We can only hope that's the case and not sit on them until they expire.If there is one bright spot in this whole debacle, at least we can ship our unwanted vaccines to countries that will make good use of them. None of us is truly vaccinated until we all are vaccinated.
I hope not! We are already sending to PNG and Fiji so hopefully can expand that and to other neighbours. Aus will still need the reserves as there will be a lot of second vaccinations to still be done and surely not all over 60s are resistant! I know a few who are scheduled for AZ vaccinations in the coming weeks.We can only hope that's the case and not sit on them until they expire.
same with me - I'm older than you though but not in the "safe" group - had my 2nd AZ today and am so pleased to be fully vaccinated.Im not at all concerned getting my second AZ shortly even though I’m now 30 years off the ‘enhanced’ guidelines Millions in the UK managed it just fine...
I had this hope that as people knew other people who were vaccinated without issue it would reassure the waverers. Certainly hasn’t happened with one of my friends - in spite of knowing multiple people who had safely had AZ including our daughter and SIL who were totally in the risk zone, it still wasn’t enough. Fortunately he is happy to have Pfizer and registered with ACT Health within a few hours of the announcement.We had our regular Uni day catch up dinner last night of 11 people. A mix of Doctors, Registered Nurses, Physios, Psychologists, Accountants. Most of us had completed the Vaccination or about to do so. One who works at RAH had Pfizer, the rest AZ. No issues at all with anyone in having any dose although obviously for some the second AZ hasn't passed the 28 day test. But each of them had stories of friends who were unsure.
All 60+, one just had her 60th birthday but was still happy to get AZ.
Given that we, at our age, heard our parents talk of friends and family who developed Polio, (friends mother wore a caliper until her death a couple of years ago, and in my case, an Aunt who had diptheria and as a teen spent weeks in an infectious diseases hospital), we actually have knowledge and have seen how vaccinations save lives and prevents permanent damage. For the life of me I don't understand the reluctance of our age group to protect themselves.I had this hope that as people knew other people who were vaccinated without issue it would reassure the waverers. Certainly hasn’t happened with one of my friends - in spite of knowing multiple people who had safely had AZ including our daughter and SIL who were totally in the risk zone, it still wasn’t enough. Fortunately he is happy to have Pfizer and registered with ACT Health within a few hours of the announcement.
56% for over 70's is an 'F' Maybe an F- because did we not just have a 'blitz'. I look at Canada in the ABC's how we are going charts, and they are ballistic., and sadly Israel running out of puff at 64%.Some age breakdown in this article, depressingly low numbers across eligible age groups, although the 40-50s making a good showing despite only being eligible for a few weeks
‘Professor Sutton also revealed new first-dose appointments for Pfizer will be opened up in Victoria again next week.
He said 27 per cent of Victorians aged in their 40s had received at least one dose of the vaccine, with 45 per cent of those in their 50s having at least their first jab, and 56 per cent for those over 70.’
Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said he was “optimistic” the state was on the right track for more easing of restrictions next week, but said health officials needed time to assess the effect of loosened restrictions.www.theage.com.au
That could happen when there is enough supply to vaccinate everyone left within a few months. Give a few months warning and then open up. We will see.Those who elect to bypass this opportunily, need to know the writing is on the wall, and borders will open irrespective of 'non-participants' hereafter called 'sitting ducks'.
They need to be given the warning now so that when there is a full supply, they have very limited time to get on board with the program (literally). I do not want to wait for the procrastinators -let them deal with the risk. Adding as I have said before, yes, I agree that the opportunity to get the vaccine has to be there before such an approach makes sense. But warnings need to be given now.That could happen when there is enough supply to vaccinate everyone left within a few months. Give a few months warning and then open up. We will see.
IC just went live on TV and called the Feds out for failing to supply their second doses of Pfizer, ahead of the meeting. What a mess....