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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Pinched this from the ABC Live Blog. Good explanation from TGA of querying the over 65 "case by case" recommendation.

PROF SKERRITT: We recommend that older people should get the AstraZeneca vaccine. The wording "case-by-case" relates to a discussion... Well, it comes down to what it all means. I'm 61, when I 40, I thought that 60 was old. Now I've decided that 60 is very young. So old is always in your mind.
To be fair, we were aware and there were reports globally of deaths in Norwegian aged care facilities. It turned out that sadly, hundreds of people in any state and territory die per month in aged care facilities of what we used to call old age. So the use of any medicine for any procedure is to look at what doctors call futility. If someone only has a few weeks to live, you won't give them a hip replacement and may not give them a vaccine. So that's what we're talking about, but the vaccine is recommended for use in all ages.
 

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Personally I'm getting a bit annoyed about the micro-announcements without any macro-analysis, like answering whether/when what you mention above is going to happen. As a FF forum plenty are interested in firstly when we can travel nationally without the risk of being trapped interstate, and then when we can travel internationally.

In this context its not when we start that matters, it when we finish, or at least are finished enough that our notoriously safety conscious premieres are confident enough to open borders. In the context of these premiers who close the borders at a moments notice and our main vaccine being only 63% effective, if we only achieve 70-80% innoculation rates my fear is that that's not enough. If you look at Israel's cases and death rates when they have vaccinated 70% of the population and 20% have had two doses it seems to be that whil these have indeed come down, they haven't come down anything near enough to be the magic pill some are hoping for.

The vaccines are almost 100% effective at preventing serious illness (leading to hospitalisation) - thats all we have to focus on now and the premiers will have to stop their obsession with case numbers sooner or later. It will move to hospital admissions. Hopefully really soon for our collective sanity.
 

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I would not say you are wrong on that front, but it is a start of getting us back to normal... isnt it better to be positive thinking over thinking negatively... i wont say it is the magic pill but it is a start
Yeah I get that a journey requires 1000 steps and I'm actually fairly positive overall in terms of Coronavirus, its is what is and we are learning to live with it. But I'm totally over our politicians crowing over every new announcement as if its signaling the end of the virus when clearly it's not and the media publishing those announcement without really asking the "so what" question.

Overall I'm a fan of positive thinking but politicians spinning me a line I know to be untrue (treating us as idiots) doesn't give me positive thoughts! That's wishful thing, not positive thinking.
 

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Yeah I get that a journey requires 1000 steps and I'm actually fairly positive overall in terms of Coronavirus, its is what is and we are learning to live with it. But I'm totally over our politicians crowing over every new announcement as if its signaling the end of the virus when clearly it's not and the media publishing those announcement without really asking the "so what" question.

Overall I'm a fan of positive thinking but politicians spinning me a line I know to be untrue (treating us as idiots) doesn't give me positive thoughts! That's wishful thing, not positive thinking.
Yeah, I’m over the ‘pressers’ as well. I sometimes tune in for my own amusement, especially when Sutton and DDan are on (which is half the morning). For those interested, there is loads of info on health.gov.au revealing the massive rollout happening, that is largely being ignored by media, in favour of their same old political sound bites.
 

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I intend to get vaccinated as soon as I can (in 2B so will be waiting a while) and then apply for an exemption to leave Australia request to travel overseas if there's still a ban in place. I can't see them letting me travel overseas where I need to go without the vaccine, so I don't really have much of a choice.
 

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I would get the vaccine but i am in 2b as well and will be likely to get pfizer
 

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Tomorrow for us.
How are you doing that on a boat of the WA coast?
 

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Do try to keep up..they are already home...
 

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Bring it on... I'm in the 60-70 YO group
As is my wife, but she has just got cold feet with the change from Pf to AZ vaccine.
 

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As is my wife, but she has just got cold feet with the change from Pf to AZ vaccine.
Yeah, it's a tough call. I have my second AZ on 17 June, which I am definitely having. Probs get my flu vaccine this week. (52)
 

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Bring it on...
That's what Mrs Pineapple said. Two weeks ago they brought it on, and she's looking forward to dose 2 beginning of June

Pineapple, in Group 2a, says 'bring it on' also. Preferably before the next visit to a covid-infested country.

Cheers skip
 
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