How did I miss this thread... and how come every one else wins the lottery but me?! ,... I have given up calling around looking for a vaccine. And I have a low tolerance for dealing with the medical bureaucracy anyway.. I am an essential worker in a field that no one cares about and I am old but not quite old enough for anyone to notice. So I figure I must be in category 5000-Z. so I will just hunker down, stay in my pod and wait for them to call me...grumble grumble
I too am an essential employee in a field no one cares about (prison). I have been working housing units shut down with positive cases, day in and day out. I have not caught covid yet. I have been tested with negative results. I'm not sure if I even want the vaccine because the TB testing I go through every year makes me achy... I was also a very sick child with my vaccinations. I don't even want to think of what the roney roo vaccine will make me feel like. I'm just being honest. I haven't seen my granddaughter in months because of my job. I was doubled out all through Christmas because my co workers had it. I did not have a Christmas... at all. Again, I never got it. I go to work and come home. I don't have a life beside the walls on the inside of the fence and the 4 walls and roof I call home.
CVS pharmacies are now doing Covid vaccinations. I heard they release the appointments around 1:00 a.m. so if you check early in the mornings you may be able to get an appointment if you are in the current qualifying groups.
You are correct they do not prevent transmission but they do slow it down, how much they are not sure right now but "some" believe it cuts down about 75% of the virus load.. Your wife is the reason all the rest of us need to be vaccinated so we can slow/stop the spread.. once we get herd immunity >75% of the world population the rest we will be good to go because it wont spread as easily...My wife and I won't be getting the vaccines. She has two auto-immune diseases and a history of anaphylaxis from prior immunizations, requiring a lot of medical intervention. Her body already perpetually attacks itself, so it is extremely risky for her to inject one of these experimental compounds. She has a rare and complicated medical history involving cytokine storms and adverse responses to various foods, medications, standard treatments and other inputs affecting her immune system. Her medical file could fill a presidential library. The COVID vaccines trial results do not (and can't) have any long term safety data and they also don't prevent transmission. Maybe one day in the distant future I will consider it depending on how this all plays out, but for now we are both working remotely, have all items we require delivered and we're staying isolated for as long as we feel we need to.
once we get herd immunity >75% of the world population the rest we will be good to go because it wont spread as easily...