COVID-19 Vaccine

 

What are your thoughts on the Covid-19 vaccine?

Have you had the vaccine?

Is there a shortage in your area of the country?

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soberbyker wrote:

Has anyone who has gotten the shot in the USA opted in to the CDC v-safe daily survey?

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/vsafe.html

I did V-safe with the 1st shot and when time for the second shot I received a notice with a link to put in the date of ny second shot. My second shot was delayed due to weather and husbands treatment. After my 2nd shot I filled in the date and received the questions again. Very short and easy.

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The clinic

John from PA wrote:
soberbyker wrote:

Has anyone who has gotten the shot in the USA opted in to the CDC v-safe daily survey?

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/vsafe.html

I’ve had both shots and was totally unaware of the existence of such a program.

The clinic gave us a hand out with info and a code to scan.

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mgarledge wrote:

The clinic gave us a hand out with info and a code to scan.

Yes, got my shot at a Rite Aid drug store and the info sheets has a QR code to scan for it. Asked a few questions each day until I had zero symptoms for a couple days and I haven't gotten the survey for a couple days now.

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My bride and i

just got our first shot of the Pfizer. 2nd shot scheduled on the 29th.

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I get my second shot

I get my second shot tomorrow. Phizer.

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Still waiting in Virginia ...

getting impatient

shortage yes; answer is to remove remove government

panama wrote:

What are your thoughts on the Covid-19 vaccine?

Have you had the vaccine?

Is there a shortage in your area of the country?

As far as shortage, it is my belief that part of the issue is the introduction of politicians into the supply chain. Each has their own agenda, whatever that may be.

The CDC reports that for the 2020–21 season, vaccine manufacturers have projected they will provide as many as 194–198 million doses of flu vaccine, which is more than the 175 million dose record set during the 2019–20 flu season. But government isn't involved in the distribution of the flu vaccine except on a small scale (VA).

I've had both shots. Signed up with the county on 01/21, got dose #1 one week later. I'm nothing special except for being 77. I know people of similar age with health issues that are still waiting.

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John from PA

Fully vaccinated

My 2nd dose (Pfizer) was given over two weeks ago so I now fall into the fully vaccinated group. I had no issue with either shot. In public, I will continue to socially distance and wear a mask and look forward to the time these restrictions end.

The greater the percentage of a population vaccinated, the quicker restrictions will end and the less chance the virus has to mutate into other new strains that could create new problems.

I have a Road Scholar (the new name for Elderhostel) program scheduled in September and hope it occurs and that the nation is in better shape than it is now. I had enrolled in the same program in Oct 2020 but the program was canceled and even if it wasn't, I would have canceled on my own.

I'm also looking forward to getting more use of my Garmin GPS as 2021 progresses wink

great news

CraigW wrote:

My 2nd dose (Pfizer) was given over two weeks ago so I now fall into the fully vaccinated group. I had no issue with either shot. In public, I will continue to socially distance and wear a mask and look forward to the time these restrictions end.

The greater the percentage of a population vaccinated, the quicker restrictions will end and the less chance the virus has to mutate into other new strains that could create new problems.

I have a Road Scholar (the new name for Elderhostel) program scheduled in September and hope it occurs and that the nation is in better shape than it is now. I had enrolled in the same program in Oct 2020 but the program was canceled and even if it wasn't, I would have canceled on my own.

I'm also looking forward to getting more use of my Garmin GPS as 2021 progresses wink

Good to hear, my mom is in the same boat as you are. Last year, I was very worried not just for my family, but for her. Call it what you may, but my first venture out to the public was Costco in June 2020! Was home since 3/12. And the news and the hype and Birx saying "do not go out for the next few weeks" had me on edge. Prior to June we were doing the car pickup from Whole Foods (couldn't afford anything really) and Walmart car pickup, all the deliveries were sold out as were supermarket pickups where the prices were gouged...

Then, my mom goes to the USPS to send me a card. I thought omg what if something happens just from that...haha I sent my state tax return July 11 and huge line out the door

But again good to hear there are people who have now received both. What a year

Discouraging

My wife and I are scheduled for our 2nd Pfizer dose in 3 weeks. I hope this isn't all in vain.

It was just announced that the Pfizer & Moderna vaccines are 10 times less effective against the new South African Covid variant.

https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/prevention-c...

Could we be going through this all over again with another vaccine?

I'm done. Wife soon.

I got appointment after several tries. Wife was iffy, but said if I got mine she would go along with it. I got my 2nd last week. Her 2nd is this Thursday. All is well.

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There will more than likely be booster shots .. but read this

bdhsfz6 wrote:

My wife and I are scheduled for our 2nd Pfizer dose in 3 weeks. I hope this isn't all in vain.

It was just announced that the Pfizer & Moderna vaccines are 10 times less effective against the new South African Covid variant.

https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/prevention-c...

Could we be going through this all over again with another vaccine?

"Coronavirus mutations won’t doom the vaccines. Here’s why.
There’s ample evidence that the current vaccines work well against several known variants, researchers say."

https://www.tampabay.com/news/health/2021/03/07/coronavirus-...

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Ao, who do you listen to.

soberbyker wrote:
bdhsfz6 wrote:

My wife and I are scheduled for our 2nd Pfizer dose in 3 weeks. I hope this isn't all in vain.

It was just announced that the Pfizer & Moderna vaccines are 10 times less effective against the new South African Covid variant.

https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/prevention-c...

Could we be going through this all over again with another vaccine?

"Coronavirus mutations won’t doom the vaccines. Here’s why.
There’s ample evidence that the current vaccines work well against several known variants, researchers say."

https://www.tampabay.com/news/health/2021/03/07/coronavirus-...

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one thing

that logically didn't make sense to me.

Pfizer should return in 21 days,

Moderna should return in 28 days.

If after 6 weeks, no need to follow-up.

What happens if a person returns in 22 days. Or 28 days with Pfizer. Or 31 days with Moderna.

And why is there a 1 week delta with the two?

And why is J and J only 1 shot?

johnnatash4 wrote:

that logically didn't make sense to me.

Pfizer should return in 21 days,

Moderna should return in 28 days.

If after 6 weeks, no need to follow-up.

What happens if a person returns in 22 days. Or 28 days with Pfizer. Or 31 days with Moderna.

And why is there a 1 week delta with the two?

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Original trials

johnnatash4 wrote:

What happens if a person returns in 22 days. Or 28 days with Pfizer. Or 31 days with Moderna.

And why is there a 1 week delta with the two?

The people developing the vaccines chose before the enormous expense of undertaking their Phase 3 trials what delay between the two shots to use. This was not entirely blind, as they had information on observable blood levels of responses to use, but the choice of integer weeks hints that it was not a precision process.

Since the trials were done at a particular interval, the authorization for use goes to school on that, as do the recommendations.

But the actual recommendations vary quite a bit--by now partly informed by large-scale observations in millions, not the tens of thousands in the Phase 3 trials. For example, when I got a first Pfizer shot, my provider told me to come back in 17 to 28 days, not a single point at 21 days. More to the point, the scientific council which decides these things in the UK decided quite a few weeks ago that their overall national outcome would be improved if they delayed the general provision of second shots for Pfizer to 12 weeks, using the shots that would have been consumed to give earlier second shots greatly to improve how early first shots got to more people.

Much more recently, our own CDC has advised there is nothing to worry about if the second shot for either Pfizer or Modern is out as far as six weeks.

My own review of the available data suggests that under current conditions (of heavy community infection), the UK approach has been superior to our own. We would have saved more lives had we gotten the available doses into more arms sooner, left far fewer sitting in refrigerators, and rigorously followed the science by vaccinating the old in age descending order, while expanding our supply by delaying second shots, and delaying vaccination priority for co-morbidities with far less risk than a few extra years of age.

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A word of advice about the vaccine...

This happened yesterday and is important information for the age group over age 65.

A friend had his 2nd dose of the vaccine at the vaccination center. As he left he noticed that he had blurred vision but since he was only a 1/2 mile from home he pressed on. When he got home, he called the vaccination center for advice an to ask if he should go see a doctor, or be hospitalized.

He was told NOT to go to a doctor or a hospital, but just return to the
vaccination center immediately and pick up his glasses.

I know, this should have been in the joke area but anyone searching for the vaccine needs a laugh!

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John from PA

Finally

Being of a certain age, I had to wait for a week but now I'm booked in for my first shot on Monday.
12 week wait for the second one so still no road trips planned yet

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Thanks John

That brought a chuckle

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Which Jurisdiction?

bpaine wrote:

12 week wait for the second one

That has been routine in the UK for many weeks, but I'd not heard of anywhere else doing it.

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Still under watch

Over 20 years working under this field, most of value high class employees never taken vaccine since many years, except this one.

Most of people I knew never taken it since the long time, even today, it's the same. Due to limitation of time and trials, but due to high risk of this and other factors as new variants, we have no choice.

Lot of misinformation around the corner such as vaccine is a treatment. It never has been. You got vaccine then don't think that you will be out of infection again. Vaccine into your body by injecting super low efficiency virus to help your body build antibody. But as you're human, can you say that you never be ill again in the future. When you're getting ill again, your defense of body will be low and your existing live virus will come back again to haul you. That's reason nowadays people getting into emergency and getting a lot of symptoms from various virus existing in your body before.

Pick the one you feel safe. Can't say more because under restriction monitor by many agencies. Then someone just says good luck and be safe. Hoping we're coming back to normal earlier than expected. Happy days!

Tomorrow

My wife and I have appointments for our first (Pfizer) shot tomorrow morning. I have been told by others who have already had theirs that the process at the inoculation site is fairly well organized, but the registration and appointment process was *very* poorly done, IMO.

I find it somewhat amusing that everyone from my high-school class (1957) who is still in "backward" West Virginia had their *second* shot well over a month ago. So much for cliche images . . .

- Tom -

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Been 2 Weeks

Been 2 weeks since our 2nd shot an so far not side affects now. Guess we can party hardy now with out any worries. LOL rolleyes shock

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kind

johnm405 wrote:

Been 2 weeks since our 2nd shot an so far not side affects now. Guess we can party hardy now with out any worries. LOL rolleyes shock

of surprising. My mom got her 2nd shot 3 weeks ago, and she headed to spring break by herself? Totally out of character but she said it's been a long year of being stuck at home.

just kidding she said she's still trying to stay home as much as she can.

haha

John from PA wrote:

This happened yesterday and is important information for the age group over age 65.

A friend had his 2nd dose of the vaccine at the vaccination center. As he left he noticed that he had blurred vision but since he was only a 1/2 mile from home he pressed on. When he got home, he called the vaccination center for advice an to ask if he should go see a doctor, or be hospitalized.

He was told NOT to go to a doctor or a hospital, but just return to the
vaccination center immediately and pick up his glasses.

I know, this should have been in the joke area but anyone searching for the vaccine needs a laugh!

This is so typical today of health care, give the patient the least cost alternative!!

haha

Get my second shot on April

Get my second shot on April 1st.

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No luck in Texas. My guess

No luck in Texas. My guess it will only be those 65+ and those with comorbidities until sometime in May. The rollout is incredibly slow in this state.

Been...

over 2 weeks since my second shot, no problems or side affects. I am over 70 and live in Tennessee

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not interested

I am not interested in taking an experimental drug for something that is not a threat to me. I had the CCPvirus in December, and for me it was about the same as regular flu.

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I'm 63, and......

have been cancelled 3 times. It's a bit of a nightmare in MD.

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The Hills were humming

-et- wrote:

I find it somewhat amusing that everyone from my high-school class (1957) who is still in "backward" West Virginia had their *second* shot well over a month ago. So much for cliche images . . .

- Tom -

Congrats to West Va. Seems like they got their act together faster than most.

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Note "Other"

bdhsfz6 wrote:

Could we be going through this all over again with another vaccine?

Note that on the CDC CoVid-19 Vaccination Record Card there are spaces for two entries called "Other". I'm betting that is some form of a booster that will handle some of the variants.

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John from PA

I think you are right.

John from PA wrote:
bdhsfz6 wrote:

Could we be going through this all over again with another vaccine?

Note that on the CDC CoVid-19 Vaccination Record Card there are spaces for two entries called "Other". I'm betting that is some form of a booster that will handle some of the variants.

I am betting that Covid vaccine will be an annual thing like the flu shot ... at least for a while anyway.

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before my time

but Timothy Leary and Aldous Huxley come to mind. What they did was truly an experiment, right? Are there folks who think that the COVID-19 vaccinations are similar? Just from what I have seen, I don't think there is any possibility. The scale is way too massive.

It's like trying to steal flat screen tvs from an amazon.com distribution center. It simply isn't possible, there would be way too many folks who have to be in cahoots, that the reward is too little.

Got my second shot today thru VA

Got a headache similar to the one that I got after I got the first dose. Started getting it one hour after I got the vaccine and it lasted about an hour. After the first dose, I got a headache, it lasted about an hour and then went away, only to come back an hour later and lasted about another hour. No second headache as of yet and that's about 6 hours ago. Maybe I will luck out and that will be the only side effect that I will get. I can only hope. grin

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Last Saturday

Ed Gcom wrote:
-et- wrote:

I find it somewhat amusing that everyone from my high-school class (1957) who is still in "backward" West Virginia had their *second* shot well over a month ago. So much for cliche images . . .

- Tom -

Congrats to West Va. Seems like they got their act together faster than most.

Yup. As I said before, I was far from impressed with how the company that Orange Country hired to do the registration and scheduling handled things.

However, when we went to get our first shot on Saturday morning, that part of the process was very well organized and efficient, IMO, and we have nothing but good words for all of the staff and volunteers. Among other things, we never left our car, which would be a big plus for people with mobility issues like one of our good friends.

Traffic safety had obviously been part of the planning; there was double-checking throughout the process to prevent errors; and provisions were in place for us to pull out of the line to be monitored after our shots for twice as long as normal due to my wife's history of allergies. There was good verbal communication, plus clearly written handouts to take home that told us what to expect and what to do - such as drinking more fluids than normal.

- Tom -

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But..

Jery wrote:

over 2 weeks since my second shot, no problems or side affects. I am over 70 and live in Tennessee

Was it really Jack Danials you got a shot of?

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Wifey is a school teacher.

Wifey is a school teacher. Her district set up a mass vaccination clinic over the weekend for school employees. They were administering the Johnson & Johnson one time shot. She got her shot Friday evening.

She got her shot in the left arm. Sunday evening a couple fingers on her left hand seem to have had some kind of reaction, a little numbing and lack of some movement, and today that feeling had gone up to her elbow. Some of her colleagues got sick.

As mentioned before I had my first moderna shot a couple weeks ago. Other then a little injection site soreness not problems. Second shot in 10 days, we shall see how that goes.

I heard on the news the Astrazeneca shot, which is being used in Europe not the US yet, has had some folks experiencing blood clots.

Wifey does not normally get shots. Her school district strongly advised them to do so. I always get the annual flu shot, have the shingles & pneumococcal shots in me too.

I've gotten the flu once, had community acquired pneumonia once too. Both kicked my butt big time. COVID is supposed to be much much worse. I check numerous 'underlying conditions' boxes so I have no problem with getting the shots.

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Correct comparisons

soberbyker wrote:

I heard on the news the Astrazeneca shot, which is being used in Europe not the US yet, has had some folks experiencing blood clots.

Yes, some people have had blood clots after the Astrazeneca shot. In fact, worldwide, some people get blood clots every day.

The real questions are whether they got more clots than one would expect, and whether the net risk change, comparing reduced risk from the virus vs. any hypothetical increased risk to clots is on the right side.

It is not early days for the Astrazeneca shot. There are tens of thousands of observations from carefully controlled clinical trials, and millions of less carefully controlled observations from actual use--especially in the United Kingdom. The authorities who have paused use of it in multiple countries are killing their own people--net, in the short term. The only long-term argument in favor of the measure is the hope that it will reduce lives lost to virus hesitancy.

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Covid Shot

My neighbor got her second shot last Thursday and this time nor side affects, My 50 yr old son gets his first shot today.

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I had both Moderna shots

I had both Moderna shots from the VA and just sore arm for about 72 hours each time

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news blurb

archae86 wrote:

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The real questions are whether they got more clots than one would expect, and whether the net risk change, comparing reduced risk from the virus vs. any hypothetical increased risk to clots is on the right side.

~snip

What I mentioned was what I heard on the news, not much more. I'm in the US, I'm guessing you're not? So you might know better. Since the astra vaccine is not here yet I haven't followed it.

I wonder myself if all the COVID related deaths are truly from COVID. Like a guy who gets t-boned on a motorcycle by a truck, who was COVID positive, did they list him as a COVID death?

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Thanks

John from PA wrote:

This happened yesterday and is important information for the age group over age 65.

A friend had his 2nd dose of the vaccine at the vaccination center. As he left he noticed that he had blurred vision but since he was only a 1/2 mile from home he pressed on. When he got home, he called the vaccination center for advice an to ask if he should go see a doctor, or be hospitalized.

He was told NOT to go to a doctor or a hospital, but just return to the
vaccination center immediately and pick up his glasses.

I know, this should have been in the joke area but anyone searching for the vaccine needs a laugh!

I am still smiling. Thank you.

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Yoo Hoo

Yoo Hoo! I get my 2nd shot tomorrow!

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Exactly

archae86 wrote:
soberbyker wrote:

The real questions are whether they got more clots than one would expect, and whether the net risk change, comparing reduced risk from the virus vs. any hypothetical increased risk to clots is on the right side.

Some in Europe are holding off the suspension of the Astra Zenica vaccine for this reason:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/16/world/europe/covid-astraz...

waiting for second Pfizer

no noticeable reaction from my first shot.
feel good thinking I am protected.

Numerous reports

were showing that there were quite a few heart attacks, accidents, etc being reported as covid because they tested positive. There are also numerous reports that if the deaths were listed as covid the hospitals got more money. There are also over 1500 deaths in the US being reported on the VAERS website. They are being labeled as coincidental even though they were minutes to days and even weeks after the shot. Everyone has to determine their own risk for or against the shot. For those of us who refuse the shot at this time we should not be penalized or shot at because of our choice.
Admittedly there is a lot of good AND bad information out there to further confuse things.

soberbyker wrote:
archae86 wrote:

~snip~

The real questions are whether they got more clots than one would expect, and whether the net risk change, comparing reduced risk from the virus vs. any hypothetical increased risk to clots is on the right side.

~snip

What I mentioned was what I heard on the news, not much more. I'm in the US, I'm guessing you're not? So you might know better. Since the astra vaccine is not here yet I haven't followed it.

I wonder myself if all the COVID related deaths are truly from COVID. Like a guy who gets t-boned on a motorcycle by a truck, who was COVID positive, did they list him as a COVID death?

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Update!

Got second dose on Monday, got the sore arm, headache, joint pain, nothing much to speak of, until last night. Woke up in the middle of the night with chills and a cold sweat. That lasted about four hours. This morning, I feel fine. Even the soreness in my arm is almost gone. Interesting! But I will take that over getting the virus. And yes, I do believe that they are counting some deaths as Covid when in fact they are not. I know of one case in particular where a guys mother passed away and they listed Covid as the cause of death. He told the hospital that she did not have the virus and he wanted her death certificate changed to state the real reason for her death. They complained but they did change the real reason of death. Another example; my neighbor across the street was put in the hospital because she fell. Her family and friends were allowed to visit her in the hospital. Sadly, she passed away in January. The cause of death, according to her daughter, Covid. No personal protection when you went to see her. Only a face mask. Had another friend who had Covid and you couldn’t even get into his room. So, the neighbors cause of death sounds kind of suspicious. Doesn’t sound Covid related at all.

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Several Countries Resuming Astrazeneca

Germany, France, Italy, and Spain so far have declared that they will resume administering the Astrazeneca Covid-19 vaccine after suspending it in response to the clotting concern. There were thirteen suspending countries at one point.

In response to this specific situation the European Medicines Agency (EMA) gave a very strong endorsement that it was the right thing to use this vaccine. Their review of the data did not support that it was causing a clot problem. Their public health assessment was that the huge benefit of the vaccine very greatly outweighed any risk increase that might be hiding in the data.

It is worth mentioning that we are not in early times here. Several days ago the total doses administered to date of the Astrazeneca shot was past 17 million.

Nothing is entirely safe nor harmless--including GPS use. On a balance of risks basis I'm highly confident it is the right thing for people to get vaccinated with any of the US authorized COVID-19 vaccines as soon as available to them.

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to be clear

I am for it and would get it if I could.

But I would mention as I see things in this thread--nobody cares about you, as much as you do, and your family. Period.

The real world has become very imho insensitive and it sorta reminds me today of when I was young, open confrontation in public with bystanders sorta doing nothing but watch, just that today their video'ing with a smart phone.

So this whole vaccine thing reminds me of the Takata airbag scandal. When people die as a result of negligence, the co. simply goes out of business. I learned that way back when that's how taxicab owners protected themselves, every car was a LLC, so it runs someone over, it goes out of business...

My wife is anxiously waiting for her shot, it's supposed to be JnJ. With so much excess vaccine and the fact that schools open Monday 5 days/week, one would have thought they could have vaccinated educators 2 weeks prior to reopening, for everyone's sake. That would actually make sense imho--too much.

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