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Old 01-11-2021, 05:42 PM
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We have to sign-up by this week if we want to get it at school. I'm so torn!

1. Are you getting it?

2. What made your decision?


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Old 01-11-2021, 05:47 PM
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1. Yes

2. I donít see a reason not to. I donít think itíll get us back to normal, but it canít hurt.
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Old 01-11-2021, 05:52 PM
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1. Yes
2. Iíve had Covid and I donít want to worry about getting it again (or giving it to my parentss, or really anyone else.
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Old 01-11-2021, 05:58 PM
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1. Yes, although I'm starting to think my turn is never going to come.

2. It's a no-brainer for me. I want to be able to go out and do "normal" things. Yes, there will still be some risk after getting it, but 95% is good enough for me.
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Old 01-11-2021, 06:00 PM
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1. Yes, although I'm starting to think my turn is never going to come.

2. It's a no-brainer for me. I want to be able to go out and do "normal" things. Yes, there will still be some risk after getting it, but 95% is good enough for me.
Haley said it for me.


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Old 01-11-2021, 06:01 PM
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1. YES!

2. To protect myself, my loved ones, and the community at large. To eventually get back to somewhat of a normal life with in-person socializing, restaurant dining, haircuts, etc.
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Old 01-11-2021, 06:11 PM
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1. Yes
2. To protect the people I come in contact with and to protect myself
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Old 01-11-2021, 06:12 PM
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I think I have a loooong time before I have to make that decision ....
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Old 01-11-2021, 06:15 PM
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1. Are you getting it?
Of course

2. What made your decision?
polio, smallpox, tetanus, whooping cough, measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, influenza
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Old 01-11-2021, 06:16 PM
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1. Yes, although I'm starting to think my turn is never going to come.

2. It's a no-brainer for me. I want to be able to go out and do "normal" things. Yes, there will still be some risk after getting it, but 95% is good enough for me.
Haley said it for me, too.


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Old 01-11-2021, 06:18 PM
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1. Yes
2. I know people who have lost family members. My SO is in an age group and has underlying conditions that put him at risk. I don't want a hospital bill that would cause bankruptcy. I want to do my part to end the pandemic. I am already chipped as I always have my phone with me.
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Old 01-11-2021, 06:18 PM
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1. Yes I will get the vaccine when it's my turn.

2. I have underlying conditions that put me at a higher risk of an unideal outcome if I get Covid.
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And there is this from GreenBunny.
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Old 01-11-2021, 06:21 PM
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1. Yes

2. What everyone else has said
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Old 01-11-2021, 06:25 PM
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1. Yes

2. What GreenBunny said!
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Old 01-11-2021, 06:29 PM
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1. Yes, I get it on Thursday

2. A lot of the reasons others have mentioned. I want to be able to see family, etc.
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Old 01-11-2021, 06:39 PM
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Yes

All the reasons above
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Old 01-11-2021, 06:42 PM
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1. Yes! Iím getting it tomorrow

2. I do not want to get covid or pass it to anyone. I want to be able to safely see my parents and grandparents who I have not seen in a year!
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Old 01-11-2021, 06:44 PM
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1. Yes, I will get it.

2. I believe in science and following the guidelines/recommendations for public health. I believe in immunizations in general. Additionally, my school district's superintendent died from COVID.
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Old 01-11-2021, 06:45 PM
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1. Absolutely
2. I have no compelling reason not to get it, and although I'm not worried about getting Covid myself I want to protect others.
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Old 01-11-2021, 06:52 PM
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1. I signed up but I really donít want to get it.
2. I probably will, though I donít feel comfortable doing so. I just donít like how quickly it is being pushed through, how many fingers are in the till, how many answers they donít have.. however my dh is willing to get it and he generally makes good decisions, so I am leaning toward it.

Many people are saying they will get it so they canít infect someone else, but the vaccine doesnít stop us from carrying it from what I have heard, so is that a good argument?
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Old 01-11-2021, 06:53 PM
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I love Green Bunny's reasons and thoroughly agree. Tier three in my state is where I am at so it will be a couple months.
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Old 01-11-2021, 06:57 PM
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1. 100% yes

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Old 01-11-2021, 07:03 PM
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Yes.
The benefits outweigh the risks. Itís 10 months now, I would like to get back to normal soon before I become a permanent part of my couch.
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Old 01-11-2021, 07:06 PM
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1. Yes, but I don't want Astra-Zeneca or another mediocre one. I am pretty low on the list so it doesn't really matter for a long time.

2. Others stated my reasons
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Old 01-11-2021, 07:29 PM
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1. Yes

2. I'm a bit nervous about a reaction because I 've had issues with a flu shot and reactions to a few medications. But even my worst medicine reaction is far better than a serious case of Covid. And I am high risk.
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I have a good while yet to wait, but
Old 01-11-2021, 07:33 PM
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yes, I will get it!

I have a sister who is an MD/PhD, a brilliant scientist, and I follow her lead. She has followed the science, and thinks it is safe and worthwhile. I trust her judgment. She has already gotten her first dose as someone in a medical field, and a high risk ex-cancer patient. Lord knows when my turn will come. There are many ahead of me in priority.
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Old 01-11-2021, 07:34 PM
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1. I plan to get it as soon as it’s my turn.

2. I believe in vaccines. Smallpox, polio, etc., no longer threaten most societies the way they did before vaccines were available. Vaccines have been a godsend to so many of us.
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Old 01-11-2021, 07:34 PM
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1. Yes, of course

2. The benefits outweigh the risks
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Old 01-11-2021, 08:38 PM
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1. Yes! Definitely
2. I want the world to get back to some type of normal. The only way that is going to happen is if people get vaccinated.
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Old 01-11-2021, 08:39 PM
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Yes for sure.
As a 2 time cancer survivour I would like to be as protected as possible.
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Old 01-12-2021, 04:07 AM
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1. Yes!!
2. What greenbunny said.
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Old 01-12-2021, 05:04 AM
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No.
I have a lengthy list of why not.
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Iíll get it
Old 01-12-2021, 05:08 AM
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But it is not available here yet. Not sure when those over 65 will get it. Prisoners and doctors and nurses got it first. Firemen and police too.
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Old 01-12-2021, 05:11 AM
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1. Odd one here, but NO I will not get the vaccine.

2. I don't want to get into some controversial reasons, but big one is I don't want some junk put into my body. For myself, I have quit taking vaccines since I was a kid (except tetanus) I never get the flu shot.
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Old 01-12-2021, 05:47 AM
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Yes, because even though I am scared to death of doctors, I am not sure I could risk getting the virus and I will soon be required to go back into the school building and working with students and other teachers.
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Old 01-12-2021, 05:51 AM
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Yes- getting it Friday
To keep myself and family safe. Hopefully so we can have a ďnormalĒ life again
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Old 01-12-2021, 06:29 AM
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1. Are you getting it?
Yes. I'm supposed to get it either next Wednesday or the following Wednesday.
I'm waiting to hear the exact date.


2. What made your decision?
I have had every other vaccine that I'm eligible to have, so I don't see any reason not to get this one. My primary care doctor and my allergist both agree that I should get it.
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Old 01-12-2021, 06:57 AM
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Yes

I have a lengthy list of why Yes.
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Old 01-12-2021, 07:03 AM
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Many people are saying they will get it so they canít infect someone else, but the vaccine doesnít stop us from carrying it from what I have heard, so is that a good argument?
My understanding is that the jury is still out on this. Right now we don't know if people can still spread the virus even if they've been vaccinated. They will continue to study this and, if we're lucky, we'll find out that the vaccine does slow the spread of the virus. But, because it hasn't been studied enough, people who have been vaccinated should still wear a mask and practice social distancing. But, if everyone in your household has been vaccinated, you can at least quit worrying about bringing home the virus and infecting your loved ones.
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Old 01-12-2021, 08:32 AM
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1. yes

2. The people here gave me some good reasons. I will be able to move around without fear of covid. The effects of covid are worse than the vaccine.
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Old 01-12-2021, 08:45 AM
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1. Not sure. Undecided, but leaning towards no for right now.

2. I don't think it's been around long enough to see if there are any long term problems from it. I also want to do more research on it. I read that you can still be a carrier even with the shot. I also have read that it's kind of like the flu shot - you could still get Covid even after having the shot, just like you can still get the flu. Like I said, more research needs to be done on my part.

Either way, I really don't believe that we will EVER get back to "normal" at this point, as bad as I hate to say that!

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My DH and I are getting it
Old 01-12-2021, 08:47 AM
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as soon as we are allowed. I am no longer teaching so I have to wait until others have been vaccinated. My DH is over 75 and is still listed as a volunteer firefighter so he could get his before I could get mine. I am not yet 75. We are going online today to try to get an appointment in the future.

I am old enough to remember how things were before the vaccine for polio and after. I am a big fan of vaccines.
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Old 01-12-2021, 08:58 AM
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1. No - it was offered to us, but I passed for now.

2. I have antibodies (never knew I was sick, but they found them when I gave blood) and everything I read said they weren't sure what the vaccine + antibodies would equal, so I decided to wait until a later date when my antibodies might be depleted.
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Old 01-12-2021, 06:29 PM
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1. Yes

2. I want to spend time and hug my family again.
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Old 01-12-2021, 06:49 PM
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Yes
I was skeptical about Operation Warp Speed even if I generally understand the value and efficacy of vaccines. So reading a lot about the history of vaccines and the process of creating vaccines and the history of this particular vaccine, listening to experts I trust talk about it, and deciding any risks are outweighed by the benefits tipped me in favor of getting it. The messaging around it has been particularly bad, though.
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I got my second one yesterday! That is over thank god...
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Old 01-13-2021, 02:49 PM
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1) Not right now.
2) I want to wait for a conventional vaccine and then I'd like to see long term studies done about its safety and effectiveness. Once that happens, I'll be fine taking it.
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Old 01-13-2021, 04:41 PM
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Thanks for all the responses! Only 33% of the teachers in my school are getting it, and that surprised me. I really thought the majority would get it.

The majority of the ones who said no were for fertility reasons. I'm not worried about that personally, so I haven't done my research in that area.
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Old 01-13-2021, 04:50 PM
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1. Are you getting it? Just got it!

2. What made your decision? I am teaching and don't want to get sick. We have very high numbers where I live.
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