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Would you get one of the first vaccines if it meant you could travel internationally?

Would you get one of the early covid vaccines if required to travel internationally in 2021?

  • Yes, can't wait to travel again

    Votes: 15 53.6%
  • No, will wait at least 6 months after approvals to see if long-term effects emerge

    Votes: 8 28.6%
  • Maybe, by around middle of 2021, we will see what the state of travel and the pandemic is first.

    Votes: 5 17.9%

  • Total voters
    28

joe

500+ Posts
To possibly complicate matters a bit more, studies are now underway to try and determine if the coronavirus variant identified in South Africa may not be as vulnerable to COVID-19 vaccines as other strains.
Preliminary findings by Pfizer show that its vaccine is effective against this variant, yet to be peer-reviewed :
 

milgreen2

10+ Posts
Update: received my first dose of the Moderna vaccine yesterday. I work for a hospital/health system in Western Mass, and though my position is not clinical, (a) any of us could potentially be deployed to help out in the event of a COVID surge here and (b) we received enough of an allocation, and had enough of a decline rate (20%), that it could be offered to the rest of the employees, so I'm doing my part to further the goal of her immunity.

Doesn't change our travel plans at all yet, as hubby will still need to be vaccinated and we'll be dependent on the protocols in place at any of the places we want to travel (the list is long!), but it sure makes us feel hopeful.
 

NoSpin

100+ Posts
In today's news there was a report that most of the Auburn, Massachusetts Police Department opted not to receive the vaccine. I think they are nuts, but it is fine with me, anything that will bump me up further in the line. ;)
 
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Joe Baumann

10+ Posts
Update: received my first dose of the Moderna vaccine yesterday. I work for a hospital/health system in Western Mass, and though my position is not clinical, (a) any of us could potentially be deployed to help out in the event of a COVID surge here and (b) we received enough of an allocation, and had enough of a decline rate (20%), that it could be offered to the rest of the employees, so I'm doing my part to further the goal of her immunity.

Doesn't change our travel plans at all yet, as hubby will still need to be vaccinated and we'll be dependent on the protocols in place at any of the places we want to travel (the list is long!), but it sure makes us feel hopeful.
Our hospital also offers the vaccine to everyone. However, high risk employees got it first followed by medium risk (me) then those who are considered low risk (mostly office employees such HR, IT, etc.)

We started off with Pfizer and now switched to Moderna. The second doses of both vaccines have already been allocated.
 

aap519

100+ Posts
Our local Illinois combination grocery store|pharmacy (Jewel-Osco) is now sending out emails that Covid vaccinations will be available soon.

Illinois is currently vaccinating their 1A group (highest risk group). They are "hoping" to have the 1A group done in a couple of weeks, Then the 1B group starts which are people 65 and older. Since I'm in group 1B I'm "hoping" to get a vaccination before the end of January.
 

Alpinista

100+ Posts
I'm 1b and have an appointment for 2/5. My wife is 1c, so waiting to see if she gets bumped up with today's CDC recommendation to put 65 and over up a notch. Hoping that there is some movement towards opening up international travel to those with vaccinations -- tired of sitting at home ;-)
 

aap519

100+ Posts
Got my 2nd shot today but wife is going to have to wait a good while, which makes travel planning complicated. Of course it wouldn’t be kosher for me to travel without her,
right?
I've been hearing on the Chicago news and I would guess you have too.

1. Biden said he would release all vaccine that are currently being held back for a 2nd vaccine.

2. Johnson & Johnson said they should have all their vaccine data available by the end of January for emergency approval by the FDA. Johnson & Johnson has a one shot vaccine.

3. I'm 65 and they just recently included 65 and over in Illinois 1B group.
 

joe

500+ Posts
Initial data from the ongoing vaccination campaign here in Israel is rolling in, based on the follow-up of those who have received their first shot (out of two). This is only preliminary, but interesting nonetheless.
The two main findings are that seventeen per cent of present serious cases of Covid had already received one shot, and there also appears to be a reduction of fifty percent in infection after taking the first dose.

The present (third) lockdown here is supposed to end Jan. 21, but will probably be extended, as the number of cases is not going down yet.

 

SMJ

100+ Posts
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There is an online calculator here in Canada to let you know when it might be your turn.
It calculates based on age, occupation, whether you care for others in your home, etc.
It's very encouraging to know that there are currently 20,574,310 people ahead of me!! :)
It did says that it puts me around July for the vaccine.
 

NoSpin

100+ Posts
SMJ, I would be optimistic that you will receive the vaccine before July. I think they will iron out some of the obstacles with the logistics, and likely two more vaccines should be approved in the next 2 months. Hopefully they prove to be the same 95% effectiveness. Also, as I mentioned above, some people ahead of you may opt not to receive it so it bumps you further up the list.
 

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