Will you vaccinate with Conoravirus vaccine when one is available?

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According to reports, coronavirus vaccine is entering its final phase of testing and very soon we will have millions of coronavirus vaccine to be rolled out, hopefully from September.

By then, should a coronavirus vaccine is available, will you vaccinate it?

Personally speaking, as a 30 year old young person, I will not vaccinate myself with Coronavirus, because:

1. It is just a small flu for young people, we won't die;
2. The vaccine is rushed and I cannot guarantee if I vaccinate myself, I will be immune to Coronavirus and not get killed by the vaccine;
3. The coronavirus vaccine is just a step to reopen our borders so that we can travel overseas again.

I am not anti-vaxier, however I only think that Coronavirus vaccine is just a political ticket for politicians to explain to the public that they can now open the international borders again and ease off travel bubbles.

What do you think?
 

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According to reports, coronavirus vaccine is entering its final phase of testing and very soon we will have millions of coronavirus vaccine to be rolled out, hopefully from September.

By then, should a coronavirus vaccine is available, will you vaccinate it?

Personally speaking, as a 30 year old young person, I will not vaccinate myself with Coronavirus, because:

1. It is just a small flu for young people, we won't die;
2. The vaccine is rushed and I cannot guarantee if I vaccinate myself, I will be immune to Coronavirus and not get killed by the vaccine;
3. The coronavirus vaccine is just a step to reopen our borders so that we can travel overseas again.

I am not anti-vaxier, however I only think that Coronavirus vaccine is just a political ticket for politicians to explain to the public that they can now open the international borders again and ease off travel bubbles.

What do you think?
I'll comment on #1.
I/we know first hand of a 30-40 yo (ex) health worker who contracted Coronavirus and who is now in need of a double lung transplant. (she was healthy with no underlying health issues)

I realise this is the exception and that most of that age won't have issues however it can happen.
 

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I realise this is the exception and that most of that age won't have issues however it can happen.
and, unfortunately, does happen.

The complications can be severe and lasting. Technically she has probably "recovered" from COVID-19 (no remaining trace of the virus, now testing negative), but she will never fully recover from the lasting complications. The statistics just do not fully represent the reality.

Some people interpret the statistics by saying "we have only had ~28,000 infections and ~900 deaths in Australia, which is small compared with [insert whatever other disease you like] so why are we shutting down the nation for such as small number of infections and deaths?". But what the statistics do not tell us is how many infections and deaths Australia would have experienced if the various Federal and State government actions had not been taken. It is not possible to know how many lives have been saved by the actions taken to date.

Similarly, when the vaccine is rolled out, we will never know how many lives it has saved. We just need to know it is saving lives and that all lives are valuable, so unless there is a real underlying medical reason for an individual not to be vaccinated, everyone should be vaccinated. But I am happy that in Australia, the actions already taken have allowed us to be in a position to not need to rush and to monitor the progress in other countries before we launch into the mass vaccination program. While removal of international travel restrictions will be a nice outcome, in my opinion it is not the reason for vaccination nor a higher priority than ensuring it is safely and properly distributed and administered.
 

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Japan is just starting a Phase 1-2 trial of the Moderna vaccine.Might be some time there before mass vaccination.Doesn't sound good for the Olympics.

And the allergy problem has surfaced with the Moderna vaccine.
 

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With all the news from Europe about the delays in producing and supplying vaccine has there been any rumblings about the supply of the Pfizer vaccine that is supposed to happen in early Feb.?

 
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With all the news from Europe about the delays in producing and supplying vaccine has there been any rumblings about the supply of the Pfizer vaccine that is supposed to happen in early Feb.?

A whisper that it’s late.....Pfizer cannot maintain production/distribution apparently.
 

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Yes, but only enough for recommended 2-shot dosage for the whole Australian population once.

Based on the current order, but they could always order more.

There's also 51 million doses of Novavax ordered if that successfully completes the trials/process.
 

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According to SMH:

On the basis of the data at hand, the TGA decided to approve the vaccine only for people aged over 16.

For the very frail – people aged over 85 – the TGA recommends doctors vaccinate on a “case by case basis”, as the potential benefits of the vaccine must be weighed against the risks of exposing a very frail person to the vaccine’s standard flu-like side-effects.

Doctors will also need to decide themselves whether to jab pregnant women, with the TGA saying there is only limited human data to guide advice. The same goes for people with autoimmune disorders or those with compromised immune systems.
 

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