term.

    It's not some magical formula that instantly gives you immunity from the virus, and if it is, that is gonna take at least another few years to be claimed with any authority. Authorities are still investigating several deaths after receiving the vaccine, and several in the US and England have developed Bells Palsy after taking Pfiezers product.

    Britain’s medicine regulator, The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), has said that anyone with a history of anaphylaxis in reaction to a medicine or food, or with a history of significant allergies should not have the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. The advice comes after two reports of anaphylaxis and one report of a possible allergic reaction since the vaccine was rolled out on Dec. 8

    A 95% effective vaccine will likely reduce the number of people killed by COVID-19, but that will not be nearly enough to bring death by COVID-19 to a halt. In order to do that, we will likely need a plan of action far beyond what to this point we have been willing to do.

    The announcement of the development of 95% effective vaccines is good news, but it is no cause for celebration. Even with a perfect, instantaneous rollout, hundreds of thousands of people would continue to die.

    It's a risk/reward equation. If you're an at risk person, one might take it and hope for the best. If you're not an at risk person, I see no reason to take some chemical cocktail that can't guarantee my survival from same. The long term affects on the human body haven't been established [ how could it be ] so with that tid bit of information, there's no way in hell I'm taking their rushed to market products.
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    Iím getting old . I think I used to date Anna Phlaxis. Have to check some of the stone carvings

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    Got my first shot this afternoon..........No big deal...nada, nothing, not even a bit of swelling to rub down......I give myself a shot of insulin every night and another kind every Sunday. Then every other Sunday, I get a hit of testosterone and Humera........When I say this was painless, I kinda know what I am talking about.

    Being a Polio Pioneer, there was no hesitation when my whole first grade class marched over, stayed in that line, and bravely faced those doctors and nurses who were holding those huge syringes and dagger like needles. We all stood there and got the life giving protection. No lawsuits and no one said ohh the world is gonna come to an end. We had our 50th class reunion a few years ago. There are a few of us left that were at that same school for all 12 years. NOBODY there, of all the calamaties possible, had gotten polio.

    Then much later in another line, my whole platoon,to be, gathered together at the reception center in Ft. Leonard Wood. We saw this guy in white at the head of the line with what looked like a compressed air spray gun and then another and another and another.....owwwwww that hurt. This can go on and on I suppose. Not worried about what some individual says or cares about what he considers about taking or not taking "the shot". I have a life to live just like him.............who cares
    Had this same discussion with my housekeeper the other day. No, not gonna grow a third eye, nor loose a testicle. All it boiled down to was that Billy Bob got hit by a car while crossing a street.....She can not cross that street the rest of her life; but I am gonna take all the precautions and then soon find myself on the other side.....lol....I dont care actually what she thinks. It's my life and she has hers.

    So, made reservations with the nurse at the desk while waiting 15 minutes for any adverse reaction. The reservation was for 30 days from now plus or minus 5 days to get my 2nd follow along shot. whooopeeeee

    Just another time to marvel at how good GOD IS...............

    When YOU are in N.W. Georgia, find your way on Hwy 136 outside of Calhoun, to my mountain top. Camp or RV awhile up on top of the hill and find the peace that I do..........God bless

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    Quote Originally Posted by brownie0486 View Post
    Anyone who cares to is more than welcome to take my place in line, cause I'm not taking the shot/s, PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I suppose all the news outlets have people convinced the shot/s are gonna save their world, I'm not buying into that.

    First, covid has mutated how many times in the last year? 2x, 3x times.
    Second, people are known to have died after taking the shot.
    Third, no one can state with any certainty that the shot [ that was rushed to market ] doesn't have long lasting side affects nor creates more problems while supposedly alleviating us from covid long term.

    It's not some magical formula that instantly gives you immunity from the virus, and if it is, that is gonna take at least another few years to be claimed with any authority. Authorities are still investigating several deaths after receiving the vaccine, and several in the US and England have developed Bells Palsy after taking Pfiezers product.

    Britainís medicine regulator, The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), has said that anyone with a history of anaphylaxis in reaction to a medicine or food, or with a history of significant allergies should not have the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. The advice comes after two reports of anaphylaxis and one report of a possible allergic reaction since the vaccine was rolled out on Dec. 8

    A 95% effective vaccine will likely reduce the number of people killed by COVID-19, but that will not be nearly enough to bring death by COVID-19 to a halt. In order to do that, we will likely need a plan of action far beyond what to this point we have been willing to do.

    The announcement of the development of 95% effective vaccines is good news, but it is no cause for celebration. Even with a perfect, instantaneous rollout, hundreds of thousands of people would continue to die.

    It's a risk/reward equation. If you're an at risk person, one might take it and hope for the best. If you're not an at risk person, I see no reason to take some chemical cocktail that can't guarantee my survival from same. The long term affects on the human body haven't been established [ how could it be ] so with that tid bit of information, there's no way in hell I'm taking their rushed to market products.


    Two doses of polio vaccine was considered 90% effective, 66 years ago. I'm glad my parents thought that was adequate enough.

    Happy you are just as adequately steadfast in your commitment. Good for you.
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    So much better each day of my recovery from Covid19 and received my first vaccine today, with the booster scheduled for 3/3. Moderna available here, because of our remoteness, to all over 65, through several sources including the hospital and pharmacies. A friend called yesterday and made an appointment for his wife on 2/11. No problem and no waiting to set it up. Our state is 49th in the order of receiving the vaccine because of some outdated info that our demographics indicate our population is one of the youngest. That was before the translocation of the overflow of out of state retirees over the last fifteen or so years.
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    We got called and scheduled shots in Pecos (150 miles away) for the 10th. Then this morning we got a call and we scheduled for Marfa (75 miles away) on the 9th. Then we got a call this afternoon and we are now scheduled for tomorrow, the 3rd, in Alpine (53 miles away). We cancelled the 9th and 10th. To get it any closer than Alpine they would need to do house calls.
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