- Jan 7, 2011
possibly due to the lack of hubs
Well this is true of Australia too. We are too busy being self congratulatory that we have won the battle that we have lost sight of the fact we haven’t won the war!
The SMH and The Age on the Front Page tomorrow are saying a poll of adult Australians indicates that 29% are 'unlikely' to get vaccinated against COVID-19
He may get unlucky if we have another wave and he is not vaccinated..
Even Taiwan which had one of the best records with Covid is now having a surge and people who had ignored getting vaccinated are discovering that it is in short supply.
Singapore and Taiwan were hailed as COVID-19 success stories. Now they're seeing a spike in case numbersTaiwan and Singapore have been considered model countries for controlling the pandemic, but both governments are now tightening restrictions to fight a recent surge in cases.www.sbs.com.au
AZ will not fade away totally.In fact it will be one of the most used vaccines.Just not in western countries.I think fear of AZ will eventually fade when the spread of Covid returns, as even medicos have been saying will happen. My daughter 40yo had AZ last week, because cases have been rising again in UK where she lives.
AZ will not fade away totally.In fact it will be one of the most used vaccines.Just not in western countries.
It is far cheaper than the mRNA vaccines plus easier to transport so many countries in Asia,Africa and South America will use it or possibly the J&J or cheaper Chinese or Russian vaccines.
India will eventually produce a billion doses + and use it.It has been shown in India to be 97.8% effective against their B 1617 variant.
MrsOatek just had her first AZ jab at her GP (who also happens to be a personal friend, so they got to chatting). Their practice is doing 1 day a week and if they have any left over owing to no shows etc, they call a few people up and get them to come along.Out I curiosity I googled on booking online CV19 Vaccination at a GP in NSW.
I was able to make some dummy bookings at several different practices, from the 199 practices listed.
That only took minutes all up from google to booked, and no phone call required. It would seem to be very quick and easy to me.
59% of vaccinations to to date in NSW (ie Commonwealth, State and GP) have been delivered via the GP channel
In Vic you just go through Hotdocs to book in online for the GP channel.
At the GP Respiratory Clinics there are no queues, no waiting as they want you to arrive only for your slot.
No sick people if you select one of the GP run Respiratory Clinics.
It is only if you want to consult with a GP that you need to pick a practice where you can do so. If you do not need to consult with a GP then you just book in online and get vaccinated all very easily at a location convenient to oneself.
With Pfizer if you want to consult with a GP (whether your current one or a different one) it becomes a two venue process as you have to consult with a GP first, and then seek a vaccination booking elsewhere.
Hubs and Clinics are both very valid channels. You just pick what suits. Though those wanting Pfizer are very restricted as to where they can get it (In Vic it is about a dozen locations for Pfizer for the public).
MrsOatek just had her first AZ jab at her GP (who also happens to be a personal friend, so they got to chatting). Their practice is doing 1 day a week and if they have any left over owing to no shows etc, they call a few people up and get them to come along.
I had my AZ shot through a different local practice that does their bookings through HotDoc. Just did it all online including filling in personal details and signing the disclaimer so that when I turned up was good to go.
It all seems very straight-forward if you really want to get the vaccine.
I just had a look.Sounds like the Mass vaccination sites in Victoria are starting to Vax anyone that rolls up because they aren't getting the flow of eligible people. I live near the exhibition building and have a work thing by the convention centre so might see if I get lucky.
My local GP (Sydney) has plenty of free spots over the next week!Thank you for the WA perspective on GP Booking and agreed.
The problem we as a community have is that there is are lot of eligible over 50's for AZ who are despite supply now improving choosing to not get vaccinated at this time, or even perhaps ever.
You got my hopes up, which were then dashed when seeing a later post indicating that that is not the case. I'm keen to get vaccinated so that not being vaccinated doesn't stop me travelling when a travel bubble is hopefully opened up with the UK.Sounds like the Mass vaccination sites in Victoria are starting to Vax anyone that rolls up