Hi guys. I'm wondering what everybody's views are on the vaccines that will be available soon. If offered to you will you all be taking it. I'm a little worried that we don't know enough and that its been rushed through. Don't get me wrong it's fantastic news and we have fantastic scientists. But still not sure what I will do if offered it
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Hello Sallyb29, no bad thing to be cautious but Pete and I have decided to go for the vaccine when we can because covid is such a killer. We are in our late sixties so will have to wait for others to have the vaccination first. We can weigh up the pros and cons and will but I can’t see us not having it.
Wishing you well. Xxxx
I will be in the line when we get called! Believe me, nothing gets approval without the most stringent controls. I have done lots of drug trials and have been very disappointed when drugs which worked like magic for me never gained approval from the FDA and therefore other regulatory bodies.This vaccine was developed quickly because massive amounts of money were poured into it, something which most vaccine and drug development struggles to achieve. They could release the vaccines now but are having to wait for the regulators to go through their procedures. At least they have been put at the front of the queue because of global need.
I’m 70 and in the extremely critically vulnerable group, I have been shielding since the first lockdown and haven’t seen my sons and grandkids for over 12 months. I shall be having the vaccine as soon as possible.
I will definitely be having the vaccine when it is offered and I hope that the majority of people will have it too. I see it as the only way forward to overcome this pandemic. I think testing will have been vigorous and one of the reasons they have been able to produce vaccines so quickly is that scientists have been studying coronoviruses for years. The financial investment has been huge too.
Hi thanks for reply
With all replys everyone is on same page. Everyone seems to think there is no other option. I'm grateful for all the input and has put my mind at rest. I think because we all have health problems and are willing to take it makes sense
I am cautious about everything but I shall be having it. Covid would kill me! They have been working on it since March and trials are showing success. What's the alternative?
Hi Biker88I was shielding in the first lockdown but been able to get out in this lockdown. I can't think what its like for you having to shield for 12 months. I know how I felt during lockdown it was unbearable so having to do it for 12 months is just heart breaking. I do hope you get to see you sons for some part of Xmas and hope the vaccine is available to you as soon as it is cleared
Take care biker 88
Hi, I will be very happy to receive the vaccine if it’s offered. I’m in the extremely clinically vulnerable group, and I’ve wasted nearly a year of my life not seeing my family and sheltering. Even if it’s a risk, I need to try to get back to my normal life, what’s left of it!
Your words are so true. We have had a year taken from us i do hope 2021 will be a better year for everyone and we all get back to some kind of normality. Everybody has enough with our health problems without this virus taking a year out our lives
Stay safe and keep well
I will certainly have the vaccine i don't see their being a problem with it I have the flue jab every year plus I'm on the high list the government sent out
I'm wondering how long it would be befor I got my injection I'm coming up to 69 in 4 weeks
Maybe you will be one of the first I'm a little younger so I will be one of the later ones I would think. Im also on government list but maybe the older ones first along with NHS staff and care home staff and residents. I'm was just wanting to make sure its safe I have enough health problems without anymore. But when I weigh it all up along with all your replys it puts me at great ease
Thanks for the reply I'm thinking that I have the flue injection every year so I will have the covid injechas soon has I'm offered it .Keep well.
Hi Sally, I will definitely be having it. I have just gone 60 so will no doubt have to wait. Covid is a killer and my worries are Covid & the flu together frightens me and we are entering flu season now. I wish the vaccine was available now.I know vaccines are no guarantee that you will not get anything but at least you have some protection.
I suffer from several chest infections yearly as no doubt many people on here will do. On Boxing Day last year I started with an infection gradually deteriorating in spite of antibiotics, steroids etc I did not improve.
I ended up with bilateral pneumonia and it was March before I actually improved just in time for lockdown.
Covid was not mentioned then but it is the worst I have felt since I had my lung surgery 10 years ago. Since then I have not got back to my normal and I am struggling far more. My specialist nurse believes I had Covid as do I. We could be wrong? So to me a vaccine could only help and they would not be giving out a vaccine if they truly believed it was not ready. Studies and trials for such things are very intense so for me it cannot come soon enough.
Hi Shaz Sorry to hear you were so ill. Like you I have several infections a year which turns in to pleurisy. I was just unsure what to do. With replys I have received it puts my mind at rest. You have all been so kind I can't thank you all enough.
Look after yourself
I will be first in the queue!
I'm definitely having the vaccine when offered it. Have a lovely day and take care 😊 Bernadette and Jack 🐕 xxxx
I am waiting to see if in fact the vaccine is being offered first to NHS staff and staff in nursing homes and private hospitals, if they willing to go with it I'd say as medical professionals they think its safe. But I certainly wouldn't be first in the queue for any of them at this point.
More time will tell.
I shall have it when it's offered and keep my fingers crossed that nothing goes wrong. I wish they would change the priority order so that vulnerable people of all ages will move further up the queue, with the choice to have it when offered or come back later once they are sure it is safe.
I think its pretty fair currently - see Vaccine priority groups: interim advice;gov.uk/government/publicati...
Hi I do think it shouldn't go by old age only as there is a lot of young ill folk that need it just as bad....everybody needs it but I do think NHS staff care homes and shielding should all be offered it if there is enough on round one. It won't be an easy task rolling it out.
Stay safe x
No brainer for me. I would fight to be 1st in the queue....fed up with restrictions 😄
Hi Suzieb42 Restrictions have been hard on all and think everybody has had enough. Nearly a year so far of Restrictions and could go on for while yet. Will it mean that if everybody gets the vaccine we all go back to what Iife used to be like. Im not so sure. I think I will wait till second round of vaccine is available. I would hate for years down road and it appears there is problems with vaccine. Time will tell
I think I was writing from my prospective....I've only got a few years left with my diagnosis of IPF and just want to spend the rest if what I've got left back to normal. I want to hug my grandchildren, top of my list. I can understand what you are saying though. Stay safe as well.
Oh I understand what u mean and hope you get choice of first vaccine. I think most folk have same view as you and we all want to hug and spend what years left we have with our special ones ❤ Who would have thought this time last year we would be fighting a pandemic a few months later with so many deaths . Its made so many of us humble and appreciate life more
Have a lovely Xmas with your loved ones ❤
Thank you I appreciate your reply. Alas I wont be doing what the government says we can do, so no grandchildren. My son is going to self isolate strictly for 14 days and come and stay in a support bubble with us for Xmas so that will be nice. Will be waiting for vaccine before hugging grandkids. You have a great time and take care x
So happy for you that you get to see your son. Its such a hard time for us all especially folk with more than 3 in family. How do you make that choice on who u spend Xmas with . I will be cautious too. We usually have all the family but this year we are on our own which is going to feel so weird it will be first time since I got married which is nearly 40 year that we haven't had all family round us.
Very hard times
Stay safe and have a special xmas with your son ❤
Yes I will definitely have it when offered.
I hope we can all worldwide have it soon and all be thankful for what we have Stay safe
I will have the vaccine. I had to have lung surgery in July, which may now put me at higher risk. I have a young family so I feel it’s sensible to have it. I expect it will be as safe as having the flu jab . And the more of us that have the vaccine the sooner we can get back to some normality.
I am taking part in a novavax vaccine trial currently. If another vaccine is available I will be keen to take up the offer. Most vaccines/drugs developed take years and have to secure funding. Governments all over world have thrown money into these projects because of urgent need and so scientists too have worked round the clock to develop these vaccines. This is why they are ready so much quicker.
Its good news but nervous that what would normally take over ten years for vaccine to come to market 🤔 they have managed to do it in ten months. No matter how much money has been thrown at them I do hope no corners have been cut. There has been so much pressure on them to be one of the first to make the first vaccine. Time will tell if I've been wrong to be cautious
It's not wrong to be cautious. Everyone has to choose what is right for them. Taking any drug is not 100% without risk but weigh up risk of covid virus too. Oxford university, for example, had been working on the main method of how their vaccine works for a very long time. They had already done the ground work before the pandemic. This is why they were able to advance so quickly. Best wishes to you.
Honestly, not until I see others results with the vaccine.
I think by the time the vaccine gets to us common folks there will have been thousand of people that received it before us. So if something is wrong we will know.
I will take it at that point.
I'll be taking it if offered. They've done some brilliant work, those scientists and researchers.
The only difference with the timing is down to money. Frequently medicines, including vaccine, are developed but finding funding to get them into use is difficult to find.
However, being a pandemic that is affecting the economy world wide, various governments were more than usually prepared to pay up.
Then of course wonderfully generous people like Dolly Parton stepped up and gave a fortune towards the costs.
The testing, safety measures etc are all in place.
So yes I will be accepting the offer when it's made.
I'll definitely get it when offered
As I am in the Extremely Clinically Vulnerable category, although like you I have some hesitation I think when offered the vaccine I will have to go for it as the alternative for me of getting Covid would not be good and just hope that my body does not have an adverse reaction to it. I think we each have to way up the pro's and con's. Whatever decision you make I wish you all the best.
Hi. Yes like you I'm vulnerable category and will have to way up the decision at the time. Hopefully no adverse reactions. I think everyone needs a break. We're pinning all our hopes on this vaccine. I do hope it works.
Take care 🙂
I won't be rushing to get it even with the fact I have asthma and a long term lung condition. This isn't just like getting a flu jab, this is an RNA vaccine which has never been approved before for human use before. Its to rushed and we don't know what the short term or long term side effects will be. I'm not an Anti Vaxxer as I have had things like Hep B and C vaccinations so I can work in a clinical environment but this is a whole new ball game. People can que up and get it if that makes them feel better, in the hope of having freedoms back or to think they are protected against covid but I'm not being a guinea pig for the rest of the world.
Hi Mike. I'm not sure what to do one minute I'm not taking it then next I'm like i might. Then jag is only out a week and its been discovered folk with allergy s that yous a pen to save their lives have not to have the vaccine. They seem to be learning as they go along I take it this is why it takes many years to have the safest vaccine. I know the money has been there for the study but human trials take time at end of day only 40,000 was tested thats not a lot worldwide we have so many different ethnic groups is it safe for every group as it has to be a worldwide vaccine for us to vannish this deadly disease. I do hope its the hint of hope we have all hoped for. Stay safe everyone
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