If you read up this thread most of your questions are answered.I am aged 69. I am beginning to think that I am being used as a guinea pig to satisfy NPHET'S agenda.
Firstly, I had to take the AZ vaccine, no choice. Now I am told that I may get my second jab within 8 weeks of first jab. Why? Is it because NPHET now regret giving our age group the AZ vaccine that apparently only has a 30% efficacy against the Indian variant. Does AZ recommend 8 weeks between jabs? Have they done trials on this?
It is also being discussed that we may be offered the Pfizer vaccine in place of the AZ vaccine for our second jab. Again....have there been any trials done on this? Is it because two AZ vaccines apparently only have an efficacy of about 60% against the Indian variant. Did I hear Luke O'Neill say on the Pat Kenny show this morning that we may have more severe side effects if we mix AZ with Pfizer?
The rules seem to change according to vaccine supple rather than anything else.
Hancock was pleading with people who were eligible for vaccines and did not take up the offer to do so for weeks and they even set up a bus as a vaccine centre in Bolton.The Journal on UK hospitalisations for Delta variant
Of the 479 people who attended A&E in England between 1 February and 31 May and who were confirmed as having the Indian variant, 309 were unvaccinated while 18 had received both doses.
And of the 137 cases where attendance at A&E resulted in an overnight inpatient admission, 90 were unvaccinated while seven had received both doses.
I didn't pick up on that from first reading but now that you mention it that would suggest it was in circulation earlier than thought...So like the Kent variant it was in the UK a long time before it was officially acknowledged or am I reading that incorrectly?
If the above is correct then would it be safe to assume that what we witnessed in India with huge daily infections was prevented due to the UKs vaccine rollout?
Who knows there is no data of any meaning being released even to the ECDC.I didn't pick up on that from first reading but now that you mention it that would suggest it was in circulation earlier than thought...
I wonder what our comparable stats for variants are.
I've heard informally of people turning up together when the first person gets the appointment.Both myself and my wife got our first AZ jab. I got mine first and two days later my wife got hers. We both had to queue for a couple of hours each time.
If they bring forward the second jab of AZ from 16 weeks to 12 weeks, we will be due to receive that later this month. Does anyone know if it is possible for a husband and wife to have their jabs together rather than days apart?
I hope mine goes as smoothly... just got an appointment for next week in Croke Park.Got my first vaccine in the last week. I found the whole process very straight forward. No queue outside and about a 10 minute queue inside. The person administering the jab was very friendly and I was back in my car in no time. Hats off to whoever is running this!
The HSE!Got my first vaccine in the last week. I found the whole process very straight forward. No queue outside and about a 10 minute queue inside. The person administering the jab was very friendly and I was back in my car in no time. Hats off to whoever is running this!
Where are they getting supplies? The Government are saying we'll get 60k which we have , and there is little else apparently arriving.Not quite sure what to make of this one but Meaghers Pharmacy say they will be running vaccinations of over 50s with single dose Jansen vaccine. Maybe one for those planning hols...
From mid-June, we will be offering the COVID-19 Vaccine to those over 50 years who have not yet received a vaccine. The vaccine we will be administering is the COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen. This is a single dose vaccine, which takes 14 days to work after which point you are considered fully...www.meagherspharmacy.ie