Being the afternoon of Melbourne Cup possibly doesn't help with drawing much of a crowd today?Just in the middle of Qudos arena after Pfizer 3 booster.
Easy process-booked appointment in car park
Long empty corridors.
Staff with very little to do.
There are only 8 others on the arena floor having their observation period
Certainly had an end-of-days feel this afternoonYah that's where i looked yesterday, just asks what vaccine you want not if its a booster, mind you didnt go past the mobile screen.
Interesting if you pick Moderna it only offers you Pharmacies (as expected) but if you choose Pfizer you get Olympic Park and Qdos straight away.
Cant see Qdos being open much longer, there are concerts booked there for December.
Unlike AZ I can feel the site this time.
The last flu shot was worse. It must have been her first. Took forever. I just wanted to push down on the plunger and get it in. I know I’ll have a bruise this time.More likely to do with the skill of the person giving the shot than the vaccine used. Some are great at giving pain free injections, others less so. Its like dentists, some ensure a positive experience others you'd swear were sadists.
a booster or a third top up as the vaccinator did say they were different which is contrary to what I've heard elsewhere
This very question was asked of the Deputy CHO in a press conference possibly two weeks ago and she said they were the same thing. Mind you, I don't exactly have a great opinion of her.No they are different and have been communicated as such.
If you are imuno compromised you can have a 3rd full dose of whatever you had for doses 1-2 and do not have to wait 6 months. You will then get a booster 6 months after dose 3.
Whereas, at the moment a booster will be Pfizer at 6 months unless you have a medical reason to get AZ, Moderna not yet approved as a booster. The booster is also not necessarily a full dose.