utahgal7 wrote:Hi everyone,
I was wondering what others on this forum are thinking about the COVID-19 vaccine.
Question 1: Are you open to getting the vaccine right away or do you want to wait until more information is published about side effects, safety, etc.?
I would be if I were in the demographic which seems to be currently targeted for it locally : first line health care workers, essential service responders, vulnerable seniors in confined housing. I am not, so I will continue to maintain anti-COVID measures as best I can until such time as I am eligible for the vaccine.
utahgal7 wrote:Question 2: Are there any concerns that cancer patients (not currently receiving chemotherapy/radiation/immunotherapy) should have?
I have not heard any so far, BUTT immunocompromised individuals may simply NOT be able to respond adequately to the vaccine and develop protective antibody titers. The vaccines, as noted here, are not modified live / attenuated / or whole virus and would not be expected to pose any inherent risk to that population.
I believe the major consideration for the Pfizer vaccine is logistics, in that its extreme low temperature storage requirements will be a challenge for delivery on a mass scale. There are also supply chain and production bottlenecks which need sorting out.
BTW .... I am NOT anti Pfizer
I own shares !!!!! So I really hope they can work things out for the best.
( Maybe shareholders can get some freebies ?? )