Discussion Booster Shot?

Booster Shot?

  • Already done

    Votes: 1 3.7%
  • Going to wait until it's official

    Votes: 19 70.4%
  • Maybe....will decide base on conditions

    Votes: 7 25.9%
  • No...Never

    Votes: 0 0.0%

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ultimatebob

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So.... how are they planning on paying out that $100 for getting the shot?

If the ID check is pretty lax, you might have some folks bragging on Reddit a month from now that they just bought themselves an XBox by getting the shot six times :)
 

bbhaag

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Maybe but I'll wait for now. The science told me when I got the Pfizer vax I would be good for at least a year and that seems to be holding true even with all the variants popping up around the world. Besides I'm a healthy 40 yo male with no trigger conditions to what do I really have to fear?
 

Denly

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May 14, 2011
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Some countries are starting to give 3rd shot, I would take it when called for(pretty sure it will be soon) but I prefer to let other less fortunate countries ramp up 1st shot.

If I got Pfizer 3rd then I had Az -> M -> Pf lol
 
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Gonna be interesting if a different “booster” is recommended as in get Pfizer-BioNTech if you had Moderna/J&J or whatever combo doesn’t match.
 
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Like everyone should, I'm going to wait until there are confirmatory trials on the efficacy of booster shots (and also including information on prior vaccinations). Let's not let blind speculation lead public health policy, especially when we know the current dosages provide some protection, and so many have yet to take the first (or only) dose of the vaccine.
 
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Torn Mind

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I'm extremely tempted to make it a biannual matter as the cusp of the new year approaches and I've said as such long before the most recent news came about.

Long story short: Long COVID is way too prolonged and consistent (two times in two years) for me and thus I'm willing to go off the deep end to avoid it again. All despite having an extremely small social circle and only going to the store as the usual out-of-house experience I have.

I'm not in a rush right now because I did just get it 6 months ago.
 

Jimzz

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Oct 23, 2012
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Hard enough to get people to even get 1 shot. More local quasi-famous people ding from it so hopefully that will persuade them to do it.

But second they offer it I will get it. My little one just meet the minimum age which made me happy. He has both shots now as well.
 
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i bought one off of facebook marketplace
When you went to get it, was it given via a hole cut in a sheet?

Perhaps a van promising "hot beef injections"? Maybe related to this is some way?
 
Nov 8, 2012
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Some countries are starting to give 3rd shot, I would take it when called for(pretty sure it will be soon) but I prefer to let other less fortunate countries ramp up 1st shot.

If I got Pfizer 3rd then I had Az -> M -> Pf lol
Most people haven't had both of their shots for even 4 months, wtf are we turning into a quarterly booster?

Seems like were talking a step past the science lately and into insanity.
 
Feb 4, 2009
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Most people haven't had both of their shots for even 4 months, wtf are we turning into a quarterly booster?

Seems like were talking a step past the science lately and into insanity.
how about we wait for what or if the booster recommendations are before we have a shit fit.
 
Nov 8, 2012
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how about we wait for what or if the booster recommendations are before we have a shit fit.
That's... pretty much exactly what I'm saying....Let's patiently wait on the science....


(And preferably, the source isn't from, employed by, endorsed by, etc... from the very pharma companies that would monetarily benefit from such "data")
 
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Dr. Detroit

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The absolute madness that is San Francisco - allowing JNJ folks to get a booster - Moderna or Pfizer.

Has this been studied? Treating the population like guinea pigs I tell ya!

 
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rh71

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Aug 28, 2001
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Immunosuppressed here. Even the flu shot is basically a requirement. But not a fan of going in again so soon. Also work from home. Maybe next year.
 

Scarpozzi

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Most people haven't had both of their shots for even 4 months, wtf are we turning into a quarterly booster?

Seems like were talking a step past the science lately and into insanity.
The vaccine efficacy is supposed to be 90%+...which sounds high to me. Then they say that decreases after 6 months to 80+%. They talk about breakthrough cases and of course Moderns and Pfizer are promoting a booster for profits.

That's great, but the doses would be better spent on people without any dose...like children under 12 (which would be half doses....meaning it would go twice as far). The breakthrough cases still hit those with weak immune systems or people end up with only mild symptoms. Until they tweak the vaccines to work better, I think they should keep pushing to get the vaccination rates up where they need it.
 

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