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Previously stated as 1b (persons of 70+ or with chronic health conditions) to nave Pfizer.
2a onwards AZ.
Do you have an update on this?
I think It's only 1A, but not all 1A, that will get Pfizer. When all 1A is completed with second dose then Pfizer can be used for latter stages.
 

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So my parents (both over 70) were too busy to try and book last week, Dad called up closest GP in program (not his usual GP) this morning and was offered appointments today (i.e. same day), but didn't suit so both are going on Wednesday (as tomorrow wasn't convenient either).

Will obviously be AZ, I will report back once they have had it with any side effects.
 

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So my parents (both over 70) were too busy to try and book last week, Dad called up closest GP in program (not his usual GP) this morning and was offered appointments today (i.e. same day), but didn't suit so both are going on Wednesday (as tomorrow wasn't convenient either).

Will obviously be AZ, I will report back once they have had it with any side effects.

Good luck!

We haven’t been seeing much at all from the older cohorts in terms of side effects. Mostly the younger crew.
 

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So we've met a few locals who have now had it. It seems that everyone experiences a sore upper arm, mostly the next day or two, but for those of us (well, two of us 😂) who are on immunosuppressants, the sore upper arm came on day three and four.
 

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My Mum is immunocompromised and very under weight, so I do worry for her. Dad like me has more insulation so less likely to feel anything.

Friends of a friend in the UK of the same age suffered terrible migraines after the AZ shot, so it is not unheard of to have side effects.
 

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It's been over 24 hours for me with the AZ and no side effects at all
 
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At this pace we should finish vaccination by 2025. Such incompetence by our public officials.
 
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I had AZ last week (1b). Didn’t even feel a sting from the needle! I had the usual tender spot over the injection site that I only felt the next morning when putting on moisturiser, and the next day. Not sore, not hot, not red. No reactions at all.
 

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At this pace we should finish vaccination by 2025. Such incompetence by our public officials.
Please remember the fact that the locally made AZ vaccine will be rolling out about next week at about 1 million doses a week I think it is. So there’s just *some sort of chance* that the rate of vaccination will increase over the rate of the initial stages which included the Pfizer vaccine which was only available from very limited places due to its ultracold requirement. 😂🤣😂.
 
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Please remember the fact that the locally made AZ vaccine will be rolling out about next week at about 1 million doses a week I think it is.

The vaccines will be there. The processes for distributing vaccines in SA anyway, isn’t.
 
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Please remember the fact that the locally made AZ vaccine will be rolling out about next week at about 1 million doses a week I think it is. So there’s just *some sort of chance* that the rate of vaccination will increase over the rate of the initial stages which included the Pfizer vaccine which was only available from very limited places due to its ultracold requirement. 😂🤣😂.
As I have said before I am not sure how, short of sending the SAS over to raid supplies in Europe we were supposed to do any better. We bought tens of millions of doses of Pfizer - only getting a dribble.

if we had done emergency authorisation of the vaccine and started earlier, then people like Palmer would have had some truth behind the stuff they are currently spreading.

Unfortunately unless CSL can produce more it is going to take longer than anticipated. They are going to produce a million doses a week, but half of that is kept back for second doses.

I am pretty anxious to get vaccinated as I am 69 in August and have high blood pressure and have had a weird stroke a few years ago, but I just think people should be fair and maybe explain how it can be faster when there has been a shortage of vaccine. There were hundreds of thousands of vaccinations last week and will be more this week. If there was more vaccine it would go even faster......
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The vaccines will be there. The processes for distributing vaccines in SA anyway, isn’t.
Is that a South Australian problem? It seems to be working well here?
 
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80yr old father in law in aged care received 2nd Pfizer jab last week. Developed a mild fever the following day and by day 3 was transferred to hospital suffering breathing difficulties and diagnosed with lung infection. Day 7 and released today. Also had a mild fever for three days post first jab. No known allergies. Just coincidence? who knows.
 
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As I have said before I am not sure how, short of sending the SAS over to raid supplies in Europe we were supposed to do any better. We bought tens of millions of doses of Pfizer - only getting a dribble.

if we had done emergency authorisation of the vaccine and started earlier, then people like Palmer would have had some truth behind the stuff they are currently spreading.

Unfortunately unless CSL can produce more it is going to take longer than anticipated. They are going to produce a million doses a week, but half of that is kept back for second doses.

I am pretty anxious to get vaccinated as I am 69 in August and have high blood pressure and have had a weird stroke a few years ago, but I just think people should be fair and maybe explain how it can be faster when there has been a shortage of vaccine. There were hundreds of thousands of vaccinations last week and will be more this week. If there was more vaccine it would go even faster......
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Is that a South Australian problem? It seems to be working well here?
Likely to be. Which I think is the Achilles heel in this process. Just like border control.
 

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