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Old 04-29-2020, 05:17 PM
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When a vaccine for COVID-19 becomes readily available, will you get it right away or not? If you have children, what do you think you will do for them? Just curious!


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Old 04-29-2020, 05:18 PM
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I will get it ASAP!
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Old 04-29-2020, 05:22 PM
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Definite yes for me ASAP.
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Old 04-29-2020, 05:24 PM
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It depends on how much testing has been done. If it is quickly passed through the process then no.
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Old 04-29-2020, 05:26 PM
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My family thinks getting a vaccine will be like shopping on Black Friday. We will gladly stand in line at 4am.


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Old 04-29-2020, 05:37 PM
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Yes, but Iíll wear a mask and stand six feet away from the nearest person while waiting in line.
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Old 04-29-2020, 05:42 PM
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Yes, I'll get a vaccine. Absolutely.
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Old 04-29-2020, 05:53 PM
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Iím in the minority. I would wait for awhile to find out what the side effects really are. I am sure it will only be offered to at risk people initially before everyone else, so I should have time to weigh the risks.

I wonder if anti-vaccers will be declining this one as well.
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Old 04-29-2020, 05:53 PM
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Yes, I have an underlying health condition that makes me vulnerable.
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Old 04-29-2020, 05:55 PM
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Yup. Sign me up


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Old 04-29-2020, 05:59 PM
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Yes, however, I might try to wait a bit to see if there are any side effects.
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Old 04-29-2020, 06:07 PM
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Yep, I would get it asap too.
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Old 04-29-2020, 06:15 PM
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Old 04-29-2020, 06:36 PM
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I feel like my life is on hold until I get the vaccine.
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Old 04-29-2020, 06:52 PM
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A vaccine is not going to save us from this. We have had flu vaccines for years and people still get the flu. People still die from the flu.

We need to learn to build a healthy immune system with healthy eating, exercise, sleep, and exposure to viruses and bacteria.
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Old 04-29-2020, 07:08 PM
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I doubt I will have the opportunity to become of the first to get the vaccine. I think they will start with those in nursing homes, congregant living, and the military first. Then it will fan out to the rest of us, starting with those most at risk first.

Going ahead with trials so fast, I hope that there are not unexpected side effects. In 1976 they rushed the development of a swine flu vaccine. After about 25% of the population got the vaccine, they stopped its administration due to side effects.
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Old 04-29-2020, 07:11 PM
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We need to learn to build a healthy immune system with healthy eating, exercise, sleep, and exposure to viruses and bacteria.
I'm sorry, but no. Many, many people can not achieve a "healthy immune system" via the methods you describe, and it's up to the rest of us to get vaccines in order to keep them safe. Young children and people with compromised immune systems can not exercise their way around this. People who have had cancer and can't get a vaccine can't eat their veggies until they are safe.

And, while you may still get the flu, the symptoms are lessened if you've had a vaccine. Vaccines might not save everyone, but think of how many people would die without them. Let's stick to science.

So yes, I'll definitely be getting the vaccine. Because even if I'm not worried for myself (and I am), I care about the people I live and work with.
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Old 04-29-2020, 07:11 PM
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My mom had me join a lot of my classmates and get the polio vaccine as part of the human trials. I still have my little card stating I am a "polio pioneer" and so do several of my classmates as I found out at our 50th high school reunion.
I wonder if I get the vaccine as soon as it come available will I get another little card?
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Old 04-29-2020, 07:23 PM
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If I feel like it's been rushed in unsafe ways, then maybe not, but otherwise I would probably get it fairly soon once available to me. I'm not a healthcare worker nor high risk though, so I imagine it won't be available to me for a while.
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Old 04-29-2020, 07:36 PM
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Yes, I will.
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Old 04-29-2020, 07:49 PM
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Iíve been vaccinated against everything I can be. Iíve even had a few redone due to outbreaks in the area. (Whooping cough and measles, specifically.). I always get a flu shot.

Iíll be ready for a vaccine.
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Old 04-29-2020, 08:14 PM
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Not right away that's for sure.



I don't get a flu shot either.



I'm with Tiki on this one.
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Old 04-30-2020, 12:25 AM
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I definitely would. I get my flu shot every year on the first day they're available via my insurance. I got the flu once in 9th grade and don't ever want to repeat that experience again. I've been diligent about getting the shot ever since. If there's something that could offer even some protection, why not get it?

The thing I wonder about is if schools will make it a mandatory vaccination for enrollment. With all of the hype and restrictions right now, it seems likely to me that they might try to take this step.
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Old 04-30-2020, 12:55 AM
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That actually would make good sense... it would keep our schools open if everyone was vaccinated.

Yes, Iíll be getting it the moment I can.
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Old 04-30-2020, 04:35 AM
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Yes Iíd get the vaccine.

I am probably in the minority but I donít get a flu shot, due to some allergies that I have. I had the flu last year for the first time in probably over 10 years and it definitely was not fun.

As far as requiring the vaccine for school enrollment.... it could possibly be added to the require list, however I think itíd take awhile to get to them.
Also, although schools ďrequireĒ vaccines, they really arenít technically required. In my state there are many exemptions that parents can use to avoid vaccinating their child.
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Old 04-30-2020, 05:30 AM
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Yes I would get it. I'd hate to think that I was a carrier of a virus and am spreading it to those around me.That was exactly my thought when I began getting the flu vaccine. I got it to be sure to protect my family and my students.
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Old 04-30-2020, 05:45 AM
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A vaccine is not going to save us from this. We have had flu vaccines for years and people still get the flu. People still die from the flu.
That's like saying that seat belts are not going to save you from dying in a car accident. We've had seat belts for years and people still die in car accidents, so don't even bother.

Yes, people still die from the flu. There are a number of reasons for that, not the least of which is that many people refuse to get a flu shot. Another reason is that influenza viruses mutate very rapidly which makes it impossible to come up with a vaccine that will eradicate influenza the way the smallpox vaccine eradicated smallpox. That's also what makes it impossible to develop a vaccine that is 100% effective.

The coronavirus is a different type of virus from influenza viruses. It mutates too but much more slowly which means that it may be possible to develop a vaccine that is much more reliable than the flu vaccine although we, most likely, won't be able to eradicate the virus.

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We need to learn to build a healthy immune system with healthy eating, exercise, sleep, and exposure to viruses and bacteria.
It's not an either/or situation. We can do both. After all, most vaccines are simply a controlled exposure to a virus.
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Old 04-30-2020, 06:32 AM
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Yes, I will get a vaccine. But I live in very rural West Virginia, and I canít imagine that my area will get them quickly when they are available.
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Old 04-30-2020, 06:47 AM
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I understand that we are all living with lots of fear right now and will have different perspectives. Iím concerned that none of the doctors are encouraging people to even try to improve their health during this crisis. Instead we are told to stay home and wait.

[That's like saying that seat belts are not going to save you from dying in a car accident. We've had seat belts for years and people still die in car accidents, so don't even bother.

Seat belts and vaccines are quite different. Seat belts do no harm and donít have side effects.
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Old 04-30-2020, 07:59 AM
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Will I get one for myself and my children? Yes.
Will I continue to do healthy things to keep me from getting sick (in general)? Yes.

I ask believe itís not an either or situation. I am a believer in vaccines and doing things to keep me healthy.

I will not be one of the first to get it as I do not fall in the high risk category. I get one once it readily available.
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Old 04-30-2020, 08:20 AM
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I’d come closer to getting it than giving it to my son. I’m concerned it’s being rushed through. I don’t want to come back 15 years later and find out it causes X,Y,Z and the possibility to impact his life further down the road.

And I’m not an anti-vaccine. My son had all his on time.
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Old 04-30-2020, 09:44 AM
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I don't have kids, but if I did I'd be more like checkerjane. I'd get it and try to hold off on have my kids get it until more people have gotten it and we have a better understanding of the side affects and long term affects.
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Old 04-30-2020, 10:07 AM
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I will get it eventually, but I definitely do not want to be in the first phase. I want at least 2 phases past before I get it. I want the kinks worked out.
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If school is back in session, yes
Old 04-30-2020, 12:33 PM
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I might wait if we're still "learning at home." But if we're back in school, it would be prudent for me to get the vaccine. I am in several categories or close to them for concern: Type 2 diabetes, COPD, several bouts of pnemonia, and a few months away from 60.

If we're learning at home, I would let those more vulnerable go first.
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Old 04-30-2020, 05:49 PM
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No way. I am quite frightened that all the government over reach will end up in a bad way for me. I have VERY definite faith reasons that would prevent me from taking it.
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