COVID19 Vaccines - get it when you can!

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Post   » Thu Dec 02, 2021 4:28 am

This vaccine has different effects on everyone. Just as every other vaccine. Some people have zero side effects as my son did. Others have harsh reactions to it and some only have mild reactions. I don't have any plans to take that vaccine at this time. As someone who already had covid and recovered, and after consulting my doctor, I don't feel I require it. I have sufficient antibodies.

I respect everyone's decision to take the vaccine or not and I expect the same in return. It should be a decision you make based on your situation after discussing it with your doctor as I have. It should not mandated by a politician who knows nothing of your personal medical situation and you should not be persecuted for your choice. If things change that make it necessary for me to get that vaccine, then I will do so.

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I dissent.

Post   » Fri Dec 03, 2021 7:57 pm

A fellow church member and close acquaintance of ours refused to get vaccinated. She didn't do it based on politics, but rather on her staunch beliefs about holistic/natural medicine, which she felt would protect her against Covid. She was wrong. Our church buried her last week after she ended up on a ventilator and later succumbed. Denise was 56 and a fine lady who spent a lot of her time in service to others. Yes, it was her decision to ignore the science, but it doesn't suck any less and I have a hard time "respecting" the decision when her death---like that of countless others---could have been so easily been prevented.

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Post   » Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:57 pm

I'm very sorry for the loss of your friend. I mean that sincerely. As I said, my decision is based on my own medical history after discussing it with my doctor. As a covid survivor, there is a very low chance of contracting it again. My heart and lungs are strong and healthy. I have no comorbidities that decrease my already 99.4% chance of survival if I do get it again. Couple that with the fact that this vaccine has only been out for a year, and as such, no long term studies of possible side effects have been done, and the reward from taking the vaccine is not worth the risk to my health.

It is foolish to refuse vaccines based on anything political, religious or any beliefs other than medical after consultation with a doctor. My decision is a well informed one which will change if my situation warrants it.

I don't get the flu vaccine either. That decision is also based on my own experience with it. I took it every year for a very long time when I was in the Air Force and every year, I had a very bad reaction to it and ended up getting the flu anyway. Finally, the Medical group exempted me from it and I have never got the flu again since. All of my other immunizations are up to date and I keep them that way.

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Post   » Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:52 pm

As more information develops on the new variant, be sure to continue to consult. Lots of nasty characteristics with the new variant.

I'm sorry about your fellow church member too, Sef.

Got together with my group of Spanish speaking ladies - a visitor from Mexico came. Mexicans happily get vaccinated. They wear masks. They don't understand how politics can influence people not to take the vaccine in the states.

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Post   » Sat Dec 04, 2021 2:02 am

I don't understand how politics have any bearing on people's health choices. I know from reading the threads in this forum that most, if not all of you hate Trump. I'm not his biggest fan, but I don't hate him either. Joe Biden, on the other hand; I'll digress on the grounds that I dont want to get into it.. My point is that I've seen a lot of social media posts of people refusing the vaccine because it was developed by Operation Warp Speed under President Trump and others refusing it because Biden wants to mandate it.

That's very stupid. It should be a purely medical decision. There in lies the problem. It has become too political. I applaud people who feel they need the vaccine and decide to take it. I also applaud people who decide not to take it after careful consideration and consultation with a competent medical doctor. Only you and your doctor know your medical history, comorbidities, susceptibility and what the risks and rewards are from this or any vaccine. As such, it should be up to you and not any politician or employer whether or not you get the vaccine.

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