Registered On: December 24, 2013
I’m very happy to tell you that the area where I now live, which is not in the south, has made an incredibly successful job of the vaccination roll-out, NI. Many over 90s here had their second jabs before my mum, in North Lincs, had even had her first. Having experienced what happened with mum and other people I know across the country I can say that things have varied a great deal depending on the region in which you live.
I have no idea why the centre that I used offered both Pfizer and AZ, but it did. It’s also worth saying that my wife, who suffers very badly from allergies and has to be very careful about things such as this, was told she must have the AZ jab and not Pfizer, but both were available to her as well. It is possible that the centre I used was giving Pfizer as standard and were happy for me to have the AZ, I don’t know, but they were very happy for me to make the choice.
Deerey, I’m not diverting anything. It gives me no pleasure to say the EU’s made an almighty cock-up of their vaccination programme given lives are being lost as a result. I was simply making the point that a major reason for the problems they’re having is down to their structure and bureaucratic culture, which is a fact.
BRI talks about increased bureaucracy following Brexit but why should anyone be remotely surprised given the EU will do anything it can to penalise the UK for daring to leave. The EU’s behaviour over vaccination exports, however, has been despicable as even the likes of Barnier have conceded.
Finally, Heath, if you actually read my earlier comment you’d have seen that I expected there to be a link made by the MHRA, which is exactly what happened. I also made the point that regardless of this the stats are unequivocally in favour of having the jab, which is the case. It has nothing whatever to do with being an expert in vaccines, but plain statistics.
The advice for the under 30s is based on the fact that they’re highly unlikely to die from covid regardless of whether they have a jab or not, in which case it makes perfect sense for them to have an alternative to AZ. Absolutely none of that alters the fact that if they did have AZ the probability of them dying from a blood clot would still be minute.
If I’m wrong I have no problem admitting it, but I don’t recall you ever being anything but right about everything. As far as you’re concerned, that is.