Usmccolon wrote:Hi Stu,
For sure it's an individual decision. If you do get vaccine both doses have to be from same company. They actually give you a card I think so when you go back they give you right one. It's important to remember these only have emergency authorization meaning they don't have a lot of info so you really need to take it as it was tested. I know in UK they are talking about spacing out doses longer to get more people first shot. Problem is they weren't tested that way so no one knows how that will effect it's efficacy.
One other thing I found really "interesting" was the comments from FDA board on the moderna vaccine. Again remembering we don't really know everything yet about these vaccines and they are emergency use vaccines so by definition haven't been fully approved and vetted. The FDA said that the benefits of the moderna vaccine outweigh ANY risk of taking it. Again to me personally that's kind of a scary statement. As with all things death is always a risk in anything no matter how smaller the risk is. I guess I personally feel that statement is a bit strong.
Also you really have to read these articles like a lawyer lol. You'll find some that say there is no evidence of any long term side effects. Yes it's a true statement but what they don't tell you is that there is no evidence either way lol. Now pfizer and moderna are giving the real vaccine to the placebo group and they won't really be able to determine long term side effects since the future data they are still collecting will be tainted. How do you compare long term effects when even the placebo group got the real vaccine?
Again I'm not saying the vaccine isn't safe or that no one should get it but I do feel that people should be told the truth to make an informed decision for themselves to determine if known and unknown risks are worth the potential benefits. Remember we don't even know how long the effects of vaccine last.
All that said before getting it I would suggest asking your Dr how many people with compromised immune systems were part of study. Vaccines work by creating an immunological response.
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