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    #31
    First I'd like to thank all you people that aren't getting the vaccine. It'll give me more parking when you croak. I have 4 dead friends and one that wishes he were, he was 6 weeks on a respirator and his insides are a mess.
    I got my shot by calling every place in the area giving them and asking if they had left over does to call me. Got the call and shot the next day.
    People said they were sore from it. My shoulder hasn't felt this good in years. I'm going to get the booster in the other arm. If it feels good, I'll be in line for a shot every month!!!!

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    • Tetracyclone
      Tetracyclone commented
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      Funny as ever, BFD!

    #32
    It is amazing to me that this special group of people on Care Cure Community, who are always on top of every nuance of what is going on with their spinal cord injury, bladder care, bowel care, skin care, wheelchairs and positioning, etc., are so reticent to take care of themselves with a simple vaccination.
    NL

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      #33
      ok you all want to critize me but seriuosly if you never and i mean never been sick no cold no flue no alegries nada why should i do something to upset my body i am 70 . am i am serious my brother has never been sick he has had 1 cavity i his life he did get a blood clot when he flue for 13 hrs other than that he is 64 my sis same thing she is 60 we just don/t get sick. i really understand herd immunity .

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      • SCI-Nurse
        SCI-Nurse commented
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        Obviously you have no understanding of herd immunity at all. Sorry you are so confused by science and drink the Kool-Aid fake "science" of the anti-vaxxers, but it is selfish of you, as I said, and inconsistent with good sense. You are old enough to have known people who had polio, measles, chicken pox, and other infectious diseases which used to kill and disable people before we had COVID...and it does the same. You have been lucky to not have lost anyone you love to COVID...I wish I could say the same!!! (KLD)

      #34
      Originally posted by vjls View Post
      ok you all want to critize me but seriuosly if you never and i mean never been sick no cold no flue no alegries nada why should i do something to upset my body i am 70 . am i am serious my brother has never been sick he has had 1 cavity i his life he did get a blood clot when he flue for 13 hrs other than that he is 64 my sis same thing she is 60 we just don/t get sick. i really understand herd immunity .


      This is not a criticism, just something I don't understand about anti vaxxers.

      NL

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        #35
        my mom had polio enough of this i have had those vacines when a kid i also understand people bring this crap on them i am old enough i played in dirt i drank from the streams around our house i played in creek and rivers we did not have a germ thing. thats 1 reason people get sick now they to dam clean everything got to be bleached. they don/t get a chance to build up immunity

        i resent ur holier than than me attiude. i do understand herd immunity but i know you do not want my thought on that..
        i do not drink kool aid where the hell did that come from

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        • SCI-Nurse
          SCI-Nurse commented
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          Stop posting uninformed posts about COVID-19 on this forum, please. It is alarming how willing you are to display your ignorance. Take it to the Politics forum.

          Unbelievable that you don't get the Kool-Aid reference to Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple!

        #36
        I can hear deulling banjos

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          #37
          Originally posted by vjls View Post
          my mom had polio enough of this i have had those vacines when a kid i also understand people bring this crap on them i am old enough i played in dirt i drank from the streams around our house i played in creek and rivers we did not have a germ thing. thats 1 reason people get sick now they to dam clean everything got to be bleached. they don/t get a chance to build up immunity

          i resent ur holier than than me attiude. i do understand herd immunity but i know you do not want my thought on that..
          i do not drink kool aid where the hell did that come from
          dang if i see where i posted any misinformation on covid



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          • SCI-Nurse
            SCI-Nurse commented
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            By stating that you are not at risk of acquiring COVID-19 infection. Not only are you at risk, but you are at risk of getting serious complications or even dying from it if you get infected. (KLD)

          #38
          Posting this on this thread because it is pertinent to the topic: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/10/bide...axxers-us.html

          Key Points of the Article:
          • Just under half of adults in the U.S. said in December they were very likely to get vaccinated, according to a new CDC study.
          • That’s up from 39.4% of adults surveyed in September but still below the 70% to 85% scientists say is needed to suppress the virus.
          • That could potentially jeopardize U.S. vaccination efforts to control the pandemic, which has overwhelmed hospitals and taken more than 466,000 American lives in about a year.
          Troublesome...

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            #39
            Another aspect to consider...

            Many companies are offering cash payments or paid time off to employees to get the vaccinations. https://www.forbes.com/sites/rachels...h=4e4041344f23

            Companies include: Target, Trader Joes, InstaCart, Aldi, Dollar General among others.

            I would like to see the next federal government stimulus package payments pegged to getting vaccinated. Get vaccinated...get your stimulus check...don't get vaccinated...no stimulus check...

            Expect your country to do something for you...do something for your country..."quid pro quo."

            I know I may be tipping the scale here and this post may be walking a fine line toward the Politics forum. I don't want to go there, so if this post is marginal for this forum, moderators, just delete it, rather than taking it to a forum in which I would rather not post or participate.

            NL
            Last edited by gjnl; 11 Feb 2021, 1:08 AM.

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              #40
              Just found out this week that my Respiratory Therapist is off work due to contracting Covid virus. When I called the office to make arrangements for someone else to deliver (outside my front door) my monthly vent supplies I was told "the phones are down" and after another call "they have issues to deal with". The next day another worker dropped off my supplies.
              RT's are frontline workers for sure and I don't know if my RT person had been vaccinated.

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                #41
                I had my first Pfizer vaccine last Friday. For those who want it where you will not feel it, not a problem. Literally did not feel anything but a damp cottonball of alcohol then a bandaid. No redness and no soreness afterwards. I get a flu shot annually and those are pretty painless but this truly is. I had a severe enough reaction to my last tetanus shot that the Army decided against giving me a second and agreed with my doc back home, allergic. Even telling the VA that I just had to hang for 15 minutes then back to the van and home.
                capt'n, I got the 1976 Swine Flu shot, live, because an outbreak hit at our county 4-H fair and 4 in the club my brother and I belonged to died. He had leukemia so could not get the shot and I needed one to protect him. Because it was live my bff's Mom invited me to stay at their house that week. Sneaky way to get her 2 girls to get the shot as 4-Hers were priority. Other than tired a bit I got off easy. I joined the Army in 1981 and every year when it was flu shot time I heard about how many had reactions to that shot. But it was a live vaccine. The live polio vaccine made many older women ill who never got the vaccine. Then someone at the NIH realized that the live polio was shed from the gut so if they changed newborn diapers... So a warning went out to wear gloves and to get those who teach or deal with children needed to be vaccinated too.
                For those still deciding I believe the cards given after the second shot will be needed soon to fly, move between countries and I am sure some school districts will require proof of vaccination to attend. I did my time on a vent 28 years ago. I am not doing that again. If you just fear the unknown of the mRNA vaccines then continue staying home and masking and a weakened strain like most shots should be available soon. How often those will be needed is questionable but at least you help with herd immunity as we find out more about this virus.
                Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."

                Disclaimer: Answers, suggestions, and/or comments do not constitute medical advice expressed or implied and are based solely on my experiences as a SCI patient. Please consult your attending physician for medical advise and treatment. In the event of a medical emergency please call 911.

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                  #42
                  I've just got back from getting the covid vaccine, a very quick and easy process. I think I waited 5 minutes (damn that socialised medicine) and to be honest the flu jab stung more than the vaccine!

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                    #43
                    I may be walking into something that I have been trying to avoid, but here goes. I do not expect to change anyone's mind, but I do hope that I give people pause to think.

                    I should preface this with I work in NYC at a large academic medical center. We were the epicenter for several months and continue to see over 900 patients a day in our system with COVID-19. Over 30% of them ended up on a ventilator and I am honest in saying I do not know what the mortality rate was or is. I do know a few things: 1 - this is NOT the flu. We see patients who have complications and severe cases of the flu. They are not even close in the amount of care that they require. 2 - I know what it is like to walk past 18 wheeler refrigerate trucks that are acting as morgues. I don't recommend it for anyone. 3 - my colleagues and I are exhausted. Not just tired but spent. We have all known people who have died from this virus- some of them our colleagues - we have all given every ounce of our beings to provide care to these patients, and they just keep on coming. So I beg of you - please Mask Up, Socially Distance and Wash Your Hands. And PLEASE, whether you are healthy or not, consider getting the vaccine.

                    ckf
                    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                      #44
                      Ahmen, ckf.
                      and thank you for your sacrifice.

                      and a personal aside: we lost a healthy 56 yo friend to secondary effects of COVID; he had it in the early spring, seemed fine, then dropped dead in the fall. It had destroyed his heart, unknowingly to all.
                      Now a great friend and his wife are home with it. Fred is quite sick. He's been through the infusion therapy (Remdesevir? or AB?) He's 59, average weight, but has diabetes and coronary disease.
                      The vaccine can't come soon enough!
                      The virus is incredibly transmissible! Stay safe people!

                      69yo male T12 complete since 1995
                      NW NJ

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                        #45
                        Starting March 15, Californians aged 16-64 with certain health conditions, disabilities can get COVID-19 vaccine

                        https://ktla.com/news/nationworld/st...bilities-cdph/

                        Beginning March 15, health care providers “may use their clinical judgement” to give COVID-19 vaccines to California residents aged 16 to 64 with certain health conditions and disabilities, the state’s health department told providers in a bulletin Friday.

                        The health conditions outlined by the California Department of Public Health for vaccine eligibility are:
                        • Cancer (current with debilitated or immunocompromised state)
                        • Chronic kidney disease (stage 4 or above)
                        • Chronic pulmonary disease, oxygen dependent
                        • Down syndrome
                        • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
                        • Pregnancy
                        • Sickle cell disease
                        • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies (excludes hypertension)
                        • Severe obesity (Body Mass Index ≥ 40 kg/m2)
                        • Type 2 diabetes mellitus with hemoglobin A1c level greater than 7.5%

                        Also, according to the state, people with developmental or other high-risk disabilities can get vaccinated if:
                        • They’re likely to develop severe life-threatening illness or death from COVID-19 infection
                        • Getting COVID-19 will limit the person’s ability to receive ongoing care or services vital to their well-being and survival
                        • Getting adequate and timely COVID-19 care will be particularly challenging as a result of the individual’s disability
                        NL

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                        • SCI-Nurse
                          SCI-Nurse commented
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                          Good news, but it should be implemented NOW, not wait for another month. (KLD)
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