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We have a choice #248587
02/27/2021 02:23 PM
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I was waiting for a vaccine that is not a mRNA vaccine and now there is a choice with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine now being approved by the FDA in the USA. It is one shot and does not have to be frozen like ModeRNA or Pfizer. I hope SXM opts in for the J&J vaccine.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health...ne-compare-to-other-coronavirus-vaccines

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Re: We have a choice [Re: sxmmartini] #248607
02/27/2021 07:48 PM
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Great to have another vaccine! J&J is a DNA vaccine that puts its DNA into the nucleus, the spike protein gene is read by the cell, and it’s then copied into messenger RNA (mRNA). So it still utilizes mRNA. smile https://www.prevention.com/health/a35227295/johnson-and-johnson-covid-19-vaccine/

Re: We have a choice [Re: sxmmartini] #248608
02/27/2021 07:51 PM
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You might not have a choice of which one you get. We found out when we arrived for our shot. People right in front of us got Moderna and we got Pfizer.

Re: We have a choice [Re: sxmmartini] #248611
02/27/2021 08:27 PM
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" I hope SXM opts in for the J&J vaccine."
Why would that make a difference to you. You're not a resident. Get yours in your home state and not take away from the island residents that need it.

Re: We have a choice [Re: SXMScubaman] #248634
02/28/2021 08:47 AM
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Being a veteran has few perks. Local VA did a terrific job of scheduling vaccinations in our area. In general, PA did a lousy job initially but has improved after seeing what other states did well.

Re: We have a choice [Re: sxmmartini] #248635
02/28/2021 09:25 AM
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I can’t speak for people who have strong feelings about which vax or no vax. For the rest of us, the mantra will likely be “the best vax is the vax that you can get”.

Re: We have a choice [Re: Bahston] #248636
02/28/2021 09:29 AM
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Correct

Re: We have a choice [Re: sxmmartini] #248637
02/28/2021 09:32 AM
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SXM has already received vaccine from Holland. Pretty sure it is Pfizer.


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Re: We have a choice [Re: Carol_Hill] #248643
02/28/2021 10:38 AM
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Yes. Pfizer.

Re: We have a choice [Re: sxmmartini] #248647
02/28/2021 11:36 AM
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Finally just got my appointment for March 2nd.

Re: We have a choice [Re: Kennys] #248648
02/28/2021 11:49 AM
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Good for you, just a couple of days away!!


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Re: We have a choice [Re: Kennys] #248649
02/28/2021 12:20 PM
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👍

Re: We have a choice [Re: Carol_Hill] #248660
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Thanks Carol and SxmScubaman.

Re: We have a choice [Re: Tom] #248661
02/28/2021 02:35 PM
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VA in RI is doing a very good job with vaccinations also.

Re: We have a choice [Re: sxmmartini] #248664
02/28/2021 02:56 PM
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I had Moderna. No reaction at all to the 1st shot and just a sore arm for the 2nd.

Re: We have a choice [Re: RI Bob C] #248666
02/28/2021 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by RI Bob C
VA in RI is doing a very good job with vaccinations also.



Same with CT, not a fan of our governor but he is doing what I think is an amazing job with the rollout!!!

Re: We have a choice [Re: Tom] #248709
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Yes. Pennsylvania has done a poor job of rolling out the vaccine. I am 68 years old, and live in Delaware County, and I still cannot get the vaccine.
My wife will not let me plan our trip, until we both get vaccinated. I had hoped to travel to SXM during the last week of March. Guess we'll have to wait until 2022.

Re: We have a choice [Re: CJIMI] #248711
03/01/2021 01:28 AM
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I feel your pain, CJIMI. I'm 76 & live in Montgomery County. I pre-registered on 1/13. Last week on Thurs. 2/25 I got the email to schedule my appt. I chose today, 3/1, but when I tried to select a time their site froze. The next day I found a phone # to call, gave them the details and was told that what I experienced had been happening a lot and that I would be getting a new link that would definitely work. Still waiting.


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Re: We have a choice [Re: Biturbo] #248731
03/01/2021 10:25 AM
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OK, since this is not about SXM, will move it to People Talk now.


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Re: We have a choice [Re: sxmmartini] #248802
03/02/2021 12:05 AM
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Steve got the Pfizer shot January 20 and Feb. 10. I got Moderna today and will get the second March 29.
When we were contacted to get the vaccine...we were not told what we were getting beforehand.

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Re: We have a choice [Re: sxmmartini] #248808
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We have a choice... enough said!

Re: We have a choice [Re: sxmmartini] #248830
03/02/2021 10:14 AM
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No, we don't. You take what is offered to you, or you don't get it. This is silliness..


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Re: We have a choice [Re: sxmmartini] #248838
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Carol...I guess you have a choice to refuse the injection. I cannot imagine doing that...but technically I guess you could. I wonder if anyone has done that? If you refuse... do they remove you from the system?

I had hoped I would get the Pfizer since that is what Steve got...but I was just so grateful to get it...I did not care.

Re: We have a choice [Re: Cathyg] #248843
03/02/2021 10:52 AM
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Sure, you can refuse the injection, but as you said, I think they would remove you from the system. Really stupid to do that.


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Re: We have a choice [Re: sxmmartini] #248852
03/02/2021 11:56 AM
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Just be happy to get the one they offer at the time of your appointment. Not a goodtime to be c. So many people can't get it and would be happy to take your spot.

Re: We have a choice [Re: sxmmartini] #248857
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Exactly....if we want to travel again...we are going to have to be vaccinated. I heard a doctor say this morning the hope is the USA should be 70-90% herd immunity by Thanksgiving and we should be able to have a "normal" Thanksgiving. It makes me glad that we have cancelled or postponed all of our trips scheduled before the 4th quarter....we made the right decision.

Re: We have a choice [Re: sxmmartini] #248976
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Re: We have a choice [Re: sxmmartini] #248978
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OK, since a discussion of that topic will take us nowhere good, will end this one here.


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